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Pixar Shares ‘Elemental’ First Look

The studio reveals a few details and a piece of concept art for its 27th feature film, helmed by Peter Sohn, set for a June 16, 2023 release.

Pixar has just released a few details from its upcoming 27th feature film, Elemental. Helmed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur, Partly Cloudy short) and produced by Denise Ream (The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2), the movie is set to release June 16, 2023.

According to the studio, the film journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The fiery young woman and the go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

The original story is inspired by Sohn’s childhood in New York. “My parents emigrated from Korea in the early 1970s and built a bustling grocery store in the Bronx,” he said. “We were among many families who ventured to a new land with hopes and dreams - all of us mixing into one big salad bowl of cultures, languages and beautiful little neighborhoods. That’s what led me to Elemental.”

“Our story is based on the classic elements -- fire, water, land and air,” Sohn added. “Some elements mix with each other, and some don’t. What if these elements were alive?”

Pixar’s next film, the highly anticipated Lightyear, directed by Angus MacLane, hits theaters June 17, 2022.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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