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‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

‘Inside Out’ Leads to ‘InsideU’ Headline News

Pixar and Renée Crown Wellness Institute Launch ‘InsideU’ App

Using characters, clips, and narratives from the Oscar-winning film ‘Inside Out,’ the app facilitates social and emotional learning skills for real-world dilemmas faced by elementary school-aged children; project involves famed Disney animator John Hubley’s grandson, Dr. Sam Hubley.

What Me Worry? Headline News

June Squibb Joins A-List Voice Cast of ‘Inside Out 2’

The veteran actress, who lends her voice to an undisclosed role, joins Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black, as well as newcomers Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, and Maya Hawke; the Disney and Pixar film hits theaters Summer 2024.

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‘Elemental’ Hits Disney+ Next Week

New spot teases September 13 streaming debut of Disney and Pixar’s original 3DCG animated comedy; releasing the same day are ‘Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental,’ a ‘making of’ documentary, and Pixar’s short, ‘Carl’s Date’ starring Dug, the infamous talking dog.   

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Re-VIEW: ‘Elemental’ – Taking Breath, Making Connection

In Disney and Pixar’s latest animated gem, the four classical elements are embodied by different kinds of beings that don’t easily mix, setting the stage for two very different youngsters to challenge societal rules while discovering hidden truths inside their own hearts and proving the inherent power of diversity.

Opposites React Headline News

Disney and Pixar Drop ‘Elemental’ Spot, Digital Release Coming Next Week

Set in Elemental City, the film features fiery Ember Lumen and the go-with-the-flow Wade Ripple. who find out how fire, water, earth, and air can mix; the original 3DCG animated feature comes to digital August 15 with 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD coming home in September.

Carl and Dug Return! Headline News

Pixar Drops ‘Carl’s Date’ Official Trailer

The theatrical short opens for Disney and Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ on June 16; characters from the Oscar-winning ‘Up’ return to the big screen, with Carl reluctantly diving into the dating scene with the help of this loyal pup Dug.

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New Posters, Featurette Drop for ‘Elemental’

Catch the new video, about Disney and Pixar’s latest 3DCG animated film, that introduces moviegoers to key characters and the voice talent bringing them to life, along with director Peter Sohn; movie hits theaters June 16.  

The Road to Turin Headline News

‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn to Attend VIEW 2023

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 29, 2023 at 12:39am

Pixar’s VP / Creative Director will be there in-person at the upcoming conference, presenting the studio’s new 3DCG film that just premiered at Cannes and hits theaters June 16.

Technology Headline News

Pixar Releases RenderMan V25

Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as advanced denoising powered by machine learning, reaching new milestones in support for volumes, secondary passes, and performance for feature film animation and VFX.

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The Natural Chemistry of Disney-Pixar’s ‘Elemental’

Director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream talk about the hard work and incredibly supportive collaboration that produced Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new, 3DCG feature about a fiery young woman and a fun, go-with-the-flow guy, who together couldn’t be more different – or could they (?), premiering in theaters June 16.

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Disney and Pixar Drop ‘Elemental’ Trailer and Character Posters

Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Catherine O’Hara join the cast of the studios’ next animated feature, which follows Ember, a fiery young woman, and Wade, a fun go-with-the-flow guy, who together define the notion that ‘opposites react;’ the movie hits theaters June 16 along with Bob Peterson’s all-new short, ‘Carl’s Date.’

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

2022 VIEW Award Winners Announced

Top honors went go ‘BusLine35A,’ directed by Elena Felici, winner of the Grand Prize, with special jury awards going toCanary’ and ‘Code Rose;’ save the date for VIEW Conference 2023, October 15-20 – see you in Turino!

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Opposites React in Disney and Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Trailer

Inspired by director Peter Sohn’s NY childhood, the animated feature follows a quick-witted and fiery young woman, Ember, and a fun go-with-the-flow guy, Wade, as they discover just how much they have in common; movie hits theaters next June 16.

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Animal Logic Gets ‘Unhinged’ with ALab Phase 2, Unreal Engine, and a Sock Puppet Scientist

Art director Grant Freckelton and director David Peers talk about the studio’s groundbreaking open-source USD ALab, its expansion into ALab Phase 2, and the Unreal Engine-created short film that grew out of their R&D efforts.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

‘Little Nicolas’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Take Top Honors at AIF 2022

The 5th annual Animation is Film featured juried competitions as well as the U.S. premiere of Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild,’ and first looks at Dreamwork Animation’s ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ and Disney’s ‘Strange World.’

Take the challenge Headline News

Call for Entries: Pixar and AMD’s ‘RenderMan Challenge’

Creators are invited to participate in the latest contest to achieve their cinematic visions – artists get access to ‘The AMD Creator Cloud’ for high-performance project rendering; submissions are being accepted through November 15.

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Oscar Winner Jonas Rivera Named Executive VP Film Production at Pixar

After joining the animation house as its first intern, the ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ producer will now oversee all studio film and streaming content production.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Elemental’ Lead Pixar and Disney’s D23 Reveals

The barrage of sneak peeks continues as the studios share stills, key art, title treatments, and other tidbits from 7 new animated projects that also include ‘Win or Lose,’ ‘Elio,’ ‘Iwájú’, ‘Strange World,’ and ‘Wish.’

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Reveals 2022 Special Honorees

Pam Hogarth is honored with the Founders Award and Lifetime VES Member designation, while Oscar-winning Pixar director Pete Docter receives an Honorary VES Membership; a celebration of the honorees will take place at a special event in October.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Full D23 Schedule for Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Revealed

The Disney100 event will showcase the company’s rich history and host a slew of talent appearances and first looks from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.

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