Peter Sohn’s Elemental is set in the fictional city of Element City, where anthropomorphic elements of nature: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air co-exist. The story follows Ember (Leah Lewis) a tough, witty, and hot-headed fire element who has trouble controlling her emotions, and Wade Ripple (Mamoudou Athie), a go-with-the-flow water element who is overly emotional has no trouble expressing his emotions openly.Continue reading “‘Elemental’ Director Peter Sohn on Bringing His Personal Story To Life”
Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is anything but a simple love story about opposites attracting. The studio’s latest animated film is a nuanced exploration of culture clashes and the immigrant experience told through science and set in a world where elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air co-exist.Continue reading “‘Elemental’ Cast and Crew Open Up About Animating and Emoting the Elements”
It’s true that the best days of Pixar may be behind us. From modern day classics like Up, Wall-E, and Ratatouille, to more mediocre fare like Lightyear and Onward, the studio has essentially gone from “great” to “okay” after more than 20 years.Continue reading “NOC Review: Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ is a Sweet and Colorful Treat”
Hot off the releases of its Cannes debut, and poster and featurette drops earlier this week, Pixar has unveiled the original song “Steal the Show” for their upcoming original feature Elemental.Continue reading “Pixar Releases New ‘Elemental’ Original Song From Lauv”
With the release of Pixar’s Elemental just a few short weeks away, the studio has dropped some incredible marketing pieces from its massive debut at Cannes to a clip. Now, they have dropped a few new posters teasing the theatrical viewing experiences you can watch and an all-new featurette of the cast and crew talking about the recording process.Continue reading “‘Elemental’ Featurette and Posters Mix Cast Chemistry and Theatrical Experiences”
Elemental made a big splash over the weekend with its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival. There, the main voice cast of Leah Lewis (Ember) and Mamoudou Athie (Wade), plus members of the French-language voice cast Adèle Exarchopoulos (Ember) and Vincent Lacoste (Wade) tonight on the beach joined director Peter Sohn, producer Denise Ream, and EP and CCO of Pixar Pete Docter. And now, the studio has released a brand-new clip showing what a meet cute looks like between fire and water.Continue reading “‘Elemental’ Clip Paints the Ground Below and the Sky Above”
Pixar’s Elemental is set to hit theaters soon, and to help celebrate, Disney is launching a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that invites fans to dive into a world that only the studio can create. The exciting multi-city mall tour, which starts in New York and goes across the country before ending in San Fransisco, offers an immersive thematic environment for visitors of all ages. This means guests will feel the elements of Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth in fun and interactive ways.Continue reading “Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Experience Goes on a Mall Tour”
Pixar Animation Studios has announced that Elemental, their 27th feature film, will close out the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 27, 2023. Elemental will be the fourth Pixar film to close the festival, after Up, Inside Out, and Soul.Continue reading “Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ to Close Out 76th Cannes Film Festival”
The concept that opposites attract has been the basis for our favorite rom-com films. Of course, as humans, we are more alike than we are different. So, Pixar put a creative elemental spin on that for their forthcoming animated film, Elemental. And now, the newly released trailer shows us what happens when two elemental forces like Fire and Water come into each other’s lives.Continue reading “‘Elemental’ Trailer Showcases Pixar’s Take on the Rom-Com Genre”
Generally, the elements of fire and water do not mix, with the latter extinguishing the other. But such a dichotomous relationship could prove to be interesting. And Pixar director Peter Sohn wants to showcase that in Elemental. Now, after getting a small sneak peek at the D23Expo, the animation studio has revealed the first look at the upcoming film featuring the voices of Leah Lewis as the voice of Ember Lumen, and Mamoudou Athie as the water-based Wade Ripple.Continue reading “Pixar’s Romantic ‘Elemental’ Trailer Has Fiery Potential”
Just in time for Batman Day, Cartoonito and HBO Max are introducing the Bat Family and its colorful Rogues Gallery (and their sentient vehicles) to an all-new preschool audience with the half-hour special, Secret Origin of the Batwheels.Continue reading “‘Secret Origin of the Batwheels’ is a Fun Romp Through Gotham City”
One can’t go into the D23 Expo without seeing any exclusive new footage of their upcoming slate. And that’s what we got during the Walt Disney Studio, Walt Disney Studios Animation, and Pixar. For this portion, we will be covering the highly anticipated theatrical films from Elemental and Elio, to exciting sequels like Inside Out 2. And of course, their new Disney+ Original, Win or Lose.Continue reading “D23Expo: Pixar Teases Exciting Originals and Sequels”
Gold Open, the Gold House-movement to push box office success for multicultural films, and CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) have launched their own list honoring the most outstanding Asian and Pacific Islander achievements in film called the Gold List.Continue reading “Gold Open Celebrates API in Film with Inaugural Gold List”
Director Alice Wu didn’t always think she’d become a filmmaker.
Her first film back in 2005, Saving Face, a romantic comedy about queer Asian American woman, was written as a “love letter” to her mother about Wu’s own coming out to the Chinese American community.