In a melting-pot city, the most unlikely elements can bond
Each resident of the city corresponds to a different element: air, fire, water, and land. Although some elements are seemingly incompatible, when Ember, a hot-headed fire element, meets the laid-back water element Wade, they find out they have more in common than they originally thought.
Where to watch
Elemental will be released in cinemas throughout the UK on July 7, 2023.
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What to know
Disney/Pixar's production explores themes of connection despite differences
Elemental is an upcoming animated co-production by Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 27th animated feature produced by Pixar, a studio renowned for its equally profound and fun storylines. The film is directed by Peter Sohn, who previously helmed another Pixar/Disney production, The Good Dinosaur (2015). Brenda Hsueh writes the screenplay for the film, working closely with director Sohn. The inspiration for the story exploring feelings of alienation and seemingly irreconcilable differences comes from Sohn’s own migration background. His family emigrated from South Korea in the 1970s, with Sohn growing up in the Bronx in New York City.
The voice cast includes Leah Lewis as the fiery Ember Lumen, and Mamoudou Athie as Wade Ripple, a chill water element. The film’s score is composed by Thomas Newman, who previously wrote the music for Pixar films Finding Nemo (2003), WALL-E (2008) and Finding Dory (2016).
16 May 2022
Early concept art showing the two main characters is released, revealing the project is in the works. (Source: Collider)
14 July 2022
The first images from Elemental are shown at the D23 expo. (Source: D23)
11 September 2022
Pixar release a first look image, poster, and plot info for Elemental. The image and poster show the two main characters, Ember and Wade. Pixar reveal the film will explore an unlikely bond between Ember and Wade, who are shocked to find out just how much they have in common. (Source: ScreenRant)
17 November 2022
A poster and teaser trailer are released, focusing on when Ember and Wade first meet. The poster features an 'Opposites react' tagline. (Source: Deadline)
28 March 2023
The first full trailer is released, introducing the elements in Elemental and teasing the fun to be had by the two protagonists, Ember and Wade. (Source: YouTube)
19 April 2023
It is announced that Elemental will close out the Cannes Film Festival on May 27, before its UK release on July 7, 2023. (Source: Deadline)
27 May 2023
Elemental premieres at Cannes and receives a 5-minute standing ovation, with many audience members wiping away tears. (Source: Variety)
Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family