Disney+ subscribers, mark your calendars for September 13 as Pixar‘s latest animated adventure, “Elemental,” is set to premiere on the streaming platform. This release comes 89 days after the film’s theatrical debut and promises to captivate audiences worldwide with its enchanting story.
Accompanying the streaming premiere of “Elemental” on Disney+ is a special treat for fans. On the same day, viewers will also have the opportunity to delve into the making-of documentary, “Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental.” Director Peter Sohn takes audiences on a personal journey, tracing his parents’ voyage from Korea to New York and exploring his family’s grocery shop in the heart of the Bronx. The documentary provides an intimate look at Sohn’s decision to pursue a career in animation, a choice that ultimately led to the creation of “Elemental.”
But that’s not all; the Pixar Animation Studios short film, “Carl’s Date,” will also make its debut on Disney+. This heartwarming short features the beloved talking dog, Dug, from the 2009 Pixar film “Up.” Join Carl Fredricksen, the older protagonist from “Up,” as he reluctantly embarks on a date with a lady friend, navigating the complexities of modern dating with the help of his ever-loyal canine companion, Dug. This delightful short, which originally premiered in theaters alongside “Elemental,” is sure to bring joy to audiences of all ages.
While “Elemental” initially faced challenges at the box office, including one of the worst opening weekends in Pixar’s history, the film quickly gained momentum and became a global success. In just 11 weeks, it grossed $153.6 million domestically and achieved a global box office haul of $480 million, showcasing its enduring appeal.
“Elemental” is set in the enchanting Element City, where residents of Fire, Water, Earth, and Air coexist. The film introduces viewers to Ember, voiced by Leah Lewis, whose friendship with the lively Wade, portrayed by Mamoudou Athie, challenges her perception of their world. Directed by Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, and executive produced by Pete Docter, “Elemental” boasts a compelling screenplay by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh, with a captivating story by Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel, and Hsueh.
With its worldwide Disney+ premiere just around the corner, “Elemental” promises to enchant audiences with its magical storytelling. Don’t miss the chance to embark on this extraordinary journey into Element City, accompanied by the insightful “Good Chemistry” documentary and the heartwarming antics of Dug in “Carl’s Date.”
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