With the ongoing issues with the delays the writer’s and actor’s strikes have had on the production of many films and shows since May, Disney has announced that it has delayed the next Pixar animated film, “Elio” over a year, from March 1st 2024 until June 13th 2025. This delay is one of many from early 2024, as the live-action version of “Snow White” has also been bumped back a whole year.
The all-new original film introduces Elio, an underdog with an active imagination who finds himself inadvertently beamed up to the Communiverse, an interplanetary organization with representatives from galaxies far and wide. Mistakenly identified as Earth’s ambassador to the rest of the universe, and completely unprepared for that kind of pressure, Elio must form new bonds with eccentric alien lifeforms, survive a series of formidable trials, and somehow discover who he is truly meant to be.
With the release date being pushed back over a year, it’ll give Pixar longer to create the film, but also potentially rework the film to be as good as it can be. Over the past few years, Pixar has suffered from a box office slump, with multiple movies, including “Soul”, “Luca” and “Turning Red” getting released directly on Disney+, while “Lightyear” bombed at the box office and “Elemental” was slowly able to pull in a reasonable $500 million. Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, has been very vocal about improving the quality of the films being created, so giving “Elio” an extra fifteen months to work on it, should hopefully make it much better.
The film features the voices of America Ferrera as Elio’s mom, Olga; Jameela Jamil as Ambassador Questa; Brad Garrett as Ambassador Grigon; and Yonas Kibreab as the title character. “Elio” has been directed by Adrian Molina (screenwriter and co-director of Coco) and produced by Mary Alice Drumm (associate producer of Coco).
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