Disney has announced that to go along with the release of Pixar’s next movie, “Elemental”, on June 16th 2023, in cinemas, Pixar Animation Studios will resume the magical moviegoing tradition of pairing their feature film with an animated short.

The new short, Carl’s Date, catches up with Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) and his lovable talking dog, Dug (voiced by Bob Peterson), who were introduced in Pixar’s Oscar-winning feature Up. Written and directed by Emmy Award winner Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, Carl’s Date finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend—but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends—if you’re a dog.

Originally this short had been scheduled to be released on Disney+ before this year’s Valentine’s Day, but the release was pulled at the last minute, and now, we know why, as Disney continues to go back to its pre-pandemic ways of releasing shorts with its theatrical releases. Expect to see “Carl’s Date” arrive on Disney+ once “Elemental” has finished its theatrical run.  This will also show more support to classic theatrical releases from Pixar, which has suffered during the last few years with many of its films like “Turning Red”, “Soul”, and “Luca”, all getting released directly onto Disney+.

The other “Dug Days” shorts are also available to stream on Disney+ now, along with the original classic film, “Up”.

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Roger Palmer

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