Disney has released a trailer for the all-new original short, “Carl’s Date”, which will be released alongside Pixar’s new film, “Elemental”, in cinemas in the US and Canada on Friday, 16th June 2023.  The film and the new short will be released in the UK in July.

The all-new short marks a return to the studio’s tradition of pairing its feature films with animated shorts on the big screen. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, “Carl’s Date” goes home with Carl Fredricksen (voice of Ed Asner) and his lovable talking dog, Dug (voice of Peterson), who were introduced in Pixar’s Oscar-winning feature “Up.” Moviegoers will catch up with Carl as he reluctantly agrees to go on a date with a lady friend—but admittedly has 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.

Check out the trailer below:

Originally, “Carl’s Date” was going to be released on Disney+ on Valentine’s Day, as part of the “Dug Days” series of shorts, which debuted on Disney+ in 2021.  But instead, the short was delayed and given a theatrical release, going back to the days when Pixar and Disney used to release shorts alongside theatrical releases.

Disney hasn’t announced when the short has been rescheduled for a Disney+ release, but expect it to be a few months and in line for when “Elemental” is released on Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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