Disney has revealed that the upcoming Pixar animated movie, “Elemental”, has had its UK release date delayed by a few weeks, from June 16th 2023 to July 7th 2023.
Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental,” an all-new original feature film that transports moviegoers to an extraordinary place called Element City, where a host of elements live and work. The trailer showcases each element—air, earth, water and fire—and what sets them apart according to Ember, a quick-witted and fiery woman who’s always stayed close to home in Firetown. In “Elemental” she finally ventures out of her comfort zone to explore this spectacular world born from the imaginations of Pixar’s filmmakers and specifically crafted for the big-screen experience.
Element City is inspired by big cities around the globe and embraces theorized contributions from each elemental community—from giant pine-tree-like buildings and waterfall skyscrapers to a tornado-shaped arena called Cyclone Stadium.
The cast includes Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade, respectively, also providing voices for the film are Ronnie del Carmen as Ember’s soon-to-be-retired dad, Bernie; Shila Ommi as Ember’s love-seeking mom, Cinder; Wendi McLendon-Covey as Wade’s stormy and Air-Ball-loving boss, Gale; Catherine O’Hara as Wade’s welcoming mom, Brook; Mason Wertheimer as Ember’s admiring earth neighbor, Clod; and Joe Pera as an overgrown city bureaucrat, Fern.
Directed by Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, p.g.a., and executive produced by Pete Docter, “Elemental” features a screenplay by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh with story by Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel and Hsueh. The film’s original score was composed and conducted by Thomas Newman.
The move also means that the “Up” animated short, “Carl’s Date”, will also be delayed in the UK to the same date, as it will now be released in cinemas with “Elemental”, rather than directly onto Disney+. The short, sees Carl Fredricksen reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend but has no idea how dating works; ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters.
The film’s release date for other countries isn’t affected. It’s not uncommon for Disney animated films to get different international release dates, and the shift back to July means it’s closer to the six-week summer school holidays, so it will hopefully get a boost in box office numbers. The delayed theatrical release will also no doubt impact later down the line when the film is released on Disney+, as it’s likely the UK will get it later now than other countries.
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