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Pixar has released the first full trailer for director Peter Sohn’s upcoming animated feature Elemental, which will hit theaters on June 16 alongside a new Up short titled Carl’s Date.

Elemental’s first full trailer promises an aesthetic feast of a film. The colors, movement, and visual effects are breathtaking and it’s a good thing that Disney is planning a full theatrical release for this film after sending Soul, Luca, and Turning Red straight to Disney+.

Here’s what we know about Elemental so far:

  • Elemental is Pixar’s 27th feature film and is directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur, Partly Cloudy) and produced by Denise Ream (The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2). The film features a script by John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, and Brenda Hsueh from a story they created with Sohn. Pete Docter executive produces. The film’s original score was composed and conducted by Thomas Newman.
  • For the film’s overarching themes, Sohn was inspired by his childhood growing up as the child of immigrants in New York. “My parents emigrated from Korea in the early 1970s and built a bustling grocery store in the Bronx,” Sohn said when the film was first announced last year. “We were among many families who ventured to a new land with hopes and dreams — all of us mixing into one big salad bowl of cultures, languages, and beautiful little neighborhoods. That’s what led me to Elemental.”
  • Synopsis: Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
  • Elemental features the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade, respectively. Other voice cast includes Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, and Joe Pera.

Along with the Elemental news, Pixar shared a brief synopsis for Carl’s Date.

Releasing in front of Elemental is a new short that catches up with Carl Fredricksen (voice of Ed Asner) and his lovable talking dog, Dug (voice of Bob Peterson), who were introduced in Pixar’s Oscar-winning feature Up. Written and directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, this all-new short, 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.

Carl's Date

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