Elemental, Ruby Gillman Elemental, Ruby Gillman

Both the Cannes Film Festival and Annecy will feature big Hollywood premieres in the coming months, with the former selecting Peter Sohn’s Elemental as its closing film and the latter set to debut Dreamworks’ upcoming film Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken.

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.

Set in Element City, a melting pot inspired by New York City, Elemental unspools in a world 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.

The film got a shiny new trailer just a few weeks ago, seen here. It will hit theaters on June 16.

Ruby Gillman is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kirk DeMicco (Vivo, The Croods, Space Chimps) and produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella (Bilby, Trolls World Tour). Faryn Pearl (storyboard artist on The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour) is co-directing.

The film follows a shy 16-year-old named Ruby Gillman who learns that she is the next in a legendary line of royal sea krakens. Despite her lofty destiny, all Ruby wants to do is fit in. At school, she falls for a skater-boy that she’s tutoring who shows no indication of feeling the same way about her. Ruby struggles even more to fit in because her mother forbids her from going to the beach with any would-be friends. But when Ruby decides to disobey her mom’s instructions, she learns that she’s descended from the warrior kraken queens and will one day ascend to her grandmother’s throne, voiced by Fonda, as the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.

DreamWorks Animation will present the film’s world premiere in Annecy on the evening of Thursday, June 15, including a special introduction from DeMicco, Cooney Cilella, and Pearl. When the film’s trailer came out last month, DeMicco and Cooney Cilella sat down with us to discuss Dreamworks’ next big feature, which will be released in theaters on June 30.

Pictured at top: Elemental, Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken