Elemental is Pixar’s next feature length project, releasing in June 2023, and yesterday we got our first proper look at it in teaser trailer form! Have a look at the new trailer below.
So, first off: isn’t it beautiful? Even the little detail of the Pixar lamp’s light turning into the light of the train. Perfection! Elemental, directed by Peter Sohn, will explore a world where the four elements (fire, water, earth, and air) live together in a busy city. The two protagonists are Ember (voiced by Leah Lewis) and Wade (voiced by Mamoudou Athie).
From the trailer, it looks like Ember is outnumbered by the other elements. You can see lots of water people (who are animated amazingly, by the way), lots of earth people, and lots of air people (who are giving us Partly Cloudy vibes, appropriate seeing as that was Peter Sohn’s directorial debut).
But as Ember makes her way through the bustling train carriage, she seems to be the only ‘fire elemental’. Maybe this will be a plot point? Regardless, Ember and Wade immediately make such an impression as an “opposites react” duo, and we can’t wait to see more of their interactions!
The animation of the fire and water looks so impressive. Can we just appreciate how Ember’s nose flickers like a flickering flame here? But it still looks so natural? So clever.
And let’s not forget about the music and sound design! That catchy song that Ember is listening to, that if you’re anything like me has been stuck in your head since your first watch of the trailer, is Hell N Back by Bakar. And I am obsessed with the fire crackling sounds Ember makes.
Pixar have also released a new poster for the film, again focusing on this unlikely pairing. We can’t wait to see more!Last modified: September 10, 2023