Disney Animation and Pixar aren’t ready to let go of the sci-fi animation thing just yet. After Lightyear and Strange World were massive flops at the box-office, fans and critics alike said that sci-fi animation just can’t succeed. At least not if Disney is behind it. The studio is out to prove them wrong.
Meet Elio- the underdog with a big heart and even bigger imagination! When he finds himself beamed to the Communeverse by accident, things get a little out-of-hand. As Earth is out on trial, he must form bonds with eccentric life forms and navigate a series of challenges to become who he was meant to be!
This high flying sci-fi adventure looks hilarious and may just be the film that turns the tide away from the “Disney can’t do sci-fi” mentality! For what it’s worth, my 8-year-old son (the one who thinks Disney has too many princesses) just watched the Elio trailer and hasn’t been this excited for a movie since The Super Mario Bros. Movie was released.
Today Disney and Pixar dropped a brand new teaser trailer for the film. The trailer began, as most sci-fi trailers do, with an epic score and voiceover saying, “For centuries we have called out to the Universe looking for answers. In 2024 the Universe cals back.” We see a young boy, Elio, calling his mother who is too busy to talk. The signal is interrupted, however, by the Communeverse who is looking for Earth’s leader. In a case of mistaken identity, Elio is abducted and must become the ambassador for humanity. What follows was a series of hilarious miscommunications, farces, and trials. You can check it out here:
The film will be Pixar’s 28th feature film and is set to hit theaters in March, 2024. There won’t be a simultaneous Disney+ release for this film. For now though, we will have to make do with Pixar’s Elemental.