Have you ever wondered what it would be like if all the elements fire, water, land, and air lived together in one city? Well, for Pixar is answering this hypothetical in the upcoming ELEMENTAL. During the D23 Expo, filmmakers Peter Sohn and Denise Ream Sohn joined chief creative officer, Pete Doctor, to give fans a closer looks at the film.

Fans were introduced to Ember — a tough and fiery young woman, and Wade — a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow kinda guy. Helping bring them to life are Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie,. Fan in attendance received a mini-poster featuring Ember and Wade and were treated to in-theater fire wand water displays.

ELEMENTAL is an original film inspired by Sohn’s childhood in New York. “My parents emigrated from Korea in the early 1970s and built a bustling grocery store in the Bronx,” said the director. “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.’ “Our story is based on the classic elements—fire, water, land and air,” Sohn continued. “Some elements mix with each other, and some don’t. What if these elements were alive?”

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See it for Yourself

ELEMENTAL is set for release June 16, 2023.

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