Pixar has revealed the first teaser for their next big movie, Elio. This new family film looks to be a fun ride in 2024 as it mixes sci-fi themes with some fun humor.
Pixar has been having a bit of a rough go of it in the last few years. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Soul and Luca were denied theatrical releases and instead sent to Disney+. The same fate happened for Turning Red, despite great critical acclaim. They did release Lightyear theatrically, only for that to become Pixar’s biggest box office flop.
While there are hopes for the upcoming Elemental, Pixar is still working on other films. That includes Elio, due out in 2024, and while we only have a teaser to go by, it seems to be a return to the fun humor that made Pixar stand out.
What is Elio about?
The teaser trailer sets up the plotline well. Elio Solis is a little kid, unable to fit in thanks to an injured eye and feeling like a misfit. It’s not helped that his mother, Olga, runs a top-secret military project that tries to communicate with aliens. She’s stunned when an answer comes through, demanding, “Give us your leader.”
Thanks to a phone call coming at the wrong time, the aliens think Elio is Earth’s leader and teleport him across the universe. Elio plays along as he discovers Earth is “on trial” to see if it’s worthy of joining this galactic community. As he tries to keep up the ruse, this misfit may finally find a place where he can belong.
Who stars in Elio?
The full voice cast has yet to be revealed. Directed by Adrian Molina (who also directed Coco, Lightyear, and The Good Dinosaur), the big name of the cast is Emmy-award winner America Ferrera (Superstore) as Elio’s mother. Elio himself is voiced by Yonas Kibreab, while Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) and Brad Garrett play some of the alien ambassadors. It’s likely more voice actors will be revealed as the release date grows closer.
When does Elio premiere?
The film is set to premiere on March 1, 2024, in theaters. There’s no word on any release for Disney+ yet, and the possibility the release date may be pushed back.
The first trailer promises some fun with this kid among aliens and looks like another Pixar family film gem.
Elio releases in theaters on March 1, 2024.