Pixar's Elemental, unfortunately, didn't mark the return to box-office success for the animation studio. But it seems, at least based on the Rotten Tomatoes audience score, that those who did see the latest feature film on the big screen came away impressed.
Elemental may not have been the box office behemoth that Disney hoped it would be, but it restored faith in the studio from fans who had seemingly started to believe the magic was gone. It's not that Turning Red or Lightyear were especially bad movies, they just lacked the Pixar flair from the pre-pandemic times.
With Elemental in theaters now, you may be wondering what's next from the studio. As we previously noted, Pixar's next feature film will be Elio, a science fiction comedy adventure film that was only recently revealed. There's also the highly anticipated Inside Out 2. But neither of these movies are due out until 2024.
Well, thankfully, we haven't seen the last of Pixar in 2023. The studio has one more project set to arrive this year, although it will be released through Disney+.
Win or Lose
The first project set to arrive later this year is Win or Lose. This is the studio's first-ever original series and follows the intertwined stories of eight different characters as they prepare for their championship softball game. From insecure kids to helicopter parents to a lovesick umpire, the series promises to deliver Pixar's signature combination of humor and emotion. The series is directed, written and executive produced by Carrie Hobson and Michael Yates, and produced by David Lally.
Win or Lose is set to premiere on Disney+ in December 2023.
As a side note, those who haven't seen Elemental in theaters can look forward to it arriving on Disney+ around September of this year. Dug Days: Carl's Date, the animated short that accompanied it in theaters, will also be added to the streaming service.