Kids get into trouble. That’s a fact. But Disney and Pixar are taking that concept to the stars and putting the fate of an entire planet in the palms of one kid’s hands in Elio. Now the studio has released a new trailer that teases the drama of humanity’s quest to reach out to aliens and some of the hilarity that comes with an intergalactic council mistaking our title hero as the ambassador of an entire planet.
Now, we got a tiny sneak peek of “Elio” at the D23 Expo last year, where director Adrian Molina, who helmed the Academy Award-winning “Coco,” talked about how Elio would be about an introverted 11-year-old boy who makes first contact with aliens and is he’s beamed up to space and transported across the galaxy to the communiversity – think n intergalactic United Nations of advanced alien species.
Elio then realizes what is at stake and must find a way to overcome his self-doubt to prove to aliens that the best part of being human is just being yourself, even if yourself feels a little alien to everyone else. Meanwhile, her mom (America Ferrera) is working at a military base on a top-secret mission to make first contact.
With Elio, Pixar continues its return to original storytelling. This is refreshing, considering how their sequels, prequels, and spinoffs can be a mixed bag. That said, the animation studios’ return to space looks just as beautifully rendered as the first time when we saw it in “Wall•E.” Molina said at D23, “It’s a sparkling space city filled with all sorts of alien architecture. This is outer space like no one has ever seen before, and it’s filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes.” And if it looks like this in the trailer, imagine what it would look like when it’s finished.
Jameela Jamil and Brad Garrett join previously announced America Ferrera and Yonas Kibreab in the intergalactic misadventure that is scheduled to take off next spring—March 1, 2024.
Here’s the plot synopsis for “Elio:”
For centuries, people have called out to the universe looking for answers—in Disney and Pixar’s all-new movie “Elio,” the universe calls back! The original feature film introduces Elio, an underdog with an active imagination who finds himself inadvertently beamed up to the Communiverse, an interplanetary organization with representatives from galaxies far and wide. Mistakenly identified as Earth’s ambassador to the rest of the universe and completely unprepared for that kind of pressure, Elio must form new bonds with eccentric alien lifeforms, survive a series of formidable trials and somehow discover who he is truly meant to be.
Elio Trailer Makes One Kid An Intergalactic Ambassador was last modified: June 13th, 2023 by thatsit