Opposites React When Disney and Pixar’s Elemental Arrives Exclusively on Digital Retailers on 21st August!
Get ready to see opposites react when Disney/ Pixar’s Elemental releases on digital download on August 21st. The film became a resounding success when it was released in cinemas earlier this year. It managed to earn $ 425.6 million against a $ 200 million budget. And it looks as if it will be just as big when it comes to home entertainment.
Welcome to Element City, where the fiery Ember Lumen and the go-with-the-flow Wade Ripple are about to discover what happens when fire meets water in Pixar Animation Studios’ dazzling and imaginative Elemental, which debuts on all major digital platforms Apple TV App, Sky Store and Prime Video on the 21st of August.
Described as “stunning” (Joey Magidson, Awards Radar), “beautiful and immersive” (Belen Edwards, Mashable), Elemental is Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™ with “Pixar’s signature blend of vibrant revolutionary animation and imagination” (Luke Harfield, Awards Watch). Fans can be the first to watch at home by adding the film to their Pixar movie collection. And access bonus content including exclusive deleted scenes, featurettes, an audio commentary, and the widely popular all-new short, “Carl’s Date.”
“Elemental” is an original feature film set in Element City, where residents of Fire, Water, Earth and Air live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. Directed by Peter Sohn (“The Good Dinosaur,” “Partly Cloudy” short), and produced by Denise Ream (“The Good Dinosaur,” “Cars 2”), “Elemental” features a screenplay by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh, and stars the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade.
THE BONUS FEATURES*
As you would expect from a Disney/ Pixar movie, there is an abundance of special features just waiting to be accessed at home. These include:
SHORT FILM: CARL’S DATE
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, this all-new short, “Carl’s Date,” finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend —but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends — if you’re a dog. “Carl’s Date” opened in theatres in front of Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental.”
Ember and Wade – Take a deeper look at the development of the main characters Ember and Wade, from early designs to final effects, and learn how the complex work of the technical and character teams brought these characters to life.
Next Stop: Element City – Explore how Element City is built to accommodate its different inhabitants. Director Peter Sohn and crew members share insights about the evolution of the designed world, as well as some of the research that inspired its unique look.
Paths to Pixar: The Immigrant Experience – Hear from first-generation filmmakers on the Elemental crew as they share their journeys to Pixar. Discover how Elemental’s real-world themes of sacrifice and identity, amongst many others, reflect or diverge from their own lived experiences.
Director Peter Sohn introduces five scenes that are storyboarded, set to music, timed, and voiced, but are not included in the final version of Elemental.
Intro Ember– An alternate opening in which our hero Ember helps a newly immigrated Fire family navigate through, and acclimate to, Element City. The scene is introduced by director Peter Sohn.
Mom Rejects Wade – Ember’s traditional parents learn that she’s enamoured with watery Wade…and it doesn’t go well. The scene is introduced by story supervisor Jason Katz.
Dante Challenge – In an attempt to keep Ember apart from Wade, Bernie tasks her with finding a place to live for newcomer Dante, who Wade finds himself rather enamoured with. The scene is introduced by story artist Nira Liu.
Brook Dinner – Ember joins Wade for dinner at his home, in this abandoned storyline in which Wade’s mother, Brook, is revealed to be the villain diverting water into Firetown. The Scene is introduced by story artist Anna Benedict.
Beach Proposal – Sharing a tender moment on the beach, Ember and Wade propose marriage to each other. The Scene is introduced by story artists Yung-Han Chang and Le Tang.
Elemental Filmmaker Commentary – Join director Peter Sohn, supe tech Sanjay Bakshi, supervising animator Mike Venturini, and directing animator Gwendelyn Enderoglu as they provide insight into the making of this remarkable animated feature while you watch it.
*bonus features vary by product and retailer
Leah Lewis as Ember
Mamoudou Athie as Wade
Ronnie del Carmen as Bernie
Shila Ommi as Cinder
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Gale
Catherine O’Hara as Brook
Mason Wertheimer as Clod
Joe Pera as Fern
Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside
Directed by Peter Sohn
Produced by Denise Ream p.g.a.
Executive Producer Pete Docter
Screenplay by John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Brenda Hsueh
Story by Peter Sohn, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Brenda Hsueh
Music by Thomas Newman
Release Date: Digital: 21st August
Product SKUs-Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
Feature Run Time-Approx. 101 minutes
Rating-U.K. Rated PG
Aspect Ratio-Digital: 2.39
U.K. Audio-Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
U.K. Subtitles-Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)
Grab your copy of the incredible Elemental when it becomes available on digital download on August 21st.
Source: Disney Movies
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