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Disney reveals new Pixar productions and a film to celebrate its 100 years

A statue of Mickey Mouse welcomes attendees to the D23 conference in Anaheim.PATRICK T. FALLON (AFP)

After the stoppage forced by the pandemic, Disney has reopened the doors of its popular convention. The machinery of the entertainment giant has looked well oiled in the first of three days of the D23, which brings together 6,000 fans from around the world in Anaheim, southeast of Los Angeles. The company has revealed this afternoon some details of the main bets that will monopolize movie theaters and the streaming service during the next two years. Among the novelties released are two Pixar films, including the second part of the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning film, Inside Out, which will hit theaters in the summer of 2024. The studio founded by Walt Disney has also advanced some keys to Wishthe film that aims to honor the 100 years of the company, which will be celebrated in 2023.

Elementary will become, in the summer of 2023, Pixar’s 27th film. Disney bought the animation studio in 2006, whom it considered its competition. From the merger a fruitful relationship was born. And also a school. Peter Sohn, who started out as an animator at Finding Nemo Y The Incredibles will direct the studio’s next film installment. The director, a first-generation American son of Koreans who immigrated to the Bronx, has used part of his family history to tell the story of a city in which all the elements coexist, despite their differences: water, earth, air and fire.

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Pete Docter, who started as an animator, evolved into a director and now heads the studio, has announced the company’s next project. Is about Elio, which will fit perfectly into this era of renewed human ambition for space conquest. This tells the story of the young son of Olga, played by superstar with Honduran roots, America Ferrera, who is obsessed with communicating with aliens. A mistake causes it to be Elio (Yonas Kibreab) who comes into contact with interplanetary beings, which makes him an unexpected ambassador of humans to the galaxy. “The message is about the importance of being yourself, regardless of whether you feel a little extraterrestrial,” Adrian Molina, the director of the film, which does not yet have a release date, told fans.

Confirmation of the second part of inside-out It has been one of the most anticipated news among fans, who wore hats with Mickey mouse ears and wore complex costumes of Marvel heroes or princesses created by the company. Docter has withheld the details of the sequel to the 2015 Oscar-winning film. However, comedian Amy Poehler, who plays Joy in the first film, was in charge of sharing clues. Among these, that the sequel will add new emotions to the catalog of feelings of Riley Andersen, the protagonist, who will be a teenager. Everything will happen in Riley’s mind.

Pixar has also announced its first television series, Win or Lose, which will be available on the company’s streaming service. The series is about a high school softball team, a sport similar to baseball, that reaches the finals of a school championship. Each of the episodes will tell the story from the point of view of the members of the team: from the coach, played by comedian Will Forte, the players and the umpire (the referee). Six short films from the Disney universe will also be coming soon to Disney+. Zootopia, which won the Oscar for Best Animation in 2017 and is one of the most successful at the box office after Frozen.

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Wish and the return of Lion King

Anchored in a strategy that starts from the remake, the sequels and the multiverses, it is difficult to find innovative projects. The Walt Disney animation studio has promised a delivery that gives that feeling. Wish part of the need to create new characters without betraying the roots of the company’s first classics, an origin that is intended to be celebrated with the 100-year celebrations. The animated film is based on the wishing star, a common element that appears on props like Pinocchio, Cinderella and Snow White (soon to have a live action starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot). In Wishthe star is turned into a silent character with pantomime movements.

The producers affirm that the project, which will be released in 2024, has brought together several generations within the company. This mixes old animation techniques, like hand-painted watercolor backgrounds, with modern effects like 3D. The effect is a bridge between different eras of the company.

Ariana DeBose, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress this year for the remake of West Side Story by Steven Spielberg, lends her voice to the film’s heroine, Aisha, who enlists the star’s help in leading a revolution in her town, the Kingdom of Roses. The film is a musical themed by Julia Michaels, who has composed songs for pop stars like Dua Lippa, Selena Gomez and Pink. DeBose performed one of those songs this Friday, More for us.

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Barry Jenkins, the director of moonlit, has joined the Disney machine. This Friday she visited the D23 stage to present some images of Mufasaa new twist to the universe of The Lion Kingwhich the company has exploited since the premiere of its animal version of Hamlet, in 1994. Mufasawhich had already been announced in 2020, is the origin story of Simba’s father and his brother, the villainous Scar.

The studios also showed some images from other productions of the so-called live action. stand out peter and wendy, a new trip to the already much-visited world of Neverland by Scottish writer JM Barrie. Jude Law, who has also joined the universe starwarswill be Captain Hook in a cast that promises to launch young performers like Ever Anderson and Alexander Molony to stardom. The little Mermaid by Rob Marshall, starring Halley Bailey, and a film based on The Haunted Mansion, one of the biggest attractions in the Disney theme park, is another bet for viewers to visit this fantasy world and never leave it.


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