‘Elio’ teaser: Oscar-winning ‘Coco’ team debuts latest Pixar film for adults

The team behind “Coco” has a new tearjerker in the works for Pixar. “Elio”, the twenty-eighth animated film from the legendary studio, is directed by Adrian Molina, who wrote and co-directed the 2018 Academy Award-winning film.

“Helium” centers on the titular 11-year-old Loser (voiced by Yonas Kibreab), who has an active imagination and is teleported to the Communiverse, an interplanetary organization with representatives from various galaxies. The official synopsis reads: Misidentified 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 life-forms, survive a series of formidable ordeals, and somehow discover a who is he really referring to. to be.

America Ferrera voices Elio’s mother, Olga, with Jameela Jamil and Brad Garrett cast as intergalactic ambassadors.

In addition to Molina, ‘Coco’ associate producer Mary Alice Drumm also produces ‘Elio’.

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“Elio” joins the slew of upcoming Disney/Pixar projects, including “Inside Out 2” and “Elemental,” which premiered at Cannes. Siddhant Adlakha’s IndieWire review praised the “stunning imagery and thoughtful aesthetic” behind the film with themes of the American Dream and the immigrant experience.

“‘Elemental’ has enough charming moments to get by, even if its significance lies less in its ill-conceived immigrant saga, and more in the personal drama that lives a few layers beneath it,” reads the review.

Pixar’s first original animated television series will also debut on Disney+ in 2024. Titled “Win or Lose,” the series was created by longtime Pixar executives Carrie Hobson and Michael Yates and tells the story of a week in the life of a softball player The middle school team has called the Pickles as they prepare for their championship game. Each of the episodes will tell the same story from different characters’ point of view, with different animation styles used depending on the character’s point of view.

“Win or Lose” isn’t the only high-profile animated series coming to Disney+ soon. “Zootopia+” will continue the storyline of the 2016 film with six unique episodes, one of them with Martin Scorsese as a rodent in “The Godfather of the Bride”.

“Elio” will premiere in theaters on March 1, 2024. Watch the teaser below.