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Elemental (2023)

Ember and Wade work together to save Fire City from flood waters.

The Story

Elemental is a Pixar animated film set in a world where fire, water, earth, and air people live together. The story follows Ember, a fiery young woman, and Wade, a go-with-the-flow guy, who discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

Ember is a fire elemental who runs her family store. Wade is an air elemental who works as a city building inspector. He is laid-back and easygoing, and he always has a smile on his face.

As Ember and Wade spend more time together, they start to develop feelings for each other. However, their relationship is complicated by the fact that they come from different worlds. Ember’s family is very traditional, and they don’t approve of her dating a water elemental. Wade’s family is more open-minded, but they are worried about how Ember’s fiery temper will affect Wade.

Despite the challenges, Ember and Wade continue to date. They learn to accept each other for who they are, and they find ways to bridge the gap between their two worlds. In the end, they realize that love is more important than anything else.

Elemental is a heartwarming film about love, acceptance, and understanding. It is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages.

Initial Thoughts

Pixar made one hellova movie. There’s a princess (every girl is her daddy’s princess) and a prince without any titles needed, and they’re out to save their world. The animation is stunning, with natural-looking movement and way too much detail to take in one screening. Every time I watch this (four times so far), I notice new signs, characters, and buildings. Elemental is a feast for the eyes. JC


The Deets

Rating: PG
Concerns: Thematic Elements|Some Peril|Brief Language
Runtime: 1hr 43min
Genre: Kids & family, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Original Language: English
Release Date (US Theaters):   Wide

Main Cast

Leah Lewis as Ember Lumen
Mamoudou Athie as Wade Ripple
Ronnie del Carmen as Bernie Lumen
Shila Ommi as Cinder Lumen
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Gale Cumulus
Catherine O’Hara as Brook Ripple
Mason Wertheimer as Clod
Ronobir Lahiri as Harold
Wilma Bonet as Flarrietta
Joe Pera as Fern Grouchwood

Production & Crew

Distributor: Disney/Pixar
Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios
Director(s): Peter Sohn
Producer(s): Denise Ream
Writer(s): John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Brenda Hsueh

The Trailer

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