Opposites React in Teaser for Pixar’s Elemental
Published 3 weeks ago
After focusing its story on a young girl with Turning Red and a space ranger in Lightyear, Pixar is now going back to abstract characters, and we now have elemental beings in what looks to be a romantic comedy.
Watch the first teaser for Elemental:
Here’s the official description for the film:
In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.
Seeing that this is Pixar, we should expect a chidlren’s movie to be laced with all kinds of adult themes. Luca had very clear homosexual themes, especially with the choice of language, and Turning Red was about puberty and generational trauma.
With Elemental, I think that we should expect some kind of racial allegory, seeing that there are four different kinds of ‘races’ in Element City, and it’s possible that the romance between Ember and Wade would be a commentary on interracial relationships. I guess you could say it’s pretty much Zootopia, except that it’s elements rather than animals.
Then again, I am just guessing her. Until Pixar decides to give us more, all fans can really do is speculate.
I’ll admit, when Elemental was first announced, I was kind of confused as to why Pixar would push forward with the premise, but the fact that the story sounds so odd and they decided to move forward is also why I’m excited to see what’s in store for the film.
Elemental comes to movie theaters in June 2023.