When Disney Pixar’s Elemental hit theaters earlier this year, it had little success. It seemed it was going down a similar path to Lightyear (2022) and StrangeWorld (2022). Despite the movie avoiding as many controversies as other films, it still came out of the gate to a lukewarm response.
Debuting at the Cannes Film Festival on May 27, the animated movie was described by Variety as an “Overcomplicated Rom-Com” that’s a “bit of a misfire.” Many also viewed it during its release as a combination of Zootoptia (2016) and Inside Out (2015).
The film plot reimagines the four elements — Fire, Water, Earth, and Air — as uneasy neighbors in a modern metropolis named Element City. The animated movie stars Leah Lewis as Ember Lumen and Mamoudou Athie as Wade Ripple. It also includes Ronnie del Carmen as Bernie Lumen, Shila Ommi as Cinder Lumen, Mason Wertheimer as Clod, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Gale, Catherine O’Hara as Brook Ripple, Matt Yang King as Alan Ripple, and Joe Pera as Fern Grouchwood.
Despite falling flat in the initial weeks, the movie did something unusual in today’s world – it grew legs. Although originally dubbed a failure, the film made over $400 million at the global box office. Although this doesn’t qualify as a box office smash or blockbuster, it was a pleasant surprise for Disney and Pixar, who may have feared the worst. Although Disney and Pixar would have hoped for more, it’s still good news.
‘Elemental’ on Disney Plus
And now you can watch from home Disney and Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ on Disney Plus!
Disney And Pixar’s 'Elemental' is now streaming on Disney+. pic.twitter.com/wgB6MLpzfY
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 13, 2023
Fans of the newest Disney Pixar film (and those who have yet to see it) can enjoy the animated movie, which focuses on a friendship of two opposites who join together, realizing they have more in common than they initially thought.