Pixar Releases New Trailer ‘Carl’s Date’

Carl's date
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‘Carl’s Date’ (2023) is the newest short released by Pixar Animation. The short is to be released Friday, June 16, 2023, ahead of Disney and Pixar’s film ‘Elemental’ (2023). The short will premiere in theaters before ‘Elemental’, making it an exclusive viewing for those who see the new film.

Carl's date

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‘Up’ (2009)

Carl Fredricksen is an elder man who starred in the film ‘Up’ (2009). In ‘Up’, Carl is forced to leave the home that he and his late wife Ellie built together. He refuses to move into assisted living care and instead sets off for one more adventure. “He ties thousands of balloons to the roof, lifts the house into the air, and sets off toward South America, finally fulfilling the promise he made to his wife so many years before” as detailed by Pixar.


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Like any good Pixar film, he encounters troubles and triumph, as well as some new friends along the way. To help him get to Paradise Falls, he meets Dug, Russell, and Kevin. In some ways, they annoy Carl but in the end, become an important part of his life and adventure to the falls. The film won best-animated feature and best original score at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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‘Carl’s Date’ (2023)

This new short shows another side of Carl. This side of him is something he has not been in touch with for quite a while. In the short, he is explaining to his dog Dug that his friend Miss Meyer likes him. Adorably, Carl is shown trying to prepare for their date, even though he feels out of touch. The trailer gives us a glimpse of Carl’s anxieties about his first date after Ellie, and Dug tries to give a man’s best friend type of advice.

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.