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Disney and Pixar Announce ‘Elio’ Adventure Movie

As usual, Disney’s most recent D23 Expo has been rife with exciting news for Disney Fanatics like ourselves. The D23 Expo has been particularly chock-full of news about upcoming Disney movies tonight, including several new trailers and posters for movies like DisenchantedMufasa, Peter Pan & Wendy, and The Little Mermaid (not to mention Inside Out 2)!

Now, a brand-new and entirely-unexpected movie has been revealed: Disney and Pixar are at it again with a new animated movie on the horizon! This new animated film will be called Elio (apparently Disney is back to giving movies one-word titles, which is reminiscent of the Tangled and Brave era) and it will focus on a boy who is indeed named Elio.

According to the big reveal from Disney, Elio is “a boy who finds himself transported across the galaxy & mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for planet Earth.”

Elio stars the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress America Ferrera as a character named Olga Solis and Yonas Kibreab as the protagonist himself (Elio). Adrian Molina is the director, and Mary Alice Drumm is the producer of the movie.

America Ferrera showed up at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to help announce the movie; take a look at America Ferrera making the announcement and speaking about the film in the Tweet shown below!

We can expect to see this movie in the spring of 2024, so there is quite a ways to go before this Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios movie is ready for audiences’ enjoyment.

With the announcement of Elio, the success of recent animated movies like Soul and Luca, and the upcoming movie Strange World, it seems like Disney is focusing on a series of old-school animated adventure romps for its latest movies!

Of course, there is also plenty of live-action content coming down the pipeline for anyone who prefers movies that are not animated — starting with all of the live-action remakes that we’ve seen so much of tonight!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!