Elemental is a 2023 animated film from Pixar that tells the story of Ember and Wade, two elements of fire and water who fall in love in a city where different elemental beings coexist. The film is directed by Peter Sohn, who also helmed The Good Dinosaur, and features the voices of Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, and Catherine O’Hara.
The film is a charming and heartwarming romantic comedy that explores the themes of identity, diversity, and acceptance. The animation is stunning and colorful, with each element having a distinct look and personality. The characters are likable and relatable, especially the leads who have great chemistry and humor. The film also has some exciting action scenes and emotional moments that will keep you engaged.
The film is inspired by Sohn’s own experience as a child of immigrants in New York City, and pays homage to various cultures and traditions. The film also references some classic romantic films, such as Moonstruck and Amélie. The music by Thomas Newman is beautiful and fitting for the mood of the film.
Elemental is one of Pixar’s best films in recent years, and a refreshing take on the genre of animation. It is a film that will appeal to both children and adults, and make you laugh, cry, and smile. I highly recommend watching it on Disney+.