This year’s D23 Expo gave us a whole treat by sharing plenty of new content to watch out for.
Are you ready to go on a space adventure? On 9th September 2022, Pixar revealed a new movie titled “Elio” which is on its way.
The upcoming movie will follow an eleven-year-old boy named Elio, “who finds himself transported across the galaxy & mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet Earth.”
You’re invited on Disney and Pixar’s newest adventure… ELIO.
Meet Elio: A boy who finds himself transported across the galaxy & mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet Earth.😮 pic.twitter.com/D9yN5MwaqJ
— Pixar (@Pixar) September 10, 2022
Elio will be voiced by Yonas Kibreab, which some of you might remember as a Jedi Youngling in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.’ During the D23 Expo, he said he’s “so grateful to be in a Pixar movie and play Elio.”
As for his career, Kibreab is still very young and has only been featured for a short appearance on many TV shows such as ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Raven’s Home.’ With him being featured as the voice of Elio in the new animated film ‘Elio,’ he will be seen next in the upcoming project ‘Pupstruction,’ which is reportedly in pre-production.
The young actor will be joined on the voice cast by actress America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Superstore), who will play the role of his mother, Olga Solis. Ferrera is a well-known actress and has been a part of the Disney family for a very long time, having starred in the Disney Channel film “Gotta Kick It Up” (2002).
Ferrera also has her share of experiences when it comes to animated movies, her previous work as a voice artist includes the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series, for which she played the voice of Astrid. The actress then reprised her role for the series DreamWorks ‘Dragons’ and many other related features. While Ferrera’s voice can be easily recognizable, the actress is also widely known in the action genre. Her most recent work is the NBC sitcom ‘Superstore’ as Amy Sosa. She also starred in ABC’s hit series ‘Ugly Betty’ in which she gained quite a reputation portraying the title role and for her performance in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” She will be seen next in the upcoming movie ‘Barbie’ alongside Margot Robbie.
America Ferrera who’ll be playing Elio’s mom said in an interview, “Olga is super-confident, smart and can hold her own in any situation,”
She continues, “She’s a character who speaks to me in so many ways as a mother. And of course, with my advanced mathematical degree, I can finally put it to use. Don’t Google it.”
‘Elio’ will be helmed by Adrian Molina and is being produced by Mary Alice Drumm. The movie is set to hit theatres in Spring 2024.