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Pixar’s Elemental Receives Rave First Reactions: Described as “Clever & Emotional”

Published on May 28th, 2023 | Updated on May 28th, 2023 | By FanFest

“Early Reactions to Pixar’s Elemental Laud it as a “Clever & Emotional” Masterpiece”

Pixar’s latest creation, Elemental, made its debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and initial reactions from attendees have started flooding the internet, with overwhelmingly positive reviews. According to these first reviews, Elemental is being hailed as one of Pixar’s finest recent endeavors. It is described as a vibrant, enchanting, and imaginative film, combining clever storytelling with emotional depth. The movie is praised for its beautiful score, stunning world-building, and its heartwarming depiction of a love story.

One Twitter review by Matt Neglia of Next Best Picture exclaims, “ELEMENTAL is not only one of the better Pixar films in recent memory but one of their best overall. This clever and emotional love story will warm your heart and make you cry. A moving tribute to immigrant parents with gorgeous animation. Thomas Newman’s soothing score is magnificent.”


Elemental takes audiences on a captivating journey to Element City, an extraordinary place where various elemental beings reside and coexist. The film’s trailer showcases the distinct characteristics of air, earth, water, and fire, and introduces Ember, a spirited and fiery protagonist from Firetown. Set to hit theaters on June 16, the movie follows Ember as she embarks on an adventure beyond her familiar surroundings, exploring a visually stunning world carefully crafted by Pixar’s visionary filmmakers. Element City draws inspiration from iconic cities worldwide, incorporating elements from each community into its awe-inspiring structures, such as towering tree-like buildings and skyscrapers resembling cascading waterfalls. Cyclone Stadium, an arena shaped like a tornado, adds further intrigue to the city’s landscape.

Apart from its captivating concept, Elemental boasts a talented cast, including Athie and Lewis in lead roles, supported by Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, and Joe Pera. The film is helmed by director Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, and executive produced by Pete Doctor. John Hobert, Kat Likkel, Brenda Hsueh, Sohn, Hobert, and Likkel contribute to the screenplay, while the renowned Thomas Newman provides an original score. Additionally, audiences will be treated to a new short film, Carl’s Date, preceding Elemental in theaters.

As anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the release of Elemental on June 16th, eager to experience the magic and emotional resonance that early reviews have promised.

“A pure dream”


“Burns bright”


“A lot to love, but not perfect”


“Charming, funny & poignant”


“A super beautiful new Pixar world to explore.”


“The story swims along”


“Pixar is back in full force.”


#Elemental is great. The animation is sublime, the characters are endearing, the universe is very rich, it’s fun, creative and touching. Pixar is back in full force. Go see the film when it comes out, it fully deserves to be known. Thank you, @PEETSOWN.”

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