America Ferrera Cast in Pixar’s ‘Elio’
D23 Expo is in full swing, and Disney and their respective properties are sharing a plethora of content material all through the weekend on already introduced and new initiatives. During their Friday showcase, Pixar introduced a brand-new film is on the best way, titled Elio. Along with the final announcement, they revealed their two leads. Yonas Kibreab will play the title function, with America Ferrera starring as Elio’s mom Olga Solis.
Elio will observe its title character, an 11-year-old boy “who finds himself transported across the galaxy & mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet Earth.” Though additional particulars stay beneath wraps in the intervening time, Pixar shared a first look at what to anticipate from the movie. The picture showcases our younger protagonist as he stands on what already appears to be a fantastical planet stuffed with unusual and intriguing creatures and extra.
Ferrera is not any stranger to animated films, having executed voice work for the beloved How to Train Your Dragon collection, for which she was the voice of Astrid. She then reprised the function for the collection, DreamWorks Dragons in addition to numerous associated shorts. While her voice is recognizable, she’s additionally well-known within the stay motion area. Most just lately, she starred within the NBC sitcom Superstore as Amy Sosa, a ground supervisor turned supervisor turned company increased up. Though she was absent for a lot of Season 6, she returned for the collection finale. Earlier in her profession, Ferrera starred in ABC’s Ugly Betty, and can be acknowledged for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Her subsequent upcoming challenge is the Margot Robbie-led Barbie.
Kibreab could also be most recognizable to Star Wars followers, as he appeared in a number of episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi as Jedi Youngling. As he is nonetheless relatively younger, a lot of his work has consisted of visitor spots on numerous TV reveals, together with Silicon Valley and Raven’s Home. Along with Elio, his subsequent upcoming challenge will probably be Pupstruction, which is at the moment in pre-production.
Elio is amongst a slew of animated initiatives to look ahead to within the subsequent couple of years. Inside Out, Disney and Pixar’s well-loved 2015 hit, has formally obtained a sequel that’s at the moment within the works. Later this yr, revisit Zootopia with model new tales in Zootopia+, set to launch this November on Disney+. Strange World can be set to launch in November in theaters. Next yr, viewers can flock to theaters to catch Elemental. Other initiatives embrace Iwájú, Wish, Hit or Miss, and lots of extra.
Elio is predicted to premiere Summer 2024. Check out Ferrera reflecting on her early profession beneath: