Another year, another highly anticipated film from Walt Disney Animated Studios. 2021 has been a pretty big year for entertainment juggernaut Disney Raya and the last dragon He’s garnered an incredible amount of critical and fan acclaim, but even that pales in comparison to the Oscar winner’s astronomical success Encanto.
Now the House of Mouse is ready for her next brand new adventure, this time aptly titled strange worldpresented by the same people behind the aquatic beauty of Moianathe cute and cuddly superhero action by big hero 6and many more modern Disney classics.
As per tradition, Disney is keeping details about their next potential masterpiece under wraps, but that doesn’t mean this next expedition is a total mystery. Before you head off to a strange new world, here’s everything we know about so far strange world.
As is usual with the first trailers for new Disney animated films, the first trailer for strange world chooses to market itself with its visuals rather than flaunting its story and visuals.
The technical prowess on display here (to no surprise) is undeniably impressive, but from a design and art style standpoint, it looks like another level. Everything from the unique color palette and bizarre creature design, this has been one of Disney Animation’s most visually striking projects for a very, very long time.
While not revealing too much of the story, the trailer introduces and depicts the Searcher Clade protagonist and his internal conflict Johnny Search Kind of feel with a classic adventure vibe.
When and where will Strange World appear?
Disney is poised to reclaim its claim for Thanksgiving weekend this year, as they have done in the past with mega hits like both Frozen Movies and Pixar coconut. strange world will be officially released in cinemas exclusively on Wednesday 23rd November 2022.
This means that unlike Pixar Soul and To redden, strange world won’t have a Disney+ premiere this November 23rd. That’s not to say that switching to the streaming platform is impossible, since To redden was originally announced as a theatrical release before it was made exclusive to Disney+. That said, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we still get to see this “weird” new adventure on the big screen.
What is “Strange World” about?
strange world centers on the aptly named Searcher Clade, a member of the Clade family whose legendary exploits cement them as the greatest explorers of all time. However, Searcher seems uninterested in following in his family’s footsteps, preferring to live a quiet life as a farmer rather than the overwhelmingly loud, unpredictable, and dangerous life of an adventurer.
All that could very well change for Searcher when he and his family encounter a world that defies explanation and virtually refuses to follow the established laws of nature. Searcher and the rest of his family couldn’t be more different in their reactions to conflict and danger, but they’ll need to put this random family drama aside if they’re to truly explore what this brand new frontier has to offer.
What inspired Strange World?
director Don Hall has cited early 20th-century pulp comics as the main inspiration for the thematic tone of strange world. He spoke about these comics being an influence on childhood when he was quoted as saying:
“I loved reading the old issues of Pulps growing up. They were great adventures where a group of explorers could discover a hidden world or ancient creatures. They were a huge inspiration for ‘Strange World’.”
That influence is certainly evident in this first trailer, which begins as a black-and-white newsreel and then immediately follows with a classic narrative complemented with a glorious transatlantic accent. Heck, even the film’s poster seems to tease the mushy sense of adventure, as if it was designed to look like worn, folded parchment.
It’s also hard to recall certain other Disney objects that drew inspiration from this tone and style, notably Pixar’s iconic tearjerkers, High. The opening of High Lead character Carl Fredricksen literally watches a newsreel on the exploits of outspoken adventurer Charles Muntz (though hopefully the Clades will be a little more likable than Muntz).
Another Disney image that comes to mind is the cult classic epic Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which also follows a diverse and likable cast of characters exploring places largely untouched by the outside world. Even Marvel’s moon knight briefly drew inspiration from this pulp subgenre, merging the origin of Stephen Grant with a fictional action-adventure series.
Who makes Strange World?
It will be directed by veteran Disney director Don Hall strange worldafter bringing success to the Maushaus with hits big hero 6, Moianaand Raya and the last dragon. While Hall won’t be writing like he did this time rayahe will work with screenwriter again Qui Nguyenmake strange world is the second animated feature he has written.
Roy Conli will produce. Conli has been producing for the Walt Disney Company since 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dameand since his recent assignments have been heavily focused on the Disney Nature documentaries, this will be Conli’s first animated feature film production since big hero 6 in 2016.
Who is in the cast of Strange World?
Here, too, the full voice is traditionally cast strange world has yet to be revealed. That’s nothing new, as Disney has historically waited until the release of the second trailer to reveal a full cast of the ensemble. Several leaked and/or rumored cast lists have circulated online, but the vast majority of these names have neither been confirmed nor denied.
However, we do know that the protagonist will have the voice of Searcher Clade Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s Jake Gyllenhaal, whose renowned acting range is sure to add depth to our main hero. That has also been confirmed Alan Tudyk will have a role in the film, which means he will continue his winning streak of starring in every Walt Disney animated film that began Destroy it Ralph.