During the Walt Disney Studios Showcase panel at the D23 Expo, Pixar announced a brand new film, “Elio”.
This new film stars America Ferrera as Olga Solis and Yonas Kibreab as Elio, who both took to the stage to introduce the film to attendees.
In the story, 11-year-old dreamer Elio is artistic, creative, and an avid indoorsman who finds it hard to fit in. Meanwhile, Mom Olga, who runs a top-secret military project, is working to decode a strange signal from outer space.
America Ferrera said of the role, “She’s a character who speaks to me in so many ways as a mother.”
She was joined by Yonas Kibreab (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”), who lends his voice to Elio.
Some early artwork was shown to attendees at the event, and Disney has released some artwork from the film.
It’s been directed by Adrian Molina & Produced by Mary Alice Drumm,
Disney and Pixar’s Elio lands in theatres in Spring 2024.