The fiery young woman Ember and go-with-the-flow guy Wade from Disney and Pixar’s Elemental are venturing to Disney+ this Wednesday, September 13.
Also debuting that day is the making-of documentary Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental and Pixar Animation Studios’ short Carl’s Date, featuring the fan-favorite talking dog Dug.
Elemental is among 2023’s top 10-grossing films worldwide, earning nearly $480 million in global box office.
Set in Element City, where Fire-, Water-, Earth- and Air-residents live together, the original feature film introduces Ember (voice of Leah Lewis), whose friendship with a fun and sappy guy named Wade (voice of Mamoudou Athie) challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
In Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental, Pixar director Peter Sohn traces his parents’ voyage from Korea to New York, explores his dad’s former grocery shop in the heart of the Bronx, and delves into his choice of a career in animation, rather than the family business. The documentary is a delightful look at the unexpected influences that led to the making of the comedy-adventure Elemental.
Meanwhile, Carl’s Date—written and directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bob Peterson—finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend. Alas, he has no idea how dating works these days.
Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends—if you’re a dog.
The new short joins an existing collection of shorts, “Dug Days,” that follow the humorous misadventures of the lovable pup with the high-tech collar.