“Strange World,” the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, will arrive on Disney+ this month on December 23, 2022.
Released in theaters less than a month ago, on November 23, “Strange World” centers around the Clades, a legendary family of explorers, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes Legend, the family dog, and a mischievous alien blob called Splat.
The cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, a family man who finds himself out of his element on an unpredictable mission, and Dennis Quaid as Searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father, Jaeger.
Joining them are Jaboukie Young-White as Searcher’s 16-year-old, adventure-seeking son, Ethan; Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade, an accomplished pilot and Searcher’s partner in all things; and Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal, who spearheads the exploration into the strange world.
The film’s style is an homage to the pulp fiction films of the 1940s and 1950s, and it has a wonderful storyline about family generations mixed into the adventure hijinks.
“Strange World” is helmed by director Don Hall (“Big Hero 6,” “Raya and the Last Dragon”), and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer “Raya and the Last Dragon”), with Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”) producing.
Why So Soon?
Released in the shadow of Marvel’s mega-hit “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Strange World” only managed to debut at #2 on its opening weekend box office, which was Thanksgiving weekend.
Normally Disney Animation films do great box office over this holiday weekend, but for most families either chose to stay home, or went to see “Black Panter: Wakanda Forever” instead.
Hopefully it will find the audience it deserves on Disney+, where you can already add it to your watch list.
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