Disney and Pixar have announced release dates for “Elemental” on digital, and physical formats like 4K and blu-ray, along with the list of bonus features.
“Elemental” will first arrive on digital platforms, including Amazon, in the United States on August 15, 2023.
The physical format releases, including 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, and DVD, will be on September 26, 2023. Apparently Walmart will have an exclusive “Ultimate Collector’s Lenticular Edition” of the 4K Ultra HD release for fans.
No Disney+ release date has been given yet, but traditionally Disney puts it on the streamer at or around the physical release date. We’ll let you know when we hear of a specific date.
But, did you hear? “Elemental” recently opened at #1 in South Korea.
The Bonus Features
- Carl’s Date – Written and directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, this all-new short, “Carl’s Date,” finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend —but admittedly with 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. “Carl’s Date” opened in theaters in front of “Elemental.”
- Ember and Wade – Take a deeper look at the development of main characters Ember and Wade, from early designs to final effects, and learn how the complex work of the technical and character teams brought these characters to life.
- Next Stop: Element City – Explore how Element City is built to accommodate its different inhabitants. Director Peter Sohn and crew members share insights about the evolution of the designed world, as well as some of the research that inspired its unique look.
- Paths to Pixar: The Immigrant Experience – Hear from first-generation filmmakers on the “Elemental” crew as they share their journeys to Pixar. Discover how the film’s real-world themes of sacrifice and identity, amongst many others, reflect or diverge from their own lived experiences.
Director Peter Sohn introduces five scenes that are storyboarded, set to music, timed, and voiced, but are not included in the final version of “Elemental.”
- Intro Ember – An alternate opening in which our hero Ember helps a newly immigrated Fire family navigate through, and acclimate to, Element City. Scene introduced by director Peter Sohn.
- Mom Rejects Wade – Ember’s traditional parents learn that she’s enamored with watery Wade…and it doesn’t go well. Scene introduced by story supervisor Jason Katz.
- Dante Challenge – In an attempt to keep Ember apart from Wade, Bernie tasks her with finding a place to live for newcomer Dante, who Wade finds himself rather enamored with. Scene introduced by story artist Nira Liu.
- Brook Dinner – Ember joins Wade for dinner at his home, in this abandoned storyline in which Wade’s mother, Brook, is revealed to be the villain diverting water into Firetown. Scene introduced by story artist Anna Benedict.
- Beach Proposal – Sharing a tender moment on the beach, Ember and Wade propose marriage to each other. Scene introduced by story artists Yung-Han Chang and Le Tang.
- Elemental Filmmaker Commentary – Join director Peter Sohn, super tech Sanjay Bakshi, supervising animator Mike Venturini, and directing animator Gwendelyn Enderoglu as they provide insight into the making of this remarkable animated feature while you watch it.
All bonus features vary by product and retailer, so check your version before purchasing.
“Elemental” takes place in a city where physical embodiments of the four elements – water, land, fire, and air – coexist together.
The story introduces Ember Lumen (voiced by Leah Lewis), a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade Ripple (voiced by Mamoudou Athie) challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
The Disney Blog‘s Mike Bastoli called the film “Bright, Bold, & One of Pixar’s Best.