New floats inspired by the main characters of Pixar’s “Elemental” are available at Epic Eats in Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting today, June 16.
Ember’s Fiery Float features DOLE Whip Mango with chamoy-mango purée, chili-lime seasoning, and red bubble sugar. Wade’s Cool Blue Float has vanilla soft-serve, Sprite, blueberry boba pearls, flavors of cotton candy, and a meringue wave.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios also has an “Elemental” photo op in Pixar Place.
“Elemental” is the latest Pixar film to arrive in cinemas since 2022’s “Lightyear,” and is directed by Peter Sohn — who previously directed “The Good Dinosaur” and voiced Emile in the 2007 film “Ratatouille.” Pixar’s Twitter page describes this new adventure’s main concept:
In a city where fire, water, land, & air residents live together, a fiery young woman & a go-with-the-flow guy will discover something elemental: How much they have in common. Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream, Disney and Pixar’s Elemental releases June 16, 2023.
In an interview with Variety, Sohn, who also conceived the story, drew parallels between the friction the two main characters have with their families when they begin venturing outside of their own elemental culture with his own personal life as the child of Korean immigrants.
It’s the burden of culture and passing the torch of carrying a piece of heritage inside of you and trying to decide what to do with that heritage. I have kids that come from different, mixed cultures. I’m Korean and my wife is half-Italian, part- German and part-English. The feeling of it can sometimes be like a burden. I wonder if I am I breaking the chain in my life because I’m not pushing the Korean language and culture. And our main character, Ember, even though her culture is fictional, she’s dealing with very similar issues of trying to understand her life in a place that was not her parents’ home.
“Elemental” is in theaters today. Watch the trailer below.