‘Elemental’ Director on His Emotional Inspiration & Why There’s No Villain

Disney’s newest Pixar film, Elemental, is an original concept co-written and directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur).

The story centers on two young adults, Ember Lumen (Leah Lewis) and Wade Ripple (Mamoudou Athie), who at first glance seem an odd pair, but their differences allow them to open up to new perspectives as they help each other come to a deeper understanding of identity and the world around them.

To learn more about the boundary-pushing technology and the emotional core of this brand-new story, Collider’s Steve Weintraub sat down with Sohn, who was joined by producer Denise Ream.

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