Disney has a new action-adventure film coming to theaters across the country this year. Directed by Don Hall and co-directed and written by Qui Nguye, Disney’s newest movie Strange World will tell the story of a family of explorers. Strange World will also be Disney’s 61st animated feature and will be a compilation of previous fantasy, and adventure flicks that came before it. Here’s everything you need to know until Strange World premieres this fall.
Strange World is all about the Clade family.
Strange World will circulate around the legendary Clade family who will journey “deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await.” But differences in the family will “threaten to topple their latest — and by far — most crucial mission,” according to the movie’s synopsis.
Hall told Variety that the film will pay homage to the early magazines and fiction in the first half of the 20th century. “I loved reading the old issues of pulps growing up,” said Hall, who has previously worked on Hero 6 and Raya and the Last Dragon. “They were big adventures in which a group of explorers might discover a hidden world or ancient creatures. They’ve been a huge inspiration for Strange World.”
Disney’s official trailer for Strange World revealed all sorts of creatures.
In September 2022, Disney released the first official trailer for Strange World. “The feature film introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures,” Disney captioned the video.
Like first trailer teaser for Strange World that dropped in June, the new trailer also features the movie’s main character Searcher joining a crew of adventurers aboard a ship that takes him to strange planets full of fascinating creatures, plants... anything you can imagine, really. The animation looks at once brand new and like something from the middle of the 20th century, and promises to be a big hit with both kids and adults looking for some nostalgic movie fun.
“Inspired by classic adventure stories,” Hall has said of the movie. “Strange World is an original animated adventure/comedy about three generations of the Clade family who overcome their differences while exploring a strange, wondrous and oftentimes hostile world.”
Familiar voices have joined the cast.
Disney announced that Jake Gyllenhaal will voice Searcher Clade, the son of an ambitious explorer who has been a reluctant farmer for most of his life. Searcher is ready to follow in his dad’s footsteps. The movie will also star Dennis Quaid, who plays Searcher’s explorer father, Jaboukie Young-White, Searcher’s 16-year-old son, Ethan, Gabrielle Union, who plays Searcher’s partner and pilot, Meridian Clade, and Lucy Liu, who plays Avalonia’s fearless leader, Callisto Mal, and leader of the exploration.
Strange World is coming this Thanksgiving.
Mark your calendars: Disney announced that Strange World is set to debut in theaters on Nov. 23, 2022. So don’t eat too much turkey; you’ll want to save room for movie theater popcorn, just like in the olden days.
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