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Pixar reveals a new boy meets aliens film, Elio

A charming sounding story with Pixar's Elio

A new Pixar film was announced Friday at D23 Expo: Elio. Scheduled to debut in theaters in early 2024, Elio follows a young boy makes first contact with aliens and ends up becoming an unlikely ambassador to this alien society.


Yonas Kibreab, whom you might remember as a Jedi youngling in Obi-Wan Kenobi, will voice Elio, and told a packed D23 Expo audience he is "so grateful to be in a Pixar movie and play Elio."

Kibreab will be joined on the voice cast with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Superstore), who plays his mother, Olga Solis. Ferrera is a long-time member of the Disney family, having appeared in the 2002 Disney Channel film Gotta Kick It Up.

Elio is pencilled in for a spring 2024 debut.

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Chris Arrant is the Popverse's Editor-in-Chief. He has written about pop culture for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, Newsarama, TOKYOPOP, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. (He/him)


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