Many exciting announcements were made concerning highly anticipated films that will be released in theatres over the next few years, and visitors had a great time at D23 as a result. The event’s organisers kept dropping bombshells on attendees, from Marvel’s Phase 5 to Peter Pan and Wendy. The first full-length trailer for one of Disney’s most anticipated animated films, Strange World, was premiered during the convention and given a longer time slot. Although we did provide a synopsis for our readers, the trailer wasn’t released until today. The official trailer for Disney’s upcoming film Strange World was revealed today, and it does not fail to impress. The film focuses on the Clades, a famous family of explorers.
Searcher Clade (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose father Jaeger Clade (Dennis Quaid) disappeared when he was a child, never caught the wanderlust bug. Searcher’s wife Meridian Clade (Gabrielle Union) and their kid Ethan are shown in the trailer’s opening scenes (Jaboukie Young-White). The searcher is first hesitant when the president of Callisto Mal (Lucy Liu) comes knocking on his door asking for aid, but he eventually agrees and signs his family up for the adventure of a lifetime. Overall, Searcher gives off the impression that he is not his father or the type of guy his peers expect him to be.
Searcher’s character is very different from that of the brash Jaeger we meet midway through the film; he’s much more mild-mannered and lacks the mountain man’s appearance. Once Jaeger signs on with the crew, things get very colourful, and viewers get to see animals that only Disney could dream up. Don Hall, a veteran Disney filmmaker who won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature for his work on 2015’s Big Hero 6, directed the film from a screenplay written by acclaimed dramatist Qui Ngyuen (She Kills Monsters).
Since Hall and Tangled’s Roy Conli previously collaborated on Big Hero 6, this animated film will serve as a happy reunion for the two. The highly futuristic film had a retro vibe in the teaser trailer that came out in June. We were disappointed that the current teaser didn’t have more of an old-school Hollywood feel, but we can’t wait to see how the filmmakers incorporate that style into the final product. When Disney’s newest animated picture arrives in theatres on November 23, you can expect to have your horizons broadened.