Elemental is a 2023 computer-animated film directed by Peter Sohn from the screenplay of John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, and Brenda Hsueh, and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The movie was released on 16 June 2023 inside the US cinemas and become a sleeper hit that grossed $489.5 Million worldwide.
As an original Pixar film, many fans are wondering whether the Pixar movie will be available for streaming on Disney Plus or Amazon Prime. The movie has generally received positive reviews from the critics and has been rated 7/10 on IMDb based on 74k reviews while on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has secured 74% freshness score against 256 reviews on Tomatometer.
What is Elemental About?
Elemental is set in a fantasy world where the characters are beings of the natural elements – Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. The story follows the relationship between Ember, a fiery young woman, and Wade, a laidback guy made of water, as their friendship challenges their opposite elemental natures.
The film explores themes of adapting to change, relationships, and appreciating differences. It’s the next original feature film from Pixar after 2020’s Soul and the first one to introduce a non-binary character.
Ava Hauser, the voice actor playing the role of Lake Ripple, the first ever LGBTQIA+ character confirmed in June 2023 that Lake will be binary but will also have a girlfriend in the movie.
Is Elemental on Disney Plus?
Yes, Elemental is available for streaming on Disney Plus and you can watch it with a Disney+ subscription that costs around $7.99/month and $10.99/month. The Pixar film was released on 13 Sep 2023 along with a making-of-documentary Good Chemstry.
Disney+ is the exclusive streaming home for all new theatrical releases from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. That’s why, fans are curious about the arrival of this new movie.
Recent Pixar films like Luca, Soul, Onward, and Turning Red all landed on Disney Plus within 3-4 months of their theatrical premieres. Following a similar pattern, the film landed in September 2023 on Disney plus and is still available for streaming for Disney+ subscribers throughout the world.
What About Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon Prime Video does not have any deal in place with Disney to stream the company’s theatrical films. New Disney and Pixar movies are only available on Disney’s own streaming platforms like Disney Plus and Hulu.
So if you want to stream Elemental, Disney Plus is the only option. It won’t be on Amazon Prime Video or other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Peacock, and MAX but there are several good movies that you can watch on Prime Video like The Bad Guys, Coraline, Ruby Gillman, all Hotel Transylvania movies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ParaNorman, Corpse Bride, Spirited Away, etc. if you have a valid subscription.
Is Elemental lgbtq?
Indeed, Pixar has introduced an 2SLGBTQIA+ character in the Elemental movie and the name of that character is Lake Ripple. A series of books based on the film was published in May 2023, in which Lake is mentioned as non-binary and They/Them were used as pronouns.
Even though, the role of Lake is not that significant but presence of their character is itself a big thing and the LGBTQ+ community sees this as an achievement because they will now be able to see themselves on the big screen with no strings attached.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the movie for digital download on 15 August 2023. It was released for Disney+ subscribers on 13 September 2023. Then, it was released on Ultra HD Blu-Ray and DVD on 26 Sep 2023 that contain deleted scenes, coloring books, a sticker album, behind-the-scenes book, and short stories.