Trolls, goblins, and more invade the real world for a surprisingly emotional new Disney Pixar film!
Disney Pixar hasn’t nailed down the title for its latest project in development, but that didn’t stop them from rolling out the basics at D23 Expo!
Dan Scanlon, who previously directed Monsters University for the studio, is heading back to direct an original concept suburban fantasy. The film will take place in a world full of “pretty much anything that would be on the side of a van in the ‘70s,” including elves, trolls, goblins, sprites, unicorns, and other odd miscellaneous creatures set in a realistic everyday environment. But it’s not quite so magical as it seems: They’ve all given up on magic in favor of machines and life is pretty droll for the general population.
In the midst of it all, the story follows two teenage boys who lost their father when they were young and journey on “a quest through this mundane, modern fantasy world to somehow find a way to spend one last magical day with their father.”
Scanlon’s story was inspired by his personal journey to discover as much as possible about his own father, who died when he was just a year old.
The film doesn’t have a release date quite yet, but Disney has booked release slots in March 2020, June 2020, and June 2021 that could all potentially be home to this film. At the very least, we expect to see more of it at the next D23 Expo in 2019.