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Disney Showcases New Animated Film at D23 Expo – Deadline


Walt Disney Studios previewed its next animated offering strange world at D23 Expo today.

The film features characters voiced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jabouki Young-White, and Lucy Liu, all of whom were in attendance. It’s about a legendary family of explorers whose differences threaten to scuttle their latest crucial adventure. The film is directed by Don Hall and written by Raya and the Last Dragons Who Nguyen.

Hall called the film “a family affair [and] the ardent desire to leave them a better world. The director described the driving inspiration behind the film as “our children”.

Nguyen said the story involves a hidden world, unique creatures, and “environments full of surprises and dangers.”

strange world marks Gyllenhaal’s first time in an animated Disney film. He plays a character called Searcher.

“Being here is so cool and sharing this trailer for the first time,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to be in a Disney animated movie, so it’s kind of a dream come true.”

Quaid agreed.

“I love being part of the Disney family. It’s been really, really good for me. I play Jaeger Clade. I’m Searcher’s dad and he’s a really different kind of character for me. He’s got calves huge, for one thing. Jaeger is a world famous explorer in his weird world, an adventurer. He’s stubborn but he’s a lot of fun – opinionated but, you know, take it as it is.

Liu said she was “excited to play such an amazing character because Callisto is tough. She’s fearless. A leader.” She also calls the character “someone I would aspire to be” because she wants to protect others.

“I like the idea of ​​being considerate of other people,” she said.

Young-White, who plays Searcher’s son, Ethan Clade, describes his character as “an amazing kid. Super excited for adventure like his grandfather, not like his father. I feel a part of myself in him.