One year after having amazed the world with the adorable animation ‘Charm’a Walt Disney Studios is back with its next title: ‘Strange world’.
commanded by Don Hall, the feature film introduces the Clades, a legendary family of explorers who break new ground and are on a quest to explore a strange and unknown world. However, differences between family members could put their new mission at risk. Jaeger Clade and his son Searcher are adventurers who brave the desert to explore new worlds.
While trying to cross a mountain that surrounds the land of Avalonia, Searcher discovers a plant that emits energy, called Pando that can be used as a source of energy for Avalonia. However, father and son end up disagreeing and one continues a solo mission while the other uses the new species to help the world. 25 years later, Callisto Mal, leader of Avalonia, urgently appears to report that Pando is losing its power. To find out what’s going on, the Clade family assembles a specialized team to go after Pando’s source, to its deepest roots.
The animation features a strong cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu e Alan Tudykand was favorably received by critics (conquering 75% approval no Rotten Tomatoes).
To celebrate its official premiere in movie theaters, the CinePOP prepared a brief list bringing some backstage curiosities.
- In the production, Gyllenhaal and Quaid play son and father, respectively. The duo had the same dynamic in the classic disaster movie ‘The day after tomorrow’from 2004.
- ‘Strange world’ marks the first animated release of the career of Lucy Liu outside the acclaimed franchise ‘Kung Fu Panda’in which she played Mestre Víbora.
- The production is inspired by magazines pulp – fictional productions that became very popular in the first half of the last century.
- The film pays homage to several film classics, including ‘King Kong’ e ‘Journey to the center of the Earth’. O romance ‘Beyond the Silent Planet’by Irish author C.S. Lewisalso served as inspiration for the visuals.
- The land of Avalonia, where the animation takes place, was built in the orange and white palette, to contrast with the strange title world (painted in magenta and red).
- At first, Lorne Balfe would be responsible for the soundtrack of the animation. However, he was replaced by Henry Jackman.
- This was the first and only Disney film to receive the grade. B no Cinemascore, which assesses public reception. The score is the lowest ever given to any Mouse House animated feature.
- The animators created a way for Splat, one of the characters in the plot, to communicate non-verbally, taking inspiration from the Flying Carpet from ‘Aladdin’.
- This is the first Disney film to feature the company’s 100th anniversary logo. the composer Christophe Beckeven produced a new arrangement of the classic song “When You Wish Upon a Star” to be used as an opening.