Pixar’s Elemental movie urges people to look past all the amazing cartoon graphics, and comedy, to something that a lot of people still need to understand and come to terms with.
Elemental is an animated movie that is set in a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together but they have one rule: elements don’t mix. Ember (Leah Lewis) a young, fire element, and Wade (Mamoudou Athie) run into each other unexpectedly, and from that moment on everything changes in both their lives. Together they discover and explore their little elemental world, and Ember slowly starts to discover what she wants to do with her life, not what her father wants.
Just like the Elementals, we live in a diverse world. The Elements have one rule – elements don’t mix but Wade and Ember go against that with their brave, and beautiful story. Who says we can’t all live together, thrive together, and love each other because we’re different elements? You can equate that to race and how diverse the world is. There is no one superior race, we are all different, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Black, white, brown, blue, yellow, it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, we are all human beings, no one should be looked down upon or treated like they are inferior because of the color of their skin, or where they are from. This is the message Elemental is trying to pass across. Two kids who are brave enough to break through the chains of a system that had probably been in place for hundreds of years.
We can all learn a thing or two from Elemental about how to be brave enough to do the right things and stand for the right things. The movie will be released in theatres worldwide on the 16th of June.