Strange World's New Trailer Shows Off Its Pulpy Sci-Fi Roots

Disney's newest original animated feature will follow a family of adventurers as they attempt to survive on a hostile alien planet.

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Disney’s newest (fully) animated feature, Strange World, has finally gotten a full length trailer. Strange World follows the Clades, a family of legendary explorers as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land. They’re accompanied by a ragamuffin crew of pilots, adventurers, and aliens who are all trying to avoid getting eaten by the ravenous creatures that inhabit the planet.

Director Don Hall (Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon) says that the original animated adventure/comedy was “inspired by classic adventure stories.” The kind of classic pulp sci-fi roots are apparent even in the trailer, from the archetypes of the reckless pilot to the long lost adventurer who has actually been living in the wild for decades. The film is, according to Hall, “about three generations of the Clade family who overcome their differences.”

Strange World | Official Trailer

The cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade; Dennis Quaid as Jaeger Clade, Searcher’s infamous adventurer father; Jaboukie Young-White as Ethan Clade, Searcher’s 16-year-old son; Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade; and Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal. Qui Nguyen (writer, Raya and the Last Dragon) is co-directing, and has written the story.

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Strange World will be released in theaters November 23.


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