Disney's "Strange World" Is an Animated Thrill Ride Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gabrielle Union
Get ready for adventure, because this November, a brand-new Disney movie called "Strange World" is heading to theaters just in time for Thanksgiving. The action-adventure film centers on a group of explorers navigating unknown land. "Strange World" director Don Hall, who's worked on other Disney films like "Big Hero 6" and "Raya and the Last Dragon," explained to Variety that the movie was inspired by pulp magazines (aka magazines that contain fictional stories) that he used to read as a kid. "They were big adventures in which a group of explorers might discover a hidden world or ancient creatures," Hall said.
"Raya and the Last Dragon" writer Qui Nguyen cowrote the screenplay for "Strange World," while "Big Hero 6" and "Tangled"'s Roy Conli produced the film.
Disney released the full trailer for "Strange World" on Sept. 21. In it, President Callisto Mal (Lucy Liu) asks the Clade family — Searcher (Jake Gyllenhaal), Meridian (Gabrielle Union), and Ethan (Jaboukie Young-White) — to go on an expedition to a new world with her. Searcher, whose father, Jaeger (Dennis Quaid), went missing on an expedition years earlier, doesn't want to go, but he agrees. And when the family get to the strange world, they find Jaeger, who's been living there for years.
Here's everything we know about Disney's "Strange World," including the trailer, cast, and release date.