New details have emerged for Walt Disney’s Animations Studios 61st film which will be released in Fall 2022. According to DiscussingFilm, the film will be directed by Don Hall and written by Qui Nguyen.
Hall previously directed “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Big Hero 6,” “Winnie the Pooh” and is currently working on the new “Baymax” series for Disney+.
Nguyen previously worked with Hall on “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Additional TV credits include Syfy’s Incorporated, Netflix’s The Society, and AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere.
Casting is currently underway for the main character of the film called Ethan. Ethan is being described as a Bi-racial (Caucasian/African-American) 14-year old who “sounds very typical as far as teenagers go. Playful and quick-witted, but can also retreat. He can be a wise-ass, but he isn’t particularly tough.” The studio is looking for someone over 18 to provide the character’s voice and should be funny, likeable, and sound like a 14-year-old, but also possess the ability to quickly turn inward and show us a soft emotional side.
Roy Conli will produce the upcoming film, who also worked with Hall and Nguyen on “Raya and the Last Dragon.”. The currently untitled film will be executive produced by chief creative officer Jennifer Lee.