A brief first look at Pixar’s Win or lose offered a glimpse of the future of the pioneering studio.
Despite the fact that cinemas around the world have reopened, some recent Pixar films such as Turns red has gone straight to the Disney+ streaming service instead of being showcased on the big screen.
However, the studio is beginning to embrace the potential of streaming, now previewing the first public look at its historic-first long-form animated series, Win or lose.
New look at Pixar’s Win or Lose
In a new trailer for Disney+’s 2023 offering, a fresh look at Pixar’s historic animated series, Win or loseappeared.
The video offered brief snippets of some of the characters set to appear in the show.
Win or lose will be Pixar’s first long-form animated show and the first Pixar show not based on a film. It is set to follow a middle school softball team called The Pickles in the week leading up to their championship game.
The show was first announced at the D23 trade show in 2022. Each episode will be told from a different character’s perspective, and to complement this, each episode will boast a distinct visual style. It allows for further insight into the character’s point of view.
While the video featured a cast of intriguing characters, fans only know a few names, such as Coach Dan, played by Will Forte. Forte is known for his work in Saturday Night Livebut he is no stranger to voice acting, having been in popular shows like Rick and Morty and Gravity Falls.
Other characters include Frank, the judge, who struggles with their parents yelling at him over foul conversations. Rachelle, the trapper, will have a bad day when everything seems to be going wrong.
Third, D23 introduced Pixar fans to a selfish pitcher who doesn’t care about anyone but himself, though his episode will reveal that there’s more to him than this “tough guy” persona; he’s just in love with a girl.
How will Pixar dominate in 2023?
Win or lose is not the only Pixar release, as the studio does not abandon the film tradition.
In May 2022, Pixar took to Twitter to make the announcement Elementary. The film is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2023 and stars “a fiery young woman” and “a go-with-the-flow guy.”
Elementary is directed by Korean-American animator and Pixar veteran Peter Sohn, who began his career at the studio working with The incredible and even did voice work for classic Pixar releases such as Ratatouille.
Fans will be relieved to hear that too Elementary is set for a theatrical release and will be the first original Pixar film to be released in theaters since Further (2020). Light years premiered in cinemas, but was a Toy Story spinoff.
Win or lose streaming on Disney+ in autumn 2023.