Disney has always been a family-friendly brand, so it’s no surprise that their more recent films have families at the very center of their stories. After the Madrigals in Encanto, we have a look at the Clades, legendary explorers in Strange World.
Watch the latest trailer which pits three generations of Clades against each other:
It looks like the story will focus mainly on Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Searcher Clade, who was raised up to be an adventurer by his father, but has embraced the more quiet life after his father (Dennis Quaid) goes missing. With the resurgence of his father though, it seems that Searcher will now have to cope with the feelings of his son (Jabouki Young-White) taking an interest in his grandfather’s knack for adventuring.
It has a very interesting approach when it comes to the family dynamic, and I’m sure a lot of people can relate to not wanting their kids to get close to parents whom they consider didn’t take care of them properly. Of course, this is still a Disney movie, so we should expect some fun laced in with this spoonful of family therapy.
Here’s the official description:
The feature film introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures. “Inspired by classic adventure stories,” said director Don Hall, “‘Strange World’ is an original animated adventure/comedy about three generations of the Clade family who overcome their differences while exploring a strange, wondrous and oftentimes hostile world.”
Strange World flies into theaters Nov. 23.