Heading the project will be Dan Scanlon (Monsters Inc.). According to a press release, here is how he broke down the inspiration for the movie:
“According to Scanlon, who lost his father at a very young age, the film is inspired by the question he’s always asked: who was my father? The story is set in a world with no humans—only elves, trolls and sprites—’anything that would be on the side of a van in the ’70s,’ said the director. ‘In the film, we’re going to tell the story of two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father.'”
Pixar has done movies about cars, monsters, fish, and now one with fantasy creatures. However, in each one there have been very real and very relatable human elements, but this one sounds like it’ll be the exception. For anyone who has lost a loved one too soon, finding a chance to spend one more moment with them would be the experience of a lifetime. There’s no doubt, these brothers are in for one heck of an adventure. Thank goodness someone like Pixar will be there to tell the story. Also, if their reputation is of any indication, you’ll want to come prepared with tissues in hand to wipe away all the tears you may shed.
No release date has been set.