Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Strange World (2022) marked many Disney movie firsts, from one of the first openly gay romance arks to the first female president!
Rohde is best known for designing Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort and spearheading the addition of Pandora: The World of Avatar. The retired Walt Disney Imagineer commented on his contributions to Strange World on Twitter:
Well that’s very nice of them. I’m pretty sure this was a rather brief discussion on worldbuilding logic
Well that’s very nice of them. I’m pretty sure this was a rather brief discussion on worldbuilding logic https://t.co/tDoyASbEZo
— Joe Rohde (@Joe_Rohde) November 30, 2022
Rohde noted that he didn’t realize he had been credited for the film and appreciated the recognition.
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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed adventure “Strange World” 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. The voice cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, a family man who finds himself out of his element on an unpredictable mission; Dennis Quaid as Searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father, Jaeger; Jaboukie Young-White as Searcher’s 16-year-old son, Ethan, who longs for adventure; Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade, an accomplished pilot and Searcher’s partner in all things; and Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal, Avalonia’s fearless leader who spearheads the exploration into the strange world. Helmed by Don Hall (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Raya and the Last Dragon”) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer “Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Roy Conli (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”), “Strange World” releases November 23, 2022.
Did you see Strange World? What did you think?