Walt Disney Animation Studios has released new Strange World cast information for its forthcoming fantasy animated film that features the voice of Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 23, 2022. Joining Gyllenhaal are Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, and Lucy Liu.
Character descriptions for these characters are as follows:
- Dennis Quaid as Jaeger Clade, Searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father
- Jaboukie Young-White as Ethan Clade, Searcher’s 16-year-old son who longs for adventure beyond his father’s farm while also navigating a school crush
- Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade, a pilot and natural leader, mom to Ethan, and wife of Searcher
- Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal, the head of the land of Avalonia and the leader of the exploration into the strange world
The original action-adventure film is described as a nod to pulp magazines—popular fiction from the first half of the 20th century that was printed on inexpensive wood pulp paper.
“The film journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission,” reads the synopsis.
Strange World is co-directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Qui Nguyen, who previously collaborated on Raya and the Last Dragon. It is being produced by Roy Conli (Tangled).