Carl’s Date features the voice of the late Ed Asner.
Carl’s Date is a short film attached to Pixar’s Elemental, releasing on June 16th, 2023. The short is from Bob Peterson. He co-wrote and co-directed “Up” and was behind Dug Days. This marks the return of Pixar Shorts. The last one was 2018’s Bao. Carl and Dug made their debut in 2009’s Up. After tying thousands of balloons to his home, It followed 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen thousands of balloons to his home. This new short is about Carl, who reluctantly agrees to go on a date with a lady friend but has no idea how dating works; ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm his pre-date jitter. This will be Ed Asner’s last role as Carl before his passing.