Among the Italian voices of Elemental there will also be Francesco Bagnaia :
the reigning MotoGP world champion will play a cameo in the role of Pecco , an air element that recalls the nickname of the motorcyclist, Nuvola Rossa .
Here is the official press release:
Francesco Bagnaia, motorcycle racer and reigning MotoGP world champion, plays a special cameo as “Pecco” in the Italian version of the Disney and Pixar film Elemental . The link between Francesco Bagnaia and his character is twofold: in the film, “Pecco” is an element of Aria that recalls the pilot’s nickname “Nuvola Rossa” and the character was thus named for the Italian version to pay homage to the champion of motorcycling.
As we know, the Pixar animated film is set in Elemental City, an extraordinary metropolis where the elements (in the form of anthropomorphic inhabitants) live together. Directed by Peter Sohn , who directed Arlo ‘s Journey , while production is handled by Denise Ream ; in addition, Pete Docter serves as executive producer.
The Italian release is expected on June 21st . Below you can see the video with Bagnaia .
The official synopsis
The film introduces Ember, a tenacious, sharp, and “ardent” young woman, whose friendship with a funny, cheesy, “going with the flow” boy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
The original voices are by Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, Joe Pera and Matt Yang King .
In the Italian version of the film, Valentina Romani lends her voice as Ember , a bright, fiery girl in her twenties with a great sense of humor who loves her family but sometimes catches fire easily; Stefano De Martino as Wade , an attentive and empathetic 20-year-old aqua who isn’t afraid to show his emotions, which are hard to miss; Serra Yilmaz as Ember’s mom Cinder ; and Hal Yamanouchi as Ember’s soon-to-retire father, Bernie .
The screenplay was written by John Hoberg, Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh , story by Peter Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel and Hsueh .