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What’s New: Elemental, Barbie, Heartstopper, Pride Robin Funko

by Neil Bui

Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on Elemental at Cannes, the first trailer for Barbie, first look images from Heartstopper season 2, and the release of DC Pride Robin Pop! Vinyl Figures.

  1. Elemental: World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Voice talent and filmmakers for Disney and Pixar’s Elemental walked the red carpet at the 76th International Cannes Film Festival as the film had its world premiere and closed the event.

Director Peter Sohn, producer Denise Ream, and executive producer/Pixar CCO Pete Docter were present along with English voice talents Leah Lewis and Mamoudoue Athie as well as the French voice talents Adèle Exarchopoulos and Vincent Lacoste (both pairs playing Ember and Wade respectively).

Elemental is out in theaters on June 16, 2023.

  1. Barbie: Main Trailer Released

The main trailer for Barbie has been released and it’s clear that this film is not afraid to be silly, which feels appropriate for a work based on children’s dolls.

But more apparent in this preview than past teasers, is the likelihood that Barbie will be going a bit meta and/or breaking the fourth wall as it seems that Margot Robbie’s character crosses over into the “real world” at some point and will face trouble from Will Ferrell and his corporate forces as they aim to put her “back in her box.” 

There’s also a memorable line from a character named Ruth that really highlights the enduring significance of Barbie as an idea, “humans only have one ending, ideas live forever.”

Barbie is out in theaters on July 21, 2023.

  1. Heartstopper: Season 2 First Look Images

Netflix has released the first images from the second season of the series, Heartstopper.

Executive producer Patrick Walkers said, “Continuing the story of Nick, Charlie, and the rest of the Heartstopper gang for Season 2 has been an absolute privilege. Alice Oseman and I have been able to watch the actors evolve their performances in every way, and this season is so emotional because of their amazing work. Get ready!”

Season 2 of Heartstopper airs on Netflix beginning August 3, 2023.

  1. Funko Pop!: DC Comics Pride Robin

This DC Pride Robin Pop! Vinyl Figure measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box. Currently available at 28% off on Entertainment Earth for only $8.66 instead of $11.99, click here to get yours today!

Pops! with Purpose is a program introduced in 2021 to align Funko’s most-beloved aesthetic with causes that are important to the company, community, and fans. It takes the Funko Cares program to the next level by introducing a new Pop! with Purpose each quarter. Every Pop! with Purpose has a logo on the back of the box indicating that Funko made a charitable contribution to an organization tied to an important cause. Isn’t it great to know that you’re helping too when you buy one of these special Funko items?

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