FULL STEAM AHEAD! RAILWAY ENTHUSIAST FRANCIS BOURGEOIS ANNOUNCED AS UK CAMEO VOICE ROLE IN DISNEY AND PIXAR’S ELEMENTAL
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Thursday 1st June, 2023: Disney and Pixar announce railway enthusiast and social media sensation Francis Bourgeois will be jumping on board to voice a cameo for their upcoming film Elemental. Francis will follow in the footsteps of previous Disney and Pixar U.K. cameo voices who include Tim Peake (Lightyear), Anne-Marie (Turning Red) and Gino D’Acampo (Luca). Francis will voice the Wetro Operator (a train operator who drives the Wetro train in Element City) in the UK version of Elemental, which pulls into cinemas from 7th July 2023.
Speaking of his voice role in the film, Francis Bourgeois says: ‘When I was working as an engineer and started uploading trainspotting videos to TikTok in 2021, I never thought I’d one day be voicing a character in a Disney and Pixar movie. It’s the role I’ve unknowingly been preparing for, having rehearsed railway voice announcers from as young as I can remember. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together and people across the UK can see me in my element, transporting people around Element City!’
Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where Fire-, Water-, Earth- and Air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. Directed by Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, p.g.a., and executive produced by Pete Docter, Elemental features a screenplay by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh with story by Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel and Hsueh. The film’s original score was composed and conducted by Thomas Newman. Elemental opens in cinemas July 7, 2023.
DISNEY AND PIXAR’S ELEMENTAL WILL BE PULLING INTO UK CINEMAS ON JULY 7, 2023
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About Francis Bourgeois:
Social media sensation and avid trainspotter Francis Bourgeois has achieved cult status for documenting his warm, inspiring and uplifting railway adventures, quickly become one of the UK’s best-known digital creators with a global reach.
Francis’ digital content has translated into longer format programming in Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois on Channel 4’s YouTube channel, as well as launching his own YouTube channel with an interview series, Scooting and Chatting.
Filming with the Prince and Princess of Wales, Joe Jonas, Rosalia, Louis Theroux, Thierry Henry and many others, Francis has collaborated with the likes of Gucci and Lego, and recently published his non-fiction debut, The Trainspotter’s Notebook, detailing some of his best memories and adventures trainspotting around the country.
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