Pixar Explores New Techniques In Animation With ‘SparkShorts’ Coming Soon to Disney+

Pixar Explores New Techniques In Animation With ‘SparkShorts’ Coming Soon to Disney+. Pixar Animation Studios’ short film collection is designed to discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques from across the studio.

The short film series includes 6 new titles: Purl, Smash and Grab, Kitbull, Float, Loop, and Wind. All 6 projects, along with many popular Pixar titles will be available to stream on Disney+ launch day, November 12, 2019.

“The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows. These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare,” says Jim Morris – President, Pixar Animation Studios, in a statement on Pixar.com.

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Take a closer look at these titles coming soon to Disney+!

1.) Purl

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“An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close knit group. Purl must ask herself how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for and in the end is it worth it?”

2.) Kitbull

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“An unlikely connection sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.”

3.) Smash and Grab

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“After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquated robots will risk everything for freedom and for each other.”

4) Float

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“In FLOAT, a father discovers that his son is different from other kids in the most unusual way. To keep them both safe from judgement, Dad covers him and keeps him out of sight—but when his son’s ability becomes public, Dad must decide whether to run and hide or to accept his son as he is.”

5.) Loop

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“A non-verbal, autistic girl and a chatty boy are partnered on a canoeing trip. To complete their journey across an urban lake, they must both learn how the other experiences the world.”

6.) Wind

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“Set in a world of magical realism, WIND sees a grandmother and her grandson trapped deep down an endless chasm, scavenging debris that surrounds them to realize their dream of escaping to a better life.”

Launching on November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. The service will launch in select geographic territories, including U.S., Canada, and The Netherlands, followed shortly by Australia and New Zealand, with the expectation to be available in all major markets within the first two-years. Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more.

Are you excited for Disney+? Will you check out the ‘SparkShorts’ from Pixar? What titles are you most excited to stream on Disney+? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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