SparkShorts, a new Pixar Animation Studios film project, debuts with an exclusive run of three short films. The films are set to premiere at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on January 18th. “Purl”, “Smash and Grab” and “Kitbull” will run exclusively at the theatre for one week, after which they will be released on the Disney•Pixar YouTube channel.
The new SparkShorts program was created to discover new techniques and experiment with animation production. Individual artists were given the opportunity to use creative approaches on this smaller scale in hopes of creating more inventive techniques. The hope is that these new skills can be applied to full-length features in the future. Pixar vice president of development, Lindsey Collins adds, “We want to nurture our future storytellers and encourage them to share their stories with the world. Who are the future directors and producers and what crazy new ideas do they have brewing? What is the next big breakthrough in our industry?”.
The exclusive viewings will be shown immediately following a special screenings of “The Little Mermaid” at the El Captain from January 18-24th.
Following the limited theatrical run, the shorts will be released on the Disney•Pixar YouTube channel, starting with “Purl” on February 4th. “Smash and Grab” debuts on February 11th, followed by “Kitbull” on February 18th.
The three shorts will also be among the first to feature on Disney’s new streaming device, Disney+. The Walt Disney Company is set to launch the device in late 2019.
Source: Walt Disney Studios
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