Following the online premiere of Smash & Grab, Purl, and Kitbull in February of this year, Pixar is set to release their next trio of SparkShorts alongside the highly anticipated, Disney+ service on November 12, 2019. Although we’ve known about the stories for a while now (synopses below), we were thrilled to learn more about the composers for the upcoming short films — Float, Loop, and Wind.
Film Music Reporter notes that Mark Orton (Nebraska, Box Trolls) has completed scoring for Loop. Barney Jones, who previously scored Smash & Grab, will return to score Float and Kitbull composer, Andrew Jimenez, will return to score Wind.
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.
Director: Erica Milsom
Producer: Krissy Cababa & Michael Warch
Composer: Mark Orton
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.
Director: Bobby Rubio
Producer: Krissy Cababa
Composer: Barney Jones
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.
Director: Edwin Chang
Producer: Jesus Martinez
Composer: Andrew Jimenez
Pixar Post — T.J.