SparkShorts, the “Experimental Storytelling Initiative” within Pixar, has already garnered high praise with the release of Purl, Smash and Grab and Kitbull — and with over 50 million views on YouTube, the next series of SparkShorts will no doubt be a success.
As announced on January 2019, three additional SparkShorts will be released exclusively on the new Disney+ streaming service (available this November). However, for a limited time, fans will have the opportunity to view Float, Loop, and Wind at the El Capitan Theatre in October (a month before they release on Disney+).
Paired with screenings of Hocus Pocus, fans will have the first-look the three new SparkShorts running from October 1-7. Recently, it was reported that composer 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.
Directed by Bobby Rubio and produced by Krissy Cababa.
Synopsis — A father discovers that his son floats, which makes him different from other kids. To keep them both safe from the judgment of the world, Dad hides, covers, and grounds him. But when his son’s ability becomes public, Dad must decide whether to run and hide or to accept his son as he is.
Directed by Erica Milsom and produced by Krissy Cababa and Michael Warch, along with supervising TD and lighting DP Danielle Feinberg.
Synopsis —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.
Directed by Edwin Chang and produced by Jesus Martinez.
Synopsis — Wind is a magical realism story about a Grandma and a Grandson trapped in a massive, never-ending sink-hole, living on a large boulder suspended by strong winds. Together they scavenge falling debris to build an escape, hoping to find a better life in the outside world.
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