Pixar’s Announces New Short Film Program, SparkShorts

/Film | 1/11/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Pixar shorts have long pioneered storytelling and animation techniques, and now the animation studio is unveiling a whole program focused on just that. The SparkShorts experimental storytelling initiative cultivates new creative voices inside and outside of Pixar, and will unveil its first three short films next week at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre for an exclusive one-week run. The shorts will then be made available online in Pixar’s first-ever YouTube exclusive launch in the weeks that follow.

Pixar Animation Studios cuts the ribbon for its new SparkShorts film program next week with an exclusive run of their first three shorts, Purl, Smash and Grab, and Kitbull, at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre on January 18, 2019. This will be followed by their online debut on the Disney•Pixar YouTube channel and Disney’s upcoming streaming platform Disney+. President of Pixar Animation Studios Jim Morris said in a statement:

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“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.”

The three shorts will be showcased at the historic El Capitan Theatre from January 18-24, following a feature presentation of The Little Mermaid at 1 p.m.,...
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