A new bundle of Pixar’s SparkShorts will be released in September –
Disney has just announced that two new episodes of Pixar’s SparkShorts will soon join Disney +, along with a feature documentary.
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SparkShorts is a series of shorts produced by Pixar Animation Studios that allows filmmakers and artists to tell personal stories in six months from start to finish As of this writing, eight have been released, all available on Disney + . In September, two more will join the lineup, according to an official Disney press release.
The first of these new shorts is titled Twenty something and comes from director Aphton Corbin. She previously worked as a screenwriter for Soul. In a statement, Corbin said, “The SparkShorts program is how the studio sees what talented storytellers can do on our own. After working with Pete [Docter] on “Soul” I caught the studio’s attention as someone who had some interesting stories to tell.
Twenty something uses hand-drawn animations to tell Gia’s story, based on Corbin herself, as she struggles through the confusing and difficult time of her twenties. Twenty something debuts on Disney + on September 10, 2021.
The second SparkShort comes from director Louis Gonzales, who has worked as a screenwriter on several Pixar projects such as Courageous and Incredibles 2. This is Gonzales’ first outing as a director. His cinema Nona reflects on the day of a grandmother whose plans for relaxation are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of her granddaughter. The character of Nona is inspired by Gonzales’ grandmother, besides being “a combination of all the strong women that I loved growing up”. Nona will be released on September 17, 2021.
Finally, Disney + will release a documentary film titled A story of sparks, who will take a look at how these new SparkShorts were made and the artists who helped create them. The film is directed by Jason Sterman and Leanne Dare (Wolfgang) and will debut on Disney + on September 24, 2021.