Watch Pixar's First Animated SparkShorts Film PURL about a Ball of Yarn That Gets a Job
Last month is was announced that Pixar was launching a new animated short film program called SparkShorts. The first animated short from this program has been released online for you to enjoy. But first, here’s a little description of what SparkShorts is:
“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 first short to be released is called Purl, and it comes from director Kristen Lester and producer Gillian Libbert-Duncan. The story centers on “an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?”
Watch the animated short below and tell us what you think. I’m looking forward to seeing what else come out of this program.