Thursday 24 April 2014

First Look: WDAS' Next Short Film, Feast

Walt Disney Animation Studios have announced their next short film - and released a title card and a snazzy concept first look at it, too - which will apparently debut at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on 10th June. The short, Feast, will then open wide with the studio's next feature film, Big Hero 6, this winter.

Disney announced the short on their website, alongside a first look at the film (below). There seems to be a bit of a discrepancy online as to whether the image is a piece of concept art or a very stylised still from the film (my money's on the former) - the assumption certainly seems to be that the short will be animated using the same Meander 2D-CG hybrid system that Disney's Oscar-winning Paperman short was made with. That assumption certainly meshes with the film's director; Patrick Osborne (head of animation on Paperman) is helming the film.

The logline for the film is: "The story of one man’s love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share."

Feast sounds and looks very interesting and exciting, and - given that WDAS has created some truly great shorts as of late (particularly its latest two: the phenomenal Paperman and incredibly fun Get a Horse!) - it certainly has a lot of promise.

Big Hero 6 (and thus Feast) opens on 7th November in the US and waaay later, on 13th February, 2015, in the UK.

Source: The Walt Disney Company website

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