It’s always exciting to see the latest short film in front of the latest Pixar film. They are consistently just as engaging and endearing as the feature film itself. Playing before Pixar’s Finding Dory opening this month is a short film called Piper, about a little baby sandpiper bird looking for food on the beach. Explaining the style to THR, director Alan Barillaro said: “I love the painterly aspects of macro photography; the textures almost becomes a characters. I want to see computer animation fall into that world where lenses, just like in live action photography, can have a lot of expression.” Disney released a short clip to tease the short. Enjoy.
Here’s the first look footage for Pixar’s new short film Piper, direct from Disney’s YouTube:
In Pixar Animation Studios’ new short, Piper, a hungry sandpiper hatchling discovers that finding food without mom’s help isn’t so easy. “This is a story about overcoming your fears, as well as the parent aspect of wanting your kids to stay confident.” Piper is directed by Pixar veteran Alan Barillaro (a supervising animator Wall-E, Brave and The Incredibles making his directorial debut). It will feature a score by Adrian Belew (a composer and song writer). The short will debut in front of Pixar’s Finding Dory, which opens in cinemas worldwide in June – starting in the US on June 17th this week. See the final Finding Dory trailer.