The newest film in the Pixar SparkShorts series is called “Kitbull,” and it’s probably going to make you cry.
The sweet short film tells a tale of unlikely friendship between a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. As every cat owner knows, it can take a while for cats to warm up, especially when they feel threatened by a much larger creature. But as this short shows, sometimes cats and dogs can make the best of friends.
“Kitbull” was written and directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson. Meet the team behind this heartwarming new short in the video below.
And get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this 2D-animated short here:
This film is the third release in the Pixar SparkShorts series, following “Purl” and “Smash and Grab.” Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios, says, “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.”
Additional projects from the SparkShorts program will debut on Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service set to launch later this year.