We’ve been chock-full of Disney+ announcements lately and we’re happy to say they’re not stopping any time soon! Last week, we announced a new and noble original film starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Skylar Astin, and this week we’re excited to share news from Walt Disney Animation Studios—brand new animated shorts will be coming to Disney+ in the spring of 2020!
The shorts are part of Short Circuit, the program where anyone at the Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. Pretty neat if you ask us. So here’s a little bit about three of the shorts that were selected to launch in spring 2020 on Disney+, and the directors behind them:
Jing Hua (Flower in the Mirror)
The first short comes from director Jerry Huynh, a technical director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on some of our favorite films like Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet, so we can only anticipate his short Jing Hua will bring something magical to Disney+!
Just a Thought
Just a Thought is a short inspired by those awkward pre-teen years we all went through, and the newspaper comics that director Brian Menz grew up loving. With such credits on Disney favorites like Bolt, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, and Ralph Breaks the Internet, we’re certain his short is one we’re going to love!
Natalie Nourigat also worked on Ralph Breaks the Internet most recently, but launched her professional career drawing comics. We’re hoping to see some of Natalie’s love of comics in the art style of her short Exchange Student.
These Short Circuit shorts will be available to watch on Disney+ in the spring of 2020! Other exciting Disney+ offerings including the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian, the Monsters, Inc.-inspired series Monsters at Work, and so much more! We can hardly wait!
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