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Pixar: Representation in Animation

Alongside their most recent animated feature film, Soul, Pixar have released a series of new ‘SparkShorts’. Each at around 7-10 minutes long, they follow a long history of such short films which Pixar have been making for years, and many readers my age will probably remember watching the older ones before their favourite childhood films, (if you want a real nostalgia trip, try watching some old Pixar Shorts on YouTube). However, these aren’t just any old shorts, as Pixar has put diversity and opportunity for marginalised voices at the forefront of this project. Pixar gave employees six months to develop their stories, most of them based on personal experiences, with the hope that as a company they would ‘discover new storytellers and explore new storytelling techniques’. The result is one the most inspiring and moving range of animations I have ever seen Pixar produce, all told through gorgeous animation styles. Continue reading Pixar: Representation in Animation