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WATCH: Pixar short film starring Filipino characters out Nov. 12

By: - Reporter
/ 10:58 PM November 03, 2019

A clip in the trailer released by Pixar shows a scene from Float showing Filipino characters. Screenshot from Pixar video.

MANILA, Philippines — Pixar’s short film featuring Filipino characters will be streamed on Disney+ starting Nov. 12.

The short film “Float,” which is a part of Pixar’s experimental storytelling initiative “Spark Shorts,” is directed by Filipino-American filmmaker Bobby Rubio who earlier confirmed that the lead characters in his short film were indeed Filipinos.

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In a trailer released by Pixar last October, a clip from Float  shows a man holding a baby before the latter suddenly flies away from his arms.

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Rubio earlier said that the characters were the first all computer-generated imagery (CGI) characters in Pixar.

“I am proud to tell our stories. I know what it means to see our culture represented on screen! #RepresentationMatters,” Rubio said.

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