The animated short to be shown with BIG HERO 6 is FEAST, a Disney Animation production featuring a long-awaited variation of the hybrid Meander/hand-drawn software used in PAPERMAN. This version emphasises shapes and lighting reminiscent of a 1950s line-less cartoon style. While interesting and well-made, I'm not sure this is the direction to be going with this software. Isn't it the line that makes hand drawn animation so magical? This variation has a flat, creepy, uncanny-valley, falling-apart feeling to it, don't you think?
Next up, no doubt, will be Pixar’s very stereotypically girly INSIDE OUT about an 11-year old girl’s emotions, directed by Pete Docter, written by Michael Arndt. If ever there was a project where a female writer and director could have been an inspired asset it’s this one but no girls involved except the female lead.
UPDATE November 2015: Brad Bird is writing INCREDIBLES II which we'll have the pleasure of seeing in 2017-ish.
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