Pixar SparkShorts Films ‘Float’ and ‘Wind’, Streaming on YouTube for a Limited Time
- Published on March 5, 2021
- by @peoplesbalita
PIXAR has released two Pixar SparkShorts films — Float and Wind — on YouTube, making them widely available to more people around the world.
Both films come from Asian filmmakers and feature the story of Asian characters.
Float is a 7-minute film by Filipino-American director Bobby Alcid Rubio. It tells the story of a father who discovers his son’s ability to levitate. Scared of what their neighbors might say about his son, he attempts to hide him from the outside world.
The film was first released in November 2019 through Disney+ which is not yet available in Southeast Asia, making this the first time many Filipinos around the world have had a chance to watch the film.
In an interview after the film’s initial release, Rubio explained that the film took inspiration from his own journey of raising his son Alex, who is on the autism spectrum.
The short film Float, which was made available on YouTube last Feb. 27 has already more than six million views.
Check out the inspiring short film below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HAGuju_yKY&t=249s
Wind is a film from Edwin Wooyoung Chang. It’s about a young Korean boy and his grandmother who try to find their way out of a chasm.
Chang explained in a 2019- interview that the 9-minute film is inspired by his grandmother. According to him, she was a single mother who took care of her kids and sent them to the U.S. for them to live a new life.
Wind got the spot of #41 Trending this week and has almost two million views since it was made available on YouTube last Saturday (Feb. 27).
Watch the full heart-warming short film below:
The release of the two short films is Pixar’s way of showing solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities. This is in light of the recent increase of hate crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans in the US recently.
According to Pixar, the decision to make the two films widely available is “in celebration of what stories that feature Asian characters can do to promote inclusion everywhere.”
Float and Wind are available for streaming on YouTube for a limited time only. (ROHN ROMULO)
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