May 16, 2019
Walt Disney Animation Studios (Disney Animation) has launched an internal program enabling animators at the company to pitch their own short films to stream on the parent company’s Disney+ subscription streaming video service bowing in November.
Dubbed “Short Circuit” experimental films, the program’s selected content will begin streaming on Disney+ in early 2020.
Initial titles include “Jing Hua” from Jerry Huynh, who reportedly worked as a technical director on Disney animated theatrical/home entertainment hits Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet, among others.
“Just a Thought” from Brian Menz, whose credits include Bolt, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
And finally, story artist Natalie Nourigat’s (Ralph Breaks the Internet) short film, “Exchange Student.”
All three films have their debut June 14 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France — the same venue that premiered Moana in 2016.