Filipinos will be represented in a Pixar animated short film

Kasado na! Filipinos are the lead characters for the first time ever in a Pixar short film, "Float."

Part of an experimental storytelling initiative, Disney-Pixar launched #SparkShorts this year to welcome new creative voices at Pixar to share their stories - and Float among the first 3 to be shown.

Filipino-American writer and director, Bobby Rubio announced this greast news on twitter:

In the film, a father discovers that his son floats, which makes him different from other kids. To keep them both safe from the judgement of the world, Dad hides, covers, and grounds him. But when his son’s ability becomes public, Dad must decide whether to run and hide or to accept his son as he is.

He coined the characters, the first "Pixnoys" as he noted the significance of his work in featuring Filipinos. 

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

The film will be shown at El Capitan Theatre, Disney Home in Hollywood, and will be launched exclusively in Youtube in the coming weeks.

Take a peek at Float in this preview of Spark Shorts:


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