short circuit

Inside the Imaginative Second Season of Short Circuit

By Zach Johnson

Short Circuit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ innovative and experimental short film program that enables anyone at the Studio to pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create their own short, is marking the fifth anniversary of its inception with the exciting debut of five new shorts, exclusively on Disney+. The shorts debuted on the…

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

This Tuesday, tune in for the FX network premiere of 20th Century Studios’ Alita: Battle Angel. Later that night, SHARKFEST continues with an encore presentation of Orca vs. Great White on Nat Geo WILD. The second season of Short Circuit drops Wednesday, while the season finale of The Mysterious Benedict Society streams Friday—available only on…

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zenith

Zenith (film)

Zenith (film) Animated short film; premiered January 24, 2020, on Disney+. A luminous, ethereal stag bounds through a dark expanse of the universe, leaving a galaxy of stars in its wake. When it accidentally creates a black hole that threatens to devour everything in sight, the stag is forced to make a decision that will leave a lasting impression. Directed by Jennifer…

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the race

Race, The (film)

Race, The (film) Animated short film; premiered January 24, 2020, on Disney+. Grim desperately needs one more soul to win his work competition, but his last scheduled collection at a rigorous bike race turns his world upside down. At the finish line, he learns that life is not always about the trophy at the end of the race. Directed by Terry Moews. 2 min. From the Walt…

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puddles

Puddles (film)

Puddles (film) Animated short film; premiered January 24, 2020, on Disney+. An adventurous young boy discovers that puddles can be portals to a fantastical world but struggles to get his sister’s attention away from her phone to see the magic in the world around her. Directed by Zach Parrish. 2 min. From the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit program. See…

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lucky toupee

Lucky Toupée (film)

Lucky Toupée (film) Animated short film; premiered January 24, 2020, on Disney+. An original tale about a hijacked hairpiece, a gang of larcenous leprechauns, and a budding romance. Directed by Nikki Mull. 2 min. From the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit program. See also Short Circuit.

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lightning in a bottle

Lightning in a Bottle (film)

Lightning in a Bottle (film) Animated short film; premiered January 24, 2020, on Disney+. A boy’s effort to capture lightning in a bottle as part of a science fair project succeeds beyond his wildest expectations, but he is shocked to discover the consequences of the unnatural feat. Directed by John Aquino. 3 min. From the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit…

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kite’s tale, a (film)

kite’s tale, a (film) Experimental short film combining hand-drawn animation and virtual reality technology; premiered at the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference July 28, 2019. A whimsical tale of two clashing kites—a playful puppy and a pompous dragon—who must learn to live with one another subject to the winds of fate. Directed by Bruce Wright as part of Walt…

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just a thought

Just A Thought (film)

Just A Thought (film) Animated short film; premiered Jan. 24, 2020, on Disney+. Ollie, an awkward 12-year-old boy, experiences “bubble trouble” when his true feelings for a girl are embarrassingly revealed in the form of a physical thought bubble. Directed by Brian Menz. 3 min. From the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit program. See also Short Circuit.

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jing hua

Jing Hua (film)

Jing Hua (film) Animated short film; premiered January 24, 2020, on Disney+. A grieving martial artist pays tribute to her recently departed teacher by creating a painted world using a magical form of kung fu. Directed by Jerry Huynh. 2 min. From the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit program. See also Short Circuit.

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