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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

Get ready for a good cry, because The Fault in Our Stars is returning to the Disney+ library this weekend. Also on Friday, the streaming service will debut A Spark Story, chronicling Pixar’s SparkShorts filmmaking process. On Sunday, two fan-favorite competition series, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and Supermarket Sweep, return for new seasons on…

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Meet SparkShorts’ Nona and Director Louis Gonzales

By Courtney Potter

Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts program gives Pixar’s up-and-coming animators the chance to bring fresh new storytelling to the screen—and that’s exactly what happens later this week when SparkShorts’ latest, Nona, debuts on Disney+ on Friday, September 17.

Directed by Louis Gonzales, Nona follows a colorful grandmother who plans…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

FX on Hulu will kick off the week with the series premiere of Y: The Last Man. Intended for mature audiences, the first three episodes will be available to stream on Monday, with new episodes released every week. On Wednesday, ABC will broadcast the season finale of The $100,000 Pyramid, followed by a special edition of 20/20 that profiles a…

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Director Aphton Corbin Talks Pixar SparkShorts’ Twenty Something

By Courtney Potter

Picture it: You’re a filmmaker, and you’re given six months to pull together a team and create an animated short. No real “rules” apply—all you need is the passion to tell a story and a clever, resourceful approach.

That’s the premise behind Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts program, where Pixar’s up-and-coming animators are…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

ABC News’ weeklong coverage to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks will include a special edition of 20/20, Women of 9/11, airing Wednesday, among other planned programming. Also on Wednesday, Disney+ will debut the original series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. and add all three seasons of Pepper Ann to its library,…

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Disney+ to Debut Two New SparkShorts—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney+ Reveals Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts Lineup
The good folks over at Disney+ just revealed the fresh new lineup for their Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts program—which, if you haven’t already given a looksee on the streaming service, you positively must. (Several have debuted since the program’s start in 2019, and…

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Wind (film)

Wind (film) Animated short film; premiered December 13, 2019, on Disney+. In a world of magical realism, a grandmother and her grandson are trapped deep down an endless chasm, scavenging debris to realize their dream of escaping to a better life. Directed by Edwin Chang. 9 min. From the Pixar Animation Studios SparkShorts program. See also SparkShorts.

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Loop (film)

Loop (film) Animated short film; premiered January 10, 2020, on Disney+. Two kids at canoe camp find themselves adrift on a lake, unable to move forward until they find a new way to connect and see the world through each other’s eyes. Directed by Erica Milsom. 8 min. From the Pixar Animation Studios SparkShorts program. See also SparkShorts.

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Float (film)

Float (film) Animated short film; released November 12, 2019, on Disney+. A father discovers that his son is different from other kids in the most unusual way. Dad keeps his son out of sight, but when his son’s ability becomes public, he must decide whether to run and hide or to accept his son as he is. Directed by Bobby Rubio. 7 min. From the Pixar Animation Studios…

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