SparkShorts is a series of animated short films produced by Pixar filmmakers and artists. The films are independent shorts launched by the program was launched as an experimental storytelling initiative that gives employees of varying backgrounds the studio's resources and funding to explore their ideas, experiment, and develop a low-budget project of their own within six months. The first episode, Purl, premiered at Siggrph 2018. The first three episodes of SparkShorts will be released as Disney+ original programming in late 2019.
An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close-knit group. Purl must ask herself how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for and in the end is it worth it?
A father discovers that his son floats, which makes him different from other kids. To keep them both safe from the judgment 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.
Wind is a magical realism story about a Grandma and a Grandson trapped in a massive, never-ending sink-hole, living on a large boulder suspended by strong winds. Together they scavenge falling debris to build an escape, hoping to find a better life in the outside world.