After a year of speculation and rumor, Pixar has finally made the details of their upcoming short public. It is called Day & Night, and will, of course, precede every showing of Toy Story 3. Here is the official synopsis from ComingSoon.net:
When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world--the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.Very interesting! A simple idea with tons of comic potential (the basic yet perfect Pixar formula). It is sure to be another beautiful, entertaining short. I especially like the style of animation apparent on the title card shown above (click for a high res version). It is reminiscent of the retro animation from the 1950s. The actual short will no doubt be CG, but I still like the style of the title card.
The short is being directed by artist and character designer Teddy Newton. This is his directorial debut at Pixar. And, the most exciting bit of all, the short will be scored by none other than Michael Giacchino! If you follow Disney, etc. then you'll know that he is my favorite composer (
Obviously, this short is not the dinosaur short I had previously thought it to be. This makes me want to think that the dinosaur short is either the upcoming short for newt, or it may even be a feature of its own. Mike at The Pixar Blog points out that it could possibly be the unannounced 2013/2014 Pete Docter feature project, with Greg Dykstra as co-director.
More news is sure to surface in the coming months as Toy Story 3's release gets ever closer. Keep checking back for more news all about Toy Story 3, Disney, Pixar, Movies, and everything in-between.