Suddenly, a full-length, Filipino-led Disney flick doesn’t sound too far-fetched anymore.
Filipino artist Bobby Rubio revealed on Twitter that he will be acting as the writer/director of an upcoming Pixar short film titled ‘Float’, which will feature two Filipino-American leads.
I'm so proud to be a part of this program and to be among these very talented people! And I have to give a shout-out to my wonderful and talented crew, Team Float! https://t.co/08Q9FRVgRS
— Bobby Rubio (@Bobby_Rubio) January 10, 2019
YES @rachjuramirez those are #Filipino lead characters in my #Pixar #SparkShort! @Pixar’s first all #CGI Filipino characters! So technically, the first #Pixnoys! I am proud to tell our stories. I know what it means to see our culture represented on screen! #RepresentationMatters https://t.co/Xh3UKfKmRt
— Bobby Rubio (@Bobby_Rubio) January 13, 2019
Bobby has previously worked on notable animated flicks such as ‘Tarzan’, ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘Up.’
‘Float’ is a part of the Pixar SparkShorts program, a new experimental story-telling initiative that ‘welcomes new creative voices at Pixar to share their stories.’
The flicks are expected to drop on YouTube in February.
This year, we launched #SparkShorts, an experimental storytelling initiative that welcomes new creative voices at Pixar to share their stories. See the first three shorts at the @ElCapitanThtre beginning 1/18, followed by an exclusive launch on @YouTube in the weeks that follow! pic.twitter.com/9ssK5Sn1bn
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) January 10, 2019