“A Spark Story” Explores Pixar Story Development
Just like its creative and introspective shorts, the new trailer released yesterday for “A Spark Story” certainly leaves viewers both inspired and intrigued. The new documentary debuts on Disney+ on Friday, following the journeys of two incredible storytellers in the Pixar SparkShorts family.
“We started the SparkShorts program to allow some new ideas into this, give a chance to people who we think have something interesting to say,” says Pete Docter, Pixar Chief Creative Officer, in the trailer. With incredible stories like “Nona,” “Bao,” “Float,” and the Academy Award nominee, “Burrow,” clearly the three-year-old project has already exhibited much success.
A Story about the Stories
“A Spark Story” explores the creation of SparkShorts most recent projects, “Nona” and “TwentySomething.” The feature-length original documentary made for the Disney streaming service will follow the creators of the shorts throughout their writing and producing adventures.
Both Aphton Corbin, who directed “Twenty Something,” and Louis Gonzales, the creator of “Nona,” both express their totally understandable nervousness in taking on the huge projects in the trailer. The preview then explores a montage of scenes showing the pair’s incredible leadership and storytelling talents before their remarkable shorts debut in the Pixar screening room.
“I think viewers will be most surprised by how much personal storytelling is involved in the Pixar filmmaking process … It takes so many people to bring one of these films to life, and you can feel the filmmakers’ personal touches in every aspect of the films. Hopefully A Spark Story will give audiences a greater sense of the people and personalities who bring these types of films to life,” said Supper Club founder and director Jason Sterman, according to a Comicbook article. Supper Club co-produced the new documentary with Pixar Animation Studios, according to the article.
“Stories honor life. They honor people, but it’s more than that. There’s a sense of magic to it. The screen’s gotta move and dance in front of your eyes, and it reaffirms the beautiful things in life,” the new trailer begins. Certainly, the wealt of the SparkShorts released so far have done just that.
“A Spark Story” premieres on Friday on Disney+. Though they began on YouTube in 2018, viewers can also catch up on all of the Spark Shorts produced so far on the streaming service.