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Day and Night clip

Here’s a 15 second clip from Teddy Newton’s Pixar short Day and Night which will be released with Toy Story 3 on June 18th. The short is essentially hand drawn, being Pixar’s second film to be animated in 2D animation (Your Friend the Rat was the first). The insides of the characters are CG. Man, this looks good.

(via /Film)

  • doop

    Who animated on this?

  • Wow! This looks mind-bending! I think I’m looking more forward to this than the feature, and I’m looking forward to the feature lots!

  • bert klein

    congratulations teddy!!! you hit a home run on this and it was great getting together with you last week.

  • Very cool. Teddy Newton is the best. I remember people laughing at me when I told them Pixar had ordered animation paper.

    Could a 2-D feature be far behind?

  • AWESOME!!!

  • Talk about quality! Very UPA-ish but with smoother animation – that I shall await for :D

  • Beautiful! These guys look like a lot of fun already!

  • Tom Minton

    Authoritative poses and smooth assistant work. Reminds me of some of the main title work done in the 1960’s, but executed better.

  • oh my
    That looks interesting
    just the ticket

  • Isaac

    “Hand drawn” is a better distinction.

  • Isaac

    …than “2D”, I mean.

  • diego

    nice, intelligent and funny.

  • Warhead

    Looks to be an interesting mash-up. I didn’t know Pixar could do hand-drawn animation, but the 2d animation is beautiful.

  • Normally I’m not the biggest fan of Pixar, but this looks really cool. I can’t wait to see the full short. I’ve watched this about 5 times today.

  • George

    Very clever, brilliant, can’t wait to see more :)

  • I’d go just to see this. Haha. Gonna be great in the theater.

  • Roberto Severino

    This looks really fun and appealing. Just what animation needs right now. Teddy Newton and the gang did a great job on this. I think I’ll go see Toy Story 3 just to see this, no matter how expensive the 3D ticket is this year. Like Floyd Norman was saying, I’m too am hoping for a 2D animated feature from Pixar, but only if it looks funny and cartoony like this, unlike the last twenty years worth of Don Bluth esque films and such.

  • Looks great!

  • Henry Syverson characters

  • Very nice indeed! I’m not a fan of 3-D, but I can’t wait to see this in that format; with the characters’ bodies as cut-out holes providing looks into a three dimensional world, it should be rather mind-blowing.

    The character designs remind me of the pantomime gag cartoon characters of print cartoonist Henry (“You want it WHEN?”) Syverson in the SATURDAY EVENING POST.

  • Fun. Creative. Appealing. Can’t wait to view the whole thing.

  • Paul D

    That’s really great! Fantastic!

  • Vzk

    I hope they don’t give a flatchest to that woman when the short’s released on video.

  • Wonderful stuff. Strong anticipation and it really sells the whole concept in that singular moment. Also while people are spotting influences, the design and movement make me think a little of Eric Goldberg.

  • matt

    Yep, this new short looks great!

    And Vzk, that’s exactly what I thought (re: Knick Knack) – were there really that many howls of protest over the over-inflated original version? Do they not understand caricature and satire and basic shapes? I’m disappointed that Pixar have never addressed the reasons, even though they obviously feel justified. And why then they had the original version in their (all-ages admission) exhibition…

  • matt

    P.S. I meant to say thanks to Jerry though for posting this!

  • Bob Harper

    NOW! I’m excited to go to Toy Story 3 with the kids…

  • Robert Schaad

    Looks great. Very creative!

  • Greg M.

    Good stuff! Someone should post some of the animators on this. I’m guessing Bob Scott and Doug Frankel are two of the names.

  • I might be slow and you tube might be small. It took me several times through to figure out what is going on. The bright sliver of sky where the belly was breathing kept directing my eye away from what I was supposed to be looking at. Maybe it will be clearer on the big screen.

  • By the way, there’s a dirty frame at nine seconds in. Don’t tell the execs. They’ll cut it off, and that would be painful.

  • elan

    Saw the whole short last week. Very solid all around. And a real poignant moment at the end too. Congrats Teddy

  • Phil

    Do want!

  • I saw this this weekend and it’s one of Pixar’s best shorts. Beautifully animated, very funny, innovative and insightful. Tell Roger Ebert that it makes creative use of Stereo 3D. I hope this isn’t a SPOILER but the hand drawn characters exit on different planes in space and the CG image is deep inside, I don’t believe it would have the same meaning if seen flat.

    VZK & Matt: It was a family screening, so I think they’re OK with the way the sunbather looks.

  • Ah… traditional animation.. where’ve you gone…

    *Note to cartoon studios. Those traditional animation really take that much more effort and work HOURS?! Must everything be CG?

    I think not.

  • Katella Gate

    Absolutely wonderful.

  • OtherDan

    RIGHT ON! For once I agree with Floyd Norman! I kid.

  • Lee

    I’ll just throw my hat in and say this looks amazing. Can’t wait

  • Alfons Moline

    For those of you attending the Annecy Festival, on June 11 at 4 PM at the Centre Bonlieu there will be a screennig of DAY AND NIGHT followed by a special presentation, MAKING OF PIXAR: THREE-DIMENSIONAL STORYTELLING, hosted by the short’s director, Teddy Newton. Check for more info.

  • Very Cool!! Can’t wait to see it……

  • Ann

    I don’t understand the “moral” of the cartoon, which hit like a depressing wet blanket amid the fun of the cartoon, broadcast from a radio tower within one character’s body. Is the author saying that he’s gay, and we should all accept him? If so, I resented the intrusion of political statements into what should have been entertainment. If I want to think about equality, I’ll read an editorial, but when I pay top dollar for a movie ticket, I don’t want to be preached to.

  • Melissa

    I can’t stop talking how creative you are
    Can’t wait to see more!