The first fruit of Apple’s multi-year deal with Skydance Animation is here. After screenings at Tribeca and Annecy, Blush is launching on Apple TV+ on Friday.
The short film is written and directed by Joe Mateo, a 25-year Disney veteran. It tells the story of an astronaut who crash-lands on a small planet, only to be joined by a pink extraterrestrial who offers him salvation. Watch the trailer below:
The film is the directorial debut of Mateo, a veteran animator and storyboard artist. He co-wrote Meet the Robinsons and was head of story on Big Hero 6. Other credits include Bolt, Zootopia, Tangled, Raya and the Last Dragon, and the ABC holiday special Prep & Landing, on which he won an Emmy for storyboarding.