Day & Night is the new Pixar short film that will run in front of Toy Story 3. We’ve posted a couple of items about the film in the past, and briefly described the way it blends 2D and 3D animation to depict the meeting between two characters, Night and Day. Now there’s a behind the scenes clip that offers up a few fluffy quotes, but also shows clips from the short.
Some of the footage seen here is the same clip that we previously presented as an exclusive, but we also see a few other short bits, and plenty of rough drawings for the short. Animation hounds will like the clip purely for that glimpse at the ‘in progress’ state of some of the drawings.
Teddy Newton directs the film, and you’ll hear him briefly describe it in the ‘making of’ clip. As Peter said previously,
Newton is a Cal Arts guy, very respected, considered one of the most influential visual development artists in the field of animation. Composer Michael Giacchino is providing a score for the short. The Academy Award-winning composer has been working with Pixar for some time, providing the score for The Incredibles, Ratatoille, Up, and short films Lifted and Partly Cloudy, so it makes sense that he might also be working on the company’s next animated short as well. In the late 1990’s, Teddy formed a partnership with Giacchino to make animated films, but they apparently couldn’t come up with the capital to make it happen.
The official synopsis:
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.