Inner Workings Short

Pixar Animation already covered what happens with our emotions with Inside Out last year. Now Walt Disney Animation is taking a crack at showing us what happens inside our bodies with their latest animated short.

Inner Workings hails from a story artist at Disney named Leo Matsuda, who previously worked on Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph. As you’ll see in the Inner Workings short teaser trailer after the jump, the heart, brain and lungs are our main characters, attempting to control the whims of a man who is stuck in a mundane job. Will his head or his heart win out?

This looks just different enough from Inside Out to work in an entirely different way. The execution of the head and the heart trying to control this man’s body gives it a Looney Tunes-style feel as he gets dragged around, guided by his heart’s penchant for romance, or his brain’s desire to crunch the numbers and get work done.

The animation style is rather interesting too, going for a tableau style of presentation. I also like how we see the inside of the man’s body with the real world in the background as his insides pull him in one direction or the other.

However, if you want to see the entirety of this particular short sooner than later, then you’ll have to head out to see Moana this week in theaters. It will be playing before the latest animated adventure for its entire theatrical run, and will likely end up on the movie’s home video release as well.

Moana starts sneak preview screenings in theaters around the country this evening, and it will be playing in theaters everywhere tomorrow. It’ll be the perfect movie for you to see with your whole family.

A new short from first-time director Leo Matsuda (story artist for “Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life. “Inner Workings” opens on 2nd December, 2016 in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana.”

Inner Workings is in theaters with Moana starting November 23.

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