ComingSoon.net has the exclusive first look at Pixar’s much talked about upcoming short to be screened before Toy Story 3, Day & Night!
Directed by veteran Pixar character designer Teddy Newton, this short follows conflicting personalities representing two distinct times: Day and Night. Here’s Pixar’s official description of the short:
"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."
The picture up top represents the title characters, but I’m really not sure if these are just 2D versions of 3D renders or if this will be a short in the style of Your Friend the Rat. All I know is that these designs scream Newton who’s arguably most famous for his work on The Incredibles!! I’m really digging Day and Night.
Flip the title around and you’ve got Night & Day AND a funny story. This past January we had prepared a whole post (click to see it) on the subject based on Pixar Talk’s exclusive scoop on the aforementioned title. Back then, I guess we speculated it might’ve been the dinosaur concept art we’ve been seeing… guess not.
I never actually got to make the post live (until now) because by the time I was done, I noticed the studio didn’t want information leaking out so quickly. We did get some valuable information though, apparently (CORRECTION) Partly Cloudy’s Kevin Reher is producing with music by Grammy/Oscar winner Michael Giacchino!
Update: Some of our burning questions about Day & Night have been answered! According to Cartoon Brew’s Jerry Beck, "the images inside the characters will be CG", but generally the short wil use the 2D style seen in the promo. Pixar’s Don Shank added that Day & Night is "not about a dinosaur!"
Now it’s your turn! What do you think about Day & Night?