Jerry Beck of Cartoon Brew, relates a story of him about to throw out a junk flyer for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival when he noticed the image (pictured right) from Presto, the directorial debut of Pixar’s supervising animator, Doug Sweetland. The short is to be attached to WALL•E’s premiere on June 27.
Presto DiGiotagione, a turn-of-the-century magician, is famous for an astounding hat trick. Presto’s apprentice rabbit, Alec, however, is dissatisfied as he shares none of Presto’s wild success. While Presto is out eating lavish dinner, Alec is left behind, locked in a birdcage with a carrot torturously out of reach. Directed by Doug Sweetland. Sweetland also voices Presto and Alec. 5 min
The Hiroshima International Animation Festival runs August 7-11.