Pixar has released a first look photo of its newest short, Lou.
The six-minute short features a hoodie-cloaked creature who lives in a school’s lost and found box. His eyes are baseballs. Forgotten, neglected toys surround him.
Here’s the plot:
When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box (aka Lou).
The project was personal for director Dave Mullins, who got the idea from his childhood experience of feeling out of place.
“You either feel invisible because you don’t know the other kids or you’re embarrassed and you want to be invisible,” Mullins said. “I thought it’d be really cool to have a character who could hide in plain sight.”
Mullins also worked as an animator on other Pixar projects, including Cars, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc.
Lou plays ahead of Cars 3, which opens in theaters June 16.
Source: USA Today