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YouTubin’: Spinning a Tale

  • YouTubin’: Spinning a Tale

A thought-provoking yarn about workplace dynamics ...

As a devoted Pixar loyalist, I’ve yet to be disappointed by any of their short-subject films. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they’ve launched this latest endeavor as a free streaming video on YouTube. The short, titled Purl, is directed by Kristen Lester and features a female ball of yarn who gets a job in an exclusively male financial firm. The methods that Purl devises to fit in to her workplace are both cringeworthy and admirable, and in the end the film gives you plenty of reasons to think about your own experiences.

Happily, we’ll have opportunities to see more content in this vein as Pixar is unveiling their SparkShorts projects that are designed to highlight new storytellers and techniques without requiring the budget and fanfare of the major feature releases. These shorts will eventually be part of the Disney+ streaming service coming our way later this year. They’ve chosen a great one to start out the series with, I hope you like it too!

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