Kitbull – A Pixar Short Film
Pixar has a pretty impressive track record for making audiences cry, but it has truly outdone itself by achieving full-scale weeps in a matter of mere minutes with the animation studio’s new short film, Kitbull. The film — a production of Pixar’s new SparkShorts program — tells a tearjerking story of an “unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures” under dire circumstances. A fiercely independent stray kitten happens upon an abused Pit Bull, and as director Rosana Sullivan said, “together, they experience friendship for the first time.”
It’s simple and sweet, but — through a few startling scenes — it also makes a powerful statement about the treatment of animals, and it might even open up more meaningful conversations about the reputation of Pit Bulls being an aggressive and dangerous breed.