The new Purl short comes courtesy of the creative minds at Pixar, specifically from the animation studio’s SparkShorts program. According to Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios, “The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows.”
He adds, “These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.”
Purl, the latest production from the program is directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan. The short features an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?