Pixar’s Short Film About An Abused Dog And A Stray Cat Pulls At All The Heartstrings

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Pixar has done it again.

They’re responsible for our favorite animated films, and we’re ready to add their short film, “Kitbull” to that esteemed list. The tear-jerking production is part of Pixar’s new SparkShorts program. Pixar introduced the program to “discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows.” “Kitbull” is only 9 minutes long, but Pixar managed to make us feel everything from heartbreak to happiness in these few short scenes.

An Unlikely Friendship

The story is about a fiercely independent, yet vulnerable, stray kitten who ends up meeting a pit bull. Chained outside and obviously abused, the poor pup is desperate for a friend. Director Rosana Sullivan said in a companion video,

“To be fully honest, it started from a cat video. I loved watching cat videos in times of stress. At first, I just wanted to draw something that made me feel good and was fun, but it evolved into something more personal to me eventually.”

“Kitbull” shows how an unlikely friendship can evolve and create something truly heartwarming. The short film takes two vulnerable characters through experiences that everyone watching can relate to. It’s about kindness and friendship, and it also touches on the serious issue of how society treats animals.  We won’t give any spoilers, but you’ll definitely want to watch this short film all the way to the end.

It doesn’t matter if you have a rescue pet in your house or not, this Pixar short film is sure to pull at your heartstrings. The film has started a conversation about breed stereotypes, animal abuse, and animal rescue. It’s also a testament to the power of friendship and what can happen if you step out of your comfort zone and embrace kindness. You’ll want to pull your pets in close after this one.

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