Short Circuit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ experimental short film program, has returned to Disney+ with a slate of five new animated shorts. “We’re always looking for new and innovative ideas,” says Jennifer Newfield, the production manager for the program. “All these brand new directors get to bring something different to the table.” The result is a unique and varied collection of films, from the 80s morning cartoon-inspired “Dinosaur Barbarian” to the tear-jerking “Going Home.”
Directed by Kim Hazel
Battling evil is all in a day’s work for Dinosaur Barbarian, but what about taking out the trash? Sometimes even a superhero needs to clean up his act.
Directed by Jacob Frey
A story about growing up and the meaning of home in which a young adult repeatedly visits his hometown, but with every new arrival he starts to face the inevitable: change
Directed by Ryan Green
A law-abiding citizen must find his inner strength to cross the street at a light that won’t change.
“Songs to Sing in the Dark”
Directed by Riannon Delanoy
Two creatures living in the depths of a dark cave engage in a battle of acoustic one-upmanship. As things escalate, they come to realize that they are stronger together.
“No. 2 to Kettering”
Directed by Liza Rhea
On a dreary, ordinary morning, a girl learns how the power of laughter can lift even the most sullen among her fellow bus riders along their journey to Kettering.
You can stream season two of Short Circuit now on Disney+.
About Short Circuit
Short Circuit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ innovative and experimental short film program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create their own short, marks the fifth anniversary of the program’s inception with the debut of five new shorts exclusively on Disney+. This new selection of short films by a group of filmmakers hailing from various departments throughout Disney Animation explores five unique visual and storytelling styles. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Short Circuit Experimental Films” streams August 4 on Disney+.