Day and Night by Pixar

Disney Pixar’s short film, “Day & Night“, has been nominated for an Oscar for animated short film at the 2011 Academy Awards. Day and Night are two animated characters who help each other to deal with their jealousies and insecurities. The outlines of both characters are hand drawn and animated in 2-D, while the scenes inside their silhouettes are rendered in 3D. The 5 minute 57 seconds video was packaged to be shown in theaters before Disney¬∑Pixar’s feature film Toy Story 3 in June 2010, is available on the DVD and has been released to purchase on iTunes in the United States.

Day and Night Pixar short film

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Click on the image below to play the behind the scenes video.


Day & Night was written and directed by Teddy Newton, produced by Kevin Reher, with music by Michael Giacchino (Up).

The voice used in this film is from Dr. Wayne Dyer and was taken from a lecture he gave in the 1970s. The director of the film incorporated the ideas taken from Dyer’s lecture in order to show that the unknown can be mysterious and beautiful, and doesn’t at all have to be something to fear.

Day & Night has already won a Visual Effects Society award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short.