Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a trailer for its latest short film, Inner Workings, about a man who goes to work at his soul-crushing job but is constantly distracted by his heart’s desire to get out of the office and live a little. Starring Raymond S. Persi, the delightful short is currently playing ahead of Moana in theaters.
A combination of hand-drawn and CG animation, Inner Workings employs the studio’s proprietary 2D interpolation software Meander, which was previously used in the Oscar-winning shorts Paperman and Feast.
Directed by Leo Matsuda — story artist on studio’s animated features Zootopia, Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph — Inner Workings co-stars a man and his organs: The heart and its lung buddies are driven by emotion and spontaneity, pulling the rest of the body along in search of instant gratification. The brain is a tedious task-master trying to curb these outbursts of frivolity so its host can focus on his mundane job.
If you haven’t already seen it, watch the trailer in the player below:
Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios