"Kitbull"

(Disney•Pixar)

Disney•Pixar Release "Kitbull' Short That Showcases SF's Mission District

Bradford Hornsby
February 20, 2019 - 9:29 am
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As part of its "SparkShort" short-film series, Disney•Pixar released the film "Kitbull" on their YouTube channel.

The film depicts the story of the unlikely friendship between a stray kitten and a chained up pit bull in San Francisco's Mission District.

"At first, I just wanted to draw something that made me feel good and was fun, but it evolved into something more personal for me," director Rosie Sullivan said in a behind-the-scenes featurette. "I realized growing up, I was always very sensitive and shy had trouble making connections and making friendships."

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