Pixar Animation Studios has released the first official image from Lou, their new short film which will play in front of Cars 3 this summer.
Lou tells the story of an unseen creature in a school’s lost-and-found bin that helps teach a bully a lesson.
From USA Today:
With baseballs for eyes and cloaked in a red hoodie, the title monster keeps a watchful eye on the kids on the playground in secret from his box. A boy named J.J. is a real terror, snatching a video game from his classmate and kicking a girl’s stuffed animal into a basketball hoop, and Lou decides it’s time for a high-jinks-filled comeuppance.
The new short is directed by Dave Mullins and produced by Dana Murray.
Mullins, a Pixar employee since 2000, says about Lou the character.
“I thought it’d be really cool to have a character who could hide in plain sight,” said Mullins. “[Lou’s] purpose in life is to give things back…He gets J.J. to understand that.”
Consider us intrugued! Lou and Cars 3 open in U.S. theaters on June 16th.
Source: USA Today