Disney unveils a first look at Winston, the Boston terrier starring in Patrick Osborne’s short film ‘Feast.’
Disney has released a fresh look at its latest short, Feast, courtesy of USA Today.
First unveiled at Annecy, Feast is directed by Patrick Osborne, the head of animation for the Oscar-winning short Paperman. The story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, the short will open in theaters in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new action-packed, big-screen adventure Big Hero 6 on November 7, 2014.
The new images introduce Winston, a Boston terrier who discovers a human named James on the other end of a french fry.
"Every relationship has something that starts it off, and in this case it's food," Osborne said to USA Today. "I wanted to tell a life story of a man and the dog under the table through the meals they share. It becomes this story of love between a dog and owner."
The years fly by in the six-minute film, and the food changes as the two mature and a woman enters James' life. At first this is a setback for Winston as nachos and spaghetti give way to Brussels sprouts and hummus. But, ultimately, Winston tries to rescue the faltering human relationship, despite the seemingly dismal food prospects.
"It's like Winston was always there," Osborne said. "It's not like we made him, he just always existed. And now we're just showing him to other people."
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.