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Disney Unveils New Trailer for ‘Inner Workings’ Short

Directed by Leo Matsuda, ‘Inner Workings’ uses combination of hand-drawn and CG animation previously employed in the Oscar-winning shorts ‘Paperman’ and ‘Feast.’

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 ZootopiaBig 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

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.