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A Young Ballet Dancer Battles Her Reflection in New Disney+ Short Circuit Film

‘Reflect,’ the latest addition to Walt Disney Animation Studio’s experimental short film program, debuts today.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ innovative short film program, Short Circuit Experimental Films, returns with a new Season 2 addition, Reflect. Directed by Disney Animation story artist Hillary Bradfield (Frozen 2, Encanto), the 3DCG animated film centers on Bianca, a ballet dancer who battles her own reflection, overcoming doubt and fear by channeling her inner strength, grace, and power. The short debuts today on Disney+.

Check out the Short Circuit trailer for a glimpse of Bradfield’s work:

Reflect features an original score by Jake Monaco (Cars on the Road, Jerry and Marge Go Large). Jennifer Newfield (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Short Circuit) served as production manager. In addition, veteran Disney Animation cinematography, lighting, and compositing expert Brian Leach (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Zootopia) lent his talents as project advisor.  

The Short Circuit program lets anyone at the Studio pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film. The first season launched in 2020 with 14 shorts; Reflect is the sixth title in the second season appearing on Disney+. 

Source: Disney+

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.