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REVIEW: SparkShorts – Twenty Something

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Tomorrow, animation fans everywhere can watch the newest Pixar SparkShorts short, ‘Twenty Something’ on Disney+. This charming short film perfectly encapsulates that feeling of impostor syndrome we all feel at times when, as one of my English teachers in high school put it, we are “adulting.”

Disney describes the short as follows:

“Adulting can be hard. Some days you’re nailing it, while other days, you’re just a stack of kids hiding in a trench coat hoping no one notices. Gia finds herself in this exact scenario the night of her 21st birthday.”

My favorite thing about the short, aside from the awesome ending that I won’t spoil because it would lessen its impact, is the animation style. This short sports hand-drawn animation, which I just love. It’s so refreshing to see a major studio, especially one that pioneered computer-driven, CGI animation, go back to animation’s roots.

It’s also worth noting that the art style is very distinct featuring rich textures and bold lines unlike anything I’ve seen from Pixar which was jarring at first, but by the end of the short I was loving it and wanted more.

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  1. nina rocconi

    September 8, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Can’t wait.

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