Pixar’s “Float” is its first-ever all Filipino animated short film

Pixar’s “Float” is its first-ever all Filipino animated short film

/ 08:13 AM November 05, 2019

A scene from Pixar’s animated short “Float.” DISNEY/PIXAR

Disney/Pixar’s first-ever all-Filipino computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated film will be out on November 12 in the Disney Plus Streaming Service app.

The animated short film “Float” created, produced, and directed by Filipino American writer/producer Bobby Rubio, was part of the Pixar Sparkshorts experimental storytelling project that let Pixar personnel develop short films with their own stories.


“Float” is a heartwarming story of how a father discovers that his son floats, making him different from other kids. The father must decide whether to accept his son as he is or hide him from curious eyes.

Writer/Producer Bobby Rubio. INSTAGRAM

“It’s based on my own personal story, of my son,” Bobby Rubio explained about the storyline of “Float” to ABC Action News. The father in the story is brown-skinned and has a flatter nose.


“I know we don’t all look alike, but at the same time, I wanted traits that I had so that it at least felt authentic,” added Rubio.

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