Pixar's powerful new short will touch your heart

Cape Town – Starting a new job is pretty much like the first day of school: You’re nervous, afraid you won’t fit in and that you might not make friends. 

Pixar’s new animation short Purl, centres on just that. A pink ball of yarn tries to fit into her new male dominated workplace. The men start ostracising her and she in turns changes who she is to fit in.


In a companion video writer and director Kristen Lester said the film was based on her own experience in the animation field. 

“When Kristen came to me and said, ‘This is a story that I want to tell,’ I looked at her and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I have lived the exact same thing,'" said producer Gillian Libbert-Duncan.