From the happy tearjerker about a man and woman who meet by chance on a train platform, to the recent retro Mickey Mouse cartoon that aired before Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios shorts are starting to catch up to Pixar shorts as the satisfying appetizer before the main full-length feature entree. Disney's newest short film, Feast — which will hit theaters in November ahead of Big Hero 6— is the sweet story of a man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his dog and the meals that they share together. The film received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this week.
From the teaser image, we can see that the film is animated in a similar style to Paperman, which won the Oscar this year for Best Animated Short. According to Cartoon Brew, the entire movie is seen from the shallow (and short) perspective of the main character’s dog, Winston, and has quite a lot of food visuals. Production designer Jeff Turley joked that the artists gained weight from all the “research” they had to do.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi