During the Cars 3 Press Junket we got to enjoy a presentation about the latest Pixar ‘short’ LOU lead by Director Dave Mullins & Producer Dana Murray.
When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
As it is with all Pixar movie shorts I have seen their story is always near and dear to those who created them and the animation is phenomenal. I am an accountant who sits at a desk all day working on number and financial statements, getting to see the creative ability of those are Pixar is such a treat and break from my ordinary.
The love, dedication and determination that Dave and Dana put into LOU is shown throughout the finished product and I am excited to share with you these 5 little known facts about the short.
Of course, I highly encourage you head to your local theater to watch Cars 3 and enjoy LOU!
Dave Mullins pitched ideas to Pixar for EIGHT years before receiving the green light on the production of LOU.
‘Lost and Found’ was pitched to John Lasseter in 2012 – the story of a toy stealing bully who steals from kids and eventually learns to give them back, with the help of the Lost and Found box.
Production of LOU was shut down for 6 months when the animators worked on the feature film The Good Dinosaur.
J.J’s character (the bully) was first in ‘Inside Out’. In fact, all the school yard kids are re-purposed from ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Inside Out’.
Dave Mullins pitched the idea for the short to John Lasseter in 2012. LOU was sent to layout in 2016.
Enjoy a clip about LOU below;
Now be sure to head to a theater near you THIS WEEKEND to watch Cars 3 and LOU!!
I just know your whole family will love them both!!!