'FLOAT.' Filipino-American animator and director Bobby Rubio is set to come out with 'Float,' one of the short films under Disney Pixar. Screenshot from Disney Pixar's Twitter page

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino-American director is set to come out with his Disney Pixar short film soon.

In a video posted on Disney Pixar's social media accounts, Bobby Rubio's Float is featured as one of the SparkShorts films. SparkShorts is a project under Disney Pixar, which showcases the short films created by the company's group of artists.

"I see it as a wonderful opportunity to tell my story," Rubio said of Float, which will have two Filipino characters.

Jim Morris, president of Pixar Animation Studios, said of the project: "We created an opportunity for artists to show us some new ideas by doing a low-budget project of their own."

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Aside from directing and writing the short film, Rubio is known for working on Marvel covers and creating the comic series Alcatraz High and 4 Gun Conclusion.

He also worked as an animator and storyboard artist for films such as Tarzan and Treasure Planet.  Rappler.com

Source: Rappler

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