I couldn’t help but grin when I watched Disney’s latest short film Feast. The animated film features a cute Boston Terrier named Winston, a rescue dog who reminds me of both of my fur babies. He is loyal, a nondiscriminatory “foodie” and can sense his human’s emotions. The people in the film are background characters, they play an minor role in the storyline and actually the food itself is a character in this film. It bounces, falls and has an amazing stylized concept.
Winston is loyal, sensitive and loves to eat. His human feeds him just about anything and everything including burgers, pizza and even an explosion of cheese and nachos and cheese puffs. That is until one day, his canine menu changes to brussels sprouts and salad with a topping of parsley. What?? Obviously he’s irate and rejects all this new, healthy food. What has changed? Ahhh, love! His human is in love. Winston falls into a stage of doggie depression until Winston’s human goes back to eating junk food. What a joyous occasion except for one small thing. The full-bellied canine realizes that his human is now the depressed one. That’s when a lightbulb or a little piece of parsley sparks something in Winston. Our four legged friend has an idea. Can a small dog bring two people back together? You’ll just have to wait and see!
I truly adore this beautiful short film! Mixed media was used to create the look similar to Paperman but this film is in glorious color with a combination of hand drawn and CGI craftsmanship. Feast opens in front of Big Hero Six in November. If you are in Los Angeles you can see it before the Frozen Sing Along at the El Capitan. I was thrilled to see it for the second time and to also see my daughter’s reaction to it. Everyone in the theater “oohed” over the delightful film. They laughed at all the right moments and my daughter thought it was fetching! Get it? “Fetching”!? 😉