Cars 3 is now in theaters and right before Cars 3 sits LOU. Pixar has a long tradition of creating amazing shorts that play before their feature films and LOU carries that tradition well.
LOU is a character brought to life by Director Dave Mullins and Producer Dana Murray. Dave Mullins joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2000. He’s been animating for years and would wanted to direct a short for quite a while. He worked hard presenting ideas to John Lasseter and finally succeeded with LOU. LOU is quite a creative way to present the ideas that images that come across in this amazing short.
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.
From Pixar Animation Studios, director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, “Lou” opens in U.S. theaters on June 16, 2017, in front of “Cars 3.”
Dana Murray joined Pixar in June 2001 as a desk production assistant on “Finding Nemo.” She’s worked on some of my favorite shorts, “Boundin’,” One Man Band,” and “Lifted.”. She really enjoyed working on LOU with Dave Mullins. They were a great creative team and you can see that in the short, LOU.
I found LOU to be quite an emotional ride though the children’s school playground. LOU is the heart of the playground, every day he’s there picking up all the items left behind. In a way he is those items left behind. Then one day he helps a child learn all about the heart of the playground.
It’s a pretty creative way for children to relate to all the different things that happen every day on the playground. Dave and Dana did an excellent job putting this hopeful story together.