Disney Animation to Debut First VR Short Film ‘Cycles’

Published by , July 23, 2018 2:38 pm

(Variety.com) Walt Disney Animation Studios will debut its first virtual-reality short film next month. The short film, “Cycles,” is directed by Disney Animation lighting artist Jeff Gipson. It centers around the true meaning of creating a home, inspired by Gipson’s childhood spending time with his grandparents in their home and then later helping them move to an assisted-living residence. The film will premiere at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference, Aug. 12-16 in Vancouver.
“We wanted to create a story in this single place and be able to have the viewer witness life happening around them,” Gipson said in a statement. “It is an emotionally driven film, expressing the real ups and downs, the happy and sad moments in life.”

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