Pixar Increases Visibility of Asian Characters by Releasing “Float” and “Wind” on YouTube to Help Fight Anti-Asian Violence

Pixar Animation Studios has released two of their Disney+ Original SparkShorts projects on YouTube that feature lead Asian characters in an effort to promote inclusion during a time of Anti-Asian hate.

What’s Happening:

  • Previously exclusive to Disney+, Pixar Animation Studios has released the SparkShorts films Float and Wind on YouTube.
  • In the description for both shorts, available for the first time to stream outside of Disney+, Pixar explains that they wanted to increase exposure to these films with Asian characters in an effort to help promote inclusion everywhere.
  • This move comes in the wake of incidents of Anti-Asian violence, with several top news stories surrounding hate crimes in San Francisco and New York City.


Pixar’s Message Included With Both Shorts:

“Pixar Animation Studios and the SparkShorts filmmakers of FLOAT/WIND are in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American communities against Anti-Asian hate in all its forms. We are proud of the onscreen representation in this short and have decided to make it widely available, in celebration of what stories that feature Asian characters can do to promote inclusion everywhere.”