Kitbull, a Pixar short, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson tells a tearjerking story of a unlikely connection that forms under dire circumstances. It’s simple and sweet, but it also makes a powerful statement about the treatment of animals, and it might even open up more meaningful conversations about the reputation of Pit Bulls.
“To be fully honest, it started from a cat video,” – Rosie laughs. “I love watching cat videos in times of stress. And I thought, you know what, I just want to draw a little kitten doing something silly and very very cat-like. At first, I just wanted to draw something that made me feel good and was fun, but it evolved into something more personal to me, eventually, I realized that growing up I was always very sensitive and very shy. And had actually a lot trouble making connections, making friendships. So I related to this kitten because it never really stepped out of its comfort zone to be vulnerable and make a connection. So that’s eventually what the story became,” the director of the short animation recalls.
Get your tissues ready and scroll down below to watch the full animation.
Doesn’t this make you want to hug your own pets a bit tighter tonight?