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‘Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival’ to debut today at Future World in Epcot

in Epcot, Walt Disney World

Future World at Epcot is opening a brand new 3D experience today called the “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival.”

Once they enter the theater (which previously was showing Captain EO), guests will experience three animated shorts – “Get A Horse,” “For The Birds” and “La Luna.”

“Get a Horse” stars Mickey Mouse and features Walt Disney himself as the voice of the iconic character. This black-and-white, hand-drawn short follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow as they delight in a musical wagon ride — until Peg-Leg Pete shows up and tries to run them off the road.

“For The Birds” opens to show one by one, a flock of small birds perch on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then along comes a large dopey bird that tries to join them. The birds of a feather can’t help but make fun of him—and their clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end.

The last short guests are to see is called “La Luna” and is the timeless fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way amidst their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Be sure to check it out the next time you head to Epcot!

1 Comment

  1. Jen

    These aré beloved shorts however I see no need to have replaced an iconic classic such as Captain EO for this!

    I understand there were guests who disliked Captain EO, let them go SOMEWHERE else!

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