Although both of these short films originally premiered in 2019, Pixar has now made ‘Wind’ and ‘Float’ accessible to all by uploading them on their YouTube channel.
The official synopsis for the short films explains, ‘Pixar Animation Studios and the SparkShorts filmmakers of WIND (and FLOAT) 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.’
In WIND, the short film tries to give a taste of immigration problems to the audience and acts as an allegory for people trying to leave their third-world countries, portraying the sacrifices that must be made for their children by elders.
Meanwhile, FLOAT portrays a father who discovers that his son is different from other children in the most unusual way. So, in order to free themselves of judgment, he covers him up and keeps his son out of sight. This short film is meant to be a powerful representation of the autism spectrum.