Walt Disney Pictures has released the first two Feast photos, a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for Paperman) and Walt Disney Animation Studios. This short tells the story of one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The short opens on Nov. 7, 2014, in front of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6.
Director Patrick Osborne, who joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2008 as an animator on Bolt, took part in the Studio's Spark program-which invites artists to explore their own unique ideas in a month-long project that is presented to the Studio team. His experimental short Pet was a hit among his fellow Disney artists. Osborne, whose credits Disney's 2010 feature Tangled and 2012's Oscar-winning short Paperman, for which he served as head of animation, was later tapped as co-head of animation for the upcoming feature Big Hero 6. But his plans changed when he pitched the idea for Feast as part of WDAS' new shorts program - the project was greenlit with Osborne as director.