Thanks to USA Today, we’ve got a first-look image from Lou, the new short from Disney-Pixar, which is set to play in cinemas alongside Cars 3 this summer.
Lou revolves around a creature who lives in a lost-and-found bin, keeping a watchful eye on the kids in the playground. However, when he notices a boy named J.J. is bullying the other children, Lou decides it is time to teach him a lesson.
“You either feel invisible because you don’t know the other kids or you’re embarrassed and you want to be invisible,” said director Dave Mullins as to his inspiration for the short. “I thought it’d be really cool to have a character who could hide in plain sight. [Bullies] are usually just acting out because they’re awkward or young and don’t have their moral compass set. In a weird way, the bullies sometimes feel invisible, too. If you can find out what their motivations are, maybe you can solve some things. That’s what I like about Lou: True happiness comes from giving. He gets J.J. to understand that and through that, what J.J. wants really is to be accepted by the other kids.”
Catch Lou in cinemas alongside Cars 3 from June 16th, 2017 in the States and July 14th 2017 in the UK.