We could always use a little encouragement to be body positive. A young ballerina named Bianca will show us the way in Disney Animation’s new short film, Reflect.
Bianca is Disney’s first plus-sized heroine. You can see her in Reflect, one of the episodes from Disney’s Short Circuit, a series of experimental films. The story aims to promote body positivity and a healthy self-image.
Disney Animation’s Reflect
An all-new Short Circuit Experimental Film has arrived! Stream “Reflect” and all the Short Circuit Experimental Films by Walt Disney Animation Studios artists now on @DisneyPlus. 🩰 🎆 pic.twitter.com/c0gw5U4ecc— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) September 14, 2022
Hillary Bradfield is the director of the film. She’s a Disney Animation story artist who’s behind Frozen 2 and Encanto.
Bradfield said she chose the setting of a dance studio because mirrors are needed to master the movements and so it would lead Bianca to look at herself when she doesn’t want to.
She also hopes that when people watch the short, they can feel more positively about themselves and how they look and feel okay about the tough parts of the journey.
Disney Animation’s Reflect: where to stream
Disney’s Reflect and other new short films are now out on Disney+.
(Cover photo from: Disney Wiki)
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