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Day & Night

Day & Night

Forget the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz release, Knight and Day, I’m confident it will be no match for the five-minute short film playing before Toy Story 3: a smart and creative piece called Day & Night. Toy Story 3 is great, but Teddy Newton’s Night & Day is a fresh bolt of originality that will likely be among the best animated short films of the year. Given the box office performance of Toy Story 3, you’ve probably seen what I’m talking about. It also begs the question: will Newton (a Pixar designer who entered the fold with Brad Bird) be the next in line to direct his own feature? Here is a behind-the-scenes short from Pixar:

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