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Smash and Grab, a Pixar Sparkshorts film

In Smash and Grab, an action-packed, sci-fi Sparkshorts film from Pixar, two robots work diligently to power the engine car of a locomotive. Together, they make the best of the grind, until one discovers that there are happier existences outside of the train. In the following fast-paced moments, they risk everything for freedom and friendship, facing the dangerous, gun-toting bots who try to stop them.

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Sparkshorts is an experimental storytelling program at Pixar that’s fostering new stories, storytellers, and filmmaking processes outside of the company’s usual workflows. Go behind-the-scenes with writer-director Brian Larsen:

Next, watch Escape, a sci-fi animated short from Moonbot Studios. Then watch some soccer-playing robots.

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