Cartoon Brew has some new information on Pixar's next short film, which, it has been learned, will be entitled Presto. Also included is a still from the film, shown here.
The short, directed by Pixar animator Doug Sweetland, will be having it's official premiere at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival this August, and will be shown in theatres in front of WALL-E beginning June 27.
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Update: Fellow Pixar fan Martini833 has found some additional details regarding Presto in an information supplement [PDF] compiled by The Walt Disney Company's chief archivist, Dave Smith.
The film is described as featuring a turn-of-the-century magician named Presto DiGiotagione, who's become famous for an astounding hat trick. His rabbit Alec is dissatisfied as he shares none of Presto's wild success. While Presto is out eating a lavish dinner, Alec is left behind, locked in a birdcage with a carrot tortuously out of reach.
Also revealed is that Doug Sweetland, the director, will be voicing both the lead characters in the 5-minute long short.
(Update at 7:45 PM)