Rodrigo Blaas is the definition of a family friendly animator, having worked on a host of Pixar projects from Wall-E to Up to Ratatouille to The Incredibles. But all that sweetness and light must get to you over time, and as such he decided to make a film of his own, going much, much darker than traditional Pixar fiction.
It’s called Alma, and it’s a five minute short that you can see above. A young boy discovers a mysterious store that serves as a bit of a Venus flytrap to unsuspecting children. It’s decidedly unnerving, and I’d love to see a whole film based around it.
Blaas is currently working on another new project, La Luna, but I don’t think it’s going to be quite as dark as this was.