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Director Frank Abney Debuts First Animated Film on Netflix Two Years After Teaser Goes Viral

Former Pixar animator and director Frank E. Abney III made history last month after debuting his very first short animated film, “Canvas,” on Netflix’s global streaming platform. With #Canvas , I wanted to take something we all experience (loss) and create something hopeful. We’re constantly dragged down- we KNOW that feeling all too well. But hopefully after watching the short film, you leave with a full heart 😊. Check it out, on @netflix @NetflixFilm — Frank Abney (@iFrankAbney) December 18, 2020 The film — which features carefully animated Black characters — tells a story of how a family is able to overcome grief, drawing inspiration from people Abney surrounds himself with. Abney first pitched the film to a studio he was working with back in 2014 but had to wait to get back the rights for the film after he parted ways with the company. His film idea immediately went viral two years ago after teasing a trailer of the animation on social media and has...

Njera Perkins

Dec 23, 2020