Thursday, 22 July 2021 16:36

The Last Chupacabra, special event for the Disney+ short film at #Giffoni50Plus

Great success for The Last Chupacabra, a Disney+ short film belonging to the first season of LAUNCHPAD, which was present with a special event at #Giffoni50Plus for the children of Elements +6. The Chupacabra is a figure from ancient Mexican tradition, a kind of goat that appears out of nowhere and shakes up the life of the old protagonist, a Mexican-American girl struggling to carry on her traditions who unconsciously evokes an ancient and obscure creature to protect her.
The creature is certainly mysterious; it deals with the imagination which becomes real, causes a storm and has a peculiar joy that can exchange things. "With joy, you live": so from the initial fear of its appearance, this strange animal overcomes death with happiness, among the applause of the children to close the story.
LAUNCHPAD is a collection of Disney live-action short films created by a new generation of storytellers. The six pieces of content have been available for streaming on Disney+ since May the 28th. The filmmakers, all from underrepresented backgrounds, were selected from more than 1100 American applicants and were given the opportunity to share their views and creative vision with a worldwide audience. Each director was accompanied by mentors from the company's various divisions, including Disney+, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. The goal of Disney's LAUNCHPAD is to create diversity in the stories that are told and to give visibility to those that have never had space.