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When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. From Pixar Animation Studios, director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, “Lou” opens in Italian theaters on 14th of September 2017, in front of “Cars 3”.

Original Title LOU
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 6' 42''
Production Year 2017
Nationality USA
Directed by Dave Mullins
Produced by Dana Murray

Dave Mullins (Director) joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2000. His first project was working as a pre-production animator on the Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo.” He went on to animate on a number of Pixar feature films, including “Monsters Inc.”, “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille.” Mullins was an animator on the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars” and the short film “One Man Band,” and worked as directing animator on the Academy Award-winning “Up”.
He was as a supervising animator on “Cars 2” and contributed his animation skills to “Brave,” “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur”.
A life-long lover of movies, cartoons and drawing, Mullins was determined to land a job as an artist. While studying painting in art school, he found a RISC 6000 computer in the computer lab storage closet and taught himself how to use it. After creating his first animation of a walking coat hanger, Mullins was hooked. He graduated Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in illustration. He secured his first job in the movies creating animated concession stand ads for theatres.
Mullins’ resume includes roles at Pike Productions, The Post Group, Acclaim Entertainment, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dream Quest Images, Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks. He lives in Moraga, Calif., with his wife, their two children and dog Pickles.

Pixar Animation Studios

world sales
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

italian distribution
The Walt Disney Company Italia

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