Disney+ Releases Trailer for Launchpad Shorts

There is a brand new set of short films coming to Disney+. The Disney streaming service has launched a new short initiative called Launchpad, which will bring a new generation of filmmakers into the spotlight. The first wave of these new shorts is set to be released on the service on May 28th, and Disney+ has just released the debut trailer.

There will be a total of six new shorts coming in the first wave of Launchpad, all of which will be released on Disney+ on the same day. You can watch the trailer in full above!

Here are the official descriptions for each of the Launchpad shorts included in the first wave:

  • AMERICAN EID, Written and Directed by Aqsa Altaf.
    • Producers are Leslie Owen and Steak House; Executive Producers are Julie Ann Crommett, Mahin Ibrahim, Alyssa Navarro, Chris Caraballo, Jason Alvidrez, Adam Nusinow, Mary Coleman, Nicole Grindle and Vanessa Morrison.
    • Ameena, a Muslim Pakistani immigrant, wakes up on Eid to find out that she has to go to school. Homesick and heartbroken, she goes on a mission to make Eid a public-school holiday, and in the process, reconnects with her older sister, and embraces her new home, while her new home embraces her.
  • DINNER IS SERVED, Directed by Hao Zheng, Written by G. Wilson & Hao Zheng.
    • Producers are Shincy Lu and Steak House; Executive Producers are Julie Ann Crommett, Mahin Ibrahim, Alyssa Navarro, Chris Caraballo, Jason Alvidrez, Adam Nusinow, Jessica Virtue and Rachel Yeung.
    • A Chinese student at an elite U.S. boarding school realizes excellence is not enough when he tries out for a leadership position no international student has ever applied for.
  • GROWING FANGS, Written and Directed by Ann Marie Pace.
    • Producers are Genevieve Faye, Melody Sandoval and Steak House; Executive Producers are Julie Ann Crommett, Mahin Ibrahim, Alyssa Navarro, Chris Caraballo, Jason Alvidrez, Adam Nusinow, Osnat Shurer and Halima Hudson.
    • Val Garcia, a Mexican-American teen who is half human/half vampire, has had to keep her identity a secret from both worlds. But when her human best friend shows up at her monster-infested school, she has to confront her truth, her identity, and herself.
  • THE LAST OF THE CHUPACABRAS, Written and Directed by Jessica Mendez Siqueiros.
    • Producers are Nicole Crespo and Steak House; Executive Producers are Julie Ann Crommett, Mahin Ibrahim, Alyssa Navarro, Chris Caraballo, Jason Alvidrez and Adam Nusinow.
    • In a world where culture has nearly ceased to exist, one lone Mexican-American struggling to carry on her traditions unknowingly summons a dark and ancient creature to protect her.
  • LET’S BE TIGERS, Written and Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz.
    • Producers are Sydney Fleischmann and Steak House; Executive Producers are Julie Ann Crommett, Mahin Ibrahim, Alyssa Navarro, Chris Caraballo, Jason Alvidrez, Adam Nusinow and Grant Curtis.
    • Avalon’s not ready to process the loss of her mother, but when she’s put in charge of a 4-year-old for one night, she finds more comfort than she ever could have expected.
  • THE LITTLE PRINCE(SS), Written and Directed by Moxie Peng.
    • Producers are Carver Diserens and Steak House; Executive Producers are Julie Ann Crommett, Mahin Ibrahim, Alyssa Navarro, Chris Caraballo, Jason Alvidrez, Adam Nusinow, Sarah Shepard and Karen Chau.
    • When Gabriel, a 7-year-old Chinese kid who loves ballet, becomes friends with Rob, another Chinese kid from school, Rob’s dad gets suspicious about Gabriel's feminine behavior and decides to intervene.

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