Watch ‘Purl’ – It’s The Nifty Little Animated Short From Pixar

Watch ‘Purl’ – It’s The Nifty Little Animated Short From Pixar

Purl, directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, features an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?

Last year we shared the luxo ball yarn bomb, here’s the short film that goes with it! It is a beautiful and cute film, with a heavy message and a lot of relatable moments that anyone working in such a context could understand. Purl makes a good analog for the watcher and the audience, a relatable face despite being, well, a ball of yarn. We hope you do great in the wide world, Purl!

Read more about the initiative and hear more from the filmmakers via CNET and its feminist origins via ScreenRant. Source: YouTube

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

1 Comment

  1. Nova55

    Loved this! Only error I found was in the beginning Purl stated “crochet” but then referred to knitting needles. A bit of a pet peeve of mine. Otherwise I thought the message was great.

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