New Launchpad Short Film Series Prepares To Blast Off On Disney Plus

We all have a story to tell. That's the motto that Disney for their upcoming series on Disney+ called Launchpad. Come check it out!

We all have a story to tell. That’s the motto that Disney for their upcoming series on Disney+ called Launchpad.

This new series isn’t a spin-off starring the wacky but good hearted tech pilot from the Darkwing Duck and Ducktales cartoon series. Instead, Launchpad is a showcase for new talent and innovative creators. The aim is to give viewers a new perspective that may have not been explored or shared previously.

The first short film, Embrace Yourself, was released to give viewers a introduction to some of the other films that will be coming to the series. For more information, let’s check out what Disney had to say about the new show in their press release.

Disney’s Launchpad Press Release


Today, Disney+ released “Embrace Yourself,” a featurette for Disney’s inaugural season of “LAUNCHPAD,” a collection of live-action short films from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. The goal of Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” is to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have historically not had it. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six short films for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.” All six short films will be available to stream on Disney+ beginning May 28.

Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” Season One short films:

“AMERICAN EID,” Written and Directed by Aqsa Altaf.

“DINNER IS SERVED,” Directed by Hao Zheng, Written by G. Wilson & Hao Zheng.

“GROWING FANGS,” Written and Directed by Ann Marie Pace.

“LET’S BE TIGERS,” Written and Directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz.

“THE LAST OF THE CHUPACABRAS,” Written and Directed by Jessica Mendez Siqueiros.

“THE LITTLE PRINCE(SS),” Written and Directed by Moxie Peng.

Submissions for Season Two of Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD,” which is based around the theme of “Connection” and includes a writer’s track, will be accepted beginning today through June 11.
Cameras and lenses for Season One of Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” were supplied by Panavision, a leading global provider of technical and creative solutions for the motion-picture industry. “Panavision and Disney share a commitment to empowering storytellers from a diverse cross section of communities,” says Panavision President and CEO Kim Snyder.

Disney’s Launchpad Official Trailer

It sounds like Launchpad will be a interesting series and the short films will bring many new ideas to viewers on Disney+. The series is set to hit the service on May 28th and has already opened up applications for the second season.

Launchpad poster

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Jon Gatewood

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