Float is a 2019 American animated short film directed and written by Bobby Rubio, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the fourth film in Pixar's "SparkShorts" program, and focuses on a son's ability to fly and the choice his father must make. The short was released on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.


Dad (portrayed by Bobby Rubio) is playing with his newborn son Alex (portrayed by Eli Fucile) in the front yard of his house. While showing him a dandelion, Alex proceeds to float, surprising Dad. Watchful eyes begin to concern him as he grabs Alex and brings him back inside the house. Now 4-years-old, Alex (portrayed by Luna Watson) continues floating all over the darkened house as Dad has become a hermit with a disheveled appearance. He keeps his son on a leash and stuffs his backpack with rocks to keep him down, although these precautions are later shown to not do much. They leave the house while trying to avoid the neighbors.


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    director Bobby Rubio
    editor Gregory Amundson
    genre animation
    keywords float
    musicBy Barney Jones
    producer Krissy Cababa
    productionCompany Pixar
    publisher Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    theme animated animated short