Nona plans to spend her day off by shutting out the world to watch her favorite TV show, “E.W.W. Smashdown Wrestling.” But when her 5-year-old granddaughter Renee is unexpectedly dropped off, Nona is caught between her two favorite things. Renee wants to play while the normally-doting Nona wrestles with wanting to watch the Smashdown, leading to a decisive showdown between the two, and a loving compromise.
Pixar SparkShorts is an initiative that gives filmmakers the opportunity to realize their projects in an “independent” and low-budget manner. The program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows. The films provide an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive filmmaking approaches on a smaller scale than Pixar’s normal fare.