Day & Night is a Pixar animated short film directed by Teddy Newton.It has been packaged to be shown in theaters before Disney·Pixar's feature film Toy Story 3, and has been released to purchase on iTunes in the United States.
Unlike most other Pixar shorts, the animation style combines 2D and 3D elements, and Up production designer Don Shank says it is "unlike anything Pixar has produced before".
The short uses a novel effect of combining 2D and 3D animation, being Pixar's second short film to be partially animated in 2D (Your Friend the Rat was the first). The outlines of both characters are hand drawn and animated in 2-D, while the scenes inside their silhouettes are rendered in 3D.
The voice used in this film is from Dr. Wayne Dyer and was taken from a lecture he gave in the 1970s. The director of the film incorporated the ideas taken from Dyer's lecture in order to show that the unknown can be mysterious and beautiful, and doesn't at all have to be something to fear. Pixar honored Dyer by providing him with a private screening of the film.
The score was created by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino who also created the score for Pixar's Up.
The insides of the characters are computer animated;the use of a masking technique allows the 2D characters to be windows into a 3D world inside them.
Awards2010 Academy Awards Best Short Film - Animated Nominated
2010 Annie Awards Best Animated Short Subject Won
2010 Visual Effects Society Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short Won