Purl is an experimental Pixar animated short film from the new SparkShorts division of the studio. It was directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan. It had a limited release alongside The Little Mermaid at the El Capitan Theater from January 18 - 24, 2019 and then debuted on YouTube on February 4th, 2019. It will premiere on Disney's new direct-to-consumer streaming service Disney+ in late 2019.


Purl is a ball of yarn who arrives for her first day of work at B.R.O. Capital. She is excluded by all of the other employees, until she knits herself to look rectangular (more like a human). She is then accepted by all of the other employees. After that, another ball of yarn named Lacy is hired, and is also excluded by the other employees. Purl realizes that she shouldn't have to be more like a human to be accepted. At the end, there are many more balls of yarn who work at the company.


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