I’ll admit. I thought this was going to be a Ducktales spin-off. But my disappointment quickly turned to admiration as soon as I saw the trailer this week for the upcoming Disney+ anthology, Launchpad.
Per Disney, Launchpad is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.”
In other words, we’ll get to hear stories from voices and future filmmakers that are seldom given the microphone. And that is truly what The Nerds of Color is all about.
Launchpad debuts on Disney+, May 28.