The short LOU that is featured before Cars 3, was so good and one of my favorite educational shorts I have seen! It is a short that really tugged at my heartstrings as a mother and a teacher. It really teaches kids about bullying and why people could bully and to stop bullying. To me this is a really good short to show kids in classes and at home. It opens a great conversation and it is cute and funny and sad and happy all at the same time.
Although the movie is called Lou, and is about this Lost and Found character named Lou, I fell in love with the other main character called JJ. JJ is who my heart went out to as a mother and a teacher. Even while sitting through the presentation, another person in the room said her kid watched the short with her and tugged her to let her know that the kid (JJ) needed a hug!
What is so wonderful about this short is that although it was a complete story, I really want to learn more about JJ and Lou. I want to follow each one around and see how they are doing and what they are up to. The way this story ends leaves some really good discussion and journal topics for kids (AND adults…hello social media bullies!). It was the same feeling I had after watching Zootopia. There is so much more that can be told in these stories, and I want to know more.
- Here are some really fun facts I learned about this Pixar short, Lou!
- Lou was created with actual items before coming to life on the screen.
- Lou was going to originally be called Lost and Found. I personally prefer LOU more!
- Many playground characters were taken from other Pixar films that were created as extras. That helped make the film possible by creating more time to work on the animation of LOU which was a tough task.
You will be able to watch LOU, when going to watch Cars 3 in theaters. Cars 3 is NOW playing!
About Cars 3:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.