The future of Pixar Animation Studios is looking bright with the release of their latest short on Disney+, Nona.

As part of the SparkShorts program, which develops and brings through new storytellers, it marks the directorial debut for Louis Gonzales whose worked as part of the animation team on a number of movies including Incredibles 2

In Pixar Animation Studios new SparkShort “Nona,”a grandmother’s plan for a special day alone watching her favorite TV show, “E.W.W. Smashdown Wrestling,” is upended by an unexpected visit from her granddaughter. Directed by Louis Gonzales and produced by Courtney Kent, “Nona” launches on Disney+ on Sept. 17, 2021. © 2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

We were fortunate to have a chat with Louis Gonzales and producer Courtney Casper Kent about the journey of making Nona and more.

Also part of the SparkShorts program is Twenty Something – you can check out our interview with its director, Aphton Corbin, here.


A grandmother, Nona, plans to spend her day off by shutting out the world to watch her favourite TV show, “E.W.W. Smashdown Wrestling.” However, when her 5-year-old granddaughter Renee is unexpectedly dropped off, Nona is caught between her two favourite things. 

You can watch the full interview below:

“Nona” Premieres Friday, September 17th on Disney+