Our friends over at PixarTalk.com have scored the first exclusive image from Teddy Newton’s Day & Night, the short which is going to precede Lee Unkrich’s Toy Story 3 when it’s released 23rd July.

I was lucky to see the finished short and have lunch with Teddy and producer, Kevin Reher when I visited Pixar a few months ago and although it’s very very different to anything you’ll have seen before, I know you’re going to love it.

I was going to try and explain what Night and Day is all about but Pixar Talk have the official blurb here which saves me wracking my head around how to explain it without spoiling it.

When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities–and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world–the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.

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