When Disney creates a love story, it’s not always a fairytale princess being whisked away by Prince Charming. Sometimes it’s about a blank canvas and searching the world for your one true love – your soul mate. Doesn’t sound like the typical Disney love story, does it? Well, that’s because it’s not! Disney Interactive and Google recently teamed up to launch a new original animated short, Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. This animated stop-motion film is only available on Google Play, Google’s online store offering digital movies, books, music, apps, and games.
Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story is based on the popular Disney Parks Vinylmation collectible franchise, you know those cute little Vinyl character figures that are sweeping the nation and capturing the attention of Disney fans everywhere?
In Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, Disney tells the story of Blank, an unpainted Vinylmation, as he embarks on an epic adventure through an original new world to find his lost soul mate. While Blank is just that – Blank – it’s plain to see that this is our beloved Mickey Mouse. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that his soul mate is none other than Minnie Mouse herself! The bow gives it away!
While Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story is a 38 minute stop-motion animated film full of adventure, sweetness and of course, a simple and endearing love story.
It may seem a little silly for me to say this, but I felt so much emotion watching Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. Granted, it’s a silent stop-animation film, but it is so full of endearing scenes – it’s a powerful little film. A story full of love, adventure, friendship and a struggle to maintain a sense of personal identity.
All of that from a 38 minute stop-animation film? Yes! We are talking about Disney, after all!
I think that we can all relate to Blank’s journey to find love – while maintaining his own identity – because we all struggle with this to a certain degree. In 13 years of marriage, it has not been easy for me to stay true to who I am as an individual while still trying to fill that role of a mom and a wife. It isn’t easy to separate yourself from your different roles in life, is it? And I think it’s safe to say that finding your true love is not always an easy task – in fact, it’s downright HARD…and sometimes it’s even harder to keep that love alive and growing strong once you’ve found your soul mate.
You can download “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” for free , but it s only available on Google Play! You can view the film online from your computer or your Android phone or tablet, or even your iPhone and iPad through the Google Play Movies & TV app. You can download the app for for Android or iOS.
To celebrate the premiere of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, Google has invited fans to share frames from the film with their friends and family as digital greeting cards at blankmovie.withgoogle.com. After sharing a frame, you can unlock a second special film, “Cranes in Love,” created especially for Google users. Pretty cool, right?
I’d love to hear what you think, did you see the same message I did? You can watch the Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story – Trailer on Disney Video right here! I bet you’re going to love it just as much as I did…you might even be inspired to run out and buy your own Disney Vinylmation characters!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.