Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation are celebrating the luck of the Irish in grand style with the premiere of a new original feature the charming Hazmat bunnies first introduced in the studio’s 2022 feature Luck. The short, which is titled Bad Luck Spot is directed by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated animation veteran Matt Youngberg (exec producer of Disney’s DuckTales and Transformers: Animated), centers on the elite team of hazmat bunnies who spring into action to save the Land of Luck from a bad luck crystal.
The animated short features the voice of Jane Fonda as Babe The Dragon, written by Kiel Murray, with Laurel Ladevich, John Lasseter, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg producing for Skydance Animation.
“I loved the fact that we were able to tell a new story with these relatively new characters,” Youngberg said in an exclusive interview with Animation Magazine. “I always love trying something new. This short gave us the chance to explore and see more the land of Luck, while making it feel like a classic cartoon with modern sensibilities. It was fun to play in this magical world and push the cartoony elements in a CG-animated short. We really tried to push comedy and use squash and stretch and rely on old-school type of gags within a modern context.”
Bad Luck Spot is currently streaming on Apple TV+. We will catch up with Matt and learn more details about this project next week.
You can watch the short below: