When Gabriel, a 7-year-old Chinese kid who loves ballet, becomes friends with Rob, another Chinese kid from school, Rob’s dad gets suspicious about Gabriel’s feminine behavior and decides to intervene.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
Obviously saving the best for last, the first season of Disney’s Launchpad concludes with The Little Prince(ss) and, again, we’re wading in familiar water in this short from writer/director Moxie Peng. Tiny Chinese first grader Gabriel loves to wear pink and dance ballet, very different from his new friend, 2nd grader Rob who plays basketball but doesn’t have a true passion for it. Meeting on the bus one day, the boys become friends…which is OK by Gabriel’s dad but a problem for Rob’s. Objecting to Gabriel wearing “girly” clothes and “not acting like a boy”, Rob’s dad pays a visit to Gabriel’s home one night to deliver a message but winds up getting one himself. Remember that tissue box I told you to get out for American Eid, you’ll definitely want to have it handy for this one. Peng’s film might not feature the strongest performances (the children are beyond adorable but…yeah…) but it has the most direct pathway to your heart/mind message as a takeaway.
Director: Moxie Peng
Writer: Moxie Peng
Stars: Kalo Moss, Ching Yin Ryan Hu, Evan Lai
Release Date: 28 May 2021 (USA)
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 813 MiB
Duration : 18 min 8 s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 6 263 kb/s