The timing couldn’t be better for Disney Animation’s new musical dance short “Us Again,” which will premiere on Disney+ on Friday after premiering in theaters alongside “Raya and the Last Dragon.” It’s about Art and Dot, a multiracial senior couple who revert to their youth and dance the night away in the rain. It’s the ideal antidote to the pandemic, and it’ll be followed by Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “West Side Story” and a trio of Lin-Manuel Miranda cinematic musicals this year (“In the Heights,” as well as the animated “Vivo” from Sony/Netflix and “Encanto” from Disney).
That sounded like a pretty strong idea, that youth is a state of mind, and that if you spend all of your time thinking about the past, you’ll miss the present,” Parrish said. A seven-minute short followed, with surly Art and young-at-heart Dot discovering a fountain of youth in rainy New York City and embracing the carnival mood. That is, until the rain moves closer to the pier and the pair reverts to their senior status. “A major dance number spun into a full-fledged dance short [written by Pinar Toprak] with a funk and soul music influenced by the 1960s. We could isolate Art and his feeling of no longer belonging into this world if the entire world was dancing. IMDB