Canvas | Official Trailer | Netflix

Directed by Frank E. Abney III and produced by Paige Johnstone, CANVAS tells the story of a Grandfather who, after suffering a devastating loss, is sent into a downward spiral and loses his inspiration to create. Years later, he decides to revisit the easel, and pick up the paint brush… but he can't do it alone.
CANVAS comes to Netflix December 11.
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Canvas | Official Trailer | Netflix
A grieving grandfather struggling to reclaim his passion for painting after suffering a loss finds the inspiration to create again.


  1. sofia muhammad

    sofia muhammad

    Acum 3 ore

    i am a fart

  2. HollywoodVoodoo


    Acum o Zi

    I remember coming across these character models in a blog a while back when doing research for my own afro haired 3D character. They talked about how they created the hair textures and shapes right down to the smallest detail such as removing single straggler strands of hair in the elderly man's beard. It's amazing to come across this purely by chance and to see it all so beautifully rendered and alive! So excited to see this!!

  3. OHARA


    Acum o Zi

    Please get the Turkish dubbing of South Korean TV Series

  4. iamSketchH


    Acum o Zi

    Huh. Was expecting the image from the thumbnail to at least be in the trailer, lol

  5. c.c.


    Acum o Zi

    hello , so my name is chanel, i’m frank’s niece (one of the animators who worked on this film, helped with writing etc) and growing up with him has been a blessing. seeing him grow as an artist and a person means SO MUCH to me and reading these comments really make me feel good :’) congrats uncle frank on your big achievement!!! he’s like a father figure to me, honestly. i remember when he worked at disney, and dreamworks.. and pixar :) once the whole thing is released to netflix you guys definitely will enjoy :)))

  6. Banana


    Acum o Zi

    That bright light scares me, hopefully the main character remains a human being throughout the movie, seriously it's 2020 non-black people should be able to digest a full on black cartoon character now.

  7. Only Jesus Can Save Us

    Only Jesus Can Save Us

    Acum 2 Zile

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Hallelujah. Repent and turn from sin! Follow God's sacred 10 Commandments! Time is running out!

  8. Ayashe Gwynngela Paguirigan-Macarampat

    Ayashe Gwynngela Paguirigan-Macarampat

    Acum 2 Zile

    why am i crying?

  9. Drew Evans

    Drew Evans

    Acum 3 Zile

    Is this legal?

  10. Stephen Karpathakis

    Stephen Karpathakis

    Acum 4 Zile

    Netflix be killing me - can’t wait for this one either haha

  11. Prince Shakur

    Prince Shakur

    Acum 4 Zile

    Lol. Netflix is a fascist company. lol

  12. Hisoka Amorou

    Hisoka Amorou

    Acum 5 Zile

    You can feel the emotions of this old man and the music. How both of this synergize and creates something new within you? Can you feel it?

  13. Joshua Martin

    Joshua Martin

    Acum 5 Zile

    *This is not Netflix this is Disney...*

  14. Natalia H

    Natalia H

    Acum 6 Zile

    Oh no. Less than a minute in and I'm already tearing up wtf. I don't even know what's going on but my aura is sad.

  15. F. A.

    F. A.

    Acum 6 Zile

    The trailer doesn't show much. But A++ for the hair on the thumbnail !!

  16. F. A.

    F. A.

    Acum 6 Zile

    The trailer doesn't show much. But A++ for the hair on the thumbnail !!

  17. Georgina Moreno

    Georgina Moreno

    Acum 6 Zile

    Noo.. what is this movie about 🤧😆😍💖😭☹️😃💕🤗😃

  18. jermaine stegall

    jermaine stegall

    Acum 6 Zile

    It was an absolute pleasure for me to compose the original music for the trailer and for the entire short film. Hope you all enjoy!

  19. MsBloo


    Acum 6 Zile

    O wow, I remember seeing this short on ROfilm a couple years back. To see that it is NOW a full feature film ( is that correct? ) Is sweet! Hope it turns out really well. Since I dont believe this topic has been touched like that in animated movies. Would show kids who have grandparents that deal with dementia some love for sure.

  20. dk black

    dk black

    Acum 7 Zile

    What a fantastic trailer!

  21. Earl Green

    Earl Green

    Acum 7 Zile

    HOLIER? The slow creep of gangsterism in communities is essentially the residence own fault. In my neighbourhood, even though I/we stay in all the time, my actions make it clear that I don’t consider the street ‘theirs’ and my yard only mine. Only walking on certain roads and places perpetuates the myth of territories. Though we don’t talk, mingle, merge, or associate; it’s not out of a ‘holier than thou’ attitude, it’s just that we have little in common. But my help, empathy, willingness in time of need to help (and I believe it’s reciprocal) is there. The Church is seen as ‘holier than thou’ to outsiders, but they need to see that, though different, we love them and JESUS does too.

  22. Kingdom Hearts Comments

    Kingdom Hearts Comments

    Acum 7 Zile

    I love how we all came here for the hair texture 😂

  23. Rajoan Kobir

    Rajoan Kobir

    Acum 7 Zile

    i think it will be a great movie ☺

  24. Rizurper


    Acum 8 Zile

    I'm guessing, it's a drawing of his wife.

  25. Michael Vivie

    Michael Vivie

    Acum 8 Zile

    This trailer didn't give anything away.. Don't have an idea what the movie is even about in this trailer..

  26. spicy kax

    spicy kax

    Acum 8 Zile

    the mom thick as hell

  27. Nikki DePriest

    Nikki DePriest

    Acum 8 Zile

    im already so heartbroken at whatever is troubling this mans heart.

  28. Sanghamitra


    Acum 8 Zile

    1 minute teaser, without any context made me cry. Definitely will watch this to cry in gallons now.

  29. Tülay Gül

    Tülay Gül

    Acum 8 Zile

    let teh bnha (boku no heero academia) come i love it soo much

  30. Lorenzo Banza

    Lorenzo Banza

    Acum 9 Zile

    Netflix at this rate is going to be synonymous with quality entertainment in some part of the world just like Facebook IS the internet in some countries. They are covering EVERYTHING! they got me watching movies in Dutch, Spanish, Japanese they even managed to raise the quality of french tv shows😂 I don’t think Disney or the rest will be able to catch up.

  31. Karl Darwin

    Karl Darwin

    Acum 9 Zile

    i saw trailer without a single word ("show dont tell" thing). i hit like.

  32. Asterix Raven

    Asterix Raven

    Acum 9 Zile

    how dominicans be looking but steady claim they arent black.

  33. Krista-Lynn Colegrove

    Krista-Lynn Colegrove

    Acum 9 Zile

    This looks like it's going to be emotional and good, can't wait to check this out! 🙂❤️

    • Henry Cavill

      Henry Cavill

      Acum 3 Zile

      Do you have WhatsApp

    • Henry Cavill

      Henry Cavill

      Acum 3 Zile

      You can check

  34. Tara 2daG

    Tara 2daG

    Acum 9 Zile

    I see this in my ROfilm suggestions. Thank you for posting. It looks interesting and I like how simple but mysterious of what the easel means to the character. (Reading the video description with the synopsis I see the character is a painter). :) And the Black Natural for the two characters in this movie trailer/teaser looks good. Great detail the movie makers did so far.

  35. KitKat Savoy

    KitKat Savoy

    Acum 9 Zile

    FYI - This is a trailer for an animated short film, not a full length feature.

  36. King「唱晚」


    Acum 9 Zile


  37. Kide Howard

    Kide Howard

    Acum 9 Zile

    been following this films progression for a while cant wait to see it. AND it comes out on my birthday!

  38. I am Dan

    I am Dan

    Acum 10 Zile

    Кто бы ни читал этот комментарий, знай, что *ГОСПОДЬ ИИСУС ХРИСТОС ЛЮБИТ ТЕБЯ!* Whoever reads this comment, know that *LORD JESUS CHRIST LOVES YOU!*

  39. Neelargho Ray

    Neelargho Ray

    Acum 10 Zile

    I can tell you it has something to do with Canvas.

  40. Mehtab Munwar 4

    Mehtab Munwar 4

    Acum 10 Zile

    Zabardast trailer hai

  41. draven wulf

    draven wulf

    Acum 10 Zile

    I wonder if it going to be based of the highway men.

  42. Brittany Russell

    Brittany Russell

    Acum 10 Zile

    Wow. This is powerful. My grandfather has dementia and the way I connect with with him is talking to him about his art and my attempt to create art. Can’t wait to experience this film.

  43. Nicholas Blay

    Nicholas Blay

    Acum 10 Zile

    crying already ffs

  44. Alana Frazer

    Alana Frazer

    Acum 10 Zile


  45. Owen Musa

    Owen Musa

    Acum 10 Zile

    That was fast!

  46. Forest Trump

    Forest Trump

    Acum 10 Zile

    thicker than a box of chocolate...

  47. Geek


    Acum 10 Zile

    that kiss on the forehead....i felt it....intrigued...

  48. Graham Brown

    Graham Brown

    Acum 11 Zile

    I love how Netflix is starting to buy indie short animations!

  49. Willian Nascimento

    Willian Nascimento

    Acum 11 Zile

    Isso ai! Mostra sem mostrar, só para dar um gostinho de quero mais. (❁´◡`❁)

  50. Santhosh Manoharan

    Santhosh Manoharan

    Acum 11 Zile

    It’s a click bait

  51. Blair Johnstone

    Blair Johnstone

    Acum 11 Zile

    What a great production. Congrats

  52. Oly OxFree

    Oly OxFree

    Acum 11 Zile

    Whaaaaat a movie where black people have their natural hair and they don't automatically turn into frogs or pigeons or fish or ghosts or something?! How novel!

  53. Baba Patra

    Baba Patra

    Acum 12 Zile

    arrre Modiji !!!

  54. kochumol pc

    kochumol pc

    Acum 12 Zile

    Tissues company be like: this is buisness

  55. Magá Vitrio Leitão

    Magá Vitrio Leitão

    Acum 12 Zile

    pronta pra CHORAR

  56. Justus Jermaine

    Justus Jermaine

    Acum 12 Zile


  57. Juan Bauty

    Juan Bauty

    Acum 12 Zile

    A movie? A short? Anyway random pixarian design... tired of this stuff.

  58. Joep Meinema

    Joep Meinema

    Acum 12 Zile

    yall this movie is gonn be only 9 mins long :(

    • Paige Washington

      Paige Washington

      Acum 10 Zile

      Right 19 minutes for a Human black princess

  59. Eleanor Vanessa

    Eleanor Vanessa

    Acum 12 Zile

    tbh I can't wait for this movie. But, I do think the trailer should have show more

  60. Amanda Odawa

    Amanda Odawa

    Acum 12 Zile

    i clicked coz of the girl’s hair in the thumb nail

  61. The Happy Loaf

    The Happy Loaf

    Acum 12 Zile

    0:01 Y'all seen the woman's shoes? They can't make that type of noise on wood. That's just lazy foleying.

    • The Happy Loaf

      The Happy Loaf

      Acum 10 Zile

      @SunshineJxssie Right? XD Movie looks great tho

    • SunshineJxssie


      Acum 12 Zile

      Exactly I noticed that toooooo

  62. Jdwest6


    Acum 12 Zile


  63. Julien Johnson

    Julien Johnson

    Acum 12 Zile

    Gives me Pixar vibes😌

  64. Judy SA

    Judy SA

    Acum 12 Zile

    I can tell I’m going to cry while watching this

  65. Cornelius White

    Cornelius White

    Acum 12 Zile

    And that's all we need to know at this moment.

  66. Anil sp

    Anil sp

    Acum 12 Zile

    He looks like MODI

  67. Thomas Lopez

    Thomas Lopez

    Acum 12 Zile

    Is Chick-Fil-A behind this?

  68. Omari Davis

    Omari Davis

    Acum 12 Zile

    It look interesting but that was a terrible trailer.

    • J. Ford

      J. Ford

      Acum 11 Zile

      No, it was an accurate trailer! Trailers should only make you curious and not tell the whole story as many do!

  69. Zye Kim

    Zye Kim

    Acum 12 Zile

    Ok. Can already see me crying to this. Added to list. Done

  70. Amarachi


    Acum 12 Zile

    That was a simple and nice musical score!

  71. Rick Dolishny

    Rick Dolishny

    Acum 12 Zile

    Woman wearing slip ons but the folley guys put her in heels.

  72. Brandon P Motsilanyane

    Brandon P Motsilanyane

    Acum 12 Zile

    Netflix getting better at animation Disney better first over the moon then this soal vs canvas hmmmm interesting

  73. Joshua


    Acum 12 Zile

    So netflix is making pixar movies now too? Nice

  74. Syamala B

    Syamala B

    Acum 13 Zile

    narendra modi would be happy

  75. Viral with you

    Viral with you

    Acum 13 Zile

    Help me

  76. Lulu HQ

    Lulu HQ

    Acum 13 Zile

    Oh yes.

  77. Siggi Riggi

    Siggi Riggi

    Acum 13 Zile


  78. The Cookie Bandit

    The Cookie Bandit

    Acum 13 Zile

    Me: Just appreciating that afro

  79. Deepak Pandey

    Deepak Pandey

    Acum 13 Zile

    This old man looks like Modi.

  80. 【 「 BIG BRAIN 」 】

    【 「 BIG BRAIN 」 】

    Acum 13 Zile

    why did i have to lose netflix i nEED to see this

  81. Fateemah. N

    Fateemah. N

    Acum 13 Zile

    This reminds me of The River Boy by Tim Bowler I think.

  82. cakecrumb095


    Acum 13 Zile

    I wonder if this will be another tear jerker like Over the Moon.

  83. Vikas Kaintura

    Vikas Kaintura

    Acum 13 Zile

    Netflix holidays movie are like old age vines ❤️

  84. Nathan Caldwell

    Nathan Caldwell

    Acum 13 Zile

    The animation is stellar, the music is beautiful, the character designs are amazing, and it hit me on so many feels. I must watch it.

  85. Denise Freitas

    Denise Freitas

    Acum 13 Zile


  86. I am Joy

    I am Joy

    Acum 13 Zile

    It’s the lovely African features for me :)

  87. C-Bee


    Acum 13 Zile

    I hope this is an animated movie where a black lead character hopefully isn’t turned into some thing for the majority of the film like a frog, a green spirit, or a pigeon.

    • what ever

      what ever

      Acum 20 ore

      @C-Bee exactly, and it was a whole different studio too

    • MundoJuanci


      Acum 9 Zile

      it's a short film

    • Raspberry Heart

      Raspberry Heart

      Acum 9 Zile

      Thank you for saying that. I had been thinking the same thing.

    • C-Bee


      Acum 10 Zile

      @itz prinx Ahmad Nothing, it’s a great movie but one movie doesn’t dismiss the others where it seems a pattern/formula is present.

    • itz prinx Ahmad

      itz prinx Ahmad

      Acum 10 Zile

      What happened to into the spider verse?

  88. Santo Tan

    Santo Tan

    Acum 13 Zile

    I know I'm racist, cause all I see in the thumb nail was Old man Lee and Clementine from Tell Tale Games' The Walking Dead. I miss Lee and Clem. 😟

  89. The Dude Abides

    The Dude Abides

    Acum 13 Zile

    So ,this is the story about Narendra Modi after his retirement

  90. Tammie Heazlit

    Tammie Heazlit

    Acum 13 Zile

    Brilliant Animation!

  91. Alezandra Davila

    Alezandra Davila

    Acum 13 Zile

    It’s like Netflix Disney Pixar are all competing lol

  92. Leon Basin

    Leon Basin

    Acum 13 Zile

    This looks so goood!

  93. Divya Tumu

    Divya Tumu

    Acum 13 Zile

    This wasn't even a teaser. It was like a looooooong name reveal😒😑

  94. boba bear Tea

    boba bear Tea

    Acum 13 Zile

    I thought it was disney

  95. Vish S

    Vish S

    Acum 13 Zile

    Animated movie which is about painting say no more I'm sold

  96. Seni Rania

    Seni Rania

    Acum 13 Zile

    I didn't want to shed anymore tears for 2020, but I guess I have to now.

  97. Benimation


    Acum 13 Zile

    Is this to compete with Disney+' animated shorts?

  98. Georgina Monalisa

    Georgina Monalisa

    Acum 13 Zile

    I just clicked coz of the hair

  99. Nurrachmi Larasati

    Nurrachmi Larasati

    Acum 13 Zile

    Belom move on dari chang'e

  100. Ultimo Objeto

    Ultimo Objeto

    Acum 13 Zile