Favourite Pixar Short

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Which Pixar Short Film is Your Favourite?

Boundin'
3
25%
For the Birds
2
17%
Geri's Game
1
8%
Jack Jack Attack
0
No votes
Knick Knack
1
8%
Lifted
3
25%
Luxo Jr
0
No votes
Mike's New Car
0
No votes
One Man Band
2
17%
Red's Dream
0
No votes
Mater and the Ghost Light
0
No votes
Tin Toy
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 12

Favourite Pixar Short

Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:30 pm

Pick your favourite Pixar short film and explain why? Funny, clever, nice little life lesson to be told (actually I think they all have that, don't they?).

I'm undecided at the moment...I need to ponder this one a bit more.


PLEASE let me know if I've missed any. :wink:
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:37 pm

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For the Birds! It's always been a standout for me.

Kinda the what goes around comes around theme. Funny, clever, cute - all rolled into 1 nice little film.

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Postby minstrel on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:38 pm

I don't know. Some of them I've never seen. But Lifted is hilarious!
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:40 pm

minstrel wrote:I don't know. Some of them I've never seen. But Lifted is hilarious!


Yeah, it is! I was up in Canada at the time, watched it with my Mom (before Ratatouille), I thought she was gonna pee her pants, she was laughing so hard.

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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:41 pm

I really love Lifted. Maybe it's just the sci-fi nerd in me ;)
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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:42 pm

Of those listed (can't think of any missing ones) I've seen:

Boundin', For the Birds, Geri's Game, Jack Jack Attack, Lifted, One Man Band, and possibly Mike's New Car.

I guess Boundin' is my favorite, but I don't remember For the Birds that well, except that it was pretty awesome.
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:44 pm

Vote people vote! I see your favs but VOTE!!!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:45 pm

Maui wrote:Vote people vote! I see your favs but VOTE!!!


There happy!
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:46 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:
Maui wrote:Vote people vote! I see your favs but VOTE!!!


There happy!


Yup - we need numbers!!! I'm taking this rather seriousLY you know.
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Postby minstrel on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:46 pm

OK! I voted!
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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:47 pm

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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:48 pm




OK Ok - let me re-gather my data!

Thanks bunches PACINO!!!! :twisted:
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:48 pm



Awesomeness. Seems your missing some Maui.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:49 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:


Awesomeness. Seems your missing some Maui.


No some of them are wrongly labelled as Pixar shorts... the point is that there are some of the Pixar shorts people can rewatch before voting. :)
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:53 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:
No some of them are wrongly labelled as Pixar shorts... the point is that there are some of the Pixar shorts people can rewatch before voting. :)


Yup - I see that. Example: ChubbChubbs is Sony Animation.

Phew! :roll:
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Postby Leckomaniac on Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:13 pm

Pixar shorts are just as kick ass as the films. Part of the joy of seeing a Pixar film is the whole experience...short film, feature film...I love it all.
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Postby Zarles on Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:25 pm

So many to choose from. Jack-Jack, Lifted, Boundin', Geri's Game... all masterpieces.
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:00 pm

Everyone knows how the jumping lamp came to be Pixar's logo - right?

From the short Luxo Jr! :D
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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:53 pm

I rewatched For the Birds... I have to say, it's definitely one of their best shorts. I'll stick with my choice of Boundin' since I voted for it already, but For the Birds is a close second, with Lifted as an honorable mention.
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Postby godzillasushi on Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:56 pm

Geri's game is the old man playing chess right? I love that one!
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:04 pm

godzillasushi wrote:Geri's game is the old man playing chess right? I love that one!


Yup, won the Oscar in 1998 - best animated short!
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Postby Cha-Ka Khan on Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:14 pm

Oh crap. I voted for "Knick Knack" right BEFORE I remember how much I enjoyed "Lifted".

I went to a lecture given by Lasseter at SIGGRAPH back in 1989. They had JUST finished Knick Knack and he showed it to all of us in 3D. He also showed a whole bunch of bloopers from Tin Toy. These were all test renders that didn't make it into the final short, like animating without the baby's head (but the tongue was connected to the body) so it was "Tongue-Head baby", or rendering with the "sight lines" emanating from the baby's eyes, so it looked like he had stuck knitting needles into his eyes.

There is one blooper that DID make into Tin Toy, and that is the scene towards the end when the baby goes running across the floor and the Tin Toy watches him walk by. If you notice, they forgot to animate the toy's eyes. They're just little inanimate dots. Lasseter basically told everyone "fuck it. You would have never noticed if I didn't just tell you."
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Postby Maui on Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:19 pm

Cha-Ka Khan wrote:Oh crap. I voted for "Knick Knack" right BEFORE I remember how much I enjoyed "Lifted".

I went to a lecture given by Lasseter at SIGGRAPH back in 1989. They had JUST finished Knick Knack and he showed it to all of us in 3D. He also showed a whole bunch of bloopers from Tin Toy. These were all test renders that didn't make it into the final short, like animating without the baby's head (but the tongue was connected to the body) so it was "Tongue-Head baby", or rendering with the "sight lines" emanating from the baby's eyes, so it looked like he had stuck knitting needles into his eyes.

There is one blooper that DID make into Tin Toy, and that is the scene towards the end when the baby goes running across the floor and the Tin Toy watches him walk by. If you notice, they forgot to animate the toy's eyes. They're just little inanimate dots. Lasseter basically told everyone "fuck it. You would have never noticed if I didn't just tell you."



I'll have to check that out again. I bought all the shorts off of iTunes a while back. Tin Toy is really a cute one!
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Postby Evil Hobbit on Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:04 am

I love One Man Band. The attention to detail, the superb character animation and the great pacing and comic timing do the trick for me. Just love it.
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Postby Zarles on Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:04 pm

Hey Maui, there's an additional short besides 'Lifted' on the DVD for Ratatouille. You may want to start a new thread. ;)
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:13 pm

Does the Genesis test sequence from The Wrath of Khan count?
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:27 am

Fried Gold wrote:Does the Genesis test sequence from The Wrath of Khan count?


Depends onna when a the Pixar, she begins, no? Atta the conception or a the birth, eh?
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Postby Zarles on Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:30 am

Pixar shorts are coming out on their own DVD! H@rry's going to be reviewing it in his next DVD report.
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Postby Fried Gold on Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:03 am

DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:Does the Genesis test sequence from The Wrath of Khan count?


Depends onna when a the Pixar, she begins, no? Atta the conception or a the birth, eh?

It was made by the Pixar group, but while it was still part of ILM. ILM couldn't do it using conventional effects so they assigned Ed Catmull's team of computer researchers to generate the sequence. So they were kinda working as a separate entity.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:04 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Depends onna when a the Pixar, she begins, no? Atta the conception or a the birth, eh?

It was made by the Pixar group, but while it was still part of ILM.


Yes, yes... that's a what a the Dino, he's a talking about, eh? Back a then I donna think a they went by a the name Pixar, no? The ILM Graphics Group, they were more like a the Founding Fathers of a the Pixar, eh?

But a the Pixar by any other name, she's a prolly still gonna to smell as a sweet, no?
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