Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
On a high mountain plain lives a lamb with wool of such remarkable sheen that he breaks into high-steppin' dance. But there comes a day when he loses his lustrous coat and, along with it, his pride. It takes a wise jackalope - a horn-adorned rabbit - to teach the moping lamb that wooly or not, it's what's inside that'll help him rebound from life's troubles.
Bahhh, it's meh.
This one is the end of an arc that had started 20 years before.
With it, Lasseter was finally able to pay tribute to those who had come before, while showcasing the fact that Pixar was now THE major player in animation. The result is both a debt paid and a proclamation. The King is dead. Long live the king!
"Boundin'" was the first (and only, if I'm remembering right) non-franchise short to contain dialogue of any kind. All of the rest are silent. It's a fable about a sheep that loves to dance, until he gets shorn and then he becomes self-conscious. A Jack-a-lope appears and gives him new confidence by suggesting that he just jump (bound)…
A fun short by Bud Luckey. It's not all that Pixar, in that it isn't very funny or even particularly creative, but it reminded me a lot of a children's picture book, like one written by Dr. Seuss. For that, it was endlessly charming and Luckey's voice was smooth and delivered everything perfectly.
Not their best, but enjoyable enough to get a pass.
I just got the wool pulled over my eyes.
I love unnecessary rhyming and the word 'heliotrope' in my animation so Boundin' should be made in the shade. It also don't hurt that Bud Luckey's voice occupies some sort of sweet spot between Sam Elliot and Eeyore. I kinda wanted a full on musical number, though, since all the other prairie animals are so coordinated by sound and the sheep's hooves are basically tap shoes. Coyote playing a longhorn skull like conga drums next time, guys!
Super cute and uplifting. Just keep boundin' and you'll make it through life okay :)
This one's cheesy as fuck but I enjoyed it all the same. This was a passion project of sorts for Bud Luckey, who wrote it, directed it, and composed and performed the musical accompaniment for it, and it shows - there's a real pervasive sense of unbridled joy on display here.
Really lovely and a style that was off putting to me at first but the it really grew on me - especially the owl - and I now kind of want another short in this unique style.
A lovely message as in many of these shorts by Pixar.
Short about Shorts
Accent - Jingle - Dat Owl - Jackalope? - Buff - Pink Eyes - Bounce Back - Lesson
*From Volume 1 of Pixar Short Films Collection
Schafe tanzen, Erdhörnchen singen, Jackalopes hüpfen – in BOUNDIN‘ ist Stimmung angesagt und eine PIXAR-typische simple, aber äußerst wichtige Botschaft verpackt: Du bist was du bist, egal wie du aussiehst und egal was du tust.
Der (erste) Vorfilm zu THE INCREDIBLES aus dem Jahre 2003 zeigt, trotz seiner Kürze und des eingeschränkten Settings rund um einen kleinen Fluss mit Felsplateau herum, dass vor zehn Jahren bereits Animation auf höchstem Niveau angesagt war. Natürlich sieht das heute alles noch viel detailreicher und ausgetüftelter aus, aber die Kernkomponenten stimmen – ein niedlich-ulkiges Figurendesign, das in der Lage ist, förmlich alles zu vermenschlichen, dazu kreativ durchgestylte Kulissen mit schöner Tiefenschärfe und bunte, satte Farben. PIXAR.
Das singende und tanzende Schaf ist…
Not much to this one. It was alright I guess.
Total Run Time of less than 90 minutes. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…