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.
There is a wonderful message in this short, but it came across a little to odd to connect properly. But you have the admire Pixar for mixing it up even though it does not fully work.
Ein singendes Schaf erklärt uns dass auf und ab des Lebens. Alles klar?
I don't know if the famous animation crew was trying whether to reference those old, unknown Merrie Melodies shorts or to take a different course just to determine the reaction of the audience. Beats me, this is their worst short (released theatrically, of course), and when it tries to be funny, it is random, and when it tries to be cheerful, it is unusual and unfamiliar. Seeing it once will suffice.
Pixar short I'd never heard of. A simple lesson for the kids but unusual in that its narrated in a country style song. 7/10.
I didn't really understand this one? It did nothing for me.
This is my least favourite. Probably because of the singing. Rest of it was cute, though.
It may seem a little ironic that my favorite Pixar film is preceded by my least favorite Pixar short. This short isn't bad as much as it's simply.....mediocre. It's folksy and cute and I guess that would be enough for another studio, when I was expecting mediocre, but it seems so disappointing for Pixar. Meh.
Right around this time, Pixar perfected the 3D look that's analogous to 1950s animation, and it has aged beautifully. A timeless bit of Americana.