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!
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.
My least favorite Pixar short. The characters are kind of ugly, the story is simplistic and two-dimensional, and I don't enjoy the song or the voices very much. (I'm not as negative a person as this review makes me seem. Sorry!)
Note to self: You don't have to watch this every time you watch The Incredibles.
A Pixar short in which a young sheep loses his joie de vivre along with his coat when he is shorn for the first time, then he meets the jackalope and the world is righted!
Pixar Shorts #9
This 2003 American computer-animated short was directed by Bud Luckey, who also provides vocals, and produced by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures.
In the American West, a sheep is sheared and loses its wool, which results in the sheep losing its confidence. However, an energetic jackalope comes along and shows the sheep the advantages of ‘bounding’ – getting up whenever you fall down. Through this new teaching, the sheep bounds anywhere and everywhere and never loses confidence again.
This is the first Pixar short to feature vocals and music that is all original, not relating to an existing work. It’s bright and fun, and showcases a familiar environment twisted to that traditional Pixar animated style, which is now nothing but recognisable with the character design and motives of friendship and belief in yourself.
Some short films I think are worth your time to watch!