Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Failure is an option.
When an overconfident teen alien gets behind the controls of a spaceship, he must attempt to abduct a slumbering farmer under the watchful eye of a critical instructor. But abducting humans requires precision and a gentle touch, and within a few missteps it's painfully clear why more humans don't go missing every year.
Pixar doing short little films is like a teat to those who show support to they amazing films.
Lifted is about a teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.
While I'm doing these short films from Pixar because I like to talk and recommend short animated films to those who haven't seen or heard of them. These just something about watching these movies and short films that nobody probably never heard of and discovered that it's amazing or great and it's like my duty to recommend and talk about it to get it's auditions to take notice, and Lifted is another great short animated film by Pixar.
If you own the DVD or blu ray of ratatouille then you have probably seen this, it is one of the extras, its a short one and trust me brilliant one.
Film #8 of The Movie King's Scavenger Hunt Challenge: Disney Edition
Task #3: A Pixar short
Short of the Day
When you combine the talents of the Pixar studio, top-notch animation, a clever premise of human abduction by aliens with a bigger twist that the abduction is being done by an abductor in training that has to rely on thousands of switches to get the job done, and the funniest use of the Wilhelm scream ever, you get Lifted, the best short ever released by the Pixar studio by a longshot!!!
I want to start by saying that I consider this to be the first short of the current Pixar era. It was the first to be released after the mega deal that brought Pixar officially into the Disney fold and put John Lasseter at the head of all animation, inclusive.
The film embraces the physical humor of classic Tex Avery & Fritz Freleng and the "violence is funny" nature of Chuck Jones' mid-period work, while, at the same time, clearly announces its modern intentions to show you something new and improved.
Ostensibly, a story about an alien abduction attempt gone horribly awry, "Lifted" is funny on several levels.
We watch as a beam of light from above spotlights an…
Despite the misleading title, this is not a stoner comedy, but rather a pretty adorable dialogue-less animated short by the folks at Pixar about a UFO trainee, under close supervision, attempting to abduct a sleepy rural resident, to mixed results.
Like a fine wine, Pixar short, Lifted, has ripened and got better with age. Even if you count "getting better with age" as a day. Oh well; it's better after less than 24 hours, anyway.
What can I say? I'm really just a sucker for slapstick, and this short certainly isn't lacking in that particular category.
One joke, but it's a good one.
This crick in my neck is telling me that these aliens have been to my house last night. Hm.
Short about Shorts
Suspense - Comedy - Driving Test - Button(s)!! - Stuck - One Small Step For Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan...
*From Volume 1 of Pixar Short Films Collection
Es ist noch kein meister vom Himmel gefallen – kein Musiker, der ein Instrument lernen soll, kein Handwerker, der einen Tisch bauen muss, und eben auch kein Alien, das beim Entführen eines schlafenden Menschen in Angesicht der schier endlosen Möglichkeiten der hochkomplexen Raumschiff-Technik verzweifelt.
Dabei könnte es doch so einfach sein: Der arme Mensch liegt nichtsahnend in seinem Bett, das Haus allein auf weiter Flur, weit und breit kein potentieller Zeuge in Sicht. Es muss also nur der Traktor-Strahl in Gang gebracht werden, um den netten Herren leichtfüßig aus dem Fenster hinaus ins Raumschiff zu befördern. Ein Unterfangen, was sich mit allen Wassern gewaschen hat.
Wie besagter kleiner Nachwuchs-Space-Pirat mit Pauken und Trompeten scheitert, zeigt uns der 2006er…
Pixar Shorts #13
This 2006 American computer-animated short was directed by Gary Rydstrom and produced by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures.
Young alien Stu is taking an exam in abduction, over seen by the serious gelatinous blob Mr B. They focus on a small farmhouse and a sleeping farmer name Ernie. Stu must navigate dozens of unmarked buttons to abduct Ernie, but ends up causing more trouble when he can’t work out what to do. It’s left to Mr B to put things right and avoid waking Ernie, which is tricky when Stu is involved!
Another original story here, with great animation and use of lighting at night, forming complex shadows and layers. We have two humorous aliens, a bright contrast to the darkness they work in, and a number of slapstick situations with no dialogue required for this 5 minute short.
Turns out Pixar shorts are just as fun and great as their feature films.
Total Run Time of less than 90 minutes. Have I seen them all? Yes, but that doesn't mean I'll vouch…