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.
The poster, the title of the short and the 'By Pixar Studios' are self-explanatory.
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.
This Pixar short features an alien who is trying to abduct a boy from his bed on Earth, but due to the number of buttons on his spaceship, he finds it to be quite a difficult cast. Well animated and quite funny, what I liked most about this one was the soundtrack. Recommended.
Again - one of the very best
the concept - just great
the characters - funny as hell
the scenario, timing, comedy - crackin' good
and it looks and sounds great
Oh, how preposterous those close encounters of the fourth kind can be, hehe. Rydstrom references Tin Toy discreetly and grabs the protagonist of Ratatouille for his portrayal of alien lunacy, the irony being found in the "stereotype" of alien races being supposedly smarter than the human being. Cool short film that displays 2,000 switches of fun.
A turtle without it's shell tries to lift a human onto a spaceship with a traction beam while a big frog supervises.
Doesn't have the same emotional heft of other Pixar shorts, but probably their funniest stand alone film.
Very funny and entertaining for what it is.
Pixar short where an alien has a spot of trouble with his controls.
What I love about Pixar's shorts is that there's a thoroughbred quality to the gags. Like, Lifted's aliens are running Mothership driver's ed between quarters of Space Jam, but the alternation of the score, from that glorious operatic blue beam of light to the hard sonic THUMPS of the poor Earthling getting concussed on his bedroom wall? That's really funny, and it's in large part because of those tonal switches. The ending's a little bit of a throwaway, with Looney Toons physics in a short that had more fluid, interesting spatial logic, but it makes back the half-star for excellent use of "The Final Countdown."
A very clever subversion of a sci-fi cliche.
Lifted starts with a levitating sleeper who is being 'called' by aliens, and then moves to the production line which is trying to automate the process.
The depth of detail in this short animation is very good, but the characters are a bit too childish to register. However, the premise is a good one, and there's a bit of obvious humour which we have seen before in many comedies.
Hilarious. Perfect visual comedy. Wonderful characters, developed but not hard to get into. Interesting though out.
That audio during the credits is absolutely morbid.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Next Floor
- The Red Balloon
- Bobby Yeah
- I'm Here
Short films that I've seen and enjoyed. Would love suggestions as well. I've included The ABCs Of Death as there…
- Six Shooter
- At Land
- The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia
- East of Kensington
I was struggling to watch one short film every day, so this is now just an order-of-preference list of all…