Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A baby lamp finds a ball to play with and it's all fun and games until the ball bursts. Just when the elder Luxo thinks his kid will settle down for a bit, Luxo Jr. finds a ball ten times bigger.
Luxo means an awful lot to Pixar so you've got to love this short. I think a quote from Anchorman would serve as an even better review:
"I love lamp."
WATCH SHORT FILM: Luxo Jr.
In a matter of two years the leap in quality from André and Wally B. to one of Pixar's most iconic pieces of animation is staggering. The motion and style of their first attempt in 1984 was akin to something you would find on a Windows '98 children's game; a little jagged but still fun and done its job.
Luxo Jr upped the ante even further with a far smoother looking style that gave a semi-realistic look and a direct reference point by using household items. That made if feel closer to reality as this was something you have in your home somewhere, it's mimicking the world around…
This short is the reason why there's a hopping lamp in Pixar's logo. Luxo Jr., officially Pixar's first short film, is delightful and flaunts Pixar's ground-breaking animation style!
Effective Pixar animated short, Luxo Jr. paved the way for the studio to be able to create some full length feature films that would put the studio on the map. If you enjoy their full length features, this is well worth seeing as; this is where things started to take off for Pixar. The short has a relatively simple plot, and it works well enough to appeal to anyone of all ages. Above all, Luxo Jr. Warrants a merit in sheer creativity as it would break new ground in computer animation. The short film would feature lamps, of one that would feature later in the now famous Pixar logo. Although a two minute affair, Luxo Jr. Is enjoyable for what…
Luxo (a lamp who made me think a bit of Marvin the Paranoid Android) watches his son Luxo Jr play ball, but what happens when the ball flattens? This quirky Pixar short has something to say about family, children, imagination and inventiveness, and in a very short timespan.
Pixar's first computer-animated short, starring the lamp that would become it's mascot. Oscar nominated and good fun. 7/10.
This 1986 American computer-animated short is produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. This is the first computer-animated short from Pixar and runs at just under 2 minutes.
Two balanced-arm desk lamps, named Luxo Jr. and Luxo Sr. are playing with a small inflatable rubber ball. When Luxo Jr. tries balancing on it, the ball eventually deflates due to excessive jumping. As a result, Luxo Sr. admonishes Luxo Jr., but later finds Luxo Jr. playing with a beach ball, causing him to shake his head as a reaction to Luxo Jr.'s antics.
Short, sweet and very simple. This display of Pixar’s computer animation techniques showcases how they handle audio and visual graphics along with a story with a warm…
A classic short film by Pixar. The first one ever made for the company. This is why they have that lamp in their logo. This is mind blowing at the time and definitely worth watching.
The FX tells a story, and that's really the goal. It's a fine one, too. The broad motions of the lamps relate to each other, and that telegraphs the meaning as much as the pairing with the playful soundtrack. It is pretty boilerplate in execution – a mystery, complication, and a flourish for the resolution. But the trick is that when Luxo Sr. swivels up towards camera, it makes me go, ‘I feel you, lamp. I feel you.’
The absolute, quissential pixar short. Made after Steve Jobs acquired the LucasArt computer division and formed pixar, this is pretty much the base of all their work. As for the short, it's really cute.
Good considering the time, otherwise boring.
While charming on a certain level, I felt this acted more as a history lesson on Pixar's origins than one of its actual shorts.
The prelude to something truly special!
Part of my A short for my early cup of joe
Luxo Jr have since become synonymous with the Pixar intro-sequences, and this little animation is a huge step up from the previous The Adventures of André and Wally. A little bit fun, a little bit endearing, and a huge promise of things to come from this great animated studio.
(More of a significance as the Pixar stepping stone, and it's not like it takes all that long to revisit....)
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