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Alvy Ray Smith (concept)
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20 February 1985 (France) See more »
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A brainless android wakes up to be taunted by a large bee. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not the bee's knees of 3D animation... See more (9 total) »

Directed by
Alvy Ray Smith 
 
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Alvy Ray Smith (concept)

Sound Department
Ben Burtt .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Loren Carpenter .... 3D rendering
Ed Catmull .... models: andre/wally
Don Conway .... input/output laser scanning
Rob Cook .... 3D rendering
Tom Duff .... models: andre/wally
John Lasseter .... models: andre/wally
Sam Leffler .... texturing/matteing
Tom Noggle .... input/output laser scanning
Thomas Porter .... texturing/matteing
William Reeves .... forest design and rendering
William Reeves .... models: andre/wally
David Salesin .... models: andre/wally
Alvy Ray Smith .... models: andre/wally
 
Animation Department
Tom Duff .... 3-D animation programmer
John Lasseter .... character design and animation
Eben Ostby .... 3-D animation programmer
 
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Craig Good .... computer logistics
 
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The title is a tribute to Louis Malle's film My Dinner with Andre (1981), referencing actors Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: [This goof only happened in its original SIGGRAPH release] Throughout most of the film, the characters were incomplete and made of pencil test line drawings over the completed backgrounds. This was corrected when re-released.See more »
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Referenced in Toy Story 3 (2010)See more »

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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not the bee's knees of 3D animation..., 4 June 2004
Author: soymilk from East Anglia, UK

'Andre and Wally B' isn't strictly a true Pixar film (since it was produced mainly at Lucasfilms), but John Lassester was amongst the creative team behind it, and it can still be found on their official Pixar site. A very early venture in making short animated films from CGI, this definitely doesn't rank up there as one of their coolest, perhaps because the limitations are all too obvious. The 3D animation isn't really all that great – the characters look basic and chunky, like they were taken straight from some sort of video game – while the storyline (if you can call it that) is too firmly-welded in the style of classic Walt Disney shorts. This may be done in computer animation, but otherwise it's just the same cartoony mayhem you've seen countless times before, involving a strange character named Andre (you know, I'm not really sure what kind of animal he's meant to be), being chased by a malicious bee. To be fair, I do actually enjoy a lot of the older Walt Disney cartoons, but the traditional 2D animation there had a greater fluidity that the more primitive CGI in this short film, which feels far too awkward and bulky to pull the same style off successfully.

I'm guessing they didn't really have the capacity back then to put together a CGI film with a great deal happening in, so all things considered this isn't bad. It just can't compare to the sort of thing Pixar since went onto achieve, having adopted their own unique style and approach to this medium – their studio's first short, 'Luxo Jr' was an absolute classic.

Grade: C

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