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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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Amazing in its proper context See more (9 total) »

Directed by
Alvy Ray Smith 
 
Writing credits
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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2 min
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Even though this short was made by the people who would soon form Pixar, this film was released from Lucasfilm.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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Featured in Inside Pixar (2013) (TV)See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Amazing in its proper context, 12 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I gotta admit that if you watch this film today and don't understand the context for it, then you will most likely not be particularly impressed. It's such a very simple animated short and one that seems amazingly ordinary--something you could easily make today given the right rendering software and a home computer. However, think back to 1984. People rarely had home computers and those who did had systems that had major compatibility issues--with not much more power than a modern calculator (less in some cases). There were no hard drives--those that did exist were minuscule. Macintosh computers were yet to come and IBM compatible computers used primitive versions of DOS and many were using Commodore and other simple computers. And, most importantly, most games were either text only or had very, very rudimentary graphics. In this context, ANDRE AND WALLY B is absolutely amazing and breathtaking. The Pixar folks were not yet a big company but just a few individuals doing work on huge computers and they had to design all the software themselves!! And, in spite of all this, the graphics were lovely and the story of a cute bee quite watchable--even though it was really more an experimental film than anything else. Oddly, while this film is not terribly exciting today, I still prefer it to a couple of the later Pixar films (such as RED'S DREAM). A great start.

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