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For the Birds (2000)

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A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

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This animated short starts with a group of small birds perched together on a telephone wire. When a much larger and awkward-looking bird arrives, the smaller birds reject him with taunts and insults. Still, he persists in trying to win their friendship, until at last the smaller birds decide to shove him from their perch. Only too late do they discover that there may be a problem with this plan. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A Hysterical Oscar-Winning Short Film!
28 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this when Monsters Inc. came out in theaters, and for a little extra feature before the movie, it was very funny! The main feature was better, but this little Oscar-winning animated short film before the main feature was just as hysterical! I would say what this short is about, but I can't really, because there is nothing really to say, except for the fact that it involves some birds on a power line in a very hysterical scene that follows! I also noticed that this short won an Academy Award, that win in my opinion, was a well deserved win!

For The Birds is probably, no, it is one of my favorite Pixar animated short films, my personal favorite is another Oscar-winning short, Geri's Game. Continuing, this short is hysterical, witty, clever, and overall, it really deserved the Oscar that it won! I had a great time in the theater that evening, laughing my head off at both this short, as well as the main feature! For The Birds scores another one for Pixar.

Here is something that I am going to say to you, if you haven't seen this hysterical short film yet, then you should see it. Why, because in only a few short minutes, you are going to be laughing a lot! Enjoy this ingenious masterpiece of a short film, because it is hysterical, I know that I loved it, and you may love it as well!

10/10


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