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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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Released theatrically in front of Monsters, Inc. (2001). See more »

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When the film ends, the "The End" sign appears in black letters in a splat of white guano on the black background. See more »

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Featured in The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) See more »

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Wonderful
25 March 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To appreciate a small miracle like For the Birds, see it with children. Observe them as they watch, understand, empathize and laugh out loud to a quirky short with no dialogue. When a director can combine a visually joyful piece that is poignant as well as entertaining to anyone of any age, an Oscar is deserved. For the Birds ranks with its Oscar Winning predecessor Geri's Game as a tiny slice of genius. Bravo. let's hope it ends up on the Monster's Inc DVD. **** out of ****.


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