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2 November 2001 (USA) See more »
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A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Very funny one-joke short See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Ralph Eggleston ... Bird (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ralph Eggleston 
 
Produced by
Karen Dufilho-Rosen .... producer (as Karen Dufilho)
John Lasseter .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Tom Freeman 
Jennifer Leo Russ  (as Jennifer Taylor)
 
Production Management
Paul Cichocki .... post-production supervisor
Renee Jensen .... production manager
Holly Lloyd .... production manager
 
Art Department
Norm DeCarlo .... sculptor (as Norm Decarlo)
Derek Williams .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Jory K. Prum .... additional character sound designer (as Jory Prum)
 
Visual Effects by
Byron Bashforth .... additional shading and support
Byron Bashforth .... render technical director
Onny P. Carr .... additional shading and support
Christine Z. Chang .... additional modeling and support
Jun Han Cho .... character modeling and articulation artist
Keith B.C. Gordon .... effects artist (as Keith Gordon)
Jesse Hollander .... lighting artist
Leo Hourvitz .... effects artist
Jongo .... lighting artist
Ana Lacaze .... master lighting artist
Eileen O'Neill .... lighting artist
Eben Ostby .... modeling supervisor
Cynthia Pettit .... additional modeling and support (as Cynthia 'Kiki' Pettit)
Bill Polson .... character modeling and articulation artist
Mitch Prater .... shading artist
Brian M. Rosen .... shading artist (as Brian Rosen)
Bill Sheffler .... lighting artist
Jerome Strach .... render technical director
David Valdez .... CG painter
David Walden .... shading artist
Bill Wise .... supervising technical director
 
Animation Department
Michael Berenstein .... animator
Ben Catmull .... animator
Christine Z. Chang .... layout artist
William Cone .... background painter
Robin Cooper .... background painter
Tim Crawfurd .... animator
Chris DiGiovanni .... animation coordinator
Ike Feldman .... animator
Craig Good .... layout artist
Tasha Harris .... animator (as Tasha Wedeen)
Patty Kihm .... animator
Karen Kiser .... animator
Angus MacLane .... animator
Daniel Mason .... animator (as Dan Mason)
James Ford Murphy .... supervising animator
Michael Parks .... animator
Karen Prell .... animator
Roger Rose .... animator
Doug Sheppeck .... animator
David Tart .... animator
Adam Wood .... animator
Kureha Yokoo .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Craig Alpert .... assistant editor
Luis Alvarez y Alvarez .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Perrin Cutting .... film output
Bahram Hooshmand .... production assistant
Louis Rivera .... film output
Jeff Wan .... film output
 
Thanks
Ken Bruce .... thanks
Ed Catmull .... very special thanks
Rob Gibbs .... thanks
Dan Jeup .... thanks
Steve Jobs .... very special thanks
Bill Kinder .... thanks
Ann Mather .... very special thanks
Sarah McArthur .... very special thanks (as Sarah Mcarthur)
Bob Peterson .... thanks
Jeff Pidgeon .... thanks
Joe Ranft .... thanks
Kevin Reher .... thanks
Catherine Roehl .... thanks
Gary Rydstrom .... thanks
Andrew Stanton .... thanks
Robert Taylor .... thanks
Lee Unkrich .... thanks
 

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After experiencing great success with their animated shorts, John Lasseter opened up the department's facilities to anyone in the company who had a good idea for the next short. Ralph Eggleston, who had joined the company in 1993 to oversee art design on Toy Story (1995), had this idea from his CalArts days that he hadn't been able to complete.See more »
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Referenced in Cars (2006)See more »
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Big High Wire HopSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very funny one-joke short, 21 February 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

A group of small birds nestle comfortably on a telephone wire. When a large bird wants to join them they treat him with contempt and make fun of him. However when he joins them on the wire they learn a very harsh lesson about accepting others.

Shown before Monsters Inc. this short helped make for a longer running time and give a feeling of more value for money. It is a very simple short, with no dialogue. The little birds are really cool with great facial expressions and manage to be really likeable. The big bird looks real goofy and it's easy to join the little birds in mocking him. I suppose that is good because it makes their lesson our lesson.

The animation is superb, the backgrounds are bright and colourful and each feather on each bird looks really realistic. The short is very funny - funnier than it sounds, the little birds are really funny, kids will love it because all the comedy is visual, adults will love it because it's not too childish. It feels better than it is because it is a one-joke short, if they'd had to make this longer I think it would have suffered. However as a short it manages to be short and sweet, it's not very memorable but it is a funny joke.

Overall it is by no means the funniest 5 minutes of my life (!), but it is a very good one-joke short that is funnier that Monsters Inc (but lets not forget that MI actually needed a better story!). Funny, warm but ultimately forgettable.

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