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Release Date:
2 November 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Yeah, It's Cute & Clever But Also Over-Praised 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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Trivia:
According to Pixar's website, the first four birds actually have names and individual characteristics. From left to right they are: Chipper, Bully, Snob and Neurotic. Look closely and you'll see them act out their personalities.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Julie (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Big High Wire HopSee more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Yeah, It's Cute & Clever But Also Over-Praised, 27 June 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This three-minute cartoon won an Oscar for Best Animated Short For 2000. It also won numerous other awards. It can be seen as a feature on the "Monsters, Inc.," DVD.

I agree with reviewer "Jack The Ripper 1888" that it was enjoyable and pretty good....but what's all the fuss about? To me, it was "cute" and the animation was terrific, but Pixar's animation is always top-of-the-line, so there was no surprise there.

The story is simple: little birds make fun of big, dumb-looking bird who gets the last laugh when the little ones' nastiness goes too far. I guess the fun in here wasn't the one joke, which you could see coming, but the little things that led up to it. I enjoyed the noises the little birds made, the music in this animated short and the facial expressions, of course.

It's cute, it's clever but it's no big deal.....sorry. I enjoyed the other cartoon in this DVD, "Mike's New Car," more than this one, although both were fun to watch.

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