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For the Birds
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Release Date:
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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Words fail me See more (46 total) »

Cast

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Ralph Eggleston ... Bird (voice) (uncredited)
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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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This represented two major technological challenges for the company - the animation of feathers and a continuously moving background, in this case, a rolling wheat field.See more »
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Big High Wire HopSee more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Words fail me, 13 February 2002
Author: Christian Jahnsen from Hillerød, Denmark

Shown before Monsters Inc., this short was arguably the most fun-filled five minutes of my entire life! Monsters Inc. was a great great great film, fantastic in all aspects (10/10), and yet, "For the birds" was the biggest impression of the lot, when you left the theatre. At times, I caught myself thinking: "Would you please hold the jokes for just a minute!! I need to catch my breath here!!!!!!!!". It really was THAT hilarious.

I've always been a HUGE admirer of Pixar, and have seen all their shorts and real films (Tin Toy, Nick Nack, Geri's Game, Toy Story 1 and 2 to name but a few), but "For the birds" is their finest hour as of yet!! Their humour is just so indescribably good!! For everybody who likes justice, animals and most of all, to laugh, this is for you! I can't imagine who would think this isn't humour at its very best!

Thank you, Pixar! 10/10 is simply too little for your latest short, but the scale doesn't go any higher. It is at times like when I saw "For the birds" that I wish my life had a rewind button, so that I could experience this for the first time over and over again.

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