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Lady and the Lamp (1979)

A lamp causes a ruckus in the shop while the shopkeeper is away.

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Jack Hannah ...
Lamp Shop Owner (voice)
Nancy Beiman ...
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A lamp causes a ruckus in the shop while the shopkeeper is away.

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Made by John Lasseter while he was in CalArts See more »

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When Lady is first put to bed, the newspaper disappears. See more »

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

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Too cute for words
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the cutest short animated films I've ever seen! I was fortunate enough to catch it on Cinemax (or was it HBO?) ages ago when they used to have short films as filler between features (when they were more interested in programming than self-promotion).

Rather than the usual formal "finished" animation, this is done with just the artist's sketches ... just black & white, no painted-in cels, no fancy backgrounds.

The story involves a little lighting store with anthropomorphic lamps. One little fella gets knocked off the shelf and breaks his light bulb. "Blinded" by the broken bulb he fumbles his way to the cabinet to find a replacement, but accidentally grabs a bottle of gin instead, screwing it into his socket. Pulling the chain to turn himself on results in the bottle's contents emptying into the poor guy.

The resulting chaos of a drunk (bull) in a lamp (china) shop results in lots of laughs.

What a pity this little gem isn't available for sale/rent. I cherish my ancient off-air copy.

Lasseter went on to get an Academy Award nomination for his next "lamp film" ... 'Luxo Jr.' ... the first computer animated film to get an Oscar nomination and the mascot for Pixar.


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