A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

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In the not too distant past, a lamb lives in the desert plateau just below the snow line. He is proud of how bright and shiny his coat of wool is, so much so that it makes him want to dance, which in turn makes all the other creatures around him also want to dance. His life changes when one spring day he is captured, his wool shorn, and thrown back out onto the plateau all naked and pink. But a bounding jackalope who wanders by makes the lamb look at life a little differently in seeing that there is always something exciting in life to bound about. Written by Huggo

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Animators nicknamed the rock where the sheep lived the "Guggenheim Rock" due to its similarity to the Guggenheim Museum in New York (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). See more »

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Sheep: I used to be somethin', all covered in fluff, and I'd dance in the sunlight and show off my stuff. Then they hauled me away, in a manner quite rough, and sheared me and dumped me back here in the buff.
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As American As Apple Pie.
24 January 2004 | by (Red Styk City, LA - USA) – See all my reviews

Bounding (which has a cut viewable on Pixar's web page), is another clean cut example of why Pixar is what they are, successful. In a segment of ninety seconds, they showcase stunning visuals that can intrigue the eyes of young and, and churn a story out of American lore (see also: The Jackalope). It's stunning what they do and that they do it so right, don't be surprised if in the future "Pixar" is added to the line-up with mom, apple pie and baseball.

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