Boundin' (2003)

G  |   |  Animation, Short, Family  |  5 November 2004 (USA)
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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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To date, this is the only Pixar short to contain dialogue, not counting ones based on existing properties. See more »


Jackalope: Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think!
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Followed by Who Is Bud Luckey? (2004) See more »

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Great Message Uniquely Presented
27 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is about as a nice a message as I have ever seen presented in a cartoon, and it's presented in a beautiful manner. This is just plain fun to watch but even better to hear. The message is sung and the rhyming in the lyrics is just tremendous, really enjoyable.

In less than a handful minutes, we are shown and given a wonderful mini-sermon, if you will, on how to handle bad situations and life in general. There also is a plug for skin color making no difference in your attitude, either.

This might be the only cartoon I ever watched, and then replayed it a few minutes later. It was so good, I wanted to hear/see it again. There are some profound words of wisdom in this, sung in a catchy ditty.

The animated short is offered as one of the features in the DVD of "The Incredibles."

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