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One Man Band (2005)

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Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

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With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, One Man Band tells the humorously captivating tale of a peasant girl who encounters two competing street performers who'd prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars. As the two one-man bands' rivalry crescendos, the two overly eager musicians vie to win the little girl's attention. Written by Andrew Jimenez

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Fun and energetic little sketch
27 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In a village square a busker prepares for what seems like a quiet day. As luck would have it, a child walks into the square with a shiny coin. She seems intent on making a wish at the fountain but the busker sees his opportunity and strikes up to attract her attention. Unfortunately for him another busker is in the square with the very same idea – and so begins a tense busk-off in the otherwise quiet square.

Attached to the Cars DVD, this short film was better than the customary short that featured the characters from the full film. The scenario is very simple and it goes where you expect in regards the busking becoming more intense. It is pretty funny but more pleasing was the ending which saw the little girl come into it more and become part of the comedy herself. Certainly compared to Mater & the Ghostlight, this film is fun and energetic to the point where it will appeal to adults as much as children and, to my mind, this is what Pixar is all about and is what made this short fun to watch.


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