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One Man Band (2005)

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.
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At the central square of a picturesque Italian village, a bright-eyed little girl is anxious to toss her last gold coin in the fountain to make a wish, while a talented one-man-band street performer plays a cheerful tune. But just when the girl is ready to drop her coin in the busker's rusty cup, another flamboyant contestant steps in, desirous of her attention. Inevitably, this is going to be a music showdown like none other, nevertheless, the coin is only one. Written by Nick Riganas

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A Banda de Um Homem Só  »

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Was released theatrically in several territories with Cars (2006). See more »

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A post-credits scene shows that it is now nighttime, with Treble standing on Bass, trying to reach for the coins in vain. As the two start to fall backwards, the film ends. See more »

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Fun Pixar Short
12 December 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

One Man Band (2005)

*** (out of 4)

Mildly entertaining short from Pixar has a little girl showing up at a fountain wanting to throw her gold coin in but two rival musicians start playing hoping to earn her coin. This isn't the greatest short in the world but there's enough going on here to make it worth watching if you're a fan of the studio. I think the best thing about the movie is the animation, which is very good from start to finish. We get some very good looking items including the actual look of the two musicians and all of their instruments. Also worthy are some of the smaller shots like the one where something happens to the coin. What I didn't think worked as well as some of the other shorts was the actual story. It was good enough for five-minutes but there really weren't enough laughs to push this film over the edge into something I could watch over and over again.


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