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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 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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