7.8/10
11,428
20 user 15 critic

One Man Band (2005)

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

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lifted (2006)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Presto (2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland
Stars: Doug Sweetland
Boundin' (2003)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould
Stars: Bud Luckey
Geri's Game (1997)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava
Stars: Bob Peterson
For the Birds (2000)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston
Stars: Ralph Eggleston
Knick Knack (1989)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter
Luxo Jr. (1986)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter
Partly Cloudy (2009)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sohn
Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson
Mike's New Car (Video 2002)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors: Pete Docter, Roger Gould
Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman
Tin Toy (1988)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

Director: John Lasseter
Red's Dream (1987)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

With a sale tag hanging from his seat, propped up in the corner of a bicycle store on a rainy night, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

Director: John Lasseter
Jack-Jack Attack (Video 2005)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.

Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Banda de Um Homem Só  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fine Pixar effort
27 August 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Pixar's one man band get cacophonous when two buskers vie to get a gold coin from a little girl. The short story starts with an avuncular busker playing simple music with his trumpet, when he sees that a little girl is about to drop her coin in the fountain, perhaps for a wish. But he manages to lure her with his music and immediately pushes his bowl so that the coin goes into his pocket. Just when the girl reaches to drop the coin into the bowl, another violinist begins to play his instrument. This man is lanky and he plays his instrument mellifluously.

The war begins and the girl gets confused as both the buskers get more and more competitive. The ending is unexpected, and I'm glad Pixar didn't go for an emotional ending. The animation is quite vibrant and detailed for a short film and the humor is subtle. My rating: 7/10


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page