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Presto (2008)

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

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Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great, turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But, when Presto forgets to feed his rabbit one too many times, well, there's really no telling what to expect! Follow the escalating high jinx of the amazing Presto, his rabbit Alec, and what happens onstage when a star magician's ego provokes some clever revenge from his neglected costar. Written by Pixar Animation Studios

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Released theatrically with the feature WALL·E (2008). See more »

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While testing the trick before the show, the hat on the rabbit's head shifts perceptibly to the left just as the magician's hand enters the top hat. See more »

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Presto is another excellent Pixar animated short
19 February 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the second of five Oscar-nominated animated shorts I've watched from last year. It's from Pixar and was originally presented before their feature WALL-E which I have yet to see. A magician's bunny just wants a carrot but his master keeps taking it away from him so during the performance with the master on stage with his own hat and the bunny at the side hidden by curtains holding the sorcerer's hat that serves as the connection between where the magician's hand goes, the bunny does all kinds of tricks of his own on his master while the audience thinks it's all part of the act...Reminiscent of the wacky stuff done by Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, and Frank Tashlin in the '40s, Presto provides non-stop slapstick that gets more outrageously funny with each gag before the crescendo that satisfyingly comes. And dig the beginning logo credits done in the way they might have been if this short really was made during that Golden Age of animation. In short, Presto is magnifico!


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