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Day & Night (2010)

G  |   |  Animation, Short  |  18 June 2010 (USA)
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The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

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A collection of many Pixar shorts.

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Radio Lecturer (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
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When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world-the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective. Written by Pixar

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WILHELM SCREAM: When Night shows Day the drive-in theater scenery, a guy screams off-screen. See more »

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[Day and Night find themselves in front of a radio station, where a voice can be heard only when Day is in front of it]
Radio voice: Fear of the unknown... They are afraid of new ideas... They are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality, but based on... "If something is new, I reject it immediately because it's frightening to me." What they do instead is just stay with the familiar. You know, to me, the most beautiful things in all the universe, are the most mysterious.
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William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
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It was a nice experiment, but it didn't capture my heart...
26 June 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I might try to describe the substance of this film, but frankly it defies description. You simply have to see the short to understand what it the story is.

This short was shown before Disney's recent release of "Toy Story 3". While my daughter loved this short, I only mildly enjoyed it. Now there were some things to admire about this film. First, it was unique and highly creative. I can say that despite my having seen a ton of shorts over the years, this one is nothing like any of them! In addition, the animation, not surprisingly, was top-notch--something we have all come to expect from Pixar. And, finally, the short did a great job of telling a story with absolutely no dialog..none. But, on the other hand, the film seldom made me laugh and it was pretty insignificant in many ways. I would consider this about average for a Pixar short but certainly not in the same league as their best shorts--such as "Jack-Jack Attack", "Lifted" or "Knick-Knack" (one of their earliest and still my favorite).


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