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André and Wally B. (1984)

A brainless android wakes up to be taunted by a large bee.

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Alvy Ray Smith

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Alvy Ray Smith (concept)
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Dawn, the forest. André is waking up. Soon, Wally is taunting him. André points the other way and, with Wally temporarily distracted, runs off. Wally quickly catches on and chases André... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Language:

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Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Breakfast with Andre See more »

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Trivia

The title is a tribute to Louis Malle's film My Dinner with Andre (1981), referencing actors Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. See more »

Goofs

[This goof only happened in its original SIGGRAPH release] Throughout most of the film, the characters were incomplete and made of pencil test line drawings over the completed backgrounds. This was corrected when re-released. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Toy Story (1996) See more »

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The Adventures of André and Wally B. acts as conceptual art rather than entertainment.
4 August 2018 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

It was proof that motion blur techniques and complex 3D objects could be used against a partially rendered background. This was the birth of the greatest animation studio currently working today. The seed that enabled The Graphics Group to form, what is now known as, Pixar. Therefore automatically assigning this animation short as an important part of animation history. A refreshing new method into filmmaking, especially back in 1984. Colourful 3D shapes conjoined together to create models. Unfortunately though, its conceptual proof does not make for an engaging story...or anything engaging for that matter. A man/creature/thing gets chased by a bee. Simple. Totalling at less than two minutes long, it contains no characterisation, interactivity or memorability. Nearly a third of the short itself is introductory and closing credits, consequently leaving approximately one minute to establish some sort of entertainment. Too bad it fell flat. The primary focus for innovation meant that its actual purpose as entertainment was lost. However I appreciate the technical prowess and astute innovation, acting as a stepping stone for the pinnacle company of animation that we know and love today.


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