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Red's Dream (1987)

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.

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John Lasseter

Writer:

John Lasseter
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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. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El sueño de Red See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When you first see inside the shop, opposite to the bikes there is from Bill Reeves and Alain Fournier's 1986 animation test, "Flags and Waves". See more »

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Very Special Thanks Everybody at Pixar for their Support, Patience and Suffering See more »

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

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Some subtleties
5 April 2009 | by kendaviesSee all my reviews

Didn't anyone else notice the reference to the opening moments of Citizen Kane? (Rain, dark exterior, flashing neon reflected inside?) I agree with the other comments on this site, i.e. that this is an amazing piece of computer graphic animation given the technology available at the time. It is short, but within the four minutes manages to sketch a vignette of Red's existence. The clown (and his accompanying unoriginal circus music) are wooden -- especially the face -- the real expressiveness is left to Red himself, which he manages by wheel (body) and saddle (head) movements which clearly refer to Disney animal characters in the viewer's memory. Red also has the expressive jazzy music.


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