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Knick Knack (1989)

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

Writer:

John Lasseter
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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.

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Trivia

It was later re-released in Uruguay theatres in front of the 2019 Disney Digital 3-D theatrical re-release of Dick Tracy (1990). See more »

Quotes

[Opening text in the 2003 version]
Text: In 1989, six years before Toy Story
["Toy Story" is in its usual opening title design, but its horizonal like the home video releases]
Text: Pixar Animation Studios made this short film.
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Filmed entirely on location. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 1989 version of "Knick-Knack" features exaggerated breasts on the two female figurines - the sunbather and the mermaid (the latter barely covered with starfish). This was meant to parody the absurd proportions of tacky figurines such as these, and explained why the snowman was so strongly attracted to them. In 2003, the short was remastered to show alongside Finding Nemo. In this version (which was sourced for all subsequent releases), the sunbather is flat-chested and the mermaid is now covered with a clam-shell top (a la The Little Mermaid). This was done due to discomfort with the original version by John Lasseter, who by this point was a father and felt uncomfortable showing the original version to his children. This original version is no longer available, with its last release on Toy Story's Laserdisc version. All subsequent releases, including the Pixar Short Films Collection, feature the 2003 edited version. See more »

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Featured in Toy Story 2 (1999) See more »

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Great short-film!
25 July 2003 | by m0rpherSee all my reviews

This is truly a wonderful short-film. I love it!

The animation was great, the storyline is clever, and every time I've watched it, it's made me smile.

(Oh, and thumbs up to the amazing Bobby McFerrin for the awesome background music.)


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Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$123,967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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