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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.

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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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English | Hebrew

Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Originally shown in 3-D at the 1988 SIGGRAPH Animation Show. See more »

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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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Nice early Pixar short
9 February 2005 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'Knick Knack' starts with a couple of souvenirs taken from vacation in Florida. We see some palm trees dancing and a beach bunny dancing on a nice little tune. Then we take a look at the other end of the table. A souvenir from Alaska, a snowman in a glass dome, wants to join the hot party and especially the hot girl. He tries to break the glass of the dome in any way possible.

This animated short directed John Lasseter ('Toy Story', 'A Bug's Life') is a pretty impressive early film from the Pixar studio. It looks great and is inventive. The ending gives us the biggest laugh, but before that there are quite some funny moments.


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