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For the Birds (2000)

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just deserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director:

Ralph Eggleston

Writer:

Ralph Eggleston
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Ralph Eggleston Ralph Eggleston ... Bird (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

One by one, a flock of small birds perches on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then comes along a large dopey bird who tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him -- and the clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end. Written by Jwelch5742

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Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

According to Pixar's website, the first four birds actually have names and individual characteristics. From left to right they are: Chipper, Bully, Snob and Neurotic. Look closely and you'll see them act out their personalities. See more »

Crazy Credits

When the film ends, the "The End" sign appears in black letters in a splat of white guano on the black background. See more »

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Big High Wire Hop
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Wonderful
25 March 2002 | by DanB-4See all my reviews

To appreciate a small miracle like For the Birds, see it with children. Observe them as they watch, understand, empathize and laugh out loud to a quirky short with no dialogue. When a director can combine a visually joyful piece that is poignant as well as entertaining to anyone of any age, an Oscar is deserved. For the Birds ranks with its Oscar Winning predecessor Geri's Game as a tiny slice of genius. Bravo. let's hope it ends up on the Monster's Inc DVD. **** out of ****.


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