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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically in front of Monsters, Inc. (2001). 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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Referenced in Cars (2006) See more »

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Big High Wire Hop
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Yeah, It's Cute & Clever But Also Over-Praised
27 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This three-minute cartoon won an Oscar for Best Animated Short For 2000. It also won numerous other awards. It can be seen as a feature on the "Monsters, Inc.," DVD.

I agree with reviewer "Jack The Ripper 1888" that it was enjoyable and pretty good....but what's all the fuss about? To me, it was "cute" and the animation was terrific, but Pixar's animation is always top-of-the-line, so there was no surprise there.

The story is simple: little birds make fun of big, dumb-looking bird who gets the last laugh when the little ones' nastiness goes too far. I guess the fun in here wasn't the one joke, which you could see coming, but the little things that led up to it. I enjoyed the noises the little birds made, the music in this animated short and the facial expressions, of course.

It's cute, it's clever but it's no big deal.....sorry. I enjoyed the other cartoon in this DVD, "Mike's New Car," more than this one, although both were fun to watch.


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