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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coisas de Pássaros See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios 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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Tex Avery would be proud!
24 January 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest shorts I've ever seen! Lots of things popped into my head while watching this: it's an example of instant karmic payback, for one, an equally solid example of the law of unintended consequences as well. This has got to have one of the top five closing sight gags of all time! Tex Avery would have probably loved this one! I for one hope that Pixar continues to do shorts of one stripe or another, because the ones I've seen are fabulously done. I haven't even watched Monsters Inc. yet and consider the DVD worth the price of admission just to see For the Birds. The rest is icing on the cake. Excellent piece of work and well worth watching. Most highly recommended!


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