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Lifted (2006)

A teenage alien is trying to abduct a sleeping human, but doesn't know which switch to use.


Gary Rydstrom


Gary Rydstrom, Jeff Pidgeon (story) | 1 more credit »


Sheb Wooley
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Sheb Wooley ... Ernie (voice) (archive footage)


It's night; crickets chirp outside an isolated farmhouse. A bright light from a spacecraft shines through a bedroom window and lifts a sleeping man. However, the light and the small alien controlling it from the ship are unable to pull the man through the window: first it's the glass that impedes them. The alien frets; its supervisor - large, laconic, and green - watches. As the human keeps sleeping, the alien's tries every lever. Just as it looks as if the alien abduction will succeed, something goes wrong. The supervisor steps in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Failure is an option.


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Did You Know?


As Mister B nimbly corrects his student's muddle, his two arms appear to become six as they fly over the console. The action of each arm was the work of a different Pixar animator. See more »


Ernie: [Ernie is on a bed on a pile of earth in a crater]
Ernie: [falls off the bed] AAH!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening Pixar credit, the shining face of Luxo Jr. dissolves into a full moon in the night sky of the establishing shot. See more »


Featured in The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007) See more »

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it's funny
7 August 2017 | by overmikanSee all my reviews

This story is about a little alien which takes an operating test. There are only three characters, the alien, other alien which judges the exam and a human who sleeps deeply. The thing the little alien must do is to choose the right switch from a lot of switches and brings the man to the UFO. However, the little alien can't chooses correct switch because he didn't study hard. The more the little alien fail, he feels more pressure from the examiner, and the end he pushes many switches randomly. Finally, he succeeds in bringing the man to the UFO, but unexpected deployment is waiting. When I was a high school student, I first watched this film. At then, I was very excited by the movie, because it was a movie which I can't expect the story. Especially, I was amazed at the last scene. I have never seen such an interesting movie. Although this film is short and no sound, content is very easy to understand and funny, so I suppose that every generation of people can enjoy the film.

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29 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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