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Presto (2008)

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director:

Doug Sweetland

Writers:

Doug Sweetland, Ted Mathot (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Doug Sweetland ... Presto DiGiotagione / Alec Azam (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great, turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But, when Presto forgets to feed his rabbit one too many times, well, there's really no telling what to expect! Follow the escalating high jinx of the amazing Presto, his rabbit Alec, and what happens onstage when a star magician's ego provokes some clever revenge from his neglected costar. Written by Pixar Animation Studios

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Like a 2-man chain gang! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The design of the opening credits ("Walt Disney Pictures Presents" and "A Pixar Animation Studios Cartoon") is an homage to the openings of Disney's 1940s and 1950s shorts, which used spotlighted text on a red textured background. See more »

Goofs

While testing the trick before the show, the hat on the rabbit's head shifts perceptibly to the left just as the magician's hand enters the top hat. See more »

Crazy Credits

The ending credits are in the style of old-time circus posters. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Pixar Shorts (2016) See more »

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Funny Hunger
29 September 2011 | by dunmore_egoSee all my reviews

A magician, his magic top hat and his desperately cute and hungry rabbit.

PRESTO is a Pixar featurette before WALL-E and has brought back the classically hilarious "short," popularized by Warner Bros. and Bugs Bunny cartoons all those decades ago.

The protagonist, being a rabbit, made me feel somehow like a person from the 40s or 50s might have felt when that other cheeky rabbit careened across the silver screen for the first time, with that sense of amazement and wonder at watching something so guttingly funny.

Presto the Magician is onstage for his act, but his rabbit wants to be fed, so refuses to be pulled from Presto's magic hat until he gets his fix of carrot. The myriad ways in which he confounds Presto's attempts to drag him from the hat are – once again, when speaking of Pixar – absolutely ingenious.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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