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

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Doug Sweetland

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES | SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The filmmakers looked at the Royal Opera House in London, the Paris Opera House and classic vaudeville theaters like the Geary in San Francisco (which the crew took a tour through) for set design ideas. 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 »

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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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5 minutes of joy
31 January 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I have always loved Pixar, and Presto- shown before the enchanting WALL-E- is one of my favourites ever from them. Pixar films and shorts always have had amazing animation and Presto is no exception. The colours have so much vibrancy and warmth and the backgrounds are smooth and elegant. The music is suitably rousing and dynamic with what's going on screen. Presto has some great and very funny humour, not through dialogue, but through slapstick and visual gags. In fact, for me Presto is one of the funnier Pixar short films, the slapstick and visual gags are not just funny and there are plenty of them but also very clever. I also love how much heart there is in the simple story and how engaging the characters are, especially the rabbit. Presto has humour and heart, but what makes it so good is also its sweet tone without making it cloyingly sweet. Overall, a superb short film, it really is 5 minutes of sheer joy. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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