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Presto (2008)

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

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... Presto DiGiotagione / Alec Azam (voice) (uncredited)
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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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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 »

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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 »

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Explosively funny!
19 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

The newest animated short from Pixar is something of a cross between a Disney cartoon and Wile E. Coyote one. Although Disney has a reputation of softening more mature content (hence the term "Disney-fied"), that doesn't happen here. "Presto" is wickedly clever, and the madcap hijinks are guaranteed to have the viewer convulsed with laughter.

This is a five minute short, so the story is simple. A magician forgets to feed his rabbit (that he pulls out of a hat), so when he goes to perform, the rabbit enacts his revenge.

The key to the humor is the magician's magic hats: put something under one, and you can pull it out of the other. The short gets a lot of mileage out of this, but the short never repeats any of the gags.

It's a given that a Pixar film is going to have great animation, and "Presto" is no different. But director Doug Sweetland is a master of slapstick comedy, and with no dialogue (like all the Pixar shorts), he manages to get everything he can out of each gag.

If you want to laugh, see "Presto!" It's hysterical.


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