Upon reading a post at the Pixar Planet forums and reading that Pixar’s next short film is called Lifted and is about an alien, I decided to research into it to see if I could find out any more credible information to support the existance of this short film.
I stumbled upon this site first. They gave me the following information…
2006 | 5 Minutes
Color | 35mm
Distributor: Pixar Animation Studios
Animated Short. A bumbling young alien student from a distant world tests the patience of an increasingly weary instructor as he attempts a first-time abduction of a innocently slumbering farmer in Lifted, the comical latest short film from Pixar Animation Studios.
I searched furthur and found that Lifted will be showing at The 42nd Chicago International Film Festival. I also found the above image. They stated the following information…
PIXAR: An Afternoon With Gary Rydstrom
Pixar Animation Studios director Gary Rydstrom hosts a rare theatrical screening of four acclaimed Pixar shorts—culminating in a “makingof” presentation and sneak peek of Lifted, Rydstrom’s first animated short film for the studio. Rydstrom, a seven-time Academy Awardwinning sound editor and mixer, will follow the screenings with a seminar providing insight into his work and discuss his recent transition from sound designer to animation film director.
Saturday, October 14, 1:30pm
Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema 2828 N. Clark St.
Films in the program:
Luxo Jr. (1986, 2 min.)
Red’s Dream (1987, 4 min.)
Tin Toy (1988, 5 min.)
Knick Knack (1989, 4 min.)
Lifted (2006, 5 min.)
Sat 10/14 | 1:30pm | LM2 | PIX1
This information was confirmed also here.
So there you have it everyone. Pixar’s next short film is called Lifted and will be screening next month. How exciting!