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Postby M-O » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:30 pm

I actually never saw this short. Thanks A113!
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Postby Hannahmation » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:49 am

It is indeed a sad short, but it just proves that Pixar can do pathos!
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Postby A113 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:02 pm

You're welcome! :D
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Postby bright dot-dasher » Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:39 pm

Red's Dream is indeed the saddest of the Pixar shorts. But it is a good short, nonetheless.
If it got any sadder, Red might be found in the garbage of Wall-E. :idea:
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Postby WBoon » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:25 pm

This short is so tearful that it makes me want to write a fan fiction on it and end it with a happy ending.

Maybe Red could be paired up with McQueen or something. *shrugs*
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Postby CMB » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:53 am

For 1987 the art on this short is incredible, especially considering what they worked with.

I liked it because i respect the work that had to be put into it in such an early time in animation, but in comparison to the newer shorts, obviously they blow it out of the water.
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Postby carlfredricksen » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:04 pm

I had not seen this short until I came to pixar planet. Very different. Feel bad for Red, though the clown was a bizarre bit of animation. great for 1987 though. I like the detail from the rain in the beginning. Way ahead of it's time.
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Postby Dinoco » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:11 am

This one definately stuck me as unique. Sad? Yes, but it wouldn't have the same effect either way. Too bad that Red, or any other aspects of the short, lived on as cameos or anything.
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Postby thedriveintheatre » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:01 am

Possibly Pixar's most bittersweet and melancholic piece. And unlike Wall-E, we never really found out whether Red earned his salvation, or he was doomed to eternal obscurity in the back of a bicycle store. :`-(
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Postby pixarfan9099 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:54 pm

Bill wrote:John [Lasseter] always jokingly says that the film represents Pixar's "Blue Period" . :lol:


He also said, at the end of the audio commentary, that the Spaniards loved this short. :lol: :laugh: 8D :mrgreen:
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Postby Dinoco » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:45 pm

Even sadder is that this is like the black sheep of Pixar shorts and gets left out a lot. A while ago, since this was one of the only Pixar shorts that didn't get put on a feature film, it would be fitting for it to be the short for Toy Story 3, since they both deal with being forgotten and outgrown as well.
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Postby Within A Nutshell » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:43 pm

The music is wonderful and also sad...

And the ending of this makes me cry every time. Every time.
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:10 pm

Wow!! I've never see it before...I thought it was good. And Red himself reminded me a lot of Luxo Jr. That clown was ugly. Anyway, I thought giving it a sad ending was very creative. :)
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Postby mogwai_milkshake » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:30 pm

I always liked the distinctly noir-ish build up to this one, with the jazzy music and gloomy setting. It's quite a charming little short, though the ending breaks my heart every time (not that I don't appreciate the pathos, and Pixar's ability to make us genuinely feel for the faceless little unicycle). I keep hoping that Red will pop up somewhere in the mise en scene of a future Pixar film, if only to soothe the closing pain a little. It's so sad just leaving him to stagnate in that clearance corner. :cry:
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:17 am

Well, the end leaves room for imagination. That's what Pixar does for us, it encourages us to be better, be creative. I wrote my own happy ending :)
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