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Presto

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:33 pm
by Elikrotupos
Presto (2008)
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Presto DiGiotagione, a turn-of-the-century magician, is famous for an astounding hat trick. Presto's apprentice rabbit, Alec, however, is dissatisfied as he shares none of Presto's wild success. While Presto is out eating lavish dinner, Alec is left behind, locked in a birdcage with a carrot torturously out of reach.
Directed by Doug Sweetland. Sweetland also voices Presto and Alec.
5 min



EDIT: Image from AWN Magazine. Old image from Cartoon Brew.
Synopsis from Disney A to Z supplement, by Dave Smith.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:06 pm
by Archibald
Aaaah... It's about time they announce the sort attached to Wall•e ! :D

Sounds and look very Pixarish :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:12 pm
by Bill
Ah, now this looks like a great Pixar short film. The screenshot looks great, the premise sounds good, and it's fantastic to see Doug Sweetland directing. He's one of Pixar's top animators, and the fact that he's the voice actor for this as well is intriguing.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:22 pm
by JesusFreak
I love all this new Pixar news! this looks promising. :D

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:29 pm
by Elikrotupos
Note the consonance between "Presto DiGiotagione" with the italian word "prestidigitazione" (prestidigitation)


but also a bad note...
this short seems very similar to an early PDI computer-animated short, Gabola, the Great Magician... this is not good...

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:56 pm
by martini833
This sounds awesome, can't wait!! I can see the magician being very snooty and the bunny being very clumsy and hilarious.

EDIT: I watched Gabola the Great, and although I see what you mean with the similarities, there may be considerable differences, for example, PDI's short is a magicians show, while Presto is most likely about the back stage life of Presto and the Rabbit, Alec, with a scene featuring his act. Of course, that's just a prediction, but the plot details are pretty specific. it looks very comedic, and emotional at the same time.
Note: I love how it clearly says PDI but they still label it as Pixar. :P

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:33 am
by Sky
The rabbit is so cute and the magician looks like he could be a character from Ratatouille, or something. The idea is very Pixarish, indeed. I want to know if this will be dialogue-free. It's better when Pixar can tell a story without dialouge: makes it more interesting to watch. Although, since a lot of the first part of WALL•E is dialogue-free, they may not want to go with that approach...

Either way, this looks like another fantastic short film! :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:35 pm
by lennonluvr9
Finally! so it's about magic, ay? Looks like fun to me.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:34 pm
by remy_must_save_henri
Are you sure this will be released with Wall-E?

Because a few websites told me that WALL-E will start with a new Cars themed Pixar short.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:55 pm
by azzstar
Looks good, but it would have been better if they kept with the sci-if theme and release it with WALL-E.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:57 pm
by azzstar
remy_must_save_henri wrote:Because a few websites told me that WALL-E will start with a new Cars themed Pixar short.

Can you list some of those websites? Please.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:10 am
by Fairly Odd New Yorker
Hehe, it looks cute. ^_^ I can't wait to see it, whenever it comes out.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:05 am
by Elikrotupos
The supplement of Disney A to Z says that it is attached to WALL-E and released on June 27, 2008, and CartoonBrew announced a month ago that the short attached to WALL-E would be directed by Doug Sweetland, so I think it's pretty sure that this is our next Pixar Short.
The new Cars short is rumored, but I don't think it's going to be released too early.


I watched Gabola the Great, and although I see what you mean with the similarities, there may be considerable differences, for example, PDI's short is a magicians show, while Presto is most likely about the back stage life of Presto and the Rabbit, Alec, with a scene featuring his act. Of course, that's just a prediction, but the plot details are pretty specific. it looks very comedic, and emotional at the same time.
Note: I love how it clearly says PDI but they still label it as Pixar. Razz

I'm sure that Presto will be hilarious and great. Gabola was nothing more than a test, and its humor was a bit splatter... But choosing the same theme, the same characters (an italian magician and a vexed rabbit) isn't too original, comparing it to the original ideas of the previous shorts. Anyway I'm sure it will be different, and i am waiting for it :D

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:18 pm
by aey023
I think it will be great :D

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:01 pm
by azzstar
Elikrotupos wrote:Note the consonance between "Presto DiGiotagione" with the italian word "prestidigitazione" (prestidigitation)

but also a bad note...
this short seems very similar to an early PDI computer-animated short, Gabola, the Great Magician... this is not good...


No worries, it like A Bug Life and Antz, with completely different stories.