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Postby Sky » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:21 am

Can't believe I haven't posted in here, yet...

This would have to be either my favourite, or second favourite short, after Lifted. The introduction totally threw me off guard, but it was a nice change from what we are used to. I don't know who my favourite character was - the magician or the bunny. My favourite moments were when [spoil]the bunny clicked his teeth, the magician started doing an unintentional jig, and just how every time he tried to pull the bunny out of the hat, things just got worse and worse.[/spoil] I'm glad there was a happy ending, and [spoil]the magician learnt to take better care of his bunny.[/spoil]

Props to E.J. Holowicki, too. One of the little moments that make me love Pixar's attention to detail, and in the area of sound design in this case, was when [spoil]the electricity powers up an down when Presto is being electrocuted[/spoil] and [spoil]the piano falls down and just the sound it makes as it's falling.[/spoil] I think this is very much like Looney Tunes, in the exaggerated movements and overall animation style, but the thing that makes it the most like LT is the music. It coulda been taken directly from an episode of Roadrunner!
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Postby Pixar.rocks » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:19 am

Totally agree with that Rachel and i've never posted here too ! :P
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Postby Sky » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:41 pm

Does anyone know what's happening with the supposed Presto Little Golden Book?
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Postby Killler123 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:38 pm

One of my favourite Pixar shorts. Alec is so cute! ><
Very funny, and has a very good ending. I love how Pixar put 'Soul' into the short to make the perfect ending.
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:34 pm

It's already out, Rachel. Presto Little Golden Book. I assume this is the one you mean. It's very cheap, and very tempting!
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Postby Sky » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:57 am

lizardgirl - Well, that link takes me to replying to this thread... but thanks to you, I've found it on eBay. The style of the characters are so cute, I can't wait to own this short film book. Thank you! =)
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Postby lizardgirl » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:58 pm

Rachel- Haha, must've copied and pasted the wrong URL! :lol: Well, pleased you're going to get it. It'd be great if you could let us know what it's like, because I'm thinking of getting it myself but just want to make sure it's worth the (small amount of) money. :D
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Postby Actine » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:13 pm

Hahaha! The short is hilarious! Alec is great.
But I can't understand, why did Pixarians decide to show this short before Wall-e? Kind of 'Okay, guys, enough to giggle! Now prepare for the masterpiece!'?
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Postby lizardgirl » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:07 pm

Actine- It seems that Pixar like to contrast their short films with their feature films. I think it's quite an interesting technique, because I guess most people who go to see Pixar's films don't always realise that there will be a short film beforehand, and even if they do, they might expect it to be in the same vein as the feature. With the short film being entirely different, it's like an added bonus that gets the audience warmed up.
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Postby wallerat » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:49 pm

yeah, kinda like those people that go out before the ellen degeneres and oprah shows to get the crowd "warmed up"
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Postby CMB » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:19 pm

I first saw "Presto!" when i went to the theatre to see Wall-E. It was hilarious! I always mean to buy the Pixar short film DVD when im up at Target or Walmart.
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Postby You'veGotAFriendInMe » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:49 pm

This is my favorite short! The rabbit (what ever his name is) is so soooo cute! I love his smile when he looks at the carrot! He is the cutest bunny ever! I want him! I wonder if they sell Presto toys...
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Postby karly05 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:06 am

"Alec Azam" is the rabbit. (I love that - and I don't think we know his name until we see the poster at the end.) This is probably my 2nd favorite of the theatrical shorts after "One Man Band," - they just did such a good job of capturing that old slapstick cartoon style.

Oh, and trivia that may have been mentioned elsewhere: I think it's on the Up commentary that they mention that the theatre/stage from Presto is used in Up as the stage where Charles Muntz reveals the "Monster of Paradise Falls" in the opening newsreel.
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Postby Evil_Genius_27 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:56 pm

karly05 wrote:Oh, and trivia that may have been mentioned elsewhere: I think it's on the Up commentary that they mention that the theatre/stage from Presto is used in Up as the stage where Charles Muntz reveals the "Monster of Paradise Falls" in the opening newsreel.

Wow, I didn't know that! Thanks karly05! This is probably my favorite Pixar short, tied with Lifted. I think they're the two funniest ones so far (I haven't sen Night and Day yet).
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Postby Geoff-uk1234 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:14 pm

I really like this short film. Really has that classic cartoon slapstick humor. It should have won the Oscar it was nominated for.
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