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Talk about your favorite Pixar short films here. Pixar shorts include The Adventures of André & Wally B., Luxo Jr., Tin Toy, Red's Dream, Geri's Game, Knick Knack, For the Birds, Mike's New Car, Boundin', Jack Jack Attack, One Man Band, Mater and the Ghost Light, Lifted, Your Friend the Rat, Presto, BURN•E, Partly Cloudy, Dug's Special Mission, Day & Night, and the Toy Story Toons.

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Postby DElf4242 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:39 pm

lizardgirl: Hey,

I said no offense meant! I meant the whole stereotypical British upper-crust-type person, and I'm completely

against stereotypes, so I didn't mean a thing by it.

Don't hurt me. :oops:

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Postby lizardgirl » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:01 pm

Hmm...Jolly good. I think we've spiffingly cleared this

up, eh, old chap?

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Postby The Star Swordsman » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:36 am

I have had a

debate with a friend about this short about the moral. I think it is even the unique can still be adored. My

friend thinks what goes up must come down. So what is the actual theme to this short?
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Postby lizardgirl » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:46 pm

The moral, in a sense, is

that if you make fun of others, it will come back around to you. So...I'm screwed. :lol:
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Postby DElf4242 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:54 am

TSS: Who's to say that

anything has to have only one moral? There are lot more things that have several

morals than there are things that have just one. For The Birds is both of those, and what lizardgirl said, and

plenty more as well.
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Postby Pixfan » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:57 am

Yea, it pretty much depends on whose point-of-view you

see it from. :mrgreen:
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Postby Pixel Candy » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:06 am

Hey, have you ever noticed that the birds in this short film are in the movie Cars? You can

see them during Life Is A Highway, when the camera is passing the telephone lines and you momentarily see those

same birds sitting on the wire and cheeping. I paused it at that point, and they're definitely the same birds.

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Postby The Star Swordsman » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:46 am

Yeah. I noticed that. In fact, when that part in Life Is

A Highway chapter, when I first saw the birds, they automaticly popped into my mind.
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Postby Mitch » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm

Heheh -- yeah, I saw the birds the second time I watched

Cars. My sister had to point them out to me, as all I heard were these weird,

high-pitched "squeaks" when the camera flashed by. :lol:
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:57 pm

What instruments/tools did they use to get the bird

sounds?
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Postby lizardgirl » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:52 pm

As far as I'm aware, they just used normal dog toys with

squeakers in them. :lol: Cheap, but effective.
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Postby Mitch » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:08 pm

Heheh -- that's what I thought they were. Squeaky toys

just seemed like the best solution. :D

I know this is rather off-topic, but in the second disc of the

A Bug's Life dvd, there is a clip/video in there somewhere in which the animators

explain the different types of sounds they used for the film -- they ranged anywhere from kazoos for the queen's

pet aphid...to helicopters for the beat of the grasshoppers' wings. It's really quite interesting.
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:26 pm

Each bird had a different squeaking sound. I

would imagine they would have to get and use a variety of squeaking toys.
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Postby Pixfan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:42 pm

Tweakin a squeak wouldn't be too hard wit

all the tech toys Pixar have at hand. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Postby JesusFreak » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:29 pm

I lvoe

this Short! It's right up there with One Man Band and Geri's Game...I just can't choose!!!
I like their

millisecond cameo in Cars, too. :D
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