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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:39 pm
by DElf4242
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:


PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:01 pm
by lizardgirl
Hmm...Jolly good. I think we've spiffingly cleared this

up, eh, old chap?


PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:36 am
by The Star Swordsman
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?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:46 pm
by lizardgirl
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:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:54 am
by DElf4242
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.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:57 am
by Pixfan
Yea, it pretty much depends on whose point-of-view you

see it from. :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:06 am
by Pixel Candy
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.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:46 am
by The Star Swordsman
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
by Mitch
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:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:57 pm
by The Star Swordsman
What instruments/tools did they use to get the bird


PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:52 pm
by lizardgirl
As far as I'm aware, they just used normal dog toys with

squeakers in them. :lol: Cheap, but effective.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:08 pm
by Mitch
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 helicopters for the beat of the grasshoppers' wings. It's really quite interesting.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:26 pm
by The Star Swordsman
Each bird had a different squeaking sound. I

would imagine they would have to get and use a variety of squeaking toys.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:42 pm
by Pixfan
Tweakin a squeak wouldn't be too hard wit

all the tech toys Pixar have at hand. :wink: :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:29 pm
by JesusFreak
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