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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 little_chef_eva09 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:34 pm

I can't believe there isn't already a thread made for this short! :shock:

I absolutely love this short! I can probably say that after Lifted and Presto, I laughed the hardest watching this than probably any other Pixar short. It's just so cleverly done, informative in an engaging way, and I like how they instituted stock footage in a few sections. Plus that little number that's done in the end is so adorable! :D

So what are your thoughts, comments, complaints even, about this short? It's definitely a departure from the other Pixar shorts (even the film shorts) in that it's presented in a documentary kind of way, but I find that to be one of its outstanding qualities. :wink:

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Postby mo » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:20 am

Ah, I love this short! Probably my favorite next to Burn-E! I love how informative it is! I actually learned a few things watching this one! Oh, and you can't forget the hidden Wall-E! I spent like an hour trying to find that thing. :lol:
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Postby Badger » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:24 am

I really loved this short... mostly because it said that rats are awesome. (I have two pet rats myself. xD)
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Postby Fett101 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:13 am

I thought the fact that they stuffed in so many different animation techniques and styles was fantastic. CG (obviously), claymation, Chalkmation (not sure if that's the actual term), sprites, and and classic 2D. I don't know how many different styles there were but it was many more then one.

And it helps that it was entertaining. :D
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Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:07 am

This is my third favorite short! Right behind Partly Coudy and BURN-E!!!!!
I love the song, and the two types of animation used in it. Emile and Remy are too funny!
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Postby karly05 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:45 am

Love it! I really enjoy the mix of animation styles (the Mountie vs Rat video game is a hoot), the song, the Remy/Emile banter (we're from China, but we're called Norway rats? Wait, now we're from Denmark?), the educational content, this is just fun all around.
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Postby FounderofAzn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:45 am

It's my favorite Pixar short. It's educational, love the different types of animation, and I really appreciate Pixar trying to get the word out that not all rats are plague-carrying monsters. And I seriously almost died at the end with rolling credits. Too funny. :lol:
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Postby lennonluvr9 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:36 pm

I liked that one a lot too. I love all the different styles of animation that were in it, especially the video game part. And of course, duh, the Beatles are in it. What more could you want? :wink:
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Postby Evil_Genius_27 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:58 pm

I loved the short, don't get me wrong, but it's not my favorite. In fact, I'd say it's in my bottom three. It's very informative, and I liked the song. I have a pet rat myself (named Dexter, after the show. Not the one with the laboratory :wink: ), so it was nice to see them portrayed as something other than dirty, unwanted vermin.
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Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:07 pm

I love all the shorts, and this one is somewhere in the middle for me. I like the mixture of mediums, I like all the references(best band. EVER!!!), and it's just funny. Great short, although the movie was a lot better as far as I'm concerned(though they're always that way.)
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Postby JustSoWall-eCrazy » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:45 pm

I just saw this one on Disney Channel the other day! The whole segment about the history of rats had me laughing! 8D
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Postby K9Girl » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:32 pm

I really like Your Friend the Rat! It's so funny, especially the part about Alberta.
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Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:09 am

One thing I really like about this short is the interaction and personality of the characters. Remy and Emile are really interesting characters and I love how they interact with each others. I also really love their voices. That sounds really weird, but Patton Oswalt has a really interesting voice!
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Postby FishyTehBeatlesFanWuzHere » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:34 pm

This is the cutest short ever, I like thier little Beatles Reference ^^ :D
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Postby You'veGotAFriendInMe » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:23 pm

I do love this short! It's so clever, so funny, so cute! But I love anything that has to do with Remy. He is so cute! I watch a lot of documentary's so the fact that it was a rats documentary tickled me. I love the song in the end too! It's so cute! :D
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