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For the Birds (2000)

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

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One by one, a flock of small birds perches on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then comes along a large dopey bird who tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him -- and the clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end. Written by Jwelch5742

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2 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

After experiencing great success with their animated shorts, John Lasseter opened up the department's facilities to anyone in the company who had a good idea for the next short. Ralph Eggleston, who had joined the company in 1993 to oversee art design on Toy Story (1995), had this idea from his CalArts days that he hadn't been able to complete. See more »

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When the film ends, the "The End" sign appears in black letters in a splat of white guano on the black background. See more »

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Referenced in Cars (2006) See more »

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Big High Wire Hop
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Perfect Brilliance!
24 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Not one wasted shot! Perfect timing and structure. One of, if not the best animated short I have ever seen. After I saw this, I sat down and thought about it. I thought of how long its been since we had such a Marvelous 5 minutes of animation on the same level of Chuck Jones. How wonderful to have some creative forces to share with us this vision and hopefully more in the future.


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