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For the Birds (2000)

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

Director:

Ralph Eggleston

Writer:

Ralph Eggleston
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Ralph Eggleston ... Bird (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This represented two major technological challenges for the company - the animation of feathers and a continuously moving background, in this case, a rolling wheat field. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Inside Out (2015) See more »

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Big High Wire Hop
Written by Riders in the Sky
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Might not be hilarious, but was still amazing
29 August 2003 | by olyfreak-1See all my reviews

I saw For the Birds when I first saw Monsters, Inc. in the theater. It was alright, but I don't think that the humor was the best part of it. For me, the complexity of the animation was what I enjoyed the most. The incredible detail of each individual feather had to (and did) take years to perfect. If you can look past the attempts to be funny, For the Birds was an excellent example of computer animation, and it deserved to win an Oscar for Best Short Animated Film.


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