Birds to Air in Front of Monsters, Inc.
31, 2001 - by digitalmediafx.com) Pixar's animated short, For
the Birds, will air before Monsters, Inc. which opens
in theaters nationwide this Friday. In addition, there will
be a trailer for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and
Lilo & Stitch.
Birds first premiered at the Annecy Film Festival in France
on June 5, 2000.
Birds is a story about a flock of small birds perched on a telephone
wire and a larger bird that tries to join them. The unwelcome
bird upsets the flock, and they decide to get rid of him. For
the Birds continues the Pixar tradition of creating short films
that explore the
creative and technical possibilities of animation.
makes his directorial debut at Pixar with For the Birds. Eggleston
joined Pixar in 1992 as the Art Director of Toy Story.
exciting that Pixar continues to actively produce and support
short films," said Eggleston. "Making For the Birds
was hard work and a lot of fun, and our crew's amazing creative
collaboration has resulted in a film we believe everyone will
sees immense value in preserving the short film as an art form
and using it as a development tool for our creative and technical
teams," said Dr. Edwin Catmull, Pixar's Executive Vice
President and Chief Technical Officer. "The skills these
professionals learn and polish are invaluable as we move toward
our goal of creating one feature film a year."
has emerged on yesterday's dFX
story about DreamWorks THX Shrek surprise being canned by THX.
According to Daily Variety, "Lucasfilm and Pixar share
deep roots. Lucasfilm holds a financial stake in Pixar, which
started as the computer animation unit of Lucasfilm before being
sold to Apple in 1986."
relationship between the companies may explain the sudden turnaround
with DreamWorks THX promo being pulled and Lucas adding the
first Star Wars Episode 2 trailer to attract even more
attention and box office revenue for Monsters, Inc.