The most recent news on Disney and Pixar's Animated Movie - Monsters, Inc.
Digital Media FX - The Power of Imagination
Click Here

Monsters, Inc News
Monsters, Inc Features
Monsters, Inc. FAQ
Monsters, Inc Reviews
Monsters, Inc. Gallery
Feedback
Artists
Store

For the Birds to Air in Front of Monsters, Inc.

(October 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.

For the Birds first premiered at the Annecy Film Festival in France on June 5, 2000.

For the 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.

Ralph Eggleston makes his directorial debut at Pixar with For the Birds. Eggleston joined Pixar in 1992 as the Art Director of Toy Story.

"It's 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 truly enjoy."

"Pixar 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."

More information 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."

The close 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.

 

 

 
 

Home - News - Features - Reviews - Gallery - FAQ - Feedback - Artists - Store

Visit the Digital Media FX Monsters, Inc. Forums - Click Here

Webmasters - Please Link to this Monsters, Inc. Site
http://www.digitalmediafx.com/Monsters/index.html

This Monsters, Inc. educational, news, and information site is brought to you by
Digital Media FX, the free animation and visual effects news publication that is
updated 365 days a year for animators, FX artists, and animation enthusiasts.

All Content is ©Copyright 2001 by Digital Media FX
All Images are ©Copyright 2001 by Disney Enterprises / Pixar

None of the information or images on this site may be reused without the
expressed written consent of the copyright holder. All Rights Reserved

Contact Information: Joe Tracy, joetracy@earthlink.net

Digital Media FX Magazine
1072 Casitas Pass Road
Suite 190
Carpinteria, CA 93013