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For the Birds to
Air in Front of Monsters, Inc.
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
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
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"On some level,
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