For the Birds

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  • G
  • 2001
  • 3 min
  • 8.0  (33,736)

For the Birds is a computer-animated short film from Pixar Studios, directed by Ralph Eggleston. The film was released in 2000 and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The plot of the film revolves around a group of birds sitting on a telephone wire. The birds are all of a different size and species, and they don't seem to get along very well. The tension between the birds escalates when a large and clumsy bird tries to join them on the wire, much to the disdain of the smaller birds.

The film's animation is one of its standout features, with great attention to detail paid to each individual bird's movements and feathers. The birds' faces are uniquely expressive, adding humor to the film's story. The animation also makes extensive use of lighting and shadow to create atmosphere and depth.

Ralph Eggleston's direction is another aspect that should be praised, as he manages to tell a complete story in just a few minutes. The pacing of For the Birds is perfect, with each scene building on the previous one to create a satisfying emotional arc.

The film's score, composed by Riders in the Sky, is also noteworthy. The music is upbeat and fun, perfectly complementing the energetic and playful nature of the film.

One of the film's themes is the idea that we can all learn to get along if we put aside our differences. This idea applies not just to the birds in the film, but to people in general. Despite being a short film, it manages to convey this message in a way that is both memorable and impactful.

For the Birds is a delightful and charming film that will appeal to people of all ages. Its humor, animation, and themes make it a must-watch for anyone who loves animation or just wants to enjoy a heartwarming story.

For the Birds is a 2001 animated movie with a runtime of 3 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

For the Birds
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For the Birds is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Disney+, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent For the Birds for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    8.0  (33,736)