Thursday, November 19, 2009


Pixar's "George & A.J."

Josh Cooley, story artist at Pixar, has done a nifty little 2D short film featuring two minor characters from Up, and to promote the DVD & Blue-ray of the flick Pixar has posted it to their Facebook page.

For those who might claim that Pixar's success is due to the budgets they spend on their features and shorts, witness the evidence to the contrary. With very limited animation (somewhere in the range of an animatic, only a couple of steps up from storyboards), Cooley manages to pack a lot of humor and genuine laughs into the four-minute short.

(If you don't mind autoplay, here's a direct link to a larger version.)

Sheer awesomeness. *Love* the car alarm - it's like the flagpole thubs in the background of the Tick.

Thanks for the link,
It's a shame it wasn't finished in time to be included on the DVD, apparently, but still I'm glad they made it available online.
That was pretty swell, even above Star Trek and District 9, Up was my favorite movie this past summer, and it's looking like all year really.
It's rare that the new Pixar flick isn't one of my favorite movies of the year, and this year is no exception. I think my top two may be Star Trek and Up (I really liked Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, which I saw this year on DVD, but I think that was actually a 2008 release).
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