When you go to see Pixaris "Monsters, Inc." this weekend -- you ARE
going to see "Monsters, Inc." this weekend, right? -- you will be
treated to "For the Birds," a cartoon "short" the animation
studio includes as a "warm-up act" to its feature-length movie.
We wonit spoil the plot for you, but we will say that this short is as entertaining
as the feature presentation.
Now, before you head to the movies, you may want to treat yourself to on-line
versions of "For the Birds," as well as the other shorts Pixar has
released over the years. The fine folks at Steve Jobsi "other company"
have been kind enough to upload these films, as well as information on the companyis
film-making process and animation technologies (most notably, Pixaris "Renderman"
While youire there, you may also want to read the companyis impressive history, chronicling its humble beginnings to its recent ascent to greatness.