Luxo Jr. (1986)





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Inspired by the architect's lamp that adorned his desk at the time he was learning to make models, animator John Lasseter crafted this Academy Award-nominated short film concerning a diminutive lamp that discovers a fun new toy, and the elder illuminator that watches amused from its desktop perch.
Animation , Comedy , Special Interest
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Effective Pixar animated short, Luxo Jr. paved the way for the studio to be able to create some full length feature films that would put the studio on the map. If you enjoy their full length features, this is well worth seeing as; this is where things started to take off for Pixar. The short has a relatively simple plot, and it works well enough to appeal to anyone of all ages. Above all, Luxo Jr. Warrants a merit in sheer creativity as it would break new ground in computer animation. The short film would feature lamps, of one that would feature later in the now famous Pixar logo. Although a two minute affair, Luxo Jr. Is enjoyable for what it is, and it's a testament to the sheer creativity that would go in the making of full length feature films from the studio. If you enjoy Pixar's full length's, then you ought to check this short out, as this is where things really fell into place after years of experimenting with other projects. Luxo Jr. Is a simple affair, but one that stands out due to the fact that it paved the way for what you could do in terms of computer animated effects and other possibilities. Pixar hit on a great formula, and with that at their disposal, they would later release their debut full length feature film Toy Story in 1995, and they would reinvent the way films would be made. Luxo Jr. Isn't special in terms of story, but it does stand out in terms of creativity, and with that being said, Pixar would later prove themselves time and time again with each new animated feature film.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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A cool little short that explains why Pixar has the lamp in their logo. Definitely worth checking out.

Ben Davis
Ben Davis

entertaining and a classic pixar series of animation

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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