A week has passed and that means I only have one week left, so far I haven’t failed my challenge and I hope you’ve been following along. I have so far managed to review and watch 10 Pixar animated shorts, here are the links to my reviews and my current ranking, I hope you enjoy and I do really appreciate it if you’ve been following along.
1- Day & Night (2010) – ★★★★½
2- Boundin’ (2003) – ★★★★½
3- For the Birds (2000) – ★★★★½
4- Geri’s Game (1997) – ★★★★
5- Paperman (2012) – ★★★★
6- Knick Knack (1989) – ★★★★
7- Red’s Dream (1987) – ★★★½
8- Luxo Jr. (1986) – ★★★½
9- Tin Toy (1988) – ★★★
10- Adventures of Andre and Wally B (1984) – ★★½
Genre: Animation, Short, Family
Director: John Lasseter
Writer: John Lasseter
Knick Knack is another Pixar animated short, again the ever so talented John Lasseter playing creator. In my opinion this is the most hilarious and funny story yet providing many laughs, its also accompanied by a fun feeling score only adding to the entertainment. This time Pixar bring a bunch of holiday souvenirs to life as the story follows a snowman trapped in a snow-globe who attempts to escape in order to attend a hot party with the other souvenirs however the dome around him causes more than a few problems. As the other souvenirs watch on the snowman attempts to smash the dome, drill through the globe and even blow it up but that only leads to more trouble as the globe frantically leans over the edge of the shelf. The attempts provide us with many laughs and the persistency of the snowman only makes it more entertaining.
Knick Knack is certainly funny with a good inventive story by John Lasseter but for me the adding of the fun score is why this animated short stands out from those previously made. More so the addition of more “characters” and those extra details just show how amazing Pixar have progressed. The short film of just over three and a half minutes was released with the feature of Finding Nemo (2003) but surprisingly didn’t win an academy-award nor get a mentionable nomination. Out of those watched so far I think that Knick Knack is my favourite just for its fun feel, it also has more of that modern Pixar touch. Simply brilliant and unique.
Let me know your views on Knick Knack, watch it here.