After 22 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globes, and 3 Grammy’s (and many many other awards) it may not matter, but Pixar you have won my love. This weekend Pixar continues with tradition and releases yet another digital short master piece with their tenth wide release feature film “Up”.
The short, “Partly Cloudy”, directed by Peter Sohn, tells the tale of how storks get the little bundles of joy they bring to our door steps. Creepy factor aside, the short is funny, touching, intelligent and teaches the kiddies a lesson in friendship in under 6 minutes, with no dialogue.
Aside from being impressed at Pixar’s ability to make stone cry (aka: me), I appreciate and applaud them for treating kids intelligently and not dumbing down concepts or ideas. Partly Cloudy is a short both parents and children will enjoy.
So even if you don’t have kiddies, kiddies, this little junkie highly recommends you head to your local cineplex and check out “Up” (in 3-D if you can!) and enjoy 2 Pixar masterpieces.
Update: There is now a 30 second clip on Youtube, if you like what you see you can now download the entire short on iTunes for $1.99.