Saturday, January 26, 2013

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #7 Hawaiian Vacation 2011 7 out 10

Hawaiian Vacation   7 out of 10

Hawaiian Vacation is a fun little Pixar animated short that features pretty much all the Toy Story gang from Toy Story 3.  Ken and Barbie were hoping to tag along with Bonnie on a Hawaiian Vacation --but instead end up stuck in her bedroom with all the other toys.    The gang decides to create a vacation for them that had some funny moments with the characters we have grown to love.  It wasn't one of the better Pixar shorts---but any adventure involving  the Toy Story gang is worth enjoying.
The highlight was probably Buzz Lightyear's  glow stick twirling  Luau act.

This short is featured on the Pixar animated shorts DVD Volume 2

Disneyland picture of the day: Warning this Apple may Contain Poison

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #6 Day and Night 2010 10+ out 10

Day and Night  2010   10 out of 10

Day and Night is a nearly perfect little animated short.  It has a mix of traditional animation as the 2 characters of Night and Day interact while scenes in CGI  play out across their bodies.   The short is original and is a true delight.  Day and night are different and when they first meet they are curious of each others lives.  This curiosity turns to jealousy and the  two begin to fight because of these differences, but eventually learn to appreciate each other and what is unique about one another.

The short is amusing and yet enlightening at the same time.  The visuals and audio used to tell the story are extremely well selected.
This little animated gem is a classic and if you haven't seen it --you definitely should.

It can be found on the Pixar Shorts  Volume 2 DVD....
There are a few more shorts from this DVD to review and then i will move on to Pixar Shorts Volume 1 and after that some old school Disney classics stay tuned.

Disneyland Picture of the day: Toad Artwork from the Gallery

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Disneyland Pictures of the Day: The Resident's of Fowler's Harbor

Here are your Disneyland Pictures for the Day:   The Residents of Fowler's Harbor.  The little details are everywhere in the parks.   Somethings you may have never seen even after dozens of trips to the park.     Here are some of those little details from Fowler's Harbor.

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #5 Dug's Special Mission 2009 7+ out of 10

Dug's Special Mission  2009  7+ out of 10

This Pixar short follows the adventures of Dug the cute and funny talking dog in the movie UP before he meets the main characters in the movie.  It is Dug's birthday and the pack of dogs that he works under  give him a special assignment to basically keep Dug out of the way --which backfires.  Dug haplessly keeps getting in the way in a style that seems straight out of a Road Runner cartoon.  The short is short and sweet as Dug finally has a happy ending to his birthday and is a great companion piece to the movie UP.

This short can be found on Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #4 Partly Cloudy 2009 9 out of 10

Partly Cloudy 2009   9 out of 10

This Pixar short features an interesting and creative story idea.   We all know that in cartoons Storks deliver babies....but where do they get the babies that they deliver.  This question is answered in a cartoon that is both funny, cute and sweet all rolled into one.   The babies are made by clouds in the sky and the storks team up with these clouds in getting the babies where they need to go.  Partly Cloudy features a cloud that makes all the dangerous babies in the sharks and gators and rams and the poor bedraggled stork that must deliver them.   This clever Pixar short gets laughs and sentiment in a short amount of time and is a must watch.

Partly Cloudy can be found on Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Disney/Pixar Animated Short Reviews: #3 BURN-E 8 out of 10 2008 7+ out of 10

BURN-E   8 out of 10    2008

BURN-E  is a cute little Pixar Animated Short that features the story of a little repair robot whose only goal is to repair a beacon on the side of the Space Ship from the movie  WALL-E.    He keeps getting distracted by events from the story of WALL-E that are cut into the short and isn't able to accomplish his goal do to a series of distractions.    Just like WALL-E the animators are able to show emotion in a robot without words. You really feel for the little robot as he tries so hard to complete his task.  It is a cute little companion piece to the film.

You can find BURN-E on the Pixar Shorts  Volume 2 DVD

Disneyland Picture of the Day: Even the Hidden corners are decked for the holidays