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Luxo Jr. (1986)

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director:

John Lasseter

Writer:

John Lasseter (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Storyline

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luxo Jr. See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Lasseter's aim was to have this computer animated short finished in time for SIGGRAPH, an annual computer technology exhibition attended by thousands of industry professionals. To do so warranted working around the clock, to the extent that Lasseter brought a sleeping bag into work and would sleep under his desk. They were able to finish the film in time for SIGGRAPH, where it received a standing ovation before the first screening had even finished. See more »

Quotes

[Opening Text from the 1999 reissue]
Text: [fade in] In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film.
Text: [fade in] This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo.
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Crazy Credits

Featured at the beginning of the re-released version: "In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film. This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo." See more »

Alternate Versions

A later release has additional captions before the opening title: "In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film. This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monsters University (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Take a Bow 2
(uncredited)
Written by David Lindup
Courtesy of Bruton/APM (ASCAP)
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The one that started it all...
11 February 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Pixar, finding their films and short films wonderfully animated, very entertaining with many touching moments and endearing characters. Luxo Jnr is the one that started it all off. Is it their very best Pixar short film? Not quite for me, I am more partial to Presto and Geri's Game. And I do prefer the feature film it is shown with Toy Story 2. However, for its time, and now even it is historically important for its influence not just to Pixar but also computer animation. The animation is vibrant and beautiful and done with character, nothing dated about it at all. I was especially taken with how much detail there was in the character designs. Luxo Jnr is not laugh out loud hilarious like Presto but it is still amusing, and it manages to warm the heart and charm the viewer even in such a short duration time. Luxo is one of Pixar's most endearing titular characters, the others being Geri and WALL-E. All in all, a great start for Pixar, perhaps they may have done better things since, but Luxo Jnr is not one to forget. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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