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New Short - Alien Abduction

Postby boschb » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:51 pm

I recently was privledged

enough to get to visit Pixar for believe it or not my fathers School Alumni event. I guess the president went to

the same school... (University of Utah)

Anyways... They showed us a few shorts... and the last was a brand

new one... I have been trying to find it anywhere (everywhere) with no luck... i can't even remember what it was

called. But i can tell you this, it made me laugh more than any other...

Basic Plot: (A little SPOILER be

warned)
Farm House, Middle of no-where, boy sleeping in bed upstairs. Big Light (nice effect) fills room.

Boy hovers out of bed and begins floating toward the window... and then... SLAM! head first into the wall... he

missed the window opening.

Outside a giant saucer, and inside are two green funny looking aliens. Big one

with a clipboard (like a driving school instructor), and a little scrawny one at the control panel. Now the

control panel is about 50 feet wide and about 5 feet deep with nothing but tiny little switches that all look

EXACTLY the same. Rediculous... probably about 100,000 switches (that operate the beam)... made me

laugh.




I wont say anymore (unless you want me too), but it was damn funny... Best one yet

IMO... Has anyone else seen or heard of this? I am trying to find the name of the short, and possibly a location

to watch it.

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Postby RMS Oceanic » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:01 pm

Oooh... That

sounds awesome!

By all means, you may post the rest of the plot (unless those at Pixar have asked you not

to), but make sure you use the [*spoiler][/*spoiler] tags, so as not to spoil it for those who don't want to

know. I'd also change the title to 'Brand New Pixar Short Revealed! [Spoilers]', so you don't ruin it for

anyone.

To use the spoiler tags, put the spoiling material in between them, then remove the *'s.
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Postby Phoenician » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:27 am

Not to sound spectical . . . but what??

It's true that Ed Catmull went to the

University of Utah . . . but would they show something like a brand new short in such a

random location and time??

Wait, we ARE talking about PIXAR . . . this COULD

be legit . . . .

This could be either breaking news, or maybe just a missed-named coincidence.

A

title, director, writer -- anything would quench my curiosity right now! (Except the plot . . . if this IS a

PIXAR Short, I don't want to be spoiled.)

And welcome to PIXARPlanet, Boschb!
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:06 am

If it is, it could be shown on Ratatouile.
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Postby Dash » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:43 am

Phoenician wrote:Not to sound spectical

. . . but what??


or skepticle even!!! ;)

hmmm, Pixar does sci-fi... I wonder,

rather than a short could this possibly be the first sneak peek of W.A.L.-E.?
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Postby RMS Oceanic » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:49 am

Dash wrote:
Phoenician wrote:Not to sound spectical . . . but

what??


or skepticle even!!! ;)

hmmm, Pixar does sci-fi... I wonder, rather than

a short could this possibly be the first sneak peek of W.A.L.-E.?


You might even try

'skeptical'. :p

Interesting theory there, Dash! Aliens for the win!
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Postby luxo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:34 pm

What's WALE. And I'm not sure wether to belive this or

not.
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Postby boschb » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:14 am

Well all i can say is, it *IS* legit. I don't know why they showed it to us, but we

were told it was finished very recently before we saw it. It was definatly a complete short as well, not just

half.

I suppose in their best interests I wont try and explain the whole plot as it is just a short

anyways, plus it really wouldn't do it justice.

I must say though that the idea of SCI-Fi definatly

caught me off guard with them as I started watching it, but believe me shortly after it started, it felt like

Pixar all over it. As soon as you saw the characters (just 2 of them really), it was friendly again. The

lighting guy really did a great job on this one as well...

If I can ever find the video of it, i will

definatly post it. Until then ... be excited for it I guess... I can't imagine them waiting another whole year

to slap it into Ratatouile... something tells me we will see it before that... and hopefully

soon!



If your dying to know the spoiler just msg me, i can try and write up the whole thing, but

IMO your better off just waiting to see it.

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Postby Phoenician » Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:30 am

RMS

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Dash wrote:
Phoenician wrote:Not to sound spectical . . . but

what??


or skepticle even!!! ;)

hmmm, Pixar does sci-fi... I wonder, rather than

a short could this possibly be the first sneak peek of W.A.L.-E.?


You might even try

'skeptical'. :p

Interesting theory there, Dash! Aliens for the win!


Yeah . . .

I think both of us deserve "to lose a few points," eh, Dash? :wink:



luxo wrote:What's WALE


W.A.L.-E. is

the rumored title of the film after Ratatouille coming either in 2008 or (as I beleive) in 2009.

And you

seem pretty confident on this Boschb, so I'll take your word that this something PIXARish . . . but I'm still

unsure if this could be a Short, a W.A.L.-E. Teaser, or maybe something new altogether (PIXAR DOES think outside

the box, guys!)
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Postby luxo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:32 pm

Does WALE stand for anything, that'd be a really sucky name.
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Postby Pixfan » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:49 pm

It should, I mean the title is actually

"W.A.L.-E" since there's periods between each letter it makes sense. I don't think anyone execpt

Pixar knows exactly what it stands for yet :?.

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Postby luxo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:51 pm

LMAO, this sounds a bit silly. W.A.L.-E
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Postby Phoenician » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:30 pm

Yeah, W.A.L.-E. does look

odd, but hey, I trust PIXAR to know what they're doing.

Mind you, it's there's only so many sources

that say THIS IS THE NAME. In reality it may change soon enough . . . we just aren't that sure.

But that

'-' in between the 'L' and 'E' is growing on me!
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Postby The Star Swordsman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:10 am

luxo wrote:Does WALE stand for

anything, that'd be a really sucky name.

I'm sure it means the name of an organization of

some sort.
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Postby luxo » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:07 pm

I still think that would be a rubbish

name.
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