For The Birds


One by one, a flock of small birds perch on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, but then along comes a large dopey bird that tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him—and their clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end.

Bully's the first bird to land on the wire. Then come Chipper, Snob, and Neurotic. You get a sense of their personalities until the rest of the flock arrives and they become one. The big bird doesn't know he's being made fun of but gets the last laugh just the same.

"For the Birds" is deceptively simple. Take a closer look at this Academy Award?-winning short film and you'll notice each bird has countless feathers. It's not easy to digitally create feathers that look natural and move like they would in real life, but Pixar was able to work with its existing technology to make it happen.