Red’s Dream


Life as the sole sale item in the clearance corner of Eben's Bikes can get lonely. So Red, a unicycle, dreams up a clown owner and his own juggling act that steals the show. But all too soon, the applause turns into the sound of rainfall as reality rushes back. Red must resign himself to sitting in the corner and await his fate.

Don't let Red's sale tag fool you. He's really a priceless unicycle with a big heart who could help out juggling performers like Lumpy the Clown—if only someone would see him resting against the back wall and give him a chance.

Nighttime scenes used to be uncommon in digital animated films until Pixar set off to explore the territory in this 1987 short film. But this challenge alone wasn't enough—the creative team had to add raindrops, juggling, and its first "organic" character, Lumpy the Clown, to the mix.