Boundin'

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Boundin'
Poster for Boundin'
Poster for Boundin'
Directed by Bud Luckey
co-director
Roger L. Gould
Produced by Osnat Shurer
Written by Bud Luckey
Narrated by Bud Luckey
Music by Bud Luckey
Cinematography Jesse Hollander
Edited by Steve Bloom
Production
company
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • December 2003 (2003-12) (premiere)
  • November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05) (with The Incredibles)
Running time 5 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Boundin' is a 2003 Pixar computer-animated short film which was shown in theaters before the feature length film The Incredibles.[1] The short is a musically narrated story about a dancing sheep who loses his confidence after being sheared. The film was written, directed, narrated and featured the musical composition and performance of Pixar animator Bud Luckey.

Plot[edit]

The film features a sheep that lived in the American West whose elegant dancing is popular with the other animals. One day the sheep-shearers arrive and shear it for wool. Having lost his coat, the sheep becomes shy and loses the confidence to dance so elegantly. It is whilst in his bare state that a benevolent jackalope comes across the little lamb and teaches him the merits of "bounding" rather than dancing (that is, getting up whenever you fall down). The sheep is converted and its joy in life is restored. The sheep's wool eventually grows back in the winter, only for it to be cut again, but his pride is now completely unshaken and he continues to "bound". It is also implied that the jackalope has helped other animals before the sheep.

Production[edit]

Writer-director Bud Luckey designed and voiced all the characters, composed the music and wrote the story. According to the director's commentary for The Incredibles, Brad Bird wanted to introduce the animated short by having Rick Dicker, (the superhero relocator from The Incredibles, also voiced by Bud Luckey) enter a room, sit down, and pull out his banjo.

This is the first Pixar short with a theatrical release that included vocal performances with words (Bobby McFerrin did an a capella song for Knick Knack). All prior films included only music and sound effects. So far, this is the only short to include a vocal performance and not be based on and star characters from a Pixar theatrical film. Other shorts that included vocal performances are Mike's New Car (Monsters, Inc.), Jack-Jack Attack (The Incredibles), Mater and the Ghostlight (Cars), Your Friend the Rat (Ratatouille), and Dug's Special Mission (Up), though all of these films were released on video only.

The Cars DVD contains a version of Boundin' with Mater as the jackalope and Lightning McQueen as the lamb as an Easter Egg.

Theatrical and home media release[edit]

To qualify for the 2004 Academy Awards, Pixar arranged in December 2003 special screenings of the short at the Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles.[2]

Boundin' was released on March 15, 2005, on the The Incredibles two-disc DVD collector's release, including commentary from Bud Luckey and the short clip titled Who is Bud Luckey?.[1] The film was also released as part of Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 in 2007.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Smash Box-Office Success Comes Home March 15!". Pixar. January 18, 2005. Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wolff, Ellen (December 9, 2003). "Animated shorts discover fest route is not only road to Oscar". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "31st Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2003)". The Annie Awards. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The 76th Academy Awards (2004) Nominees and Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 

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Preceded by
Mike's New Car
Pixar Animation Studios short films
2003
Succeeded by
Jack-Jack Attack