First Flight (film)

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First Flight
First Flight (film) poster.jpg
Directed by Cameron Hood
Kyle Jefferson
Produced by Maryann Garger
Pilar Flynn
Written by Cameron Hood
Kyle Jefferson
Starring Jeanine Meyers
Jon Spinogatti
Music by James Dooley
Edited by Marcus Taylor
DreamWorks Animation
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
(Theatrical limited release)
20th Century Fox
(DVD release)
Release date(s)
  • May 19, 2006 (2006-05-19) (Theatrical)[1]
  • January 29, 2013 (2013-01-29) (DVD)
Running time 8 minutes
Country United States
Language English

First Flight is a 2006 computer-animated short film produced by DreamWorks Animation. It was written and directed by Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson.

The short debuted on March 12, 2006, at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Theatrically it was released on May 19, 2006, in select New York and Los Angeles theatres, together with the film Over the Hedge.[1]


The film tells the story of a fastidiously organized businessman, whose perspective on life is forever changed through an unexpected encounter with a tiny fledgling bird.[1]


  • Jeanine Meyers as Bird
  • Jon Spinogatti as Swift/Bus Driver

Home media[edit]

First Flight was released on DVD on January 29, 2013 with Madly Madagascar.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Dreamworks Animation Plans a New Animated Short Film to Soar With "Over the Hedge" in NY & LA" (Press release). DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. May 4, 2006. Retrieved July 22, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Madly Madagascar (Widescreen)". Walmart. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 

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