First Look: Pixar's New Short Film Partly Cloudy!
Attached to Pixar's Up this summer is their newest short film Partly Cloudy, directed by Peter Sohn, a Pixar animator and the voice of Emile in Ratatouille. Ain't It Cool News has debuted the first official photo from the short today and it looks as wonderful as any Pixar film. Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life. Partly Cloudy is about Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, who is a master at creating "dangerous" babies like crocodiles, porcupines, and rams…
As Gus's creations become more and more rambunctious, his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck, must work harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend's fiery temperament? That other photo at the very top that I snuck in comes from another earlier first look at Partly Cloudy (via SlashFilm). I know a lot of people said that the short Presto attached to Wall-E last year was one of the best Pixar shorts ever, although my favorite will always be For the Birds. Again, Partly Cloudy will shown in front of Up in theaters on May 29th, though I'm not sure if it will also be in 3-D.
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
Mine will always be the one guy playing chess with himself forget what it was called.
Cody on Apr 17, 2009
Man where does Pixar come up with this stuff?
Jay on Apr 17, 2009
Cody - that would be Geris Game. This kinda looks odd. The eyes don't look right in a character made entirely of cloud. Will have to wait and see it before I pass judgement.
dom on Apr 17, 2009
Full trust should be given to anything non-auto related when it comes to Pixar. Can't wait!
Voice of Reason on Apr 17, 2009
Pushing the envelope once again, with original short stories.
Nick Sears on Apr 17, 2009
Clouds are in reality people ? Oh no, I never will think about rain and hail the same way again 😉 Picture looks nice, cute cloud. Looking forward to the new stuff of Pixar.
cine_phil on Apr 17, 2009
"Full trust should be given to anything non-auto related when it comes to Pixar." Cars is actually severely underrated, IMHO (despite being Pixar's "worst"). I've mentioned this in another blog, but I'll mention it here again: I think "Cars" is to Pixar what "The Beatles" (aka, The White Album) was to the Beatles - a masterpiece overshadowed by what just happen to be even more brilliant works of art. But that's just my two cents. Speaking of "Partly Cloudy", its premise sounds intriguing. My favourite Pixar short thus far is "One Man Band" (followed closely by "Geri's Game").
Frolin Ocariza on Apr 17, 2009
this looks interesting. i've always loved their shorts. as far as cars go, i think its one of the best. i actually think bugs life is their worst movie, which isn't saying much to it be being a bad movie....just more on level with all the other animated movies out there.
Aaron on Apr 17, 2009
Pixar are incredible
d1rEct on Apr 17, 2009
This seems like an awkward short, can't wait to see it, though, something tells me I'll be wierded out in some way...
Catz2 on Apr 18, 2009
looks different. i'm for anything pixar now after Wall-e.i doubted them then, then i saw it and will never doubt again.
dave13 on Apr 18, 2009
Looks cool and different.
Fisherr on Apr 19, 2009
This looks better than "Up" !
tacoscat on Apr 20, 2009
best shorts are boundin' and for the birds!
laura on Apr 24, 2009
christian on Jun 21, 2009
I loved this short, it was so cute. My favorite is still for the birds. I cant find anywhere to download this film for my ipod... any suggestions???
Pixarluver on Jun 22, 2009
This was a great Pixar short. I think Boundin' is by far the best short they've done, and Up may be their best film to date--a pure love story.
artieess on Jun 23, 2009
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