October 24, 2014

Pixar Review: 'Luxo, Jr.'

Hi everybody! It's time for my review on the official first Pixar film, Luxo, Jr. What do I think of it? Let's find out!

Plot:
A baby lamp named Luxo, Jr. finds a ball to play with and it's all fun and games. Until suddenly, the ball pops. The older lamp thinks he will relax now. But then out of no where Luxo, Jr. finds another ball, this time ten times bigger.

The Pixar Legacy:
Time for a little history lesson! In 1986, Steve Jobs turned a little computer division into Pixar. After they got about 40 more workers they wanted to make a film to show who they are and John Lasseter looked at his desk lamp and wondered what will happen if it was alive. So from there they made this film. And it became an important part in Pixar history. And Luxo, Jr. is in the current logo and so everyone knows Luxo, Jr. and also the short got nominated for a Oscar. So it's safe to say this short has a Pixar legacy. (Also, this short is what this blog is what named after.)

Final Thoughts:
While being a short and barely having a plot, it does have groundbreaking storytelling. You might be surprised the it has good storytelling, but the reason is because they tell a story that could be hard to explain without voices, but here they do it. And the animation actually looks great and they put work into it even tough of its a short film. My only complain is that the setting looks empty, and they could do a bit more even tough they were low money.

My Rating: 9/10

What do you think of the classic short film?

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