Boundin' (2003)

G   |    |  Animation, Short, Comedy

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A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

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27 August 2011 | sashank_kini-1
| Short and Sweet
Pixar's 4 minute short presents an optimistic message of self-confidence in highs and lows. Its a very simple and catholic message, as everyone can understand it in the first go. Some may find the message to be too simplistic and say "Oh, not another morale-boosting schmutz" but Pixar aims at sending across simple and positive messages as its main audience is young kids. And the song and dance sequence would surely stay in a kid's mind.

I can relate to the film because for three years I was without my front tooth and was hesitant to talk because I looked funny and I was a bit afraid of going to the dentist. And in such times, friends may or may not help since most of them are concerned about their own appearances, especially in this materialistic modern world.

Another example, a recent one is when I had acute hepatitis A and was in the hospital. I had some project related work and was given assurance by two of my friends not to worry and to take care. Another group called me up and asked me why I was not going to come and when I told them about my health, their first question was: "Hey, since you are not coming, why don't you send us your laptop right now because we need one?" And they didn't even bother to ask how I was feeling then.

So there are friends and then there are guardian angels. The sheep over here loses his fleece, which was his only vanity and becomes demoralized and stops dancing. Its guardian angel is a practical jackalope.

Now some may interpret the message wrongly as one where the sheep shouldn't lose hope even when it isn't 'exploited', but I feel that's not a particularly right interpretation. To me, it refers to situations beyond one's control, though to avoid a wrong interpretation, I feel that the film could've added an additional scene where the sheep is no longer shaved, once the people notice how happy it is boundin.

My rating: 7/10

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Animation | Short | Comedy | Family | Musical

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