Luxo Jr. (Pixar) is a two minute story of a “parent” desk lamp and the titular “child” lamp can only tell so much. However, it’s the amount of work put into this short (which is one of the firsts of its kind) that makes this film so extraordinary. This is from 1986 when you notice the precise details on both lamps, the natural flow of their cables, and the usage of these appliances as a clever light source on a round object (the round ball Luxo Jr. plays with). Animation is pushed to its limits here, with shadows, reflections, movement, and just enough of a narrative to show how brilliant this then-new studio, Pixar, was bound to be. (from

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