Runtime: TOO DAMN LONG
Budget: I hope they paid the editor interns well.
First and foremost, I have to review the short. My gosh. Was the entire thing really based around a bad pun? I mean, I guess I have no right to speak ill of puns, consindering my liberal use of them, but damn. Simple concepts aren’t always bad, but that was definitely a bad kind of simple. Didn’t they learn from Les Misérables or the other Disney work, Frozen, that singing exposition and dialogue is a terrible idea?
The verdict: it was probably the worst Pixar short I’ve ever seen. I don’t say that lightly.
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Budget: Estimated to be $175 million
I’m gonna open by saying that I thought it was just okay. My friend made a joke about how we thought it was better than it actually was because of the contrast against Lava. Enough jokes at the creators’ expense. They probably worked hard on it and crap. I’ll give them credit. Although the concept wasn’t unique, they really ran with the whole idea and brought a different perspective to it. In the end, it was more of a kids’ movie than anything…which is good because that was probably their target audience.
Their best material was playing alongside the credits.