A delightful animated short that can withstand being watched over and over again, John Lasseter's "Knick Knack" provides colorful and breezy fun. The story of a snowglobe-bound snowman who just wants to join the world beyond his plastic home, Lasseter's comedy is spry, upbeat, and completely amusing.
One of PIXAR's earliest forays into cinematic storytelling, "Knick Knack" encompasses everything for which the production house would come to be known. Despite its short duration, the story tells a fully formed tale full of adventure and heart. Focusing on the snowman and played to the beat's of Bobby McFerrin, the plot surrounds the hearty struggle to find bliss. It is a comedic journey, rendered in lively colors and undertaken by distinctive characters.
With no dialogue and an effervescent spirit, "Knick Knack" is a comedy treat. An ideal mix of art, heart, and mirth, the short packs a fully-developed, effortlessly entertaining kick into its brief running time.