A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.
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's aim was to have this computer animated short finished in time for SIGGRAPH, an annual computer technology exhibition attended by thousands of industry professionals. To do so warranted working around the clock, to the extent that Lasseter brought a sleeping bag into work and would sleep under his desk. They were able to finish the film in time for SIGGRAPH, where it received a standing ovation before the first screening had even finished. See more
[Opening Text from the 1999 reissue
In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film.
This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo.
Computing (pixar) mickey, donald See more
A later release has additional captions before the opening title: "In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film. This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo." See more
Referenced in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2