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A Pixar short about a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within.

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16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Shown in advance of Cars 3 (2017). See more »

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In a post-credits scene, "For Dad" in the playground floor. See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Animation (2018) See more »

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"LOU" brings children heartwarming delights.
3 November 2017 | by henrypixarSee all my reviews

As far as Pixar short films go, "LOU" was a gem as a family treat. As a Pixar shorts lover, I was a tyke after the early Pixar shorts came into the world. Really gave me the steadiest interest of Disney/Pixar films. I hope you would get a chance to shine the face of nature.

Good thing, the studio worked really hard, along with making Cars 3, to put extreme amounts of effort, dedication, creativity, hard-work, perseverance, and colorful twist to this film. I'm sure Pixar done the best story-line like the previous shorts: "Geri's Game," "Piper," "Tin Toy," "For the Birds," and "Luxo Jr.."

The animation itself never failed to disappoint any/every-one when it comes to films and previews. The direction and usage of few characters are well-done as well as the CGI. Some aspects carried more and more usual tone than ever. Comedy was used, and heartwarming emotions coming together to form a deep, deep lesson. Also, music carried over some strong, intense mood that suits the main point of the story. Even the conclusion produced more dynamic. "LOU" gives children a gift of joy, childhood, awesomeness, and positivity.

Believe me, I'm a Pixar fan and seen many short films before feature films start and I noticed that Pixar has a strong work-ethic between commitments. It felt so dedicated to keep this tradition.

Overall, this short film is a "must" for families and friends. I guarantee you will love this 6-7 minute event before seeing Cars 3 and getting a warm, fuzzy feeling on the way after you seen this. Grade: A+


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