Presto (2008)

8.2/10 by 198 users

Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But when Presto neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn't the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve!

Release Date:June 26, 2008
MPAA Rating:G
Genres:Animation, Family
Production Company:Pixar Animation Studios
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Doug Sweetland
Writers:, , ,
Plot Keywords:stage, banjo, magic, bunny, rabbi, rope, pixar animated, rescue, anger, magician, short
  • Funny Hunger
    September 29, 2011

    A magician, his magic top hat and his desperately cute and hungry rabbit.

    PRESTO is a Pixar featurette before WALL-E and has brought back the classically hilarious "short," popularized by Warner Bros. and Bugs Bunny cartoons all those decades ago.

    The protagonist, being a rabbit, made me feel somehow like a person from the 40s or 50s might have felt when that other cheeky rabbit careened across the silver screen for the first time, with that sense of amazement and wonder at watching something so guttingly funny.

    Presto the Magician is onstage for his act, but his rabbit wants to be fed, so refuses to be pulled from Presto's magic hat until he gets his fix of carrot. The myriad ways in which he confounds Presto's attempts to drag him from the hat are – once again, when speaking of Pixar – absolutely ingenious.