Ratatouille Lifted

Yesterday I saw Ratatouille, it was very fun. They did an amazing job of showing the taste of strawberries as moving colored light. It was one of the few cases I can think of where motion made a graphic better in every way. Maybe it’s all those horrible animated banner adds I see online, but I have become very skeptical about the value of animating simple images.

But what stole the show for me was the Pixar short they opened with: Lifted. It’s hilarious, and a great example of why things need to be labeled, and why 10,000 options won’t work. If you can, you should see it. I am going to try and get a copy of it, in case I ever need to convince someone that they need to do more to differentiate controls, and not overwhelm the user with choices. you can see it here, but it’s low quality.

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