As each film winds down at Pixar an opportunity may arise to ramp onto either another feature or a short. After completing my work on The Incredibles, I had the very good fortune to work on Boundin', my first contribution in the Shorts department. What a thrill that was for me. When I first started working at Pixar, I would walk past an office occupied by an older gentleman who piqued my curiosity. I couldn't help but be intrigued by this guy who didn't appear to be working, as every time I noticed he was always playing the banjo! The multi talented Bud Luckey was the Director/Designer/Sculptor/Writer/Composer/Musician and the voices behind this Oscar nominated short. Bud was one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever met and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from and work with him! He had an impressive resume before joining Pixar and was responsible for animating/singing and writing on a lot of the original Sesame Street shorts I'd seen as a kid and loved! You may also like to know, that Bud designed and sculpted Woody from Toy Story, as seen in the photo below. Bud also lent his voice to many of characters including Rick Dicker from The Incredibles and Chuckles from Toy Story 3! Sadly Bud passed away in 2018. On Boundin', I had the task of modelling all the characters except for the Rattlesnake.