Blowin' in the Wind (Unsurfaced Pixar Animated Short Film; 1985)
|"Made in Point Richmond" DVD insert listing the short.|
Some time in the early 2000s, after the completion of For The Birds, Pixar made an employee-exclusive DVD called Made In Point Richmond. As the name suggests, it contained a wealth of non-film content produced by the studio before the move from Point Richmond, California to Emeryville, California, including the last film made in the location For The Birds.
Among the short films, trailers, F/X work, television work and party videos is an unknown short film called Blowin' in the Wind. It is chronologically listed between The Adventures of André and Wally B. and Beach Chair, meaning it must have been made sometime in 1984-1986. As it doesn't have significant mention outside of the DVD, it can be assumed it was a simple test animation like Beach Chair and Flags and Waves , the latter of which Bill Reeves also worked on. But while those two were rereleased on Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, this one hasn't been for whatever reason.
According to someone known to own the Made In Point Richmond DVD, it was indeed a short computer animation test clip created by Reeves for Pixar in 1985:
Concept: Bill Reeves Direction: Bill Reeves Softwear: Bill Reeves Director Laser Photography: David DiFrancesco Laser Engineer: Tom Noggle Laser Scanning: Don Conway Irrigation & Moving Crew: Ricki Blau & Bill Reeves Location Scouting: John Lasseter Catering: Ricki Blau Copyright 1985 Lucasfilm Ltd