ONE MAN BAND
With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing street performers who’d prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars. The little girl, Tippy, is caught in the middle of musical duel that ensues.
Written and directed by Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews
Produced by Osnat Shurer, head of Pixar’s Shorts group
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