One of Pixar’s earliest successes was with a little character called Luxo Jr., the little lamp who just couldn’t contain his enthusiasm!
Luxo Jr. was a 1986 American computer-animated short film produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The two-minute short film revolves around one larger and one smaller desk lamp. The larger lamp, named Luxo Sr., looks on while the smaller, “younger” Luxo Jr. plays exuberantly with a ball that it accidentally deflates. It is the source of the hopping desk lamp included in Pixar’s corporate logo.
And now in a case of life imitating art imitating life, I bring you Luxo Jr. the LED Articulating Book Light:
A dollar store find
OK, I admit this is not a piece of official Disney-Pixar merchandise, but it is an accurate representation of the original Luxo lamps that the Pixar Short was based on. So in my book, it counts! And you can see what products Luxo is producing now by clicking here. For a short history of the famous Luxo lamp, click here.
Luxo stands about 3″ tall, if he stands up straight
So what do you think? Can I let this little guy join my Disney collection? Or should I brand him an imposter?
I hope you can find it in your hearts to accept him, because he’s already made himself at home!