I saw this short a few weeks ago but I couldn't tell you all about it. Pixar did a anouncement about it today, so I can share some of the information about it now.
2006 | 5 Minutes
Color | 35mm
Distributor: Pixar Animation Studios
Animated Short. A bumbling young alien student from a distant world tests the patience of an increasingly weary instructor as he attempts a first-time abduction of a innocently slumbering farmer in Lifted, the comical latest short film from Pixar Animation Studios.
The Director of the short is Richard L Anderson. (In best agent Smith voice from the Matrix) Mr Anderson (back to normal voice) may not be known to many of you, but he has been involved with films since the 70's as a sound man (notice the boards that the student is using. It's modeled after a sound board) and has worked on such movies as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Nightmare Before Christmas, and many others. This is (switching back to agent Smith voice) Mr. Anderson's (back to normal voice) first time directing.