Life on a shelf as a snowman trapped in a snow-globe blizzard can become wearing, especially when you're surrounded by knickknacks from sunnier locales. When the jaded snowman finally breaks free of his glass house, his vacation plans are cut short.
The touristy souvenirs on this shelf are true to life in their kitschiness: A blonde from Miami beckons from a pool, a Death Valley skeleton invites people to surf the desert, and an Egyptian pyramid dons large sunglasses.
The geometric shapes and plastic surfaces that make up "Knick Knack" were a welcome relief after creating the technically challenging "Tin Toy". Creator John Lasseter said he just wanted to do something "pure cartoony, like a Chuck Jones cartoon."