Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2

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Pixar is well known not only for its incredible animated films, but also for the short films that play at the beginning of its movies.  This Blu-Ray DVD, ‘Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2,” contains 12 of these fun little animations for you and your family to enjoy whenever you want.

Of the films, there are two Toy Story Toons, two Mater’s Tall Tales, two UP shorts, and many others, some may be new to you and others you may recognize from established Pixar films.  Each short has an optional commentary for insight into its creation.  The disc also coms with the student films of directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter to show you how these talented folks got started!

Despite not being very long, these short films are humorous and entertaining and will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

One of the most recent short “La Luna” (which is featured on Brave as well) is also in this collection.  We are delighted to share the below clip from it.  “La Luna” is Enrico Casarosa’s stellar short about the moon’s custodians: a young boy, his father, and his grandfather.

My favorites (though I did like all of them!) were “BURN•E,” a WALL•E short:
BURN•E – BURN•E is a dedicated, hard working robot that finds himself locked out of his ship and quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a difficult endeavor. Based on characters from ‘WALL•E.’ (Directed by: Angus MacLane)

and “Your Friend the Rat,”:
‘Ratatouille’s’ Remy and his brother Emile guide fans through world history from a rat’s perspective. (Directed by: Jim Capobianco).
That one was actually my absolute favorite of them all.  If you’ve never seen it, pick up a copy and find out why I like it so much!

Other shorts in this collection are: Dug’s Special Mission, George & AJ, Air Mater, Time Travel Mater, Partly Cloudy, Presto, Day & Night, Hawaiian Vacation, and Small Fry.

Rating: Collection Rated PG. Bonus material not rated

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 would make a great gift for kids and adult collectors this holiday season.  Available at stores nationwide and online, the Blu-Ray & DVD combo pack retails for $39.99.

I assume many of you have seen a least a couple of these shorts if not all of them.  Which ones are your favorites?

I received a review copy of this DVD to assist me with this post. If you click on a link in this post, land on Amazon.com and buy something, chances are I’ve made some money, so thank you.

2 thoughts on “Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2

  1. Partly Cloudy is so cute. I still think one of the very first ones, the man playing chess with himself, is my favorite.

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