Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 2 2012 G CC

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Disney and Pixar present a new collection of 12 short films.

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Various
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1 hour 16 minutes

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Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 2

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Genres Kids & Family
Director Pixar
Starring Various
Studio Pixar
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Lots of really fun short stories.
LGJ1984
They always surprise and please end these shorts are no exception.
desertrat
Watched it with my 8 year old nephew and he loved it too.
Sylvia

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86 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Steve Ramm TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 12, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This is the second collection of Pixar Shorts, but the first one that I've seen. I have to admit that I loved the Toy Story films and "UP" was one of my favorites but I've missed "Cars" and it's sequel and the others.

The Bluray at hand contains a dozen shorts, clocking in at 75 minutes. Each can be played with, or without, the Directors' commentaries. (So you get about 2 ˝ hours of entertainment in the base package). The other bonus is really neat. It's a selection of seven "Student Films" from the three top Pixar directors: John Lassiter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Doctor. These were made in the late 1980s and each one (they run about six minutes each) is introduced by the Director. Some are just animated line drawings with sound while others are more fully realized and were shown in the Mike and Ike Animation festival. All were new to me and I found them fascinating and fun.

As to the "core dozen", there are both what I'll call "funny" and "serious" shorts and not all use the CGI method of animation. Two are offshoots of the film "UP". The first features Dug, the dog. It's okay. The other "George & AJ" shows that the senior, Carl (Ed Asner) in "Up" was not the only one who wanted to escape the retirement home. I liked that one.

There are two offshoots of "Cars" with the hayseed pickup, Mater, telling "tall tales". Clever.

"Toy Story" has two offshoots too and they are a hoot! "Hawaiian Vacation" does a real job on Barbie and Ken (especially Ken) as they try to leave the toy chest for Hawaii. The other "Small Fry" takes digs at Fast Food "meal deal prizes". Wonder where all those outdated toys from movie tie-ins that failed go? You (and Buzz Lightyear) will find out here.
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Eric T. Williamson on November 18, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
If you like Pixar Shorts and want to watch them all in one place without popping discs in and out this is a great deal.

However, there are two ways this falls short of the first volume:
1) The first volume had some Pixar stuff that had never been collected along with specials/shorts from the various title discs. Everything on this disc is found elsewhere.
2) The first volume had a "Play All" option which was great for just popping the disc in and watching. This volume doesn't seem to have that feature - which means you have to keep selecting the next short to watch. My kids love watching these and I frequently popped the first disc in while working in the kitchen or on a drive to occupy them - and now this is no longer an option for the second volume.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By BuckNaked2k on March 12, 2013
Format: DVD
With very few exceptions, the content on this disc can be found on the full-length PIXAR Blu-rays, so if you already have those, think carefully before buying.

Also, (as mentioned by others), what genius forgot to program a "Play All" feature on a disc with a bunch of 5 minute films??
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92 of 123 people found the following review helpful By N. Schoenfeld on October 11, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Anyone who has seen Pixar shorts, knows how wonderful they are. The content on this disc is no exception. But this is a product review, so the value of the product as well as the film itself should be taken into account.

Considering this product is the price of a feature film release, and that there are 40 mins of content here, and 50+ mins of content on volume 1, I don't see the value here. It would be better if all shorts up until now were contained on one set, and with a greater amount of special features. (These special features do exist, but unfortunately you have to buy all of Pixar's feature films, along with their shorts, to get them all). I wouldn't be as critical, but Disney is notorious for releasing something, then re-releasing it, followed by a re-re-release a year later.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carlos E. Velasquez on December 12, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
By now, everybody knows about the significant influence that the Pixar Animation Studios has had on the Disney Studios. Their "Toy Story" and "Cars" series, as well as "Finding Nemo," "Wall-E," "The Incredibles," and others have been commercial and critical successes, and that is good for all parties involved, including us, the consumers. But, once in a while, when we buy a Pixar/Disney film, the bonus section usually features a Pixar Short, one that doesn't make it to the big screen. So it was a great idea to put all those shorts together and present them in one package, the result being the awesome "Pixar Short Films Collection," and like Volume one, this Second Volume is as just as fabulous.

"Pixar Short Films Collection 2" includes twelve shorts with different kinds of animation, and many of them feature some of Pixar films' memorable characters. However, I have to say that my favorites were "Your Friend the Rat," in which Remy and Emile (from Ratatouille) tell us about the positive roles of rats in history; "Presto," perhaps the funniest one, where a magician's starving rabbit sabotages his act, because the magician doesn't feed him; "Partly Cloudy," in which a baby-delivering crane gets assigned to deliver the most ferocious babies (porcupines, sharks), and the poor guy can't take it anymore; "Halloween Special Vacation," featuring our friends from "Toy Story;" "Time Travel Mater," showcasing Mater, from "Cars;" and "La Luna," in which a boy, his father and grandfather do maintenance work in the moon - perhaps the most touching of all.

This fantastic collection of short films is a most for any animation fan. For that matter, it is like buying a whole film, due to its running time.
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