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Experience these masterpieces of storytelling from the creative minds that brought you TOY STORY, MONSTERS, INC., FINDING NEMO and many more. With revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you love, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation and entertainment and are sure to delight people of all ages for years to come.
Pixar's unprecedented string of hit animated features was built on the short films in this collection. John Lasseter and Ed Catmull used these cartoons the way Walt Disney used the "Silly Symphonies" during the 1930s: as a training ground for artists and a way to explore the potential of a new medium. Although it's only 90 seconds long, "Luxo, Jr." (1986) ranks as the "Steamboat Willie" of computer animation: For the first time, audiences believed CG characters could think and feel. (It was also the first CG film to make audiences laugh.) When the artists began work on Toy Story, they had learned so much from the shorts, they were ready to undertake that landmark creation. In the later shorts, the viewer can see the artists continuing to experiment: with a more realistic human figure in "Geri's Game" and with new ways of suggesting atmospheric effects in "Boundin'." Some of the more recent shorts continue the adventures of the characters from the features. "Jack-Jack Attack" reveals what happened to the hapless baby-sitter while the Incredibles were off fighting Syndrome, while "Mater and the Ghost Light" shows that life goes on for the inhabitants of Radiator Springs. When Sully from Monsters, Inc. tries to adjust his seat in "Mike's New Car," the animators prolong the moment to wring every drop of humor from the situation--just as an earlier generation of animators milked Wile E. Coyote's antics for all they were worth. The long-unseen films for Sesame Street are an unexpected bonus. A delightful collection of entertaining shorts, and a significant chronicle of the growth of computer animation. (Rated G: suitable for all ages: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
Super cute short films get my daughter away from the Disney movies every once in a while. It's nice to be a little nostalgic and traditional.Published 19 days ago by Sarah A Long
This really shows Pixar's growth! If you love the Pixar movies, you can't go wrong with Pixar short film collections volumes 1 & 2!!Published 23 days ago by Becky
This set contains thirteen short films that were produced from 1984 to 2006 by Pixar, with the exception of the first one which was made by a division of Lucasfilm. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew Collins
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|Pixar Films: DVD vs. Blu-Ray?||
I have Toy Story 2 Blu Ray/DvD combo and have made the comparison and this is the difference: The almost undetectable noise in the DvD image is completely gone in the Blu Ray. I made the jump to Blu Ray only because I found a player for less than $80, and I only buy BD/DvD combo packs which are... Read More
Sep 17, 2010 by Jack Pacini | See all 2 posts
|Where are the hidden bonuses?||
Dec 7, 2009 by grh | See all 2 posts
|I wonder how many mins is the behind the scenes featurette and animation...||
It could have been worse. They could have made one new short that would have been exclusive to this collection and then you'd have to buy it.
Dec 13, 2007 by Ike Iszany | See all 2 posts
|$10 off Ratatouille and Pixar Short Films Collection Blu-ray Instantly||
I put both in the cart and tried to place order per Amazon website's Blu-ray page but didnot come up with $10 off. I called customer service center and they had no idea of this promotion and tried to tell me that it was in the $23.95 price. I asked for supervisor and then got the adjustment. Lot... Read More
Nov 26, 2007 by John Smith | See all 3 posts
|Knick Knack Original or Not?||
I understand wanting things to remain true to the original and most of the time I completely agree. I dont care if Bugs smokes a cigar or if Donald Duck doesnt wear a seat belt. Most of the time I want the original.
On this particular issue though I can't help by wonder why the huge fuss? Its... Read More
Mar 19, 2008 by Lawa | See all 8 posts