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5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, funny and a joy to watch, August 21, 2007
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This review is from: Pixar Short Films Collection - Volume 1 (DVD)
This is a perfect DVD for kids and families alike. Pixar's theatrical shorts are some of the best -- if not THE best -- cartoons produced in the past two decades. This DVD has all 12 of them released to date, as well as an early short by John Lasseter from his days at the Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Project. Here's the list:

1. "THE ADVENTURES OF ANDRE AND WALLY B." (1984, Lucasfilm). After blue humanoid André is awakened in a forest by a pesky bee, he tries to escape. But the bee (named Wally B.) chases after him, and both characters run off screen. Finally, Wally reappears with a bent stinger. Interesting only for its historical value

2. "LUXO JR." (1986). When a large desklamp watches a smaller, younger desklamp play with a ball, he can't quite manage to do it himself.

3. "RED'S DREAM" (1987). Propped up in the corner of a bicycle store, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

4. "TIN TOY" (1988). When a wind-up one-man-band toy sees just how destructive a baby can be, he does everything he can to flee -- until the baby gets hurt.

5. "KNICK KNACK" (1989). A snowglobe snowman wants to join a party of other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but his glass dome gets in his way. (This is the well-known version with the less-endowed bathing beauty.)

6. "GERI'S GAME" (1997). A man plays a game of chess against himself, 'becoming' each player by moving to the other side of the chessboard and taking his glasses on and off.

7. "FOR THE BIRDS" (2001). A group of small birds perched together on a telephone wire reject a larger, awkward-looking bird, and pay the price for it.

8. "MIKE'S NEW CAR" (2002). When Mike (from "Monsters Inc.") shows Sulley his new six-wheel drive car, everything that can go wrong does.

9. "BOUNDIN'" (2003). A shearing leaves a dancing sheep humiliated until a jackalope passes by and demonstrates that it's what's inside that counts.

10. "JACK-JACK ATTACK" (2005). Baby Jack-Jack is thought not to possess the superpowers of his siblings or parents (Mr. and Mrs. Parr of "The Incredibles") until an outsider is hired to watch him.

11. "ONE MAN BAND" (2006). Two one-man bands vie to win the attention of a young peasant girl.

12. "MATER AND THE GHOSTLIGHT" (2006). A mysterious blue light haunts the "Cars" town of Radiator Springs and its residents.

13. "LIFTED" (2007). A bumbling young alien student tests the patience of his instructor as he attempts to abduct an innocent farmer.

Bonus features include a terrific documentary featurette on Pixar and some brief segments the company produced for "Sesame Street."
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Initial post: Oct 13, 2007 5:34:51 AM PDT
J. Chen says:
4 sesame street shorts are included as extras
- Light and Heavy
- Surprise
- Up and Down
- Front and Back

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2007 9:40:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2007 9:43:23 AM PST
thanks J. Chen. Since i already have some of the shorts on this DVD as extras on other Pixar disks, I think that extra bit of information about the (4) Sesame Street shorts are worth noting. For me, it makes it worth the purchase.

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Posted on Jun 25, 2008 3:04:19 PM PDT
This is a very helful review. Keep up the good work.

Posted on May 5, 2010 8:09:09 AM PDT
My2cents says:
Thanks for the Titles list -- I WON'T BE BUYING THIS ONE !!

I saw the pixar shorts on Satellite during 2009 Christmas. This disc is missing a couple of ESSENTIALS in my mind. 1) BURN-E the WALL-E short that is hysterical and sharp eyes catch the (Immortal Beloved, and 2001 Odessy jokes.) 2) also it is missing the equally funny short of the rabbit and the Magician (TITLE escapes me) Yes I burned these off the sat feed for my library.... but would definitely have considered buying this BR disc if it wasn't missing my two favorites

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2010 3:42:26 PM PDT
Did you notice that this volume came out years before either of the two that you mention? It is Volume 1 and I am sure that when Volume 2 comes out, it will have those as well as "Partly Cloudy", "Day and Night", and whatever else they come up with.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2011 12:30:03 PM PDT
Pvt. Zeiler says:
Those are both on the Wall-E disc.
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