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Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2 [Blu-ray]
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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 ½ 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 Wonder where all those outdated toys from movie tie-ins that failed go?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.Read more ›
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.
Mater's Tall Tales: Air Mater (Oct. 2011) - Mater's decision to fly lands him accidentally at a big airshow.
BURN-E (2008) - If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.
Day & Night (2010) - The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.
Dug's Special Mission (2009) - Alpha, Beta, and Gamma try to keep Dug (from "UP") out of their way while they hunt for Kevin the Snipe. However, their instructions for his "very special mission" keep backfiring on them.
George & A.J. (2009) - After Nurses George and A.J. of the Shady Oaks Retirement Village witness Carl (from "UP") leaving with his house towed by balloons, other senior citizens around the city are inspired to make their own "escapes", much to George and A.J.'s chagrin.
Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (2011) - The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.
La Luna (2011) - A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?
Partly Cloudy (2009) - Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from?Read more ›
Also, (as mentioned by others), what genius forgot to program a "Play All" feature on a disc with a bunch of 5 minute films??
"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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Pixar shorts. Like a short story, it's a compact tale in a little time. Amazing that they can evoke a lot of emotions in a few minutes.Published 1 day ago by Annette Grudowski
I am glad I got this. It was a great price and is a great addition to our movie collection.Published 1 day ago by Dickson Family Account
My 3 year old grandson loved La Luna and now enjoys watching all of the Pixar shorts.Published 1 day ago by Amazon shopper
Wonderful entertainment and short movies with all of the Disney Characters for allPublished 9 days ago by Edward Kirven
Epic failure! No menu choice to play all means you will have to come back every 8 minutes and restart the next short from the menu. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Wayne Wilkinson
Like with most collections some are better than others. I love Pixar but most were just OK. A few were very good.Published 20 days ago by Mr. J
So fun. We love th Pixar shorts and had Volume 1. My only complaint is that you have to select each short film; you cannot watch the all continually like Volume 1.Published 1 month ago by SMC
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