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Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 1 [DVD]

  • SKU: 8534231
  • Release Date: 11/06/2007
  • Rating: G
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Behind the Scenes - "The Pixar shorts: a short history"
    • Audio commentary

    Synopsis


    One Man Band
    As a peasant girl with a single coin approaches the piazza fountain and prepares to make her wish, two dueling street musicians attempt to redirect the coin into their tip jars in this computer animated Pixar short that found the filmmakers and composers working in close collaboration. At first Bass slides up beside the little girl playing the same familiar tune as always, but when ambitious newcomer Treble adds a catchy string accompaniment the competition really starts to get interesting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    The Adventures of André and Wally B.
    A Lucasfilm production that holds the unique distinction of being the first 3-D animated film that key Pixar player John Lasseter ever worked on, André and Wally B uses geometric shapes to tell the story of a clever forest dweller who unwisely draws the ire of a fast-flying bee. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Red's Dream
    A lonely unicycle sits in the back corner of Eban's Bikes dreaming of the one day that a talented clown might walk into the shop and recognize its potential in this Pixar short that found animators dealing with such challenging issues as rendering nighttime scenes and creating realistic rain. When dreams of stealing the show from his juggling sidekick give way to the sound of raindrops falling just outside the window, the forsaken sale item is forced to face the realization that he may remain unsold for some time to come. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Lifted
    Pixar animator Gary Rydstrom's 5-minute comic short Lifted observes the foibles of a klutzy alien during his training as a "human abductor." His assignment: to kidnap a sleeping human farmer, by luring the farmer aboard the spaceship. The attempts fail again and again, to the growing irritation of the alien's instructor. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

    Geri's Game
    John Lasseter and company set out on a mission to perfect human and cloth animation in this Academy Award-winning short film about a playful codger named Geri who challenges himself to a game of chess in the park. As the competition against himself begins to heat up, the eternally youthful chess player attempts to lighten the mood by playfully feigning a heart attack and finding new uses for his false teeth. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Mater and the Ghostlight
    Loveable tow truck Mater may be rusty on the outside, but his engine is still as sturdy as the day he rolled off of the assembly line as he sets out to explore the ghostly blue light that's preventing the citizens of Radiator Springs from getting a good night's sleep. Originally included as a bonus feature on the DVD release of Pixar's Cars, this computer animated short features one of the film's most popular characters in an all-new adventure. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Knick Knack
    Pixar animator John Lasseter pays special tribute to the genius of Chuck Jones with this computer animated short about a snow-globe snowman that discovers life on the outside isn't all that it's cracked up to be. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    For the Birds
    A flock of small birds perched high atop a telephone wire are joined by a dopey bigger bird that just wants in on some of the fun in this Academy Award-winning animated short from Pixar. While at first the larger fowl doesn't realize that he is being made fun of, a curious development finds out clueless but lovable feathered friend eventually getting the last laugh. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Tin Toy
    The credits list at the end of Tin Toy is almost as long as the film itself. This 5-minute exercise in stop-motion photography "stars" a drum-major toy by the name of Tinny. Bedevilled by a destructive baby, Tinny does his best to avoid his toddling tormentor. But when baby falls down and hurts himself, the Tin Toy does the Right Thing. The 1988 "best animated film" Academy Award winner, John Lassetter's Tin Toy would serve as an excellent warmup for the far more elaborate 1995 feature Toy Story. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Boundin'
    Longtime Pixar writer/animator Bud Luckey dreams up this humorous tale about a high-plains lamb shorn of his most distinctive trait. His illustrious coat of wool unceremoniously sheared from his shivering body, a once-proud lamb becomes the laughing stock of the hilltop. Just when it seems that the lamb's once buoyant spirit has been hopelessly torpedoed, along comes an optimistic jackalope to help put things in perspective. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Mike's New Car
    Originally conceived by director Pete Doctor long before Monsters Inc. proved an enormous hit for Pixar, this animated short follows playful beasties Mike and Sully as they attempt to master a state-of-the-art six-wheel drive car featuring all of the latest gadgets. Now that Mike has established himself as a true star in Monsters, Inc and played a pivotal role in solving the energy crisis that plagued Monstropolis, he has decided to reap the rewards of his newfound stardom by purchasing a fancy new car. When Mike's road test takes a frustrating detour and Sully proves that monsters and motors don't mix, the two friends quickly determine to make their way to work by foot for the time being. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    The Pixar Shorts: A Short History
    Luxo Jr.
    Inspired by the architect's lamp that adorned his desk at the time he was learning to make models, animator John Lasseter crafted this Academy Award-nominated short film concerning a diminutive lamp that discovers a fun new toy, and the elder illuminator that watches amused from its desktop perch. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Jack-Jack Attack
    Originally conceived as a sequence from the Pixar hit The Incredibles but later cut from the film so that the baby's superpowers would be a surprise, this computer animated short follows an unsuspecting babysitter as she attempts to wrangle a particularly brainy baby. Experts say classical music helps infants to develop better cognitive skills, but for his exceptional child Mozart proves the key to unlocking some truly remarkable superpowers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      very entertaining

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      Mco82

      well not much to say here. if you go to the theater than im sure you seen some or all of these short films. i found them very amusing and entertaining. they are especially good for the kids. i recommend them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Its the goods

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      Wallaby81

      What's not to like about it? The only bad thing is when its over! The SHORTS are great for the whole family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      this dvd is hilarious for kids and adults

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      debra0906
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      this dvd is hilarious for kids and adults and would highly recommend it if you want to be a kid again and laugh!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome!

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      CallawayMan

      These short films are always the best part of the Pixar movies so it is great to have all of them in the same spot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for all ages

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      Mcim
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      Absolutely wonderful movie for all ages. I wish Pixar would do more!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Purchase

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      adnama

      This is very entertaining to watch with anyone adults and children alike.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great gift for children

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      Bleu4111
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      I bought this as a gift for small cousin he loved it

      I would recommend this to a friend


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