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List of Pixar Shorts
1986 Luxo Jr. poster, which has introduced the most recognizable symbol of the studio.

Beginning with Pixar's second film A Bug's Life, all subsequent Pixar feature films, except Coco, have been shown in theatres along with a Pixar-created short. Other Pixar shorts, released only on home media, were created to showcase what Pixar can do (either technologically or cinematically), or were created specifically for a client.

Pixar's ideas and technical capabilities have developed by producing shorts since the 1980s.[1] The first shorts were made while Pixar was still a computer hardware company, when John Lasseter was the only professional animator in the company's tiny animation department. Starting with Geri's Game, after Pixar had turned into an animation studio, all later shorts have been produced with a larger crew and budget.

In 1991, Pixar made four CGI shorts produced for the TV series Sesame Street. The shorts illustrates different weights and directions starring Luxo Jr. and Luxo -- Light & Heavy (1990), Surprise (1991), Up and Down (1993), and Front and Back (1994).[2]

Also, beginning with A Bug's Life, Pixar has created extra content for each of their films that is not part of the main story. For their early theatrical releases, this content was in the form of outtakes and appeared as part of the film's credits. For each of their films, this content was a short made exclusively for the DVD release of the film.[3]

Shorts

Original

Feature-related

Title Year Director(s) Initial theatrical release with Initial home release[a] with Academy Award for
Best Animated Short Film
Mike's New Car
2002
Pete Docter and Roger L. Gould
Monsters, Inc.
Nominated
Jack-Jack Attack
2005
Brad Bird
The Incredibles
Mater and the Ghostlight
2006
John Lasseter
Cars
Your Friend the Rat
2007
Jim Capobianco
Ratatouille
BURN-E
2008
Angus MacLane
WALL-E
Dug's Special Mission
2009
Ronnie del Carmen
Up
George & A.J.
Josh Cooley
The Legend of Mor'du [14]
2012
Brian Larsen
Brave
Party Central [15]
2013
Kelsey Mann
Muppets Most Wanted
Riley's First Date? [16][17][18][19]
2015
Josh Cooley
Inside Out
Marine Life Interviews
2016
Ross Stevenson
Finding Dory
Dante's Lunch--A Short Tail [20]
2017
Lee Unkrich
Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool [21]
James Ford Murphy
Cars 3
Notes
  1. ^ a b Non-compilation
  2. ^ Produced by The Graphics Group, a subsidiary of Lucasfilm which would later become Pixar.

Short series

Cars Toons

Mater's Tall Tales

Title Year Premiered
Rescue Squad Mater
2008
Toon Disney
Mater the Greater
El Materdor
Tokyo Mater [22] Theatrical, with Bolt
Unidentified Flying Mater
2009
Disney Channel
Monster Truck Mater
2010
Heavy Metal Mater
Moon Mater [23] DVD+Blu-ray, with Mater's Tall Tales
Mater Private Eye [24]
Air Mater [25]
2011
DVD+Blu-ray, with Cars 2
Time Travel Mater [26]
2012
Disney Channel

Tales from Radiator Springs

Title Year Premiered
Hiccups
2013
Disney Channel
Bugged
Spinning
The Radiator Springs 500½
2014
Disney Movies Anywhere

Toy Story Toons

Title Year Premiered
Hawaiian Vacation [27][28]
2011
Theatrical, with Cars 2
Small Fry [29] Theatrical, with The Muppets
DVD+Blu-ray, with Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2
Partysaurus Rex [30]
2012
Theatrical, with Finding Nemo 3D
DVD+Blu-ray, with Monsters, Inc. Ultimate Collector's Edition

Television specials

Compilations

Compilation title Release date Format
Tiny Toy Stories October 29, 1996 VHS
Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 November 6, 2007 DVD, Blu-ray, Digital download
Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales November 2, 2010
Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2 November 13, 2012

Other work

Pixar made a series of clips featuring Luxo and Luxo Jr. for Sesame Street, which were Light & Heavy and Surprise. Pixar also produced numerous animation tests, commonly confused with theatrical shorts, including Beach Chair and Flag and Waves. They also produced over 30 commercials after selling their software division to support themselves before Toy Story entered production. Some of their other work includes:

Title Year Initial home release with Commissioned for
Blowin' in the Wind
1985[34]
Flags and Waves [35]
1986
Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 (Easter Egg)
Beach Chair [35]
Volume Visualization with the Pixar Image Computer [36]
1987
Dance of the Waterlilies
1989
Toppan Printing
Wake Up [37]
Tropicana
Babies
1990
Life Savers
Galaxy
Toppan Printing
Dancing Cards
California Lottery
Quite a Package [37]
Trident
La Nouvelle Polo
Volkswagen
Pump
Pillsbury
Light & Heavy and Surprise
Sesame Street
Cracks
1991
Fleischmann's
Moving Target
Cellular One
Gummie Savers Conga-Clio-award winner
Life Savers
Life At The Beach
Orange Kiwi Passion
Tropicana
Warehouse
Three Fruits Dancing
Grand Opening
Toys "R" Us
Lunchbox
Tetra Pak
Boxer [37]
Listerine
Knight
Introduction[38]
Apple Mac Classic
Interview
1992
Volkswagen Polo
Swinging Bottle [37]
Listerine
Daydream
Tetra Pak
Balloon
Kellogg's All-Bran
Hourglass
Logo
IBM
Chomp Chomp
IncrediBites
Ladybug
La Poste
In the Mood
Bunn Coffee Makers
Cello
1993
Kellogg's All-Bran
Sprinkler
Front and Back and Up and Down
Sesame Street
Hungry
Bank South
Chase
Stranded
Tetra Pak
Bursting
Carefree
Chuckling Straws
Fresca
Launching Magic
Jordan Magic Toothbrush
Ideas at Work
Dow Corning
Arrows-Clio-award winner
1994
Listerine
Mission
Kaleidoscope
Coca-Cola
About to Uncover
Arm & Hammer
Here, There and Everywhere
Woman Getting What She Wants
Levi's
We've Got Taste
Nutri Grain
Wacky Frootz-Clio-award winner [37]
Life Savers
Fresh Salad
Boston Chicken
Shaping Up Nicely
Prime Option Credit Card
Strong Option
Logo
Paramount Pictures
Balloon
1995
Chips Ahoy
Circus
Flamingo
Ortho
Pinheads
Levi's Dockers
Amazin' Straws
Hershey's
Learning Lesson
Coca-Cola
Secret Weapon
Pin Box
Toy Story video game
Disney Interactive
Art Store Break
McDonald's
Christmas Conga
Tower Records
Magic Desktop
1996
Sun Microsystems
Magnets-Clio-award winner
Hallmark
Check Me Out
Twizzlers
Let Me In
The Tastetations
Hershey's
Toy Story CD-Rom - "Out of the Box"
Disney Interactive
Wild Frijoles
Rosarita
Shake It
Levi's Jeans for Women
Tex
THX
Toy Story Treats
ABC
Look Away
1997
Nickelodeon & UNICEF
Moo Can
THX
A Bug's Life - "Belt Loop 1"
1998
McDonald's
A Bug's Life - "Belt Loop 2"
A Bug's Life - "Big Toys"
A Bug's Life - "Nothing Good on TV"
A Bug's Life - "Nothing Good on TV Jr."
A Bug's Life - "Watches"
McDonald's Mexico
Toy Story 2 - "Up Periscope"
2000
McDonald's
Toy Story 2 - "Remote"
Toy Story 2 - "Toys vs. Candy"
Toy Story 2 - "Surveillance"
Unknown Toy Story 2 Animations[38]
ABC
Jessie's Acceptance Speech
Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Vowellett - An Essay by Sarah Vowell
2005
The Incredibles 2-disc special edition DVD
Monster Moo Can
2009
THX
Toy Story's Search Story [39]
2010
Google

Furthermore, in 1988, Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group produced "Pencil Test", a computer-animated short to showcase the Apple Macintosh II line. Although Pixar was not officially affiliated with this film, several members of the Pixar staff advised and worked on it, including directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and producer Galyn Susman.

See also

References

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