Blu-ray, DVD Release: Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Pixar/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Burn-EThose awesome short films that are shown in theaters before Pixar movies, such as WALL-E, Cars 2 and Brave, are collected in Disney’s DVD and Blu-ray discs Pixar Short Film Collection Volume 2.

But the sets also include student films from famed Pixar movie directors John Lasseter (Cars 2), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and Pete Doctor (Up).

Rated PG, the DVD and Blu-ray collections contain these short films:

BURN•E – BURN•E is a dedicated, hard working robot that finds himself locked out of his ship and quickly learns that completing a simple task can often be a difficult endeavor. Based on characters from WALL•E. (Directed by Angus MacLane)

Dug’s Special Mission – Based on the character from Up, Dug is sent on a foolish mission by Alpha, Beta and Gamma so that they can hunt for the Bird of Paradise Falls by themselves. Soon Dug discovers that where he belongs is not where he’s been looking. (Directed by Ronnie del Carmen)

George & AJ – Inspired by Carl’s escape, senior citizens around the city unite to make their own “escapes,” much to the chagrin of George and A.J. in this short film, which features characters from Up. (Directed by Josh Cooley)

Air MaterCars‘ Mater decides he wants to learn how to fly and is accidently recruited by an elite group of formation flyers, the Falcon Hawks. (Directed by Rob Gibbs)

Time Travel Mater – When a clock lands on Mater’s engine, he travels back in time to 1910, where he meets Stanley, the founder of Radiator Springs. (Directed by Rob Gibbs)

Your Friend The RatRatatouille’s Remy and his brother Emile guide fans through world history from a rat’s perspective. (Directed by Jim Capobianco)

Partly Cloudy – This short film features baby-delivering storks who receive their special packages high in the stratosphere, from clouds who sculpt babies and bring them to life. (Directed by Peter Sohn)

Presto – When Presto, a great turn-of-the-century magician, neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn’t the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve. (Directed by Doug Sweetland)

Day & Night – This short follows Day, a sunny fellow, who encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly dark moods. As their suspicions turn to curiosity, they are delighted to find that this budding friendship can offer a new perspective on the world. (Directed by Teddy Newton)

Hawaiian Vacation – In this “Toy Story Toon,” Woody and Buzz lead a group of toys in giving Ken and Barbie the Hawaiian vacation of their dreams – without leaving home. (Directed by Gary Rydstrom)

Small Fry – In this “Toy Story Toon,” Buzz Lightyear is left behind at a fast food restaurant, where he finds himself in a support group for discarded toys. As Woody and the gang devise a way to rescue their friend, Buzz tries to escape the toy psychotherapy meeting. (Directed by Angus MacLane)

La Luna – The fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances, in which he discovers his Papa’s and Grandpa’s unusual line of work. (Directed by Enrico Casarosa)

The directors’ student films, offered as bonuses, are:

  • Nitemare
  • The Lady & the Lamp
  • Somewhere in the Artic
  • A Story
  • Winter
  • Palm Springs
  • Next Door

Typical for Disney — thank you, Disney! — the short films will be in 7.1 DTS-HD on Blu-ray and 5.1 Dolby Digital on DVD. Nice!


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.