12 Pixar animated shorts to watch on Disney + | Culture

One of the largest digital animation companies, Pixar has become quite famous for its plots with surprising lessons and its advanced computer graphics techniques. Check here a list of 12 Pixar animation shorts on Disney + developed in different stages of the studio, but which show these characteristics very well.

12 Pixar animated shorts at Disney +

1. La Luna

La Luna (Image: Disclosure / Pixar)

With stunning photography, La Luna hit theaters as the opening of the film Brave. His story shows a little boy accompanying his father and grandfather during a night of work on the moon and discovering his own path through so much beauty.

  • Direction: Enrico Casarosa
  • Year: 2011

2. Geri’s Game

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Animation from the late 90s, Geri’s Game (or Geri’s game) opened in theaters along with Insect’s life. In his plot, an elderly man plays chess against himself, but for each opponent he plays, he uses different characteristics of his personality.

  • Direction: Jan Pinkava
  • Year: 1997

3. Bird Stuff

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Launched at the opening of Monsters Inc., Coisas de Pássaros was the winner of the best animated short film at the Oscar 2002. In the animation, a group of birds tries to group together on a telephone wire, until the arrival of a larger and different bird that causes a great deal of confusion.

  • Direction: Ralph Eggleston
  • Year: 2000

4. Bao

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Also an Oscar winner for best animated short (2019), Bao was released along with The Incredibles 2. Its delicate plot shows a Chinese woman who sees her dumpling come to life and gradually gain her independence. A beautiful metaphor about motherhood and the time to let our children fly.

  • Direction: Domee Shi
  • Year: 2018

5. Jr. Luxury

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Second short released by the studio, Luxo Jr. stars with the famous Pixar logo lamp. In the animation, the object and its child play with a ball, until a small incident occurs and change the direction of the fun.

  • Direction: John Lasseter
  • Year: 1986

6. The Blue Umbrella

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Another graceful Pixar short on Disney +, The Blue Umbrella was released in theaters before the University Monsters. In this love story, when a storm falls in a busy city, a blue umbrella falls in love with a red umbrella.

  • Direction: Saschka Unseld
  • Year: 2013

7. Day and Night

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Mixing 2D and 3D animation techniques, Day and Night is a Pixar short film released as Toy Story 3. In its plot, when Day meets Night, the initial strangeness of the characters gives way to curiosity, and a completely new world opens up for both of them.

  • Direction: Teddy Newton
  • Year: 2010

8. Partly Cloudy

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Released at the opening of the film Up – High AdventuresPartly Cloudy is directed by Peter Sohn. In a reality where clouds deliver babies to storks to take to their parents, a cloud is responsible for angry and dangerous pets, leaving their stork helper in a difficult situation.

  • Direction: Peter Sohn
  • Year: 2009

9. Skip

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Animation sung in verse, Skip was nominated for the Oscar for best animated short of 2004. An allusion to the difficulties of life that need to be overcome, the short shows a sheep that is proud of its hair and loves to dance, but that is very sad after being shorn.

  • Direction: Bud Luckey and Roger Gould
  • Year: 2003

10. Lava

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Music production, Lava arrived in cinemas as the opening of the Inside Out. In its history, an ancient oceanic volcano dreams of the day when it will find someone to keep it company, without imagining that another volcano listens to its music wishing the same.

  • Direction: James Ford Murphy
  • Year: 2014

11. Lou

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Launched with Cars 3, Lou is an abbreviation for Lost and Found. In the short, the box of missing items in question, formed by objects forgotten at school, tries to prevent a boy from stealing other children’s toys.

  • Direction: Dave Mullins
  • Year: 2017

12. Piper: Discovering the World

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Another Oscar winner for best animated short (2017), Piper opened the cinema sessions for Looking for Dory. Its story revolves around a baby bird that, in search of food, leaves its nest and faces the sea for the first time.

  • Direction: Alan Barillaro
  • Year: 2016

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