Pixar also has a SparkShorts Series. It is composed of shorter, independent films. Pixar Popcorn was a series animated shorts released on Disney+ in 2021. These shorts are quick and easy to view, which makes them ideal for families with young children or anyone who needs some entertainment during breaks. Pixar also produced shorts for a few of their most popular franchises, including 'Cars' (2006) and 'Toy Story. 'Toy Story Toons is a collection of 'Toy Story Toons,' which includes 'Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, & 'Partysaurus Rex, 'Forky Asks a Question'. There are so many shorts to choose, it can be difficult to pick a favorite. Jan Pinkava directed "Geri's Game", a 1997 Pixar animated short film. He takes on the personalities and challenges of the white and black pieces as he plays. Saschka Unseld directed "The Blue Umbrella", a Pixar animated short film from 2013. The story follows the love story of a red umbrella and a blue umbrella. James Murphy directed "Lava", a Pixar animated short film from 2014. The volcano sings a song about his longing to find someone to share his lives with. But despite his efforts, the volcano remains alone. The sea eventually gives rise to a new volcano and the two volcanoes find love and become friends.
Alan Barillaro directed 'Piper,' a Pixar animated short film from 2016. Dave Mullins directed 'Lou,' a 2017 Pixar animated film. "Lou" was highly praised for its use of animation and heartwarming message about friendship and teamwork. "Mater Private Eye" is a Pixar animated short film that was directed by John Lasseter (and Rob Gibbs) in 2010. "Toy Story of Terror!" Angus MacLane directed the 2013 Pixar animated television series, "Toy Story of Terror!" "Toy Story of Terror!" David Lally directed 'Auntie Edna,' a Pixar animated short film. The film takes place in The Incredibles, and follows Edna Mode's character as she cares for Jack-Jack the baby member of the superhero family.
Edna must find a way for Jack-Jack to stay safe and away from trouble as she tries to keep up Jack-Jack's rapid development powers. "Riley's first date?" This animated short film from Pixar was directed by Josh Cooley in 2015. As the date advances, Riley's emotions, which include Joy, Sadness and Anger, Fear, Fear, and Fear, have different reactions to the events.
"Riley's First date?" John Lasseter directed 'Luxo Jr.,' a Pixar animated short film from 1986. The story follows Luxo Jr. as he plays with a ball. Luxo Sr. joins Luxo Jr. at the end. Luxo Jr. was praised for its creative use of computer animation, its simple story and won many awards. It is now a legend in animation.
The company has produced some incredible feature-length films, in addition to Pixar's shorts. Their latest creation is "Elemental" (2023). Did your favorite Pixar short make it to the final cut? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.