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This is a list of Pixar shorts. Beginning with Pixar's second film A Bug's Life, all subsequent Pixar feature films have been shown along with a theatrically-released 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.

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 "movie outtakes" and appeared as part of the movie's credits. For each of their films since Monsters, Inc. (Finding Nemo excluded), this content was a short made exclusively for the DVD release of the film.[1] As of 2008, all of the short films except BURN-E, are available to purchase on Apple's iTunes Store.

Pixar shorts

Short Year Initial Theatrical Release with Initial Home Release* with Awards (Oscars)
The Adventures of André and Wally B.** 1984 Toy Story
Luxo Jr. 1986 Toy Story 2 Toy Story 2 Best Animated Short Film nominee
Red's Dream 1987
Tin Toy 1988 Toy Story Best Animated Short Film winner
Knick Knack 1989 Finding Nemo Finding Nemo
Geri's Game 1997 A Bug's Life A Bug's Life Best Animated Short Film winner
For the Birds 2000 Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc. Best Animated Short Film winner
Mike's New Car 2002 Monsters, Inc. Best Animated Short Film nominee
Boundin' 2003 The Incredibles The Incredibles Best Animated Short Film nominee
Jack-Jack Attack 2005 The Incredibles
One Man Band 2005 Cars Cars Best Animated Short Film nominee
Mater and the Ghostlight 2006 Cars
Lifted 2006 Ratatouille Ratatouille Best Animated Short Film nominee
Your Friend the Rat 2007 Ratatouille
Presto 2008 WALL-E WALL-E Best Animated Short Film nominee
Partly Cloudy 2009 Up Up
Dug's Special Mission 2009 Up
Day & Night [2] 2010 Toy Story 3

* non-compilation
P: film was previously released theatrically, at SIGGRAPH or elsewhere, but this was the first time the short was paired with a Pixar theatrical feature.

Shorts series


Cars Toons

In 2008, Pixar began making shorts with previously developed characters. These shorts premiered on Toon Disney, Disney Channel or as a theatrical release.

Short Year Premiered
Rescue Squad Mater
Toon Disney
Mater the Greater
Toon Disney
El Materdor
Toon Disney
Tokyo Mater
Theatrical, with Bolt[3]
Unidentified Flying Mater
Disney Channel


Pixar released Pixar Short Films Collection - Volume 1, a collection of their short films, on DVD and Blu-ray on November 6, 2007. The disc is an updated version of the earlier-released VHS tape Tiny Toy Stories, and includes all of Pixar's shorts through 2006's Lifted, including the short The Adventures of André and Wally B., which was made by Pixar in 1984 as a Lucasfilm subsidiary before it became its own company.

Additional work

Beginning with Finding Nemo, Pixar has created additional material to serve as instructional material or as background material to illuminate aspects of a film.

Short Year Initial Home Release*
Exploring the Reef 2003 Finding Nemo
Mr. Incredible and Pals 2005 The Incredibles
George & A.J. 2009 N/A (web release on iTunes, Facebook and YouTube)

Client work

Pixar animated a series of clips featuring Luxo and Luxo Jr. for Sesame Street, including Light & Heavy, Up & Down, Front & Back, and Surprise. Pixar also produced numerous animation tests, commonly confused as 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 commercial work include:



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