Pixar Short Films - Vol.2 2012

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Disney and Pixar present an incredible new collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award nominees (Best Short Film, Animated: "Presto," 2008; "Day & Night," 2010; "La Luna," 2011) and a host of family favourites. Join the celebration of imagination with the must-own collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories and captivating characters. Plus, enjoy all-new extras that share how Pixar's storied talent got their start - including student films from acclaimed directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter!

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  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 15 minutes
Director Doug Sweetland, Angus Maclane, Jim Capobianco
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 12 November 2012
Main languages English
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  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 15 minutes
Director Doug Sweetland, Angus Maclane, Jim Capobianco
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 12 November 2012
Main languages English

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By G. Bright VINE VOICE on 18 Nov 2012
Format: DVD
The shorts featured on this DVD are:

Your Friend the Rat [Initially Included with Ratatouille]
Presto [Initially Included with Wall-E]
Burn-E [Initially Included with Wall-E]
Partly Cloudy [Initially Included with Up]
Dug's Special Mission [Initially Included with Up]
Day and Night [Initially Included with Toy Story 3]
Toy Story Toons : Hawaiian Vacation
Toy Story Toons : Small Fry
La Luna [Initially Included with Brave]

You can also find the animatic-like "George and A.J" [From the Up universe] and a couple of Mater's Tales toons "Air Mater" and "Time Travel Mater" [set in the Cars universe]. Additional bonus shorts are four student films that were created by directors at Pixar.

Don't expect to find just 3D animation here. "Your Friend the Rat" and "Day and Night" employ 2D animation techniques as well. This is a real treat for animation fans and animators alike, with insight via both commentary on every single short and the pencil tests of some of the student works.

With all this praise then, why am I saying this DVD probably -isn't- a good idea for true blue Pixar fans to buy? Namely, if you're really into their stuff, you more than likely own every movie they've made. And bar the Toy Story Toons (which I don't know whether they were included on any DVDs) and the Mater shorts (which ended up as part of a separate compilation), all these shorts have shown up as bonuses on the DVDs of the movies that they're associated with. Essentially, you'd just be buying a copy of something you already had.

The student films are a nice touch, of course, but with a (currently) £10 price tag, unless you're like me and don't own all the movies, you might wish to wait until the price drops, rent it or avoid it altogether, because you could end up disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andromeda Newton on 17 Jan 2013
Format: Blu-ray
We are die hard Disney fans in our house, our dvd collection is slowly giving way to replacement Blurays (in some cases at least) and Pixar Shorts vol 1 was such a wonderful buy, enjoyed thoroughly by both my daughters but especially the four year old, I didn't hesitate to put vol 2 on her wish list.

Imagine her delight on Christmas morning when she opened it (one among many Blurays we received), then imagine my despair that there is no PLAY ALL option! I cannot turn it on and leave her to it, as I could with vol 1 or a movie, but am called every few minutes or so to come and put on a selected cartoon, not even in sequential order, but picked and chosen with a random description of which cartoon it is she wishes to watch. Luckily I speak toddler so it's not too hard to decipher but the lack of a play all button will leave me seriously considering the purchase of a vol 3 if and when they decide to release one.

In a nutshell - Wonderful content, but if you wanted an easy disk for your kids to sit and watch without much of a disturbance, this isn't the one for you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emelius Browne on 5 Dec 2012
Format: DVD
First up, I'm a huge fan of both Disney and Pixar and the original Shorts Vol 1 is a treasured DVD.

However, what sort of spoils this volume is that, other than the fascinating extras like the commentaries and student stuff, there are only actually three 'proper' shorts on here that have not appeared on other DVDs before. It's strange to say it, but it's almost a shame that the true standalone theatrical shorts on here were included as extras on the film DVDs as it would have made this title an essential first-day purchase had all that material premiered here at once. On the other hand, there are several film-specific shorts (quite a few more than Volume 1 had) that make less sense on here outside of the context of their original DVDs. 'Burn-E' and 'Dug's Special Mission' in particular both kind of rely on you recently having seen their parent films to enjoy them fully, and they flounder slightly presented as pieces in their own right. As a consequence the whole thing is an oddball ragbag that doesn't completely please any particular audience.

So, those who collect the films themselves will find only three bona fide new shorts on here - 'George And AJ' (a 2D-animated affair for 'Up', released on iTunes and more a DVD extra than a short, but welcome nonetheless), 'Time Travel Mater' (a previously unreleased Cars Toon episode aired on the Disney Channel), and 'Small Fry' (a Toy Story Toon released with 'The Muppets'). Of these, only 'Small Fry' is genuinely a true Pixar short film.

Not included on this release are 'The Legend Of Mor'du' (a 'Brave' short available on the released-at-the-same-time-as-this DVD of that film), and 'Partysaurus Rex' (an exclusive Toy Story toon created for the 'Finding Nemo' theatrical re-release), already making this volume incomplete.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Louise on 31 Dec 2012
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This collection is fab that Pixar have created, it's fab if your child can't sit through movies that are to long, these short clips are idea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Andrews on 24 April 2013
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My grandchildren and I both loved Volume one in this series and I was a little disappointed with this one initially, but the children weren't. They seem to love this just as much. Some good story telling with excellent animation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CassieS on 9 Feb 2013
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lovely selection of shorts, some better than others but overall a strong product. A nice addition to the first volume.
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