Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1: A Treasure Trove of Animated Delights

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Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 Pixar fans, rejoice! The Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1, released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on November 6, 2007, is a delightful compilation of 13 of Pixar's finest...

Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

Pixar fans, rejoice! The Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1, released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on November 6, 2007, is a delightful compilation of 13 of Pixar's finest short films. Let's dive into this enchanting world of animated storytelling and discover the magic hidden within.

Exploring Pixar's History and Evolution

Commenting on the collection, John Lasseter, one of the key figures behind Pixar's success, describes it as a testament to the history and evolution of the studio. He shares, "The early short films before Toy Story came out really show the evolution and the focus of the history of Pixar and the development of technology, the development of me as a filmmaker and a storyteller."

These short films allow Pixar to explore ideas that may not fit into feature-length movies, showcasing the immense talent and creativity of the studio's filmmakers. Lasseter hopes that audiences will be pleasantly surprised by the humor and memorable characters that these shorts bring to life.

A Wealth of Entertainment and Historical Value

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Critics and fans alike have praised Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 for its entertainment value and historical significance. Kevin Carr of 7M Pictures considers it a "must-buy" DVD due to the wealth of entertainment and historical value it offers. Carr acknowledges that the short films are just as enjoyable as the feature-length films themselves, showcasing Pixar's exceptional storytelling abilities.

John J. Puccio of Movie Metropolis notes that while some shorts may already be familiar to collectors of Pixar's films, having them all in one place is a remarkable experience. According to Puccio, the later Pixar shorts are among the finest cartoons ever made, and even the early ones, though less rewatchable, are still interesting and innovative. He eagerly anticipates what Volume 2 will bring in the future.

Acclaim and Artistic Brilliance

Critics have showered Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 with praise. The film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports a perfect 100% positive rating based on 5 reviews, with an average score of 8.6/10. Tasha Robinson of The A.V. Club describes the collection as a "stunning progress" in turning computer animation into a "rich artistic medium." Robinson calls it an informative and touching pocket history of Pixar.

A Selection of Memorable Shorts

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The Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 features an incredible lineup of shorts that have captivated audiences over the years. From the iconic Luxo Jr. to the hilarious For the Birds, each short brings its own unique charm and storytelling brilliance. Here are just a few of the gems you'll find in this collection:

  1. The Adventures of André & Wally B.
  2. Luxo Jr.
  3. Red's Dream
  4. Tin Toy
  5. Knick Knack
  6. Geri's Game
  7. For the Birds
  8. Mike's New Car

A Bonus Surprise

As a special treat, the collection includes four shorts made for Sesame Street: "Surprise," "Light and Heavy," "Up and Down," and "Front and Back" in 1991. This bonus content adds even more depth and variety to an already impressive selection of shorts.

Availability and Future Volumes

The Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 debuted on DVD and Blu-ray in various countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. With its television premiere on ABC Family, additional shorts were incorporated to enhance the viewing experience.

As we eagerly await the release of Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2, let's revel in the joy and creativity that Volume 1 brings. It's a testament to Pixar's mastery of animated storytelling and their dedication to delivering exceptional entertainment.

So, grab your popcorn, gather your loved ones, and embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the enchanting world of Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1. Let these animated masterpieces whisk you away to a place where imagination knows no bounds.

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