Pixar Short Films Vol. IIFollowing their 2008 release of thirteen short films in Vol. I back in 2008, Pixar are back with a dozen more short films released next month on DVD and Blu-ray, and they’ve released two excellent trailers to give us a taste of what we have coming our way soon.

Also released as part of the collection are a further seven student films from directors as big as John Lasseter (Toy Story), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.), making it a must-have for any fan of the studio.

“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!”

Included in this second volume will be:

  • Nitemare (with Introduction)
  • Lady And The Lamp (with Introduction)
  • Somewhere In The Arctic (with Introduction)
  • A Story (with Introduction)
  • Winter (with Introduction)
  • Palm Springs (with Introduction)
  • Next Door (with Introduction)
  • Your Friend The Rat (with Commentary)
  • Presto (with Commentary)
  • BURN*E (with Commentary)
  • Partly Cloudy (with Commentary)
  • Dug’s Special Mission (with Commentary)
  • George & A.J. (with Commentary)
  • Day & Night (with Commentary)
  • Hawaiian Vacation (with Commentary)
  • Air Mater (with Commentary)
  • Small Fry (with Commentary)
  • Time Travel Mater (with Commentary)
  • La Luna (with Commentary)

The studio are of course incredibly well known for consistently bringing out short films of the highest calibre, and we have here three Oscar-nominated shorts to prove it. I didn’t get a chance to see La Luna in its theatrical release attached to Brave, so I can’t wait for its arrival on Blu-ray next month.

And, like everyone I know who’s seen it, I am a huge fan of Partly Cloudy, and can’t wait to see it again as part of this upcoming collection.

Pixar Short Films, Vol. II will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 12th November here in the UK, following a day later in the US on 13th November, in plenty of time for Christmas. For now, here are the two trailers, giving you all the reasons you’d need to pre-book your copy now.

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