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Pixar Short Films Collection - Volume 1 [2007] (1 disc)
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Director:John Lasseter
Length:55 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:7.0/10
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  • CG
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  • Sci-Fi
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Synopsis: A series of short films by those insane geniuses at Pixar.


Reaction: There are several different styles and stories here. Surely there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"Lifted" and "Geri's Game"

Select Guest Cast
Billy Crystal => Mike (Mike's New Car)
John Goodman => Sulley (Mike's New Car)
Bob Peterson => Geri (Geri's Game)
Bonnie Hunt => Sally Carrera (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Cheech Marin => Ramone (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Larry The Cable Guy => Tow Mater (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Michael Wallis => Sheriff (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Owen Wilson => Lightning McQueen (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Paul Dooley => Sarge (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Paul Newman => Doc Hudson (Mater and the Ghostlight)
Bret 'Brook' Parker => Kari McKeen (Jack-Jack Attack)
Bud Luckey => Agent Rick Dicker (Jack-Jack Attack)
Eli Fucile => Jack-Jack Parr (Jack-Jack Attack)
Jason Lee => Buddy Pine / Syndrome (Jack-Jack Attack)
Bud Luckey => Narrator (Boundin')
Ralph Eggleston => Bird (For the Birds)
Select Cast and Crew
John Lasseter => Director / Director
Andrew Jimenez => Director
Brad Bird => Director
Bud Luckey => Director
Dan Scanlon => Director
Gary Rydstrom => Director
Jan Pinkava => Director
Mark Andrews => Director
Pete Doctor => Director
Ralph Eggleston => Director
Roger Gould => Director
Bobby McFerrin => Music (Knick Knack)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Luxo Jr. -> First computer-animated short nominated for an Academy Award.
  • The Adventures of André & Wally B. -> John Lasseter made this film to entertain his children; ironically, it frightened them instead.
  • Knick Knack -> Bobby McFerrin recorded the soundtrack to a rough cut with dummy credits that only read "blah-blah", so he ad-libbed some blah-blah-blahs for this portion. John Lasseter enjoyed this and kept them in.
  • The Adventures of André & Wally B. -> First use of motion blur and squash-and-stretch motion in computer animation.
  • Tin Toy -> Won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, the first fully-CG film to do so.