The BEST episodes of Pixar Short Films
Every episode of Pixar Short Films ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Pixar Short Films!
Pixar invite you to discover these masterpieces of storytelling from the creative minds that brought you Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and many more. With revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you love, these dazzling short films have changed the face of animation and entertainment and are sure to delight people of all ages for years to come. Experience them now – for the first time together in an amazing collection including never-before-seen footage.
#1 - Dug's Special Mission
Season 2009 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/10/2009
Dug's Special Mission "is a little bit of the backstory of what Dug was actually doing out there on this mysterious mission when we meet him in Up". Dug is instructed on how to catch the bird by Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, but his instructions are really intended to keep Dug away from them.
#2 - For the Birds
Season 2000 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/30/2000
A group of small birds land on a telephone wire. When a much larger and awkward-looking bird arrives, the smaller birds reject him with taunts and insults. The large bird persists in trying to win their friendship, until at last the smaller birds decide to shove him from their perch, eventually ending up with the larger bird upside down.
#3 - BURN-E
Season 2008 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/18/2008
A dedicated little welding robot named BURN-E will not rest until he has completed his humble directive and fixed a broken light post. He refuses to quit, even when begins to seems like the universe is out to get him.
#4 - Jack-Jack Attack
Season 2005 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2005
The short is based on the youngest member of the superhero Parr family: the baby, Jack-Jack. From The Incredibles film, the audience knows that Jack-Jack's babysitter Kari McKeen started experiencing difficulty with him shortly after hanging up the phone with his mother, Helen Parr (a.k.a. Elastigirl/Mrs. Incredible).
#5 - One Man Band
Season 2005 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/11/2005
In this animated short film, we see Bass, a street performer playing a routine tune on a deserted Italian village square one fine afternoon, waiting for a pedestrian to tip him in his rusty iron cup. Soon, he spots Tippy, a humble peasant girl clutching a big gold coin, with the intention of dropping it in the piazza fountain to make a wish. Bass, seizing the opportunity, immediately plays an impromptu track, capturing the young girl's attention.Watch Now:Amazon
#6 - Mater and the Ghostlight
Season 2006 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/7/2006
This short is based on the day to day shenanigans of Mater after the story shown in the feature film, once life has returned to normal in Radiator Springs. It is Lightning McQueen's very first Radiator Springs adventure since he decided to stay in the sleepy town. The short film starts with Mater playing pranks on the other residents of the sleepy town on Route 66Watch Now:Amazon
#7 - Lifted
Season 2006 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/12/2006
A young alien, Stu, is in a spaceship taking an examination in abduction. He must snatch a sleeping farmer named Ernie under the watchful eye of his instructor, Mr. B. However, there is an array of thousands of unlabeled toggle switches he must manipulate to get the human into the ship's tractor beam, and he is having trouble.
#8 - Tin Toy
Season 1988 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/30/1988
The film takes place in one room and stars the toy of the title, a mechanical one-man band named Tinny, and a baby named Billy. At first the toy is delighted at the prospect of being played with by Billy, until he sees how destructive he can be. Fleeing beneath the couch, he discovers dozens of other toys who are too terrified to come out as they went through the same experience.Watch Now:Amazon
#9 - Mike's New Car
Season 2002 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/24/2002
Mike is obsessed with his new six-wheel drive car, and insists on showing it off to his pal Sulley. Sulley's first words when he sees the car were, "What was wrong with your old car?" Mike simply replies, "Three little words, Sulley: Six Wheel Drive!" Unfortunately for Mike, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.Watch Now:Amazon
#10 - Geri's Game
Season 1997 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/25/1997
The film is set in an empty park during autumn. The title character, Geri (voiced by Bob Peterson), plays a game of chess against himself, 'becoming' each of the players in turn by moving to the other side of the chessboard, where he changes his personality and either puts on or takes off his glasses to show this change.
#11 - Boundin'
Season 2004 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/4/2004
The film features a desert-dwelling sheep whose elegant dancing is very popular with the other animals. One day the sheep-shearers arrive and shear it for wool. Having lost his coat, the sheep becomes shy and loses the confidence to dance so elegantly. It is whilst in his bare state that a jackalope comes across the little lamb and teaches him the merits of "boundin'" rather than dancing.
#12 - Presto
Season 2008 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/27/2008
Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great, turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But, when Presto forgets to feed his rabbit one too many times, well, there's really no telling what to expect! Follow the escalating high jinx of the amazing Presto, his rabbit Alec, and what happens onstage when a star magician's ego provokes some clever revenge from his neglected costar.
#13 - Knick Knack
Season 1989 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/23/1989
A snowman stuck in a snow globe (named Knick, Frosty's cousin, according to the audio commentary) wants to reach a pretty "Sunny Miami" knick knack at the other end of the bookshelf. He tries many unsuccessful but funny methods to get out of his globe, but when he finally breaks out he falls into a fish bowl. He is mad only momentarily, as he sees an attractive "Sunny Atlantis" mermaid knick knack and immediately tries to run to her.Watch Now:Amazon
#14 - Red's Dream
Season 1987 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/30/1987
The setting is a lonely city on a rainy night. No cars or humans are present. Somewhere in the city is a bike shop called "Eben's Bikes", which is closed for the night. In the corner of the shop sleeps Red, a red unicycle who languishes in the "clearance corner", awaiting to be purchased. As the camera zooms on him, the sound of rain falling turns into a drumroll, and we go into the dream-sequence.Watch Now:Amazon
#16 - The Adventures of André and Wally B.
Season 1984 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/17/1984
Andre awakens from a nap and is greeted by a pesky yellow and black bee with a nasty stinger. Andre thinks he can outrun the bee, but like all stinging insects, Wally B. knows he can chase down any target.
#17 - Mind Candy
Season 2015 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/3/2015
Meet the little voices inside your head. This short was released as an extra in the Blu-ray release of Disney Pixar’s INSIDE OUT. It’s a zany collection of clips of the emotions and how they interact.
#18 - Lady and the Lamp
Season 2003 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/18/1979
A lamp causes a ruckus in the shop while the shopkeeper is away.
#19 - SparkShorts: Purl
Season 2018 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/14/2018
Purl, a humanoid pink-colored ball of yarn, begins an entry-level position at a company named B.R.O. Capital. While excited at first to work there, she soon realizes that her partners barely notice her, in spite of her attempts to fit in. Watch and find out what she does!
#20 - Forky Asks a Question: What Is A Pet?
Season 2019 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/27/2019
Forky meets Rib Tickles, and is schooled on the dangers of law enforcement.
#21 - Forky Asks a Question: What Is A Leader?
Season 2019 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/20/2019
Dolly teaches Forky about the qualities of a good leader, and he puts those qualities to the test.
#22 - SparkShorts: Wind
Season 2019 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/13/2019
Wind is a magical realism story about a Grandma and a Grandson trapped in a massive, never ending sink-hole, living on a large boulder suspended by strong winds. Together they scavenge falling debris to build an escape, hoping to find a better life in the outside world.
#23 - Forky Asks a Question: What Is A Computer?
Season 2019 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/13/2019
Trixie explains to Forky what a computer does, as they experience the common stresses of technology.
#24 - Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love?
Season 2019 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/6/2019
Bonnie's old toys explain to Forky the meaning of love. (Note: This marked the final acting role for Carl Reiner, before his death on June 29, 2020)
#25 - Forky Asks a Question: What Is Time?
Season 2019 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2019
Rex explains the concept of time to Forky, using the age of dinosaurs, as an example.