The BEST Episodes of Short Circuit: Experimental Films

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Network: Disney+

If you could tell any story with the team of talented artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios, what would you create? Welcome to Short Circuit, an experimental, innovative program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film.


#1 - Cycles

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A story-centered around the true meaning of creating a home and the life that it holds inside its walls.

star 8.33
21 votes
Just A Thought

#2 - Just A Thought

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

An awkward 12-year-old boy named Ollie experiences “bubble trouble” when his true feelings for a girl are embarrassingly revealed in the form of a physical thought bubble.

star 8.00
19 votes

#3 - Puddles

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

An adventurous young boy discovers that puddles can be portals to a fantastical world, but struggles to get his sister’s attention away from her phone to see the magic in the world around her.

star 7.75
28 votes
Elephant In The Room

#4 - Elephant In The Room

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A lost baby elephant is taken in by a boy and his father to work on their banana plantation. As the two quickly bond, the boy discovers that his new best friend yearns for her family and home in the wild.

star 7.74
19 votes

#5 - Fetch

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A child wants to play fetch with her pet. Unfortunately he's wandered deep into an imposing forest.

star 7.68
19 votes

#6 - Hair-Jitsu

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A young girl faces off against an evil hairdresser as she goes through imaginative lengths to avoid her first haircut.

star 7.56
18 votes

#7 - Downtown

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A commuter’s disappointment in missing the bus turns into a colorful and unexpected joyride when the surrounding street art bursts to life, revealing the heart of the city from an entirely new perspective.

star 7.38
21 votes

#8 - Drop

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A newly-formed raindrop falls to earth for the first time and has an unlikely and heartfelt encounter with a young girl that proves to be uplifting for both.

star 7.25
16 votes
Lightning In A Bottle

#9 - Lightning In A Bottle

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

During a thunderstorm, a young boy's effort to capture lightning in a glass bottle as part of a science fair project succeeds beyond his wildest expectations, but is shocked when he discovers the consequences of this unnatural feat.

star 7.00
20 votes
Exchange Student

#10 - Exchange Student

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Life is hard enough for an exchange student at a new school, butas the only earthling at a school for aliens, the central character in this fanciful story is the ultimate outsider and must prove her worthto be accepted by her unusual new classmates.

star 6.95
22 votes
Lucky Toupee

#11 - Lucky Toupee

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

This clever bit of balderdash lifts the lid on an original tale abouta hijacked hairpiece, a gang of larcenous leprechauns, and a budding romance.

star 6.95
22 votes
The Race

#12 - The Race

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

Grim desperately needs one more soul to win his work competition, but his last scheduled collection at a rigorous bike race turns his world upside-down. At the finish line, he learns that life is not always about the trophy at the end of the race.

star 6.94
17 votes
Jing Hua

#13 - Jing Hua

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A grieving martial artist pays tribute to her recently departed teacher by creating a painted world using a magical form of kung fu.

star 6.79
19 votes

#14 - Zenith

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2020

A luminous, ethereal stag bounds effortlessly through a dark expanse of the universe, leaving a galaxy of stars in its wake. When it accidentally creates a black hole that threatens to devour everything in sight, the stag is forced to make a decision that will leave a lasting impression.

star 6.67
21 votes