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Beginning with Pixar's second film A Bug's Life, all subsequent Pixar feature films have been shown in theatres along with a Pixar-created short. Other Pixar shorts, released only on home media, were created to showcase what Pixar can do (either technologically or cinematically), or were created specifically for a client.

The first shorts were made while Pixar was still a computer hardware company, when John Lasseter was the only professional animator in the company's tiny animation department. Starting with Geri's Game, after Pixar had turned into an animation studio, all later shorts have been produced with a larger crew and budget.

In 1991, Pixar made four CGI shorts produced for the TV series Sesame Street. The shorts illustrates different weights and directions starring Luxo, Jr. and Luxo - Surprise (1992), Light and Heavy (1990), Up and Down (1993), and Front and Back (1994).

Also, beginning with A Bug's Life, Pixar has created extra content for each of their films that is not part of the main story. For their early theatrical releases, this content was in the form of "movie outtakes" and appeared as part of the movie's credits. For each of their films since Monsters, Inc. (Finding Nemo and Toy Story 3 excluded), this content was a short made exclusively for the DVD release of the film. As of 2010, all of the short films except BURN-E and Dug's Special Mission are available to purchase on Apple's iTunes Store.

Shorts

Original

Title Year Initial theatrical release with Initial home release with Academy Award for
Best Animated Short Film
The Adventures of André and Wally B.
1984
Luxo, Jr.
1986
Toy Story 2
Nominated
Red's Dream
1987
Tin Toy
1988
Toy Story
Won
Knick Knack
1989
Finding Nemo
Geri's Game
1997
A Bug's Life
Won
For the Birds
2000
Monsters, Inc.
Boundin'
2003
The Incredibles
Nominated
One Man Band
2005
Cars
Lifted
2006
Ratatouille
Presto
2008
WALL-E
Partly Cloudy
2009
Up
Day & Night
2010
Toy Story 3
Nominated
La Luna
2011
Brave
The Blue Umbrella
2013
Monsters University
Lava
2015
Inside Out
Sanjay's Super Team
2015
The Good Dinosaur
Piper
2016
Finding Dory

Feature-related

Title Year Initial theatrical release with Initial home release with Academy Award for
Best Animated Short Film
Mike's New Car
2002
Monsters, Inc. Nominated
Jack-Jack Attack
2005
The Incredibles
Mater and the Ghostlight
2006
Cars
Your Friend the Rat
2007
Ratatouille
BURN-E
2008
WALL-E
Dug's Special Mission
2009
Up
George & A.J. Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2
(web release on iTunes, Facebook and YouTube)
The Legend of Mor'du
2012
Brave
Party Central
2013
Muppets Most Wanted
Riley's First Date?
2015
Inside Out

Short series

In 2008, Pixar began making shorts with previously developed characters. These shorts premiered and run on Toon Disney/Disney XD, Disney Channel or as a theatrical release.

Cars Toons

Main article: Cars Toons

Mater's Tall Tales

Title Year Premiered
Rescue Squad Mater
2008
Toon Disney
Mater the Greater
El Materdor
Tokyo Mater Theatrical, with Bolt
Unidentified Flying Mater
2009
Disney Channel
Monster Truck Mater
2010
Heavy Metal Mater
Moon Mater DVD+Blu-ray, with Mater's Tall Tales
Mater Private Eye
Air Mater
2011
DVD+Blu-ray, with Cars 2
Time Travel Mater
2012
Disney Channel

Tales from Radiator Springs

Title Year Premiered
Hiccups
2013
Disney Channel
Spinning
Bugged

Toy Story Toons

Main article: Toy Story Toons
Title Year Premiered
Hawaiian Vacation
2011
Theatrical/DVD+Blu-ray, with Cars 2
Small Fry Theatrical, with The Muppets
DVD+Blu-ray, with Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2
Partysaurus Rex
2012
Theatrical, with Finding Nemo 3D
DVD+Blu-ray, with Monsters, Inc. Ultimate Collector's Edition

Television specials

Title Year Premiered
Toy Story of Terror!
2013
ABC
Toy Story That Time Forgot
2014
ABC

Compilations

Pixar released Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, a collection of their short films, on DVD and Blu-ray on November 6, 2007. The disc is an updated version of the earlier-released VHS tape Tiny Toy Stories, and includes all of Pixar's shorts through 2006's Lifted, including the short The Adventures of André and Wally B., which was made by Pixar in 1984 as a Lucasfilm subsidiary before it became its own company. The second volume of Pixar shorts was released on November 13, 2012.

Additional work

Beginning with Finding Nemo, Pixar has created additional material to serve as instructional material or as background material to illuminate aspects of a film. For straight to DVD/Blu-ray releases or theme park attractions.

Title Year Initial home release with
It's Tough to Be a Bug!
1998
N/A (attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney California Adventure Park)
Exploring the Reef
2003
Finding Nemo
Turtle Talk with Crush
2004
N/A (attraction at Epcot, Disney California Adventure Park, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy)
Mr. Incredible and Pals
2005
The Incredibles
The Incredible Socks
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs
2010
Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3

Other work

Pixar animated a series of clips featuring Luxo and Luxo Jr. for Sesame Street, which were Light & Heavy, and Surprise. Pixar also produced numerous animation tests, commonly confused with theatrical shorts, including The Beach Chair and Flag and Waves. They also produced over 30 commercials after selling their software division to support themselves before Toy Story entered production. Some of their other work includes:

Title Year Initial home release with Commissioned for
Flags and Waves
1986
Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1 (Easter Egg)
The Beach Chair
Volume Visualization on Image Computer
1987
Dance of the Waterlilies
1989
Toppan Printing
Wake Up Tropicana
Skateboard
1990
Life Savers
Dancing Cards California Lottery
Quite a Package Trident
Luxo Jr. Shorts Sesame Street
Boxer Listerine
La Nouvelle Polo Volkswagen
Plump Pillsbury
Galaxy Toppan Printing
Grands
1991
Pillsbury
Cracks Fleischmann's
Conga-Clio-award winner Life Savers
Orange Kiwi Passion Tropicana
Warehouse
Three Fruits Dancing
Logo
1992
IBM
In The Jungle Listerine
Violin Kellogg's All-Bran
Arrows-Clio-award winner
1993
Listerine
Conga (Wacky)-Clio-award winner
1994
Life Savers
Logo Paramount Pictures
Hot Air/Circus
1995
Chips Ahoy
Tex
1996
THX
Toy Story Treats ABC
Look Away
1997
Nickelodeon & UNICEF
Moo Can THX
Monster Moo Can
2009
Toy Story's Search Story
2010
Google

Furthermore, in 1988, Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group produced "Pencil Test," a computer-animated short to showcase the Apple Macintosh II line. Although Pixar was not officially affiliated with this film, several members of the Pixar staff advised and worked on it, including directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and producer Galyn Susman.

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