List of Pixar Short Animations Shown Before Main Disney-Pixar Feature Films in Cinemas

Before Disney helped give it some feature-length film-producing clout for 1995’s Toy Story, the 3D animators of Pixar Studios have been making a number of short films, some of which have gone on to be award winners for pushing the envelope of computer animation; no wonder Disney eventually acquired them.

After they became the other production source of Disney animated feature-length films (alongside Walt Disney Animation Studios itself), Pixar continued making animation shorts, and started inserting them as extras in cinemas before the main feature. Here’s a list of Pixar shorts that have been paired with their Disney-Pixar big brothers.

  1. For the Birds, before Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  2. Boundin’, before The Incredibles (2004)
  3. One Man Band, before Cars (2006)
  4. Lifted, before Ratatouille (2007)
  5. Presto, before WALL-E (2008)
  6. Partly Cloudy, before Up (2009)
  7. Day & Night, before Toy Story 3 (2010)
  8. Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, before Cars 2 (2011)
  9. Toy Story Toons: Small Fry, before The Muppets (2011, a live-action film)
  10. La Luna, before Brave (2012)
  11. Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex, before Finding Nemo 3D re-release (2012)
  12. The Blue Umbrella, before Monsters University (2013)
  13. Party Central, before Muppets: Most Wanted (2014, a live-action film)
  14. Lava, before Inside Out (2015)
  15. Sanjay’s Super Team, before The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  16. Piper, before Finding Dory (2016)
  17. Lou, before Cars 3 (2017)
  18. Bao, before Incredibles 2 (2018) Coming soon from this writing!
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