A majority of the ground-breaking, computer-created short films from Pixar Studios will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc in the appropriately titled Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1 on November 6, 2007.
The collection reaches all the way back to 1984’s The Adventures Of Andre And Wally-B, the first short directed by Pixar honcho John Lassetter when the company was still a part of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm. The business was acquired by Apple Computers co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. Other early shorts included in the collection include the Oscar-nominated Luxo Jr. (1986), Red’s Dream (1987) and the Academy Award winning Tin Toy (1989). The package will also contain the various shorts created to run theatrically with Pixar’s feature films released through Walt Disney. (See below for a complete list of shorts appearing on the disc, see below)
The only two shorts that the studio has produced that are not listed as appearing on the disc are the ones produced in 1991 for the television series Sesame Street, featuring the characters Luxo and Luxo, Jr.- Surprise and Light & Heavy.
What isn’t known is what version of the short Knick Knack will appear on the disc. The short tells the story of a snowman trapped in a snow globe who longs to meet the rather shapely souvenir from Miami on the other side of his glass dome. The short was re-rendered for its release in front of 2003’s Finding Nemo, significantly reducing the shapeliness of the object of the snowman’s obsession.
The disc will also feature audio commentaries, a documentary on Pixar and several animation tests.
The shorts appearing on the disc are-
- The Adventures Of Andre & Wally B (1984)
- Luxo Jr. (1987)
- Red’s Dream (1987)
- Tin Toy (1988)
- Knick Knack (1989)
- Geri’s Game (1997)
- For The Birds (2001)
- Mike’s New Car (2002)
- Boundin’ (2004)
- Jack-Jack Attack (2005)
- One Man Band (2006)
- Mater And The Ghost Light (2006)
- Lifted (2007)