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Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2

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Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2
DVD cover
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment
Release date
  • November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09) (United States)
Running time
75 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
  • English (menu, You're Friend the Rat, BURN-E, Dug's Special Mission, George and A.J., Hawaiian Vacation, Air Mater, Small Fry, and Time Travel Mater)

Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2 is a 2012 DVD and Blu-ray compilation of the Pixar animated short films following the 2007 Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1 and the 1996 Tiny Toy Stories. It features 12 shorts that were released from 2007 through 2012 and it includes some student films from Pixar's directors as bonus features. Volume 2 was released on November 9, 2012, by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.[2] It is followed by Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 3, which was released on November 9, 2018.

Main shorts[edit]

Shorts included in Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2[3]
No. Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1Your Friend the RatJim CapobiancoJim CapobiancoNovember 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)
2PrestoDoug SweetlandDoug SweetlandJune 10, 2008 (2008-06-10)
3BURN-EAngus MacLaneAndrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, Derek ThompsonNovember 18, 2008 (2008-11-18)
4Partly CloudyPeter SohnPeter SohnMay 29, 2009 (2009-05-29)
5Dug's Special MissionRonnie del CarmenRonnie del Carmen, Bob PetersonNovember 10, 2009 (2009-11-10)
6George and A.J.Josh CooleyJosh CooleyNovember 12, 2009 (2009-11-12)
7Day & NightTeddy NewtonTeddy NewtonJune 18, 2010 (2010-06-18)
8Hawaiian VacationGary RydstromErik Benson, Jason Katz, Gary RydstromJune 24, 2011 (2011-06-24)
9Air MaterRob GibbsJohn Lasseter, Rob Gibbs, Jim Capobianco, Daniel Chong, Valerie LaPointeNovember 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
10Small FryAngus MacLaneAngus MacLaneNovember 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)
11Time Travel MaterRob GibbsJohn Lasseter, Rob Gibbs, Scott MorseJune 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
12La LunaEnrico CasarosaEnrico CasarosaJune 6, 2011 (2011-06-06)

Bonus features[edit]

The collection also includes student films by Pixar directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter:[1]

  • Nitemare
  • Lady & the Lamp
  • Somewhere in the Arctic
  • A Story
  • Winter
  • Palm Springs
  • Next Door

Story plots for student shorts[edit]

This is one of John Lasseter's student films made for California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). In it, a boy cannot go to sleep because he sees his furniture turn into monsters every time he turns out his lights. He keeps turning the lights on and off to see the monsters appear and disappear. Finally one of the monsters does not change back into furniture when the lights are on. The boy goes over to the monster and gives him a pop with his cork and string gun. The monster begins to cry and the boy lets him sleep in his bed with him. The lights go off again, and you can hear the sounds of furniture scuffing the floor. The light goes back on to reveal that all of the monsters are in the bed, which forced the boy onto the floor.
The Lady & the Lamp
Another of John Lasseter's student short films for Cal Arts, the film depicts a lamp shop owner telling all of his lamps to be on their best behavior because he is expecting an important customer. While he gets his shop ready, he accidentally pushes one lamp on the end of a shelf off into the floor, breaking the lamp's bulb. The lamp then goes to look for a lightbulb in a cabinet but accidentally screws in a bottle of gin. The lamp then pulls his cord to turn the light on but all of the alcohol goes down instead. The lamp, now drunk, begins to knock over the other lamps in the shop which causes the whole shop to be busted up. The shop owner comes from the back to see this mess just when the lady (the important customer) comes in. She does not even notice the mess but looks to see the one drunk lamp and exclaims that that is the perfect lamp. She purchases the lamp and the film ends.


  1. ^ a b "Pixar Shorts, Volume Two (Blu-ray + DVD) (Widescreen)". Walmart. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Pixar Short Films Collection: Vol. 2 Blu-ray". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  3. ^ "'Pixar Shorts Volume 2′ List of Included Shorts Announced". Stitch Kingdom. September 17, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2012.

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