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Eight Pixar Original Shorts You Need To Watch Right Now

Mesmerising visuals, memorable music and morals.

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1. Luxo Jr. (1986)


Little young lamp just wants to play with the ball, but he has a little trouble. Luxo Sr. watches his trials and tribulations until the ball is deflated - but no worries, he finds a bigger ball and he has a blast.

Written and directed by John Lasseter

2. Knick Knack (1989)


John Lasseter's snowman is stuck in his snowglobe whilst all the other characters are having a ball at the summer-themed party. Many inventive attempts to break free of his snowglobe pass, but will he ever escape to the fun?

3. Geri's Game (1997)


It is said to have taken over a year to make. Featuring almost no dialogue and set in a beautifully burgeoning park, Geri sets up a game of chess for him as his greatest component; he plays against himself, moving from chair to chair, embodying two personas of sort.

Written and directed by Jan Pinkava

4. Boundin' (2003)

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In 2003, a sheep was sheared and he looses his groove, only momentarily thanks to a jackalope. It might make you cry, but you'll be tapping your toes and singing the tune all day long to a story of pride and perseverance.

Directed by Bud Luckey and Roger Gould
Written by Bud Luckey

5. One Man Band (2005)


Andrew Jimenez, Mark Andrews and Osnat Shurer, put their creativity, storytelling and technical skills together, to bring us a square of rival musicians and a musically enticed child. Who will receive the girls only and shiny coin? You'll have to watch to find out.

Watch up until the end of the credits.

6. Partly Cloudy (2009)

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Shown with the theatrical release of Up, this is a film which looks at Gus' attempts at making cute and cuddly animals like the rest of his cloud-friends for delivery by the stalks. Unfortunately, his animals are somewhat less fluffy than he'd hoped for.

It's a charming, emotive and chuckle-worthy story of how Gus learns to love his craft, and how the stalk learns to deal with the boisterous, sometimes dangerous animals.

Written and directed by Peter Sohn

8. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

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This 2013, six minute short is a New York tale of a blue umbrella searching for his love-at-first-sight. A catchy musical score and streams of commuters, takes you through this love story of pursuit. It's charming and modern.

Directed and written by Saschka Unseld

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