Pixar has scooped up the shorts they’ve released since 2012 for a new Blu-ray release called Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 3. They’ve included 13 short films – a mix of theatrical releases and shorts issued elsewhere – along with a pair of brief featurettes and an introduction and a commentary track for each short. A DVD and a code for a digital copy are included too.
I’m glad Pixar resurrected that old tradition of showing short cartoons before the main feature. Over the years, they’ve been little several-minute bundles of delight that set the mood for the film, rather than dropping us straight from a trailer for Attack of the Giant CGI Monsters into the movie.
The shorts typically show up on the home video releases of the movies they’ve accompanied, but Pixar has been good over the years about