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6 Pixar Animated Short Films That Won Our Hearts

Pixar Animation Studios have been stunning the audience with their feature and short films for over three decades now. Owned by The Walt Disney Company, Pixar has made over 20 feature films and numerous short films.

The interesting bit about Pixar short films is that beginning with A Bug’s Life, Pixar has created extra content for each of their films that are not part of the main story. Early theatrical releases contain this content that often appears as part of the film’s credits.

Even though ranking something that’s so good is hard, here is our list of top six animated shorts by Pixar:

Geri’s Game

This short film released with the feature film, A Bug’s Life, in 1998. The film is about an old man going through ageing and loneliness. He copes with it by playing a game of chess in the park against himself. The story takes many turns that make the character unforgettable for the viewers.

Partly Cloudy

This is a disarmingly sweet tale of a cloud and a stork responsible for delivering babies to humans. It was released in 2009 with the box office favourite, Up. This short film is cuteness personified with everyday visuals presented in a charming new way.

The Blue Umbrella

Released with Monsters University in 2013, this short film has an enchanting tale of romance between two umbrellas. Director Saschka Unseld smartly kept the humans out of picture in this animated musical which never fails to win hearts.

Bao

Bao made its appearance with the record breaking Incredibles 2. This is the first short film created by a woman animator for Pixar. Animator Domee Shi brings with herself a lovely mix of culture and a slightly dark but mostly cute story of a dumpling that comes to life.

Sanjay’s Super Team

This amazing short flick features Indian Gods and Goddess – Vishnu, Hanuman and Durga, in the world of a young boy named Sanjay. The movie released with The Good Dinosaur in 2015 and gained a lot of popularity in India for its uniqueness.

Luxo Jr

This is probably the most widely recognised character in the Pixar universe. Luxo Jr. released in 1999 with Toy Story 2. The animator took inspiration from the Luxo lamp kept on his desk and created a baby lamp out of it. The small hopping lamp is now a part of the Pixar production logo and appears at the beginning and end of most of their movies.

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Prof. Dr. Sasikumaran S has 37 + years of Experience in Teaching,Training & Research in computer science in India & Abroad. He has  received BSc (Engg) & MSc(Engg) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Kerala University and PhD in Computer Science (Computer Graphics) from University of Roorkee ,India ( currently IIT,Roorkee). He has served in kerala (India) for 20 years at NIT/CUSAT/IMG. He has proposed the first BTech degree in IT and started the course at CUSAT in 1993. Later he has served with Multimedia university(Malaysia),Philadelphia university(Jordan) & King Khalid university (Saudi Arabia). As professor of computer applications at IMG, Trivandrum, he has involved in the computer training of large number of Government employees and officers. He has also Served as Regional Moderator of National Computing Centre (NCC),UK to oversee the quality of their 1 year Diploma(IT) training program conducted through accredited institutions (APTECH) in India for 2 years. Currently he is also serving as Chairman & Managing Director, Academic Accreditation and HRD Associates Private Limited (AACHA),(www.aachaglobal.com), a Consulting Company for Accreditation of Engineering/professional courses(India) & ABET(USA)
He is a Senior member of IEEE, Member of ACM, Life Member of Computer Society of India (CSl),Indian society for Technical Education(ISTE) & Energy Conservation Society(ECS) and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India).

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