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Watch: Two Trailers for 'Pixar Short Film Collection, Vol. II'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood November 4, 2012 at 4:43PM

One perk of going to see a Pixar film in theaters is the appetizer: the always ingenious and sweet Pixar short. Giving these animated films some well-earned respect, Pixar is releasing a new DVD and Blu-ray collection of a dozen shorts on November 13, following 2008's Volume I showcase.
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Pixar's 2008 Short Film "Presto"
Pixar's 2008 Short Film "Presto"

One perk of going to see a Pixar film in theaters is the appetizer: the always ingenious and sweet Pixar short.  Giving these animated films some well-earned respect, Pixar is releasing a new DVD and Blu-ray collection of a dozen shorts on November 13, following 2008's Volume I showcase. 

Volume II includes three Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short: 2008's "Presto," 2011's "La Luna," and 2010's "Day & Night."  The package includes intros, commentary, and seven student films from famed Pixar directors including John Lasseter ("Toy Story"), Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo") and Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.").  The two trailers, as well as the complete list of short films, are below.
 
    •    Nitemare (Intro)
    •    Lady And The Lamp (intro)
    •    Somewhere In The Arctic (Intro)
    •    A Story (intro)
    •    Winter (intro)
    •    Palm Springs (intro)
    •    Next Door (intro)
    •    Your Friend The Rat (commentary)
    •    Presto (commentary)
    •    BURN*E (commentary)
    •    Partly Cloudy (commentary)
    •    Dug’s Special Mission (commentary)
    •    George & A.J. (commentary)
    •    Day & Night (commentary)
    •    Hawaiian Vacation (commentary)
    •    Air Mater (commentary)
    •    Small Fry (commentary)
    •    Time Travel Mater (commentary)
    •    La Luna (commentary)


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.