The four greatest Pixar shorts
The only thing better than a new Pixar film? The short that accompanies it – and Finding Dory is no different, with the exemplary, adorable Piper preceding the main event. It was a hard choice, but these are Pixar’s greatest shorts to date… La Luna (Brave): A dreamy, jaw-droppingly realised tale about three generations of an Italian family tasked with sweeping shooting stars from the surface of the moon. So many feels. The Blue Umbrella (Monsters University): A short so spectacularly realised that many couldn’t even tell it was animation; Pixar married technical wizardry with a purty score in style.
Partly Cloudy (Up): The joyfully dysfunctional tale of a parental cloud who gives a harangued stork babies to deliver is as emotive as it is amusing. In short, Pixar at its best.
For the Birds (Monsters Inc.): Slapstick mixes with character aplenty in this mini-story of a bunch of bickering birds balancing on a wire, and their annoyance at a giant bird who wants to make friends.