12 DISNEY Animated Shorts Collection to include Academy Award Winning FEAST and PAPERMAN
There’s a Disney animated shorts collection coming on Digital HD and Blu-Ray, titled the Walt Disney Short Film Collection, and I think you’ll want to get your hands on it as soon as possible, . This collection not only will contain Frozen Fever the latest Disney animated short based off of the uber-popular Frozen, but it contains one of the best animated shorts in recent history (okay, maybe I’m being biased since it’s my personal favorite), Paperman.
Included in these shorts, you may notice a few easter eggs that give nods to other stories, of which Disney is notorious for. Disney animation producer Kristina Reed points out that Baymax, the white, huggable robot from Big Hero 6, is somewhere in hiding within Frozen Fever, and that there’s a nod to Paperman in Feast.
The animated shorts do serve a purpose other than being a warm-up for the major motion picture that it precedes, as Reed points out here:
“One, to give young filmmakers a chance to flex their muscles; two, to explore new visual territory; and three, to practice storytelling.”
I can stand by that reasoning. Check out the trailer for the “Walt Disney Short Film Collection,” which also includes comments from the film creators and actor/comedian T.J. Miller.
And here’s the complete list of the twelve short films, including two Academy Award winning and three Academy Award nominated ones:
Frozen Fever (2015) – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho, Aimee Scribner
Feast(2014) – Academy Award winner, Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed
Get A Horse!(2013) – Academy Award-nominated, Dorothy McKim, Eric Goldberg, Adam Green
Paperman (2012) – Academy Award winner, Kristina Reed, Patrick Osborne
Tangled Ever After(2012) – Nathan Greno, Aimee Scribner, Mark Kennedy
The Ballad of Nessie(2011) – Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Dorothy McKim
Tick Tock Tale(2010) – Dean Wellins
Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa(2010) – Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Dorothy McKim
How to Hook Up Your Home Theater(2007) – Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers-Skelton, Ian Gooding
The Little Matchgirl (2006) – Academy Award-nominated, Dave Bossert, Tom MacDougall
Lorenzo (2004) – Academy Award-nominated, Mike Gabriel
John Henry(2000) – Mark Henn
The collection will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 11, and then on Blu-Ray on August 18.