Disney+ Unveils New Pixar Collection for Cars, Toy Story & More Shorts

By Alycia Leach Updated:
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Disney+'s latest collection has grouped the huge catalog of short films from the groundbreaking Pixar studios, many of which reunite fans with their favorite characters from the likes of Toy Story, Cars, and Inside Out.

Many look forward to the short film that plays before a Pixar film almost as much as the full-length feature. It's become a part of the fabric of the studio and adds to the extensive list of why this renowned studio is so beloved.

Now, Disney+ has made it easier than ever to catch up on these animated shorts. It comes after Disney+ launched the Lucasfilm collection in late 2022 which bundled Willow and Indiana Jones with Star Wars, and will go a long way to help organize Disney's ever-expanding story index.

Pixar Shorts Get the Disney+ Treatment

Disney+ has announced its latest collection which makes it easier than ever to catch up on Pixar's impressive back catalog and supplies a painless way for fans to get their Pixar fix on the go with over 70 shorts.

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The collection also offers a fantastic way to see how computer animation has evolved over almost four decades, including the Disney+ original Toy Story spin-off series Forky Asks a Question where Bonnie's beloved plastic spork asks some most pressing questions about the world around him:

Forky Asks a Question

  • What is a Computer?
  • What is a Friend?
  • What is Money?
  • What is Love?
  • What is a Pet?
  • What is Art?
  • What is Time?
  • What is a Leader?
  • What is a Cheese?
  • What is Reading?

Of course, Radiator Springs is also well represented, with Disney Channel's Cars Toons reunited under the Pixar Collection banner.


  • Cars Toon: The Radiator Springs 500 1/2
  • Cars Toon: Spinning
  • Cars Toon: Bugged
  • Cars Toon: Hiccups
  • Cars Toon: Time Travel Mater
  • Cars Toon: Air Mater
  • Cars Toon: Moon Mater
  • Cars Toon: Mater - Private Eye
  • Cars Toon: Heavy Metal Mater
  • Cars Toon: Monster Truck Mater
  • Cars Toon: UFM
  • Cars Toon: Tokyo Mater
  • Cars Toon: El Materdor
  • Cars Toon: Mater the Greater
  • Cars Toon: Rescue Squad Mater
  • Mater and the Ghostlight

The Toy Story Franchise also joins the line-up with the inclusion of its library of shorts:

Toy Story

  • Lamp Life
  • Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex
  • Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation
  • Toy Story Toons: Small Fry


  • The Adventures of André & Wally B.
  • Red’s Dream
  • Tin Toy
  • Geri’s Game
  • Luxo Jr.
  • For the Birds
  • Mike’s New Car
  • Knick Knack
  • Boundin’
  • Jack-Jack Attack
  • One Man Band
  • Lifted
  • Your Friend, The Rat
  • Presto
  • Burn-E
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Dug’s Special Mission
  • George & A.J.
  • Day & Night
  • La Luna
  • The Legend of Mor’Du
  • The Blue Umbrella
  • Party Central
  • Lava
  • Riley’s First Date?
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • Piper
  • Lou
  • Bao
  • Auntie Edna
  • 22 vs. Earth
  • Ciao Alberto
  • Cars on the Road
  • Dug Days

Last, but certainly not least, is Pixar's SparkShorts which has been collated for the new collection.

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SparkShorts is a collection of independent short films by Pixar's employees who are given a limited budget and six months to create their own animated short film project.

It includes the emotional short Out which was shortlisted for Best Animated Short at the 93rd Academy Awards. This short explores the apprehensions about coming out which is felt by members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Originally released on YouTube, the collection has been on Disney+ since its launch in 2020:


  • A Spark Story
  • Nona
  • Twenty Something
  • Burrow
  • Out
  • Smash and Grab
  • Kitbull
  • Wind
  • Float
  • Loop
  • Purl

What’s Next for Disney-Pixar?

Pixar's 27th film Elemental has just been released in movie theatres across the globe.

While some fans were unimpressed by the trailers and felt that the story has been told one hundred times, many who have seen the film have attested to it being much better than how the studio chose to market it, and telling a touching tale about immigrant communities that its promotional trailers failed to convey.

Elemental is the third Pixar film in many years that has seen a theatrical release. Disney chose to push many of Pixar's films to streaming services over the pandemic.

Fans are concerned that a poor turnout for Elemental may have drastic consequences for Pixar and the animation community as a whole, especially after Lightyear failed to meet box-office expectations last year.

Regardless of what happens, it's hoped the Walt Disney Company won't be so quick to give up on theatrical Pixar releases.

Beyond Elemental, Elio and Inside Out 2 are both scheduled to release sometime in 2024. In terms of television series, animation fans can look forward to Win or Lose premiering on Disney+ in the fall of 2023.

Elemental is now playing in theatres.

- About The Author: Alycia Leach
Alycia Leach is a writer at The Direct. She joined The Direct in November 2020 and prides herself on her extensive knowledge of Luke Skywalker.