I'm not sure if this is the best thread to discuss shorts, but since they don't fit the description of TV shows and usually premiere at the movies I thought it could be appropriate.
Anyway, I thought I'd start this thread to discuss our favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar short films.
Today I saw Olaf's Frozen Adventure, and I really enjoyed it. It was cute and funny, and beautifully animated. I always saw Olaf as the one uniting Anna and Elsa, as was well described in the end, which made him more interesting than just the average sidekick there to just be cute and provide comic relief (though he does this well too).
Regarding Frozen shorts, I also enjoyed Frozen Fever, mainly because it provided a lot of comedy moments with Elsa, who is one of my favorite Disney characters of all time. The original movie amazed me for creating a blonde girl who is not your basic stereotype, and who was a strong and original character, but "Frozen Fever" gave her the funny moments that were scarce in "Frozen."
As for Pixar shorts, I think my favorite is "Hawaiian Vacation." It was hilarious. Ken was a wonderful addition to the Toy Story cast, which is saying a lot for a character in a sequel. I'm glad the short gave him that much screen time.
Regarding shorts that were not spin-offs of full length movies, I think my favorites were "Day and Night" and "Lava." They had touching elements as well as funny, and very well animated.
Post by writerwriting on Jan 1, 2018 11:18:59 GMT -8
Agree the Frozen shorts are among my favorites in the Disney category. I don't know if it counts as it was made by Lego, but I adore the Lego Frozen shorts. (I love any parody Lego does). I also like the Tangled short because it was fun to watch them marry. I enjoy Goofy's "How To" instructional shorts lol. "Mickey's Christmas Carol" is wonderful and Goofy as Jacob Marley was just perfect and hilarious.
As far as Pixar goes, have enjoyed all the Toy Story shorts but especially "Hawaiian Vacation" (because of Ken) and "Small Fry" as I thought the look at fast food toys was brilliantly done and to full comedic effect. Also fond of "Geri's Game". I could relate to it as an only child for the first five years of life (and even longer until my brothers were able to play games with me competitively), I often played board game or card games with myself. And the elderly man is just hysterical at playing competitively with himself.
Post by writerwriting on Jan 1, 2018 12:38:27 GMT -8
I definitely recommend them! Most of the Goofy shorts came out in the 40s and 50s but there's at least one that came out in the 2000s. The basic premise is there's a narrator giving advice or rules for the subject: fishing, putting up a home theater, baseball, etc, and Goofy does it as only Goofy can. And "Mickey's Christmas Carol" manages to be both sweet and funny.