While Disney has yet to formally announce it, online retailers (like Amazon) are already listing a new Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Blu-ray on their sites. A release date of August 18, 2015 is currently listed, but has yet to be officially confirmed by the Mouse House.
From the cover, we can be certain that Disney’s short films, Tangled Ever After, Lorenzo, Paperman, Feast and Frozen Fever will be included, among others. It’s good to see Disney put the spotlight on its masterful and ingenious short films. Although, right now, there’s scarcely any information on this release. Here’s hoping that shorts like The Ballad of Nessie and Get A Horse! are also included.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collectionis available for pre-order here.
[Update 6/5/15 9:30 AM PST] Disney has confirmed that The Short Films Collection will indeed include the following shorts:
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, John Kahr
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
In another pleasant surprise, the collection will also include the following bonus features:
Filmmaker Intros – The filmmakers behind the shorts share their journeys and introduce their films.
@DisneyAnimation: A Short Story on Shorts –Continuing a legacy started in the earliest days of the Studio by Walt Disney, the Shorts Program is thriving today at the Animation Studios that bears his name, producing award-winning shorts that tell new stories and experiment with artistic and technical innovations. This latest chapter in the @DisneyAnimation series gives us an inside look at the process of developing and producing a short. Hosted by actor/comedian T.J. Miller (voice of “Fred,” Big Hero 6), we will meet a few of the artists and filmmakers who make the shorts, and learn why they are such an important part of the fabric of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Round Table Panelists include Lauren MacMullan (Get A Horse!), Mike Gabriel (Lorenzo), Kristina Reed (Feast, Paperman), Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (the team behind The Ballad of Nessie, Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater).
Gary is a Disney nerd whose favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast, The Incredibles and Frozen. When he's not out catching Pokemon or watching animated films, he's usually analyzing literature or creating artwork.