After 23 years of screening animated shorts before their feature films, Pixar takes a break for Toy Story 4. They assure us the shorts will be back, but we’ll miss those li’l treasures. So, to celebrate the art of Pixar shorts, Letterboxd list maestro Jack Moulton has picked through Pixar’s animated short films, ranking them by our community’s average rating. He also hunted through your reviews to find out why these wee stories rank where they do—read the notes for the lowdown.
For this list, only shorts that preceded features in theaters are eligible; some of the company’s earlier shorts are therefore missing and there are no DVD extras. (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is Disney's fault so it’s not included, but, no surprises, it’s last.)