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SparkShorts is a series of animated short films produced by Pixar filmmakers and artists. The films are independent shorts launched as an experimental storytelling initiative that gives employees of varying backgrounds the studio's resources and funding to explore their ideas, experiment, and develop a low-budget project of their own within six months. The first episode, Purl, premiered at Siggrph 2018.[1] The first three episodes of SparkShorts were released on YouTube. The rest of the SparkShorts, along with the first three that were already released, were all released on Disney+ original programming on November 12, 2019.[2]

Producer Lindsey Collins confirmed that SparkShorts replaces the need to pair short films with their major theatrical films; admitting that she felt "torn" over the decision.[3]

Episodes[]

Poster Directed by Airdate
Purl poster
Kristen Lester February 4, 2019 (YouTube)
An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close-knit group. Purl must ask herself how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for and in the end is it worth it?
Smash and Grab
Brian Larsen February 11, 2019 (YouTube)
After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquated robots will risk everything for freedom and for each other.
Kitbull poster
Rosana Sullivan February 18, 2019 (YouTube)
An unlikely connection sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time. It was later released in theaters in 2024 alongside Turning Red.
Float poster
Bobby Rubio November 12, 2019 (Disney+)
A father discovers that his son floats, which makes him different from other kids. To keep them both safe from the judgment of the world, Dad hides, covers, and grounds him. But when his son’s ability becomes public, Dad must decide whether to run and hide or to accept his son as he is.
Wind poster
Edwin Chang December 13, 2019 (Disney+)
Wind is a magical realism story about a Grandma and a Grandson trapped in a massive, never-ending sink-hole, living on a large boulder suspended by strong winds. Together they scavenge falling debris to build an escape, hoping to find a better life in the outside world.
Loop poster
Erica Milsom January 10, 2020 (Disney+)
A non-verbal, autistic girl and a chatty boy are partnered on a canoeing trip. To complete their journey across an urban lake, they must both learn how the other experiences the world.
Out poster
Steven Clay Hunter May 22, 2020 (Disney+)
On an average day, Greg's life is filled with family, love, and a rambunctious little dog - but despite all of this, Greg has a secret. Today is different, though. With some help from his precocious pup, and a little bit of magic, Greg might learn that he has nothing to hide.
Burrow Official Poster
Madeline Sharafian December 25, 2020 (Disney+)
The short follows a young rabbit as she tries to build the burrow of her dreams, becoming embarrassed each time she accidentally digs into a neighbors home. It was later released in theaters in 2024 alongside Soul.
Twenty Something poster
Aphton Corbin September 10, 2021 (Disney+)
The short examines the challenges and insecurities of 'adulting'. Gia is a 21-year-old who goes out partying with some friends, but feels less like an adult and more like "a stack of kids hiding in a trench coat".
Nona pixar poster
Louis Gonzales September 17, 2021 (Disney+)
Nona wants to spend her day off watching E.W.W. Smashdown Wrestling, but when her 5-year-old granddaughter Renee is dropped off with her, Nona must decide between her two favorite things; leading to a compromise.
Self SparkShorts Poster
Searit Huluf February 2, 2024 (Disney+)
A wooden puppet who desperately wants to fit in makes an ill-fated wish upon a star, sparking a journey of self-discovery.

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Movies
2019: Lady and the TrampNoelleTogo

2020: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were MadeStargirlArtemis FowlHamiltonMagic CampThe One and Only IvanPhineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the UniverseSecret Society of Second-Born RoyalsCloudsBlack BeautyGodmotheredSafetySoul
2021: Flora & UlyssesRaya and the Last DragonLucaHome Sweet Home AloneDiary of a Wimpy Kid
2022: The Ice Age Adventures of Buck WildTurning RedCheaper by the DozenBetter Nate Than EverSneakerellaChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersHollywood StargirlRiseZombies 3PinocchioHocus Pocus 2DisenchantedDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesNight at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again
2023: Chang Can DunkProm PactPeter Pan & WendyCraterWorld's BestDashing Through the SnowDiary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever
2024: Descendants: The Rise of Red

Documentaries
One Day at Disney (2019-present) • Dolphin Reef (2020) • Elephant (2020) • A Celebration of the Music from Coco (2020) • Howard (2020) • Inside Pixar (2020) • Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020) • Director by Night (2022) • Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage? (2022) • Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (2022) • Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl (2022) • Stan Lee (2023) • The Beatles: Let It Be (2024) • Jim Henson Idea Man (2024) • Tiger (2024)
Shorts
Lamp Life (2020) • Once Upon a Snowman (2020) • 22 vs. Earth (2021) • Ciao Alberto (2021) • Remembering (2022) • Zen - Grogu and Dust Bunnies (2022) • Le Pupille (2022) • The Shepherd (2023)
Premier Access
Mulan (2020) • Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) • Cruella (2021) • Black Widow (2021) • Jungle Cruise (2021)
Scripted series
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019-2023) • Diary of a Future President (2020-2021) • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (2021-2022) • Big Shot (2021-2022) • The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021-2022) • Turner & Hooch (2021) • Monsters at Work (2021-present) • Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life (2021-present) • Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. (2021-2023) • Just Beyond (2021) • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (2022-present) • Willow (2022-2023) • National Treasure: Edge of History (2022-2023) • The Muppets Mayhem (2023) • American Born Chinese (2023) • FreeKs (2023-present) • L-Pop (2023) • Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2023-present) • Iwájú (2024)

Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2019-present) • Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021-2024) • The Book of Boba Fett (2022-2023) • Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) • Andor (2022-present) • Star Wars: Tales (2022-2024) • Ahsoka (2023-present) • The Acolyte (2024)
Marvel: WandaVision (2021) • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021) • Loki (2021-2023) • What If...? (2021-present) • Hawkeye (2021) • Moon Knight (2022) • Ms. Marvel (2022) • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022) • Secret Invasion (2023) • Echo (2024) • X-Men '97 (2024-present)

Docuseries
Marvel's Hero Project (2019-2020) • The Imagineering Story (2019) • The World According to Jeff Goldblum (2019-2023) • Pick of the Litter (2019-2020) • Prop Culture (2020) • Muppets Now (2020) • Earth to Ned (2020-2021) • The Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom (2020-present) • 616 (2020) • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II (2020) • Marvel Studios: Legends (2021-present) • Marvel Studios: Assembled (2021-present) • Behind the Attraction (2021-2023) • The Beatles: Get Back (2021) • MPower (2023) • Secrets of the Elephants (2023-present) • Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All (2023) • Choir (2024)
Reality and competition shows
Encore! (2019-2020) • Be Our Chef (2020-present) • The Big Fib (2020) • The Quest (2022)
Shorts series
Forky Asks a Question (2019-2020) • Pixar: In Real Life (2019-present) • SparkShorts (2019-present) • One Day at Disney (2019-present) • Short Circuit (2020-2022) • Zenimation (2020-present) • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (2020-2023) • Pixar Popcorn (2021-present) • Launchpad (2021-present) • How to Stay at Home (2021) • Dug Days (2021) • Star Wars: Visions (2021-present) • Baymax! (2022) • Ice Age: Scrat Tales (2022) • I Am Groot (2022-2023) • Cars on the Road (2022) • Zootopia+ (2022) • Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire (2023)
Other
Arendelle Castle Yule Log (2019) • Black Is King (2020) • The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) • High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special (2020) • Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021) • Werewolf by Night (2022) • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) • LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red (2023)
Cancelled projects
Muppets Live Another DayBook of Enchantment
Upcoming
Films: Aladdin: Live from the West End (TBA) • Three Men and a Baby (TBA) • The Return of the Rocketeer (TBA) • Sister Act 3: Kicking the Habit (TBA) • Flight of the Navigator (TBA) • Once on This Island (TBA) • Song for a Whale (TBA) • Superfudge (TBA) • Robin Hood (TBA) • The Sword in the Stone (TBA) • Inspector Gadget (TBA) • Untitled Nova film (TBA)

Shows: Agatha All Along (2024) • Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2024) • Eyes of Wakanda (2024) • Marvel Zombies (2024) • Win or Lose (2024) • Tiana (2024) • Skeleton Crew (2024) • Daredevil: Born Again (2025) • Ironheart (2025) • The Witchverse (TBA) • Darkwing Duck (TBA) • Wonder Man (TBA) • Twisted Wonderland (TBA) • King Kong (TBA) • Vision Quest (TBA) • A Crown of Wishes (TBA) • Witch Mountain (TBA) • Gargoyles (TBA) • The Doomies (TBA) • TaleSpin (TBA)

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