Pixar Popcorn

TV review by
Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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Lighthearted but uneven short films based on Pixar faves.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Pixar Popcorn is pure entertainment.

Positive Messages

Some shorts are positive, some have no real message, and some have slightly negative messages.

Positive Role Models

Some good role models, but shorts are so brief kids probably won't recognize positive qualities.

Violence & Scariness

Varies from short to short; seven out of 10 have no violence or scariness. The Incredibles "Cookie Num Num" short has some brief pushing and shoving, and Dash bites Mr. Incredible. The "Ducky and Bunny" shorts include some insult-esque language used for laughs. The "Coco" short includes a lot of the skeleton characters detaching body parts and some adventure-based fear moments.

Sexy Stuff

No actual swear words, but the "Ducky and Bunny" shorts include some insult-esque language used for laughs.


A clear installment in the massive Pixar universe; some of the studio's most popular stories and characters feature prominently. Toy Story short features recognizable real toys.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pixar Popcorn is a collection of very short films based on Pixar movies. Like the movies themselves, they vary in terms of content and age appropriateness. The Incredibles short "Cookie Num Num" has some brief pushing and shoving, and Dash bites Mr. Incredible. The "Ducky and Bunny" shorts include some insult-esque language about a toy sheep's appearance and intelligence. The Coco short includes a lot of the skeleton characters detaching body parts and some adventure-based fear moments. The other six shorts are pretty mild and suitable for younger ages. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Teen, 17 years old Written bySpider2003 February 10, 2021

Pixar Popcorn review by Logan Strohl

Pixar Popcorn is a really great collection of shorts from Disney. Pixar movies from the creators themselves perfect for any Pixar fan.
Kid, 12 years old February 21, 2021

Amazing and fun

First of all, they are shorts so don't expect something big over here. Some moments are really funny. No bad scenes at all (it's Pixar after all). Som... Continue reading

What's the story?

PIXAR POPCORN is a collection of 10 "snackable" Pixar shorts -- each short is only around two minutes long. They're quick, lighthearted expansions of some of Pixar's most beloved films. Shorts include a Toy Story '80s workout montage, one where the characters from Cars try to pass a parallel parking test, and Dory (à la Finding Dory) playing with human objects that have fallen to the ocean floor. Because the films are so short, there isn't a whole lot of time for story development. Instead, they put the familiar Pixar characters into novel situations, and hilarity often ensues.

Is it any good?

These Pixar character-themed short films are a mixed bag of popcorn: Some are delightful morsels and others didn't quite pop to perfection. Kids will love seeing their favorite characters in silly scenarios. The incredible storytelling in Pixar's long-form movies and movie-preceding shorts is not present in most of these. Instead, they're very fun sketches with lots of laughs but not much substance. The "Cookie Num Num" Incredibles short is excellent, and there are great gags in most of the shorts. Adults especially will enjoy the hilarious wordplay of comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in the two "Ducky and Bunny" shorts (though their insult-adjacent language doesn't set the best example for kids).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about which of the 10 shorts they liked the best. What did you like about them? What didn't you like?

  • Did watching any of these shorts change the way you thought about certain characters or storylines you were already familiar with? Explain.

  • Write a short story based on the characters in one of the Pixar movies. Expand on the story by drawing it or even making a video version of your story.

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