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Short Circuit: Experimental Films

Short Circuit: Experimental Films

Disney+ 2020

If you could tell any story with the team of talented artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios, what would you create? Welcome to Short Circuit, an experimental, innovative program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Short Circuit: Experimental Films

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S2E2

#1 - Going Home (Season 2 - Episode 2)

A story about growing up and the meaning of home in which a young adult repeatedly visits his hometown, but with every new arrival he starts to face the inevitable: change.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 39 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E5

#2 - Cycles (Season 1 - Episode 5)

A story-centered around the true meaning of creating a home and the life that it holds inside its walls.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 45 votes.

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E4

#3 - Just a Thought (Season 1 - Episode 4)

An awkward 12-year-old boy named Ollie experiences “bubble trouble” when his true feelings for a girl are embarrassingly revealed in the form of a physical thought bubble.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 44 votes.

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E1

#4 - Puddles (Season 1 - Episode 1)

An adventurous young boy discovers that puddles can be portals to a fantastical world, but struggles to get his sister’s attention away from her phone to see the magic in the world around her.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 60 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E14

#5 - Fetch (Season 1 - Episode 14)

A child wants to play fetch with her pet. Unfortunately he’s wandered deep into an imposing forest.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 45 votes.

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E13

#6 - Elephant in the Room (Season 1 - Episode 13)

A lost baby elephant is taken in by a boy and his father to work on their banana plantation. As the two quickly bond, the boy discovers that his new best friend yearns for her family and home in the wild.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 43 votes.

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E8

#7 - Hair-Jitsu (Season 1 - Episode 8)

A young girl faces off against an evil hairdresser as she goes through imaginative lengths to avoid her first haircut.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 41 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E11

#8 - Drop (Season 1 - Episode 11)

A newly-formed raindrop falls to earth for the first time and has an unlikely and heartfelt encounter with a young girl that proves to be uplifting for both.

The episode was rated 6.93 from 41 votes.

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S2E1

#9 - Crosswalk (Season 2 - Episode 1)

A law-abiding citizen must find his inner strength to cross the street at a light that won't change.

The episode was rated 6.81 from 37 votes.

Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E9

#10 - Downtown (Season 1 - Episode 9)

A commuter’s disappointment in missing the bus turns into a colorful and unexpected joyride when the surrounding street art bursts to life, revealing the heart of the city from an entirely new perspective.

The episode was rated 6.79 from 43 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S2E5

#11 - Songs to Sing in the Dark (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Two creatures living in the depths of a dark cave engage in a battle of acoustic one-upmanship. As things escalate, they come to realize that they are stronger together.

The episode was rated 6.74 from 34 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E6

#12 - Lightning in a Bottle (Season 1 - Episode 6)

During a thunderstorm, a young boy’s effort to capture lightning in a glass bottle as part of a science fair project succeeds beyond his wildest expectations, but is shocked when he discovers the consequences of this unnatural feat.

The episode was rated 6.73 from 44 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E2

#13 - Exchange Student (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Life is hard enough for an exchange student at a new school, but as the only earthling at a school for aliens, the central character in this fanciful story is the ultimate outsider and must prove her worth to be accepted by her unusual new classmates.

The episode was rated 6.68 from 50 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E7

#14 - The Race (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Grim desperately needs one more soul to win his work competition, but his last scheduled collection at a rigorous bike race turns his world upside-down. At the finish line, he learns that life is not always about the trophy at the end of the race.

The episode was rated 6.68 from 40 votes.

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Short Circuit: Experimental Films - S1E3

#15 - Lucky Toupee (Season 1 - Episode 3)

This clever bit of balderdash lifts the lid on an original tale about a hijacked hairpiece, a gang of larcenous leprechauns, and a budding romance.

The episode was rated 6.63 from 48 votes.

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Last updated: jan 06, 2023

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