Pixar began producing shorts since the 1980s. The first shorts were made while Pixar was still a computer hardware company, when John Lasseter was the only professional animator in the company's small animation department. Starting with Geri's Game, after Pixar had converted into an animation studio, all later shorts have been produced with a larger crew and budget. Beginning with Pixar's second film A Bug's Life, all subsequent Pixar feature films, except Coco (even though it had a short) and Toy Story 4, have been shown in theaters along with a Pixar-created original short film, known as a "short." Other Pixar shorts, released only on home media, were created to showcase what Pixar's technologically or cinematica capabilities, or on commission for clients.
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