23 Best Shorts on Disney Plus to Watch Right Now

By Lore Apostol / January 8, 2022

The Disney Plus library is filled with all kinds of movies, including kids' movies, action movies, films for adults, and also quite a lot of shorts. These are mostly animations and range from 5 minutes to 20-22 minutes. This means there is plenty to choose from when it comes to short movies here, so let's see the list of best Disney Plus shorts that you can watch right now.

However, keep in mind that you need to subscribe to Disney+ in order to access any of the titles in the streaming service's library.

23. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011)

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Wayne and Lanny are back with a bigger elf. Why? The super-spy stealthiest team needs to race to recover classified North Pole tech that was stolen by a little computer-hacking naughty whiz. And for this, Wayne seeks the help of the best naughty kid expert and, apparently, his estranged brother as well, Noel - a bombastic member of the Coal Bucket Brigade. So, get ready for even more comedy and fun with our favorite elves!

22. Us Again (2021)

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This musical fantasy tells the short story of an elderly but young-at-heart couple. As they dance in a vibrant city in one magical night, they rekindle their love for dancing and life while going through the cityscape of their youth and reviving fond memories and ambitions. This heartwarming and beautifully-choreographed animation is definitely worth watching!

21. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)

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This character was revived in a more recent lengthy animated movie, but this Academy Award-winning short introduced him back in 1938. Ferdinand is a quiet and peaceful bull who wants to smell flowers and enjoy life, but he comes across as dangerous after being stung by a bee, and townsfolk take him to the bullfighting arena.

20. The Pied Piper (1933)

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You remember the story of the piper who became angry when he was not paid for ridding the town of rats. He takes revenge by luring the townsfolk's kids away using his song, taking them to the magical Garden of Happiness up in the mountains. This animation is part of many beautiful classic stories that were launched in the same year.

19. The Ugly Duckling (1939)

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Of course we all know this timeless classic story of the ugly duckling that turned into a stunning swan by the end of the tale. This Disney production has the classic animation style we all loved growing up, and it's definitely worth rewatching from time to time.

18. Feast (2014)

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This Disney short animation tells the story of a man's love life as seen through his dog's eyes. The man's best friend reveals the progression of his master's relationship through each meal they share over time.

17. Wind (2019)

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If you love magical realism, this SparkShorts production is a great short to watch, with a beautiful animation. A grandmother and her grandson are trapped deep down in an endless chasm. As they scavenge the debris around them, they realize their dream of escaping to a better life.

16. Three Little Pigs (1933)

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This old Disney short animation is a beautiful classic rendition of the popular kids' tale where each little pig builds a house made of straw, sticks, and bricks, respectively, and the big bad wolf can't blow away the latter. The way the characters are drawn is the way most of us picture them even now.

15. Tangled Ever After (2012)

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This short is a Tangled follow-up where we get to see the entire Kingdom in a festive mood with the occasion of Rapunzel and Flynn's royal wedding. However, Pascal and Maximus - who are the flower chameleon and the ring bearer, respectively - lose the gold bands, and a hilarious quest ensues, as they try to find them as fast as possible without anyone noticing the problem.

14. Float (2019)

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In this SparkShorts animated production, a father discovers his son is different from other kids in an unusual manner and tries to hide him by covering him and keeping him out of sight. When people discover the truth, the man needs to decide whether to run and hide or accept his son for who he is.

13. Piper (2016)

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A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures away from the nest for the first time in order to find food. As it excavates by the shoreline where the food is buried, the little bird is threatened by the incoming scary waves that roll up to where it needs to dig.

12. Ciao, Alberto (2021)

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We recommend you watch this short after seeing Disney's Luca since this story is shaped as the content of a letter sent to Luca, where Alberto narrates how his life is after his best friend left town to start school. He remained in Portorosso with Massimo, helping him with the fishing business, but not without creating all sorts of problems. However, most of them stem from good intentions.

11. Loop (2020)

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In this SparkShorts Pixar animation, two kids at canoe camp find themselves adrift on a lake with no way to go back to shore until they find a way to connect and see the world from each other's perspective. One of them is a non-verbal autistic character, the first in Pixar's animated history.

10. Burrow (2020)

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This SparkShorts production shows a clueless young rabbit embarking on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams. Even though she doesn't know how to do it, she keeps going deeper and deeper into trouble and does not reveal this to her neighbors. However, she discovers it's no shame in asking for help.

9. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

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An ordinary evening commute is becoming a sea of umbrellas when the rain starts falling, and the city starts singing as the rain pipes start dripping, the wind blows, and the gutters gurgle. In this setting, two umbrellas find each other - one blue and one red - and fall in love eternally.

8. Paperman (2012)

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Paperman is a sad but also funny romantic tale of a young man who works in an office building. One day, he sees a beautiful girl while commuting to work, but he misses the chance of talking to her and is convinced the girl of his dreams is lost forever. However, he sees her again at the window of the skyscraper across the street and needs to figure out how to get her attention.

7. La Luna (2012)

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This is the tale of a young boy who's coming of age in a peculiar way. As his father and grandfather take him along on their boat for the first time to work at night, they go far out to sea and wait. There, he discovers with great surprise that his family has one of the most unusual lines of work and needs to decide whether to step in their shoes or reject this tradition.

6. Bao (2018)

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After her grown son leaves home, a sad Chinese woman gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings becomes a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Even though she's happy in the beginning, her new bundle of joy starts growing up faster and faster, and she's faced with the bittersweet fact that nothing stays cute and small forever.

5. For the Birds (2001)

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This extremely short Pixar production is a hilarious story about a flock of small birds that gradually settle on a telephone wire in a desert field. As they perch, they express their loathing of being too close to each other and make fun of a large blue bird that wants to join them on the wire. The birds of a feather end up undermining themselves when trying to get rid of the friendly dopey bird.

4. Day & Night (2010)

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Day, a sunny fellow, meets his total opposite, Night, with fear and suspicion. They become intrigued, and as they try to interact with each other, pushed by their curiosity, they discover they're just offering different perspectives on the same world, and thus a special friendship blooms.

3. Lava (2014)

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This heartwarming love story of a lonely volcano rising over the ocean tides is one of the best Pixar shorts out there. As he sings his desire to love someone, he starts hearing another song in response but cannot identify where it's coming from. After millions of years pass, we find out who was the feminine voice that responded to the ocean volcano's longing song.

2. Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

Olaf's Frozen Adventure
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Disney brings Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Jonathan Groff together again in a story where it's the first holiday season since the Arendelle gates reopened. Olaf and Sven try to help Elsa and Anna figure out some new family traditions, considering they do not have their own. Together, they try to enjoy the Christmas spirit after so many years of isolation, with plenty of funny situations and humor, as Olaf combs the kingdom for traditions and saves Christmas for the sisters.

1. Partly Cloudy (2009)

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Maybe you remember this beautiful Pixar short that tells the story of Gus, a lonely grey cloud who is a master at creating dangerous baby animals for the storks to deliver to their respective parents. As one can imagine, carrying these painful works of art proves to be more than he can take for his faithful delivery partner, a stork called Peck.

This is our list of the best shorts on Disney Plus. If you'd like to add anything else, use the button below to leave a comment. And lastly, thank you for visiting TechNadu!

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