Who said audiences won’t pay for short films? Disney Animation Studios has cracked open its post-millennial vault with Short Films Collection, a compilation of rarities and favorites anchored by the well-known Frozen Fever.

Arriving August 11 on Disney Movies Anywhere’s digital cloud service, then August 18 on Blu-ray (pre-order on Amazon), the short film collection features a collection of Disney shorts released from 2000 onward, polished off with new extras and filmmaker interviews.

These include Academy Award winners and nominees like Lorenzo, Paperman, Feast, Get a Horse! — featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey — and The Little Match Girl, as well as other Disney shorts, such as Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa, The Ballad of Nessie, Tick Tock Tale, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, and John Henry.

Tangled Ever After — which is now being followed by Disney’s (probably 2D) Tangled television series, still in development but starring the film’s beloved principals — also made the Short Films Collection cut.

Each short is prefaced by an introduction from the filmmakers explaining their creation, while the more wide-ranging Disney Animation: A Short Story on Shorts, hosted by Big Hero 6 voice actor T.J. Miller, illustrates the artistic and technical processes behind the studio’s short-form legacy.

In conjunction with the release, the 1995 short film Runaway Brain will also make its Disney Movies Anywhere debut in August.

The full line-up of shorts on the collection is below:

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