Smash and Grab is a Pixar animated short film from the new SparkShorts division of the studio. It was directed by Brian Larsen and produced by David Lally. It was originally announced at SIGGRAPH 2017. It will have a limited release alongside The Little Mermaid at the El Capitan Theater from January 18 - 24, 2019. It will premier on Disney's new direct-to-consumer streaming service Disney+ in late 2019.
Smash and Grab, two robots who live on a futuristic Mars-like planet, have spent all of their lives working in a futuristic steam train fueled by glowing rocks that have been mined on the planet. One day, Smash notices that there is a world outside the train, and he tells Grab; however, they are held back by their power cables. Smash then discovers that other robots, outside the train, use spherical, crystallized energy-powered batteries. Smash cuts his cable, exits the train, and steals two batteries. When he gets back, he hooks a battery up to Grab, and they escape. Security robots then come in and notice that the robots are gone. Smash and Grab are found by the security guards while standing on the train. A security guard shoots Grab, which ends up deactivating it. Smash then throws its battery at the security guards, destroying all of them. At the end, the two robots are walking towards one of the cities, sharing one battery.
- This is the fourth Pixar short to be rated PG by the MPAA after Party Central and Sanjay's Super Team, followed by Purl.