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Pixar Animation Studios features - best to worst.

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People who added this item 7278 Average listal rating (4786 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
Director: John Lasseter
Main cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Erik von Detten


Plot:
A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

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Loved this film as a child and still love it now so for me, it is one of the absolute best animated family films in cinema history.

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People who added this item 3575 Average listal rating (2301 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Director: Lee Unkrich
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson


Plot:
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

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A very emotional, fun and hilarious conclusion to the trilogy which makes it one of the greatest animated family films of all time as well as the best film of 2010.

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People who added this item 4915 Average listal rating (3195 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Directors: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich & Ash Brannon
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer


Plot:
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

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Grew up with this film like first one and although for me it's the weakest of the Toy Story trilogy, it still is one of the greatest sequels ever made.

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People who added this item 7979 Average listal rating (5161 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
Directors: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett


Plot:
A father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, a boy clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home. His timid father must then travel to Sydney and search Sydney Harbour to find Nemo.

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Finding Nemo is easily Pixar's funniest film with the cleverest jokes and features lovable characters and is filmed beautifully.

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People who added this item 4324 Average listal rating (2822 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Ratatouille (2007)
Directors Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Ian Holm,
Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Brad Garrett, Will Arnett


Plot:
Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out that his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant's new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remy's family's skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans.

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Ratatouille is perhaps the most adult film that Pixar have made to date but despite that, it still is an inspiring, fun and child-friendly pleasure that is another fine accomplishment from Pixar.

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People who added this item 1143 Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Inside Out (2015)
Directors Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen
Cast: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias

Plot:
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

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Inside Out is a very unorthodox concept in its child-friendly explorations of the mind and thanks to the warmth that the characters, both human and emotions, provide along with thought-provoking drama of how we live today, Inside Out is Pixar's most original film to date and celebrates their achievements in its 20th year.

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People who added this item 6235 Average listal rating (4257 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Directors: Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich & David Silverman
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs

Plot:
Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.

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Pixar's cutest film that features characters you could fall in love with very quickly (especially Boo) and for that reason, I cannot wait for the prequel Monsters University in summer 2013.

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People who added this item 6635 Average listal rating (4379 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Peña


Plot:
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

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Didn't know what to expect at first out of this one but in the end, I absolutely loved it and it is another amazing film from Pixar.

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People who added this item 4395 Average listal rating (2910 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Up (2009)
Directors: Pete Docter & Bob Peterson
Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson


Plot:
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

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It was surprisingly a tear-jerking, thought-provoking but extraordinary and fantastic adventure that I like to think is Pixar's version of Roald Dahl novel
James And The Giant Peach.

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People who added this item 4307 Average listal rating (2764 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
A Bug's Life (1998)
Directors: John Lasseter & Lee Unkrich
Cast: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Denis Leary, Phyllis Diller, Joe Ranft, David Hyde Pierce, Brad Garrett, Richard Kind, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn, Roddy McDowall, John Ratzenberger


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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

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A loose animated version of Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai and despite the similarities, it had its differences as an individual film and still manages to make a very fun follow-up after the giant success Toy Story.

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People who added this item 1243 Average listal rating (790 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Director: Dan Scanlon
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly


Plot:
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

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Although Monsters University is not quite like its predecessor and does have specific flaws, it is a fresh prequel that includes original concepts and is a starting point for Pixar to redeem themselves.

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People who added this item 4983 Average listal rating (3292 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
WALL·E (2008)
Director: Andrew Stanton
Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, MacInTalk


Plot:
In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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To be honest, I find it overrated and don't see what the complete hype of it is but despite that, it's still an extraordinary, rather adult and visually beautiful adventure.

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People who added this item 3264 Average listal rating (2041 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Cars (2006)
Directors: John Lasseter & Joe Ranft
Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, John Ratzenberger,
George Carlin, Jenifer Lewis, Cheech Marin, Richard Petty, Michael Keaton


Plot:
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

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This may have been Pixar's weakest film at the time and does consist of a few flaws but despite that, it still is vintage Pixar with it's beautiful animation, great characters and most of all: a lot of great fun for adults and kids to enjoy so I am excited about the upcoming sequel.

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People who added this item 357 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Directors: Peter Sohn
Cast: Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott.


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In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

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As Pixar's second released feature in 2015, the premise of The Good Dinosaur had great potential to explore something we've not seen before and had emotional depth to what we've seen Pixar do, but it sadly didn't very much and just became a merely enjoyable film.

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People who added this item 1744 Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Brave (2012)
Director: Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, John Ratzenberger


Plot:
Scottish princess, Merida, defies her parents by perusing an interest in archery, but inadvertently jeopardizes her father's kingdom in the process.

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For the first time since Up in 2009, Pixar create their own original project and although it does not entirely renovate the industry after the disappointment of Cars 2, Brave is still a beautifully crafted and entertaining film that is perhaps more appealing for kids.


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People who added this item 943 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Cars 2 (2011)
Directors: John Lasseter & Brad Lewis
Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Issacs, Thomas Kretschmann


Plot:
Racing star Lightning McQueen teams up with his best friend Mater for an international adventure as they go up against the world's fastest cars.

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Despite it is the worst film that Pixar have done, there is no denying that it has a lot of fun action, great effects but does have a strange story that in some ways doesn't match with its target audience.


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This is a list of the Pixar films that I've seen and are in order.

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Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Aug 17 1:03
I like how you give a reason for how each movie is the best at something. My two favorite Pixar films are WALL-E and Monsters, Inc.
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Aug 17 16:03
Pixar knows what they are doing. I'm glad Disney bought them out so there are no more feuds and just pure Disney-Pixar magic
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Aug 17 16:06
Thanks :)

Yeah exactly!
Disney haven't managed to make a successful Disney film alone without Pixar since Tarzan in 1999 when The Princess And The Frog came out.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 20 16:47
Nice list, I like Toy Story but still can't understand how it is preferred over the others so much by so many, I have yet to watch Toy Story 3 (I also grew up with Toy Story VHS!).

Overall I agree with your list, my personal favorite is Wall-E (and one of my all time faves)
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 20 17:11
Think because they take us on an adventure that makes us think about not just toys when children but also growing up and life in general.

I don't fully understand why most people favourite WALL-E. I mean, I think the film's brilliant but don't see why people love it over Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille etc.
Edit: 6 years, 8 months ago
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 20 17:15
I am really adhoring Ratatouille, a real mature and interesting (and gourmet) film.
But do you think TS3 is ending a trilogy?
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 20 17:21
Yeah it is. More for adults than children. WALL-E is like that too.

Yeah, I think so. I hope so because it was a risky project and it became a huge success and it ended perfect so there doesn't need to be another one.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 5 17:45
I like your comments on these. I went into Cars expecting to hate it and wound up loving it. I've watched it 3 times now and still thoroughly enjoy it.

As for my dislike of Finding Nemo, I think the biggest strike against it was that it was built up too much by everyone I know that watched it. By the time I finally got around to watching it my expectations were just too high, and I thought it was just OK. Haven't had any desire to re-watch it since.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at May 5 18:01
Thanks. Yeah, it is a very good film, really. Had to watch it twice to really like it and although the first one is the weakest in my opinion, the sequel looks alot better than the predecessor.

I see. Surprised you didn't think that with the Toy Story trilogy despite two of those three films are Pixar's best creations.

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