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This is a list of films from Pixar Animation Studios, an American CGI film production company based in Emeryville, California, United States. As of 2019, Pixar has released 21 feature films, which were all released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through the Walt Disney Pictures banner. The company produced its first feature-length film, Toy Story, in 1995. Their second production, A Bug's Life, was released in 1998, followed by their first sequel, Toy Story 2, in 1999. Twice, Pixar had two releases in a single year: Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur in 2015 and Cars 3 and Coco in 2017.

Their upcoming slate of films include Onward[1] and Soul[2] (both 2020), and three untitled films set to be released; one in 2021 and two in 2022.[3][4][5]

Contents

FilmsEdit

Film Release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Producer(s)
Released films
Toy Story November 22, 1995 (1995-11-22) John Lasseter Joel Cohen, Pete Docter, Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton & Joss Whedon Bonnie Arnold &
Ralph Guggenheim
A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 (1998-11-25) Lasseter, Donald McEnery, Joe Ranft, Bob Shaw & Andrew Stanton Darla K. Anderson
& Kevin Reher
Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 (1999-11-24) Ash Brannon, Doug Chamberlin, Pete Docter, Rita Hsiao, Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Chris Webb Karen Robert Jackson
& Helene Plotkin
Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02) Pete Docter Jill Culton, Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Dan Gerson, Jeff Pidgeon & Andrew Stanton Darla K. Anderson
Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 (2003-05-30) Andrew Stanton Bob Peterson, David Reynolds & Stanton Graham Walters
The Incredibles November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05) Brad Bird John Walker
Cars June 9, 2006 (2006-06-09) John Lasseter Dan Fogelman, Jorgen Klubien, Lasseter, Phil Lorin, Kiel Murray & Joe Ranft Darla K. Anderson
Ratatouille June 29, 2007 (2007-06-29) Brad Bird Bird, Jim Capobianco & Jan Pinkava Brad Lewis
WALL-E June 27, 2008 (2008-06-27) Andrew Stanton Pete Docter, Jim Reardon & Stanton Jim Morris
Up May 29, 2009 (2009-05-29) Pete Docter Docter, Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy Jonas Rivera
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18) Lee Unkrich Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Unkrich Darla K. Anderson
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24) John Lasseter Dan Fogelman, Lasseter, Brad Lewis & Ben Queen Denise Ream
Brave June 22, 2012 (2012-06-22) Mark Andrews &
Brenda Chapman
Andrews, Chapman, Irene Mecchi & Steve Purcell Katherine Sarafian
Monsters University June 21, 2013 (2013-06-21) Dan Scanlon Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson & Scanlon Kori Rae
Inside Out June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19) Pete Docter Josh Cooley, Ronnie del Carmen, Docter & Meg LeFauve Jonas Rivera
The Good Dinosaur November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25) Peter Sohn Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann, Bob Peterson & Sohn Denise Ream
Finding Dory June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17) Andrew Stanton Stanton & Victoria Strouse Lindsey Collins
Cars 3 June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16) Brian Fee Fee, Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Eyal Podell, Ben Queen, Mike Rich & Jonathon E. Stewart Kevin Reher
Coco November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22) Lee Unkrich Matthew Aldrich, Jason Katz, Adrian Molina & Unkrich Darla K. Anderson
Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) Brad Bird Nicole Paradis Grindle
& John Walker
Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019 (2019-06-21) Josh Cooley Cooley, Stephany Folsom, Martin Hynes, Rashida Jones, John Lasseter, Valerie LaPointe, Will McCormack & Andrew Stanton Mark Nielsen
& Jonas Rivera
Future films
Onward[1] March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06) Dan Scanlon[6] C. S. Anderson & Scanlon[7] Kori Rae
Soul[2] June 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)[8] Pete Docter[9][10] Dana Murray
TBA June 18, 2021 (2021-06-18)[8] TBA
March 18, 2022 (2022-03-18)[8]
June 17, 2022 (2022-06-17)[8]

Brian Fee, Mark Andrews, and Domee Shi have been working on original films.[11][12][13] In 2018, FC Barcelona approached Pixar with talks to create a film.[14]

Production cycleEdit

In July 2013, Pixar Studios President Edwin Catmull said that the studio planned to release one original film each year, and a sequel every other year, as part of a strategy to release "one and a half movies a year."[15] On July 3, 2016, Pixar president Jim Morris revealed that after Toy Story 4, there are no plans for further sequels, and right now Pixar is only developing original ideas with five films currently in the works (including Onward and Soul).[16]

Cancelled projectsEdit

In 2005, Pixar began collaborating with Disney and Warner Bros. on a live-action film adaptation of James Dalessandro's novel 1906, with Brad Bird attached to direct.[17] It would have marked Pixar's first involvement in a live-action production. The film was abandoned by Disney and Pixar due to script problems and an estimated budget of $200 million, and it is now in limbo at Warner Bros.[18] In June 2018, Bird mentioned the possibility of adapting the novel as a TV series, with the earthquake sequence as a feature film.[19]

A Pixar film titled Newt was announced in April 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in 2011,[20] which was later bumped to 2012,[21] but it had finally been cancelled by early 2010.[22][23] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[24] In March 2014, in an interview, Pixar president Edwin Catmull stated that Newt was an idea that was not working in pre-production. When the project was passed to Pete Docter, the director of Monsters, Inc. and Up, he pitched an idea that Pixar thought was better, and that concept became Inside Out.[25][26]

In 2010, Henry Selick formed a joint venture with Pixar called Cinderbiter Productions, which was to exclusively produce stop-motion films.[27] Its first planned feature ShadeMaker was set for release in October 2013,[28] but was cancelled in 2012 due to creative differences.[28][29] An adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel The Graveyard Book was also planned.[30] Selick was given the option to shop ShadeMaker (now titled The Shadow King) to other studios.[31] In January 2013, Ron Howard was hired to direct The Graveyard Book.[32]

In addition, when the now-defunct Circle 7 Animation was open, there were plans for sequels to Finding Nemo (which Pixar made their own sequel in Finding Dory) and Monsters, Inc. (which Pixar made an unrelated prequel in the form of Monsters University), as well as a different version of Toy Story 3.[33] Pixar's later sequels had no basis in Circle 7's projects, and were created completely separately.

Co-productionEdit

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a traditionally animated direct-to-video film produced by Disney Television Animation with an opening sequence created by Pixar. The film was released on August 8, 2000, and led to a television series, with Pixar creating the CGI portion of the opening theme.[34]

CollaborationEdit

Pixar assisted in the English localization of several Studio Ghibli films, mainly those from Hayao Miyazaki.[35]

Pixar was brought onboard to fine tune the script for The Muppets.[36] The film was released on November 23, 2011.

Pixar assisted with the story development for The Jungle Book, as well as providing suggestions for the film's end credits sequence. The film was released on April 15, 2016. Additional special thanks credit was given to Mark Andrews.[37]

Mary Poppins Returns includes a sequence combining live-action and traditional hand-drawn animation. The animation was supervised by Ken Duncan and James Baxter. Over 70 animators specializing in hand-drawn 2D animation from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios were recruited for the sequence.[38] The film was released on December 19, 2018.

Related productionsEdit

Planes is a spin-off of the Cars franchise, produced by the now defunct Disneytoon Studios and co-written and executive produced by John Lasseter. The film was conceived from the short film Air Mater, which introduces aspects of Planes and ends with a hint of the film. It was released on August 9, 2013. A sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, was released on July 18, 2014. A third Planes film was announced in July 2017, with a planned release on April 12, 2019,[39] but was subsequently removed from the release schedule on March 1, 2018.[40] The film was eventually cancelled when Disneytoon Studios shut down on June 28, 2018.[41]

Ralph Breaks the Internet, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and co-executive produced by Lasseter, features Kelly Macdonald reprising her role as Merida from Brave,[42] as well as a cameo from Tim Allen reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story franchise,[43] and a sample of Patrick Doyle's score from Brave.[43] The film, released on November 21, 2018, also features many visual references to Pixar and its films.[44] Additionally, Andrew Stanton received a "Narrative Guru" credit.[43]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Film Budget North America Worldwide gross (unadjusted) Ref(s)
Opening Gross (unadjusted)
Toy Story $30 million $29.1 million $191.8 million $373.6 million [45][46]
A Bug's Life $120 million $33.3 million $162.8 million $363.3 million [47]
Toy Story 2 $90 million $57.4 million $245.9 million $497.4 million [48]
Monsters, Inc. $115 million $62.6 million $289.9 million $577.4 million [49]
Finding Nemo $94 million $70.3 million $380.8 million $940.3 million [50]
The Incredibles $92 million $70.5 million $261.4 million $633.0 million [51]
Cars $120 million $60.1 million $244.1 million $462.2 million [52]
Ratatouille $150 million $47.0 million $206.4 million $620.7 million [53]
WALL-E $180 million $63.1 million $223.8 million $533.3 million [54]
Up $175 million $68.1 million $293.0 million $735.1 million [55]
Toy Story 3 $200 million $110.3 million $415.0 million $1,067.0 million [56]
Cars 2 $200 million $66.1 million $191.5 million $562.1 million [57]
Brave $185 million $66.3 million $237.3 million $540.4 million [58]
Monsters University $200 million $82.4 million $268.5 million $744.2 million [59][60]
Inside Out $175 million $90.4 million $356.5 million $857.6 million [61]
The Good Dinosaur $175 million $39.2 million $123.1 million $332.2 million [62][63]
Finding Dory $200 million $135.1 million $486.3 million $1,028.6 million [64][65]
Cars 3 $175 million $53.7 million $152.9 million $383.9 million [66][67]
Coco $175 million $50.8 million $209.7 million $807.1 million [68][69]
Incredibles 2 $200 million $182.7 million $608.6 million $1,242.8 million [70][71]
Toy Story 4 $200 million $120.9 million $425.3 million $1,017.9 million [72][73]

Critical and public responseEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes[74] Metacritic[75] CinemaScore[76] Critics' Choice[77]
Toy Story 100% 95/100 A N/A
A Bug's Life 92% 77/100
Toy Story 2 100% 88/100 A+ 100/100
Monsters, Inc. 96% 78/100 92/100
Finding Nemo 99% 90/100 97/100
The Incredibles 97% 90/100 88/100
Cars 75% 73/100 A 89/100
Ratatouille 96% 96/100 91/100
WALL-E 95% 95/100 90/100
Up 98% 88/100 A+ 95/100
Toy Story 3 98% 92/100 A 97/100
Cars 2 39% 57/100 A− 67/100
Brave 78% 69/100 A 81/100
Monsters University 80% 65/100 79/100
Inside Out 98% 94/100 93/100
The Good Dinosaur 76% 66/100 75/100
Finding Dory 94% 77/100 89/100
Cars 3 69% 59/100 66/100
Coco 97% 81/100 A+ 89/100
Incredibles 2 94% 80/100 86/100
Toy Story 4 97% 84/100 A 94/100

Academy AwardsEdit

Film Best
Picture
Animated Feature Original Screenplay Original Score Original Song Sound Editing Sound Mixing Other
Toy Story Award not yet introduced Nominated Nominated Nominated Won Special Achievement
A Bug's Life
Toy Story 2 Nominated
Monsters, Inc. Nominated Nominated Won Nominated
Finding Nemo Won Nominated
The Incredibles Won Nominated
Cars Nominated Nominated
Ratatouille Won Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated
WALL-E Nominated
Up Nominated Won
Toy Story 3 Won Nominated for Adapted Screenplay
Brave
Inside Out Nominated
Coco Won
Incredibles 2 Nominated

See alsoEdit

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