List of Pixar films

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Pixar is a CGI production company based in Emeryville, California, United States. The studio has earned numerous awards for their feature films and other work, including twenty-six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and three Grammys. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated features created with PhotoRealistic RenderMan, its own implementation of the industry-standard Renderman image-rendering API used to generate high-quality images.

As of June 2013, Pixar has released fourteen films, all released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. The company produced its first feature-length film, Toy Story, in 1995. The film won an Academy Award and was nominated for three others. The success of the film led Pixar to release a sequel, Toy Story 2, in 1999, following their second CGI production, A Bug's Life in 1998. Monsters, Inc. was the next project to be released in 2001, and the following six features Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up were highly successful. The eleventh film, Toy Story 3, has become the second highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide. Pixar's twelfth film is Cars 2 which is a sequel to Cars, the second film to have a sequel. Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and Monsters University are the most expensive Pixar movies to ever be produced, at an estimated budget of $200 million each. Its thirteenth film, Brave, had an estimated budget of $185 million.

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

# Title Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s)
1 Toy Story November 22, 1995 John Lasseter Original Story: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Screenplay: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow
Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold
2 A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Andrew Stanton
Original Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw
Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher
3 Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 John Lasseter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon
Original Story: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon and Andrew Stanton
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb
Helene Plotkin and Karen Robert Jackson
4 Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 Pete Docter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and David Silverman
Original Story: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson
Darla K. Anderson
5 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Lee Unkrich
Original Story: Andrew Stanton
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Graham Walters
6 The Incredibles November 5, 2004 Brad Bird Brad Bird John Walker
7 Cars June 9, 2006 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Joe Ranft
Original Story: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien
Screenplay: Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien
Darla K. Anderson
8 Ratatouille June 29, 2007 Brad Bird
Co-Director: Jan Pinkava
Screenwriter: Brad Bird
Original Story: Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird
Brad Lewis
9 WALL-E June 27, 2008 Andrew Stanton Original Story: Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon
Jim Morris
10 Up May 29, 2009 Pete Docter
Co-Director: Bob Peterson
Story: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy
Screenplay: Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
Jonas Rivera
11 Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 Lee Unkrich Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Screenplay: Michael Arndt
Darla K. Anderson
12 Cars 2 June 24, 2011 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
Original Story: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman
Screenplay: Ben Queen
Denise Ream
13 Brave June 22, 2012 Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Co-Director: Steve Purcell
Story: Brenda Chapman
Screenplay: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Katherine Sarafian
14 Monsters University June 21, 2013 Dan Scanlon Story/Screenplay: Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon Kori Rae

In production[edit]

Title Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s)
Inside Out[1][2][3][4][5] June 19, 2015 Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Michael Arndt Jonas Rivera
The Good Dinosaur[1][6][7] November 25, 2015[8] Bob Peterson
Co-Director: Peter Sohn
Bob Peterson[9] Denise Ream
Finding Dory[10] June 17, 2016[8] Andrew Stanton[10] Victoria Strouse[10] Lindsey Collins[10]
Untitled Pixar film[11] June 16, 2017 TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Pixar film[11] November 22, 2017 TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Pixar film[11] June 15, 2018 TBA TBA TBA
Untitled Pixar film about Día de los Muertos[1][12] TBA Lee Unkrich TBA Darla K. Anderson
The Incredibles 2[13][14] TBA TBA Brad Bird TBA
Cars 3[14][15] TBA TBA TBA TBA

Production cycle[edit]

According to Pixar Studios President Ed Catmull, Pixar will release one original film a year and sequels every other year, as part of a strategy to release "one and a half movies a year."[16]

Canceled projects[edit]

A film titled Newt was announced in 2008 with Pixar planning to release it in 2012, but was canceled in 2010.[17] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[18] In a 2014 interview, Pixar president Ed Catmull stated that Newt was an idea that wasn't working in pre-production. When the project was passed to the director of Up, Pete Docter, he pitched an idea that Pixar thought was better and that concept became the film Inside Out.[19]

Possible future productions[edit]

Tom Hanks has indicated that a fourth Toy Story movie is in development, though Pixar has yet to give an official confirmation.[20][21] Other projects in development include a film by Teddy Newton, written by Derek Connolly,[22] and a Mark Andrews film.[23][24]

Co-production[edit]

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a traditionally animated 2000 film made by Disney Television Animation with an opening by Pixar. The show led to a television cartoon series of the same name with Pixar doing the CGI portion of the opening theme.

Related productions[edit]

Planes is a spin-off of the Cars franchise, made by DisneyToon Studios and co-written and executive-produced by John Lasseter. The film is conceived from the short film Air Mater, which introduces aspects of Planes and ends with a hint of the movie. It was released on August 9, 2013, with a sequel titled Planes: Fire & Rescue to be released on July 18, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Toy Story 100%[25] 92/100[26]
A Bug's Life 92%[27] 77/100[28]
Toy Story 2 100%[29] 88/100[30]
Monsters, Inc. 96%[31] 78/100[32]
Finding Nemo 99%[33] 90/100[34]
The Incredibles 97%[35] 90/100[36]
Cars 74%[37] 73/100[38]
Ratatouille 96%[39] 96/100[40]
WALL-E 96%[41] 94/100[42]
Up 98%[43] 88/100[44]
Toy Story 3 99%[45] 92/100[46]
Cars 2 39%[47] 57/100[48]
Brave 78%[49] 69/100[50]
Monsters University 78%[51] 65/100[52]
Average ratings 89% 82/100

Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Opening Budget Domestic Worldwide Ref(s)
Toy Story November 22, 1995 $29,140,617 $30,000,000 $191,796,233 $361,958,736 [53]
A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 $33,258,052 $120,000,000 $162,798,565 $363,398,565 [54]
Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 $57,388,839 $90,000,000 $245,852,179 $485,015,179 [55]
Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 $62,577,067 $115,000,000 $289,916,256 $562,816,256 [56]
Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 $70,251,710 $94,000,000 $380,843,261 $936,743,261 [57]
The Incredibles November 5, 2004 $70,467,623 $92,000,000 $261,441,092 $631,442,092 [58]
Cars June 9, 2006 $60,119,509 $120,000,000 $244,082,982 $461,983,149 [59]
Ratatouille June 29, 2007 $47,027,395 $150,000,000 $206,445,654 $623,722,818 [60]
WALL-E June 27, 2008 $63,087,526 $180,000,000 $223,808,164 $521,311,860 [61]
Up May 29, 2009 $68,108,790 $175,000,000 $293,004,164 $731,342,744 [62]
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 $110,307,189 $200,000,000 $415,004,880 $1,063,171,911 [63]
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 $66,135,507 $200,000,000 $191,452,396 $559,852,396 [64]
Brave June 22, 2012 $66,323,594 $185,000,000 $237,283,207 $538,983,207 [65]
Monsters University June 21, 2013 $82,429,469 $200,000,000 $268,492,764 $743,559,607 [66]
Total grosses $1,951,000,000 $3,612,221,797 $8,585,301,781 [67]
Average grosses $63,330,206 $139,357,143 $252,072,376 $604,564,479

Academy Award wins and nominations[edit]

Toy Story (1995)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score) Randy Newman Nominated
MUSIC (Original Song) "You've Got a Friend in Me," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) Screenplay by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow; Story by John Lasseter, Peter Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD To John Lasseter, for his inspired leadership of the Toy Story team, resulting in the first feature-length computer-animated film. Won
A Bug's Life (1998)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score) Randy Newman Nominated
Toy Story 2 (1999)
MUSIC (Original Song) "When She Loved Me," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman Nominated
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Pete Docter, John Lasseter Nominated
MUSIC (Original Score) Randy Newman
MUSIC (Original Song) "If I Didn't Have You," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman Won
SOUND EDITING Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers Nominated
Finding Nemo (2003)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Andrew Stanton Won
MUSIC (Original Score) Thomas Newman Nominated
SOUND EDITING Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
WRITING (Original Screenplay) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds; Original Story by Andrew Stanton
The Incredibles (2004)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Brad Bird Won
SOUND EDITING Michael Silvers and Randy Thom
SOUND MIXING Randy Thom, Gary A. Rizzo and Doc Kane Nominated
WRITING (Original Screenplay) Written by Brad Bird
Cars (2006)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM John Lasseter Nominated
MUSIC (Original Song) "Our Town," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Ratatouille (2007)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Brad Bird Won
MUSIC (Original Score) Michael Giacchino Nominated
SOUND EDITING Randy Thom and Michael Silvers
SOUND MIXING Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane
WRITING (Original Screenplay) Screenplay by Brad Bird; Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird
WALL-E (2008)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Andrew Stanton Won
MUSIC (Original Score) Thomas Newman Nominated
MUSIC (Original Song) "Down to Earth," Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyric by Peter Gabriel
SOUND EDITING Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
SOUND MIXING Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
WRITING (Original Screenplay) Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon; Original Story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
Up (2009)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Pete Docter Won
MUSIC (Original Score) Michael Giacchino
BEST PICTURE Jonas Rivera, Producer Nominated
SOUND EDITING Michael Silvers and Tom Myers
WRITING (Original Screenplay) Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter; Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy
Toy Story 3 (2010)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Lee Unkrich Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "We Belong Together," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
BEST PICTURE Darla K. Anderson, Producer Nominated
SOUND EDITING Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
WRITING (Adapted Screenplay) Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Brave (2012)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman Won

See also[edit]

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