List of Pixar films
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 November 2015, Pixar has released 16 feature 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 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 (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), and Up (2009) were highly successful.
The eleventh film, Toy Story 3 (2010), was the highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide until it was surpassed by Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen in March 2014. Pixar's twelfth film is Cars 2 (2011), which is a sequel to Cars, the second film to have a sequel. Both films, along with Monsters University (2013) and The Good Dinosaur (2015), are the most expensive Pixar films to ever be produced, at an estimated budget of $200 million each.
The thirteenth film, Brave (2012), had an estimated budget of $185 million. 2015's releases of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur mark the first time that Pixar has released two feature films in one calendar year.
- 1 Films
- 2 Reception
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
|1||Toy Story||1995||John Lasseter||John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft||Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow||Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold||Randy Newman|
|2||A Bug's Life||1998||John Lasseter
Co-Director: Andrew Stanton
|John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft||Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw||Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher|
|3||Toy Story 2||1999||John Lasseter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon
|John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon and Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb||Helene Plotkin and Karen Robert Jackson|
|4||Monsters, Inc.||2001||Pete Docter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and David Silverman
|Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston||Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson||Darla K. Anderson|
|5||Finding Nemo||2003||Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Lee Unkrich
|Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds||Graham Walters||Thomas Newman|
|6||The Incredibles||2004||Brad Bird||John Walker||Michael Giacchino|
Co-Director: Joe Ranft
|John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien||Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien||Darla K. Anderson||Randy Newman|
Co-Director: Jan Pinkava
|Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird||Brad Bird||Brad Lewis||Michael Giacchino|
|9||WALL-E||2008||Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter||Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon||Jim Morris||Thomas Newman|
Co-Director: Bob Peterson
|Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy||Bob Peterson and Pete Docter||Jonas Rivera||Michael Giacchino|
|11||Toy Story 3||2010||Lee Unkrich||John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich||Michael Arndt||Darla K. Anderson||Randy Newman|
|12||Cars 2||2011||John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
|John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman||Ben Queen||Denise Ream||Michael Giacchino|
|13||Brave||2012||Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Co-Director: Steve Purcell
|Brenda Chapman||Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi||Katherine Sarafian||Patrick Doyle|
|14||Monsters University||2013||Dan Scanlon||Dan Scanlon, Dan Gerson and Robert L. Baird||Kori Rae||Randy Newman|
|15||Inside Out||2015||Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
|Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen||Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley||Jonas Rivera||Michael Giacchino|
|16||The Good Dinosaur||Peter Sohn||Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann and Bob Peterson||Meg LeFauve||Denise Ream||Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna|
|17||Finding Dory ||2016||Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Angus MacLane
|Victoria Strouse, Andrew Stanton and Bob Peterson||Andrew Stanton||Lindsey Collins||Thomas Newman|
|18||Cars 3 ||2017||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|19||Coco ||Lee Unkrich||TBA||TBA||Darla K. Anderson||TBA|
|20||Toy Story 4 ||2018||John Lasseter
Co-Director: Josh Cooley
|John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich||Rashida Jones and Will McCormack||Galyn Susman||Randy Newman|
|21||The Incredibles 2 ||2019||Brad Bird||TBA||Michael Giacchino|
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."
A film titled Newt was announced in 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in the year of 2012, but was canceled in 2010. John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011. In March of 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 the director of Up, Pete Docter, he pitched an idea that Pixar thought was better and that concept became Inside Out.
Possible future productions
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a traditionally animated direct-to-video film made in 2000 by Disney Television Animation with an opening sequence by Pixar. The film led to a television series with Pixar creating the CGI portion of the opening theme.
John Carter is a live-action Disney film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, A Princess of Mars, that was co-written and directed by Andrew Stanton. The film was released on March 9, 2012, and it received mixed reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office. Disney reported that they would lose $200 million on it.
Planes is a spin-off of the Cars franchise, made by 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.
Critical and public reception
|A Bug's Life||92%||77/100||A|
|Toy Story 2||100%||88/100||A+|
|Toy Story 3||99%||92/100||A|
|The Good Dinosaur||76%||67/100||A|
Box office performance
|Film||Release date||Budget||North America||Worldwide gross|
|Toy Story||November 22, 1995||$30 million||$29.1 million||$191.8 million||$362.0 million|
|A Bug's Life||November 25, 1998||$120 million||$33.3 million||$162.8 million||$363.4 million|
|Toy Story 2||November 24, 1999||$90 million||$57.4 million||$245.9 million||$485.0 million|
|Monsters, Inc.||November 2, 2001||$115 million||$62.6 million||$255.9 million||$528.8 million|
|Finding Nemo||May 30, 2003||$94 million||$70.3 million||$339.7 million||$895.6 million|
|The Incredibles||November 5, 2004||$92 million||$70.5 million||$261.4 million||$631.4 million|
|Cars||June 9, 2006||$120 million||$60.1 million||$244.1 million||$462.0 million|
|Ratatouille||June 29, 2007||$150 million||$47.0 million||$206.4 million||$623.7 million|
|WALL-E||June 27, 2008||$180 million||$63.1 million||$223.8 million||$521.3 million|
|Up||May 29, 2009||$175 million||$68.1 million||$293.0 million||$731.3 million|
|Toy Story 3||June 18, 2010||$200 million||$110.3 million||$415.0 million||$1,063.2 million|
|Cars 2||June 24, 2011||$200 million||$66.1 million||$191.5 million||$559.9 million|
|Brave||June 22, 2012||$185 million||$66.3 million||$237.3 million||$539.0 million|
|Monsters University||June 21, 2013||$200 million||$82.4 million||$268.5 million||$743.6 million|
|Inside Out||June 19, 2015||$175 million||$90.4 million||$356.4 million||$851.6 million|
|The Good Dinosaur||November 25, 2015||$200 million||$39.2 million||$55.5 million||$84.2 million|
|Total||$2,326.0 million||$1,016.2 million||$3,948.9 million||$9,445.9 million|
|Average||$141.7 million||$65.1 million||$246.8 million||$590.4 million|
- Note: Only grosses from the original theatrical runs. They do not include any theatrical re-releases or home media releases.
Academy Award wins and nominations
|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||Special Achievement|
|A Bug's Life||Award not yet introduced||Nominated|
|Toy Story 2||Award not yet introduced||Nominated|
|Toy Story 3||Nominated||Won||Won||Nominated||Adapted Screenplay|
|The Good Dinosaur|
- List of Pixar shorts
- List of computer-animated films
- List of Disney theatrical animated features
- List of Walt Disney Animation Studios films
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With Inside Out hitting theaters Friday and The Good Dinosaur expected Nov. 25, the company is releasing two films in the same year for the first time in its storied history.
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