List of Pixar films
This is a list of films from Pixar, an American CGI film 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 July 2016, Pixar has released 17 feature films, which were 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. Their second production, A Bug's Life, was released in 1998, followed by their first sequel, Toy Story 2, in 1999. The following seven features, Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), and Up (2009), were all highly successful.
Their 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. It was also the first Pixar film to cost $200 million, making it among Pixar's most expensive films to produce, along with Cars 2 (2011), Monsters University (2013), The Good Dinosaur (2015), and Finding Dory (2016). Their thirteenth film, Brave (2012), had an estimated budget of $185 million. The 2015 releases of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur marked the first time that Pixar released two feature films in one calendar year.
|1||Toy Story||November 22, 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||November 25, 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||November 24, 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.||November 2, 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||May 30, 2003||Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Lee Unkrich
|Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds||Graham Walters||Thomas Newman|
|6||The Incredibles||November 5, 2004||Brad Bird||John Walker||Michael Giacchino|
|7||Cars||June 9, 2006||John Lasseter
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|
|8||Ratatouille||June 29, 2007||Brad Bird
Co-Director: Jan Pinkava
|Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird||Brad Bird||Brad Lewis||Michael Giacchino|
|9||WALL-E||June 27, 2008||Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter||Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon||Jim Morris||Thomas Newman|
|10||Up||May 29, 2009||Pete Docter
Co-Director: Bob Peterson
|Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy||Bob Peterson and Pete Docter||Jonas Rivera||Michael Giacchino|
|11||Toy Story 3||June 18, 2010||Lee Unkrich||John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich||Michael Arndt||Darla K. Anderson||Randy Newman|
|12||Cars 2||June 24, 2011||John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
|John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman||Ben Queen||Denise Ream||Michael Giacchino|
|13||Brave||June 22, 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||June 21, 2013||Dan Scanlon||Dan Scanlon, Dan Gerson and Robert L. Baird||Kori Rae||Randy Newman|
|15||Inside Out||June 19, 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||November 25, 2015||Peter Sohn||Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann and Bob Peterson||Meg LeFauve||Denise Ream||Mychael and Jeff Danna|
|17||Finding Dory||June 17, 2016||Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Angus MacLane
|Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse||Lindsey Collins||Thomas Newman|
|18||Cars 3 ||June 16, 2017||Brian Fee||TBA||Robert L. Baird and Dan Gerson||Kevin Reher||Randy Newman|
|19||Coco ||November 22, 2017||Lee Unkrich
Co-Director: Adrian Molina
|Adrian Molina||Darla K. Anderson||TBA|
|20||The Incredibles 2 ||June 15, 2018||Brad Bird||TBA||Michael Giacchino|
|21||Toy Story 4 ||June 21, 2019||John Lasseter
Co-Director: Josh Cooley
|John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich||Rashida Jones and Will McCormack||Galyn Susman||Randy Newman|
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." On July 3, 2016, Pixar president Jim Morris revealed that after The Incredibles 2, there are no more plans for further sequels planned at that time, and right now Pixar is only developing original ideas with four films currently in the works.
In 2005, Pixar began collaborating with Disney and Warner Bros. on 1906, a live-action film adaptation of James Dalessandro's eponymous novel, with Brad Bird attached to direct. 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.
A Pixar film titled Newt was announced in April 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in the year of 2011, then moved to 2012, but was canceled in May 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 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 Up, he pitched an idea that Pixar thought was better and that concept would become Inside Out.
In 2010, Henry Selick formed a joint venture with Pixar called Cinderbiter Productions, which was to exclusively produce stop-motion films. Its first planned feature, ShadeMaker, was set for release in 2013, but was cancelled in 2012 due to creative differences. Selick was then given the option to shop the project (now titled The Shadow King) to other studios.
In addition, when the now-defunct Circle 7 Animation was open, there were plans for sequels to Finding Nemo (which became Finding Dory) and Monsters, Inc. (which became a prequel in the form of Monsters University), as well as a different version of Toy Story 3.
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.
Planes is a spin-off of the Cars franchise, produced 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.
Pixar assisted with the story development for the live-action Disney film, 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.
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||77%||66/100||A|
Box office performance
|Film||Budget||North America||Worldwide gross|
|Toy Story||$30 million||$29.1 million||$191.8 million||$373.6 million|
|A Bug's Life||$120 million||$33.3 million||$162.8 million||$363.3 million|
|Toy Story 2||$90 million||$57.4 million||$245.9 million||$497.4 million|
|Monsters, Inc.||$115 million||$62.6 million||$255.9 million||$525.4 million|
|Finding Nemo||$94 million||$70.3 million||$339.7 million||$867.9 million|
|The Incredibles||$92 million||$70.5 million||$261.4 million||$633.0 million|
|Cars||$120 million||$60.1 million||$244.1 million||$462.2 million|
|Ratatouille||$150 million||$47.0 million||$206.4 million||$620.7 million|
|WALL-E||$180 million||$63.1 million||$223.8 million||$533.3 million|
|Up||$175 million||$68.1 million||$293.0 million||$735.1 million|
|Toy Story 3||$200 million||$110.3 million||$415.0 million||$1,067.0 million|
|Cars 2||$200 million||$66.1 million||$191.5 million||$562.1 million|
|Brave||$185 million||$66.3 million||$237.3 million||$540.4 million|
|Monsters University||$200 million||$82.4 million||$268.5 million||$744.2 million|
|Inside Out||$175 million||$90.4 million||$356.5 million||$857.6 million|
|The Good Dinosaur||$175–200 million||$39.2 million||$123.1 million||$332.2 million|
|Finding Dory||$200 million||$135.1 million||$485.5 million||$1,017.6 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 introduced||Nominated||Nominated||Nominated||Special Achievement|
|A Bug's Life||Award not introduced||Nominated|
|Toy Story 2||Award not introduced||Nominated|
|Toy Story 3||Nominated||Won||Won||Nominated||Adapted Screenplay|
- 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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