List of Pixar films

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This is a list of films from Pixar, an American CGI film production company based in Emeryville, California, United States.

As of 2017, Pixar has released 18 feature films, which were all released under 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. With the exception of Cars 2 (2011), fourteen of the following fifteen features were all critically successful. Pixar had two releases in a single year: Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur in 2015, and Cars 3 and Coco in 2017.

The films of their upcoming slate includes Coco (2017),[1] The Incredibles 2 (2018),[2] Toy Story 4 (2019),[3][4][5] two untitled films is set to be released in 2020,[4][6] and another untitled film is set to be released in 2021.[7]

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
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
Co-Producer: Lindsey Collins
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 Danna 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 Brian Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson and Mike Rich Kevin Reher
Co-Producer: Andrea Warren
Randy Newman

Upcoming[edit]

# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
19 Coco[1] November 22, 2017 Lee Unkrich
Co-Director: Adrian Molina
Lee Unkrich Adrian Molina Darla K. Anderson Michael Giacchino[8]
20 The Incredibles 2[2][9] June 15, 2018 Brad Bird John Walker[10] and Nicole Paradis Grindle
21 Toy Story 4[9][11] June 21, 2019 Josh Cooley John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich[12] Rashida Jones and Will McCormack[12] Jonas Rivera[8] Randy Newman
22 Untitled film March 13, 2020 TBA
23 Untitled film June 19, 2020
24 Untitled film June 18, 2021

As of June 2016, both films set for 2020 were planned to be original, followed by another two original films that were still in early development.[6] In 2017, it was announced that Dan Scanlon was directing a suburban fantasy film, with Kori Rae producing it.[13] Since 2017, Brian Fee has been directing another original film for Pixar,[14] as well as films from Mark Andrews and Pete Docter.

Production cycle[edit]

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 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.[6]

Cancelled projects[edit]

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.[16] 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 2011,[17] which was later bumped to 2012,[18] but it had been finally cancelled by early 2010.[19][20] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[21] 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.[22] Its first planned feature ShadeMaker was set for release in 2013,[23] but was cancelled in 2012 due to creative differences.[23][24] Selick was then given the option to shop the project (now titled The Shadow King) to other studios.[25]

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.[26]

Co-production[edit]

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.

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.

Related productions[edit]

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.

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.

Reception[edit]

Critical and public reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes[27] Metacritic[28] CinemaScore[29]
Toy Story 100% 95/100 A
A Bug's Life 92% 77/100 A
Toy Story 2 100% 88/100 A+
Monsters, Inc. 96% 78/100 A+
Finding Nemo 99% 90/100 A+
The Incredibles 97% 90/100 A+
Cars 74% 73/100 A
Ratatouille 96% 96/100 A
WALL-E 96% 94/100 A
Up 98% 88/100 A+
Toy Story 3 99% 92/100 A
Cars 2 39% 57/100 A−
Brave 78% 69/100 A
Monsters University 78% 65/100 A
Inside Out 98% 94/100 A
The Good Dinosaur 77% 66/100 A
Finding Dory 94% 77/100 A
Cars 3 67% 59/100 A

Box office performance[edit]

Film Budget[30] North America Worldwide gross[30]
(unadjusted)
Opening[30] Gross[30]
(unadjusted)
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[31]
Finding Nemo $94 million $70.3 million $339.7 million $867.9 million[32]
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 $486.3 million $1,028.6 million
Cars 3 $175 million $53.7 million $142.6 million $225.8 million
Note: Only grosses from the original theatrical runs. They do not include any theatrical re-releases or home media releases. Grosses have not been adjusted for inflation.

Academy Award wins and nominations[edit]

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 Nominated
Toy Story 2 Nominated
Monsters, Inc. Nominated Nominated Won Nominated
Finding Nemo Won Nominated Nominated Nominated
The Incredibles Won Nominated Won Nominated
Cars Nominated Nominated
Ratatouille Won Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated
WALL-E Won Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated
Up Nominated Won Nominated Won Nominated
Toy Story 3 Nominated Won Won Nominated Adapted Screenplay
Brave Won
Inside Out Won Nominated

See also[edit]

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