List of Pixar films

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pixar logo.svg

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]

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Editor(s) Composer(s)
Screenplay Story
1 Toy Story November 22, 1995 John Lasseter Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton & Joss Whedon Pete Docter, Lasseter, Stanton & Joe Ranft Bonnie Arnold & Ralph Guggenheim Robert Gordon & Lee Unkrich Randy Newman
2 A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw & Andrew Stanton Lasseter, Joe Ranft & Stanton Darla K. Anderson & Kevin Reher Lee Unkrich
3 Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 Doug Chamberlin, Rita Hsiao, Andrew Stanton & Chris Webb Ash Brannon, Pete Docter, Lasseter & Stanton Karen Robert Jackson & Helene Plotkin Edie Bleiman, David Ian Salter & Lee Unkrich
4 Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 Pete Docter Dan Gerson & Andrew Stanton Jill Culton, Docter, Ralph Eggleston & Jeff Pidgeon Darla K. Anderson Jim Stewart
5 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Andrew Stanton Bob Peterson, David Reynolds & Stanton Stanton Graham Walters David Ian Salter Thomas Newman
6 The Incredibles November 5, 2004 Brad Bird John Walker Stephen Schaffer Michael Giacchino
7 Cars June 9, 2006 John Lasseter Dan Fogelman, Jorgen Klubien, Lasseter, Phil Lorin, Kiel Murray & Joe Ranft Lasseter, Klubien & Ranft Darla K. Anderson Ken Schretzmann Randy Newman
8 Ratatouille June 29, 2007 Brad Bird Bird, Jim Capobianco & Jan Pinkava Brad Lewis Darren Holmes Michael Giacchino
9 WALL-E June 27, 2008 Andrew Stanton Jim Reardon & Stanton Pete Docter & Stanton Jim Morris Stephen Schaffer Thomas Newman
10 Up May 29, 2009 Pete Docter Docter & Bob Peterson Docter, Tom McCarthy & Peterson Jonas Rivera Kevin Nolting Michael Giacchino
11 Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 Lee Unkrich Michael Arndt John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Unkrich Darla K. Anderson Ken Schretzmann Randy Newman
12 Cars 2 June 24, 2011 John Lasseter Ben Queen Dan Fogelman, Lasseter & Brad Lewis Denise Ream Stephen Schaffer Michael Giacchino
13 Brave June 22, 2012 Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman Andrews, Chapman, Irene Mecchi & Steve Purcell Chapman Katherine Sarafian Nicholas C. Smith Patrick Doyle
14 Monsters University June 21, 2013 Dan Scanlon Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson & Scanlon Kori Rae Greg Snyder Randy Newman
15 Inside Out June 19, 2015 Pete Docter Josh Cooley, Docter & Meg LeFauve Ronnie del Carmen & Docter Jonas Rivera Kevin Nolting Michael Giacchino
16 The Good Dinosaur November 25, 2015 Peter Sohn Meg LeFauve Erik Benson, LeFauve, Kelsey Mann, Bob Peterson & Sohn Denise Ream Stephen Schaffer Jeff & Mychael Danna
17 Finding Dory June 17, 2016 Andrew Stanton Stanton & Victoria Strouse Stanton Lindsey Collins Axel Geddes Thomas Newman
18 Cars 3 June 16, 2017 Brian Fee Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson & Mike Rich Fee, Eyal Podell, Ben Queen & Jonathon E. Stewart Kevin Reher Jason Hudak Randy Newman
19 Coco November 22, 2017 Lee Unkrich Matthew Aldrich & Adrian Molina Aldrich, Jason Katz, Molina & Unkrich Darla K. Anderson Steve Bloom Michael Giacchino
20 Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018 Brad Bird Nicole Paradis Grindle & John Walker Stephen Schaffer
21 Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019 Josh Cooley Stephany Folsom & Andrew Stanton Cooley, Folsom, Martin Hynes, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, John Lasseter, Valerie LaPointe & Stanton Mark Nielsen & Jonas Rivera Axel Geddes Randy Newman

Upcoming[edit]

# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Editor(s) Composer(s)
Screenplay Story
22 Onward[1] March 6, 2020 Dan Scanlon[6] C. S. Anderson & Scanlon[7] Scanlon Kori Rae TBA Jeff & Mychael Danna[8]
23 Soul[2] June 19, 2020[9] Pete Docter[10][11] TBA Docter[11] Dana Murray TBA TBA
24 TBA June 18, 2021[9] TBA
25 March 18, 2022[9]
26 June 17, 2022[9]

Brian Fee, Mark Andrews, and Domee Shi have been working on original films,[12][13][14] In 2018, FC Barcelona approached Pixar with the talks to create a film.[15]

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."[16] 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).[17]

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.[18] 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.[19] In June 2018, Bird mentioned the possibility of adapting the novel as a TV series, with the earthquake sequence as a feature film.[20]

A Pixar film titled Newt was announced in April 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in 2011,[21] which was later bumped to 2012,[22] but it had finally been cancelled by early 2010.[23][24] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[25] 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.[26][27]

In 2010, Henry Selick formed a joint venture with Pixar called Cinderbiter Productions, which was to exclusively produce stop-motion films.[28] Its first planned feature ShadeMaker was set for release in October 2013,[29] but was cancelled in 2012 due to creative differences.[29][30] An adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel The Graveyard Book was also planned.[31] Selick was given the option to shop ShadeMaker (now titled The Shadow King) to other studios.[32] In January 2013, Ron Howard was hired to direct The Graveyard Book.[33]

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.[34] Pixar's later sequels had no basis in Circle 7's projects, and were created completely separately.

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.[35]

Collaboration[edit]

Pixar assisted in the English localization of several Studio Ghibli films, mainly those from Hayao Miyazaki.[36]

Pixar was brought onboard to fine tune the script for The Muppets.[37] 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.[38]

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.[39] The film was released on December 19, 2018.

Related productions[edit]

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,[40] but was subsequently removed from the release schedule on March 1, 2018.[41] The film was eventually cancelled when Disneytoon Studios shut down on June 28, 2018.[42]

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,[43] as well as a cameo from Tim Allen reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story franchise,[44] and a sample of Patrick Doyle's score from Brave.[44] The film, released on November 21, 2018, also features many visual references to Pixar and its films.[45] Additionally, Andrew Stanton received a "Narrative Guru" credit.[44]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Film Budget North America Worldwide gross (unadjusted) Ref(s)
Opening Gross (unadjusted)
Toy Story $30 million[citation needed] $29.1 million $191.8 million $373.6 million [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[citation needed] $82.4 million $268.5 million $744.2 million [59]
Inside Out $175 million $90.4 million $356.5 million $857.6 million [60]
The Good Dinosaur $175 million $39.2 million $123.1 million $332.2 million [61][62]
Finding Dory $200 million[citation needed] $135.1 million $486.3 million $1,028.6 million [63]
Cars 3 $175 million[citation needed] $53.7 million $152.9 million $383.9 million [64]
Coco $175 million $50.8 million $209.7 million $807.1 million [65][66]
Incredibles 2 $200 million[citation needed] $182.7 million $608.6 million $1,242.8 million [67]
Toy Story 4 $200 million[citation needed] $120.9 million $349.5 million $776.7 million [68]

Critical and public response[edit]

The table employs a heatmap to help the reader rapidly get a feeling of how Pixar films are received, without having to read and mentally decode each percentage.

  100%   75%   50%   25%   0%

Film Rotten Tomatoes[69] Metacritic[70] CinemaScore[71] Critics' Choice[72]
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% 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 92/100 A 97/100
Cars 2 38% 57/100 A− 67/100
Brave 79% 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 98% 84/100 A 94/100

Academy Awards[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (December 12, 2018). "Pixar's 'Onward' To Star Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Octavia Spencer". Deadline. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "'Soul' Will Be Pixar's Big Pic Next Summer". Deadline. June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patick (October 8, 2015). "Disney: 'Ant Man And The Wasp' A Go, 'The Incredibles 2' Dated & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Busch, Anita (April 25, 2017). "'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2' And 'The Lion King': Disney Unleashes A Barrage of Release Dates". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (March 1, 2018). "Disney Pushes Live 'Mulan' to 2020, Dates Multi-Studio Slate". Animation Magazine. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "D23: Pixar Announces Untitled Quest Movie Set in 'Suburban Fantasy World'". Variety. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Weiss, Josh (December 12, 2018). "Pixar Moves Forward with Suburban Fantasy Film 'Onward'; Cast Includes Chris Pratt, Tom Holland". Syfy. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mychael & Jeff Danna to Score Pixar's 'Onward'". Film Music Reporter. April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d https://www.waltdisneystudios.com/assets/disney-release-schedule-5.7.19.pdf
  10. ^ https://www.thewrap.com/as-lasseters-departure-looms/
  11. ^ a b "Oscars: What the Nominees Are Saying". The Hollywood Reporter. January 14, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2018. I have a pitch late this week to John Lasseter for a new movie.
  12. ^ Thomas, Angelo (July 20, 2017). "'Cars 3' Director Brian Fee Is Directing an Original Pixar Movie". Rotoscopers. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  13. ^ Ferguson, Brian (April 10, 2013). "Sequel to Disney-Pixar's Brave on the cards". The Scotsman. Retrieved February 24, 2018. I am currently working on another film, which is original and is being written and directed by me, but that’s all I can say about that.
  14. ^ Variety's 10 Animators to Watch 2018 – Variety
  15. ^ Mazariegos, Luis (February 2, 2018). "Barcelona in Talks With Pixar Over Animated Movie - Report". Barça Blaugranes. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  16. ^ Vary, Adam (June 27, 2013). "Pixar Chief: Studio To Scale Back Sequels, Aim For One Original Film A Year". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  17. ^ Snetiker, Marc (July 1, 2016). "Pixar: No sequels for Ratatouille, WALL-E, or Inside Out anytime soon". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  18. ^ Bastoli, Mike. "'1906' to be Disney/Pixar/Warner Bros. collaboration". March 13, 2008. Big Screen Animation. Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  19. ^ Fischer, Russ (January 27, 2010). "What Happened to Brad Bird's 1906?". Slashfilm. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  20. ^ Adam Chitwood (June 18, 2018). "Brad Bird Says '1906' May Get Made as an "Amalgam" of a TV and Film Project". Collider. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  21. ^ Sciretta, Peter (April 8, 2008). "Pixar Announces Up, Newt, The Bear and the Bow and Cars 2". /Film. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  22. ^ Sciretta, Peter (September 25, 2008). "Pixar's Newt Gets Cars 2's Old Release Date". /Film. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  23. ^ Goldberg, Matt (May 11, 2010). "Pixar's NEWT Cancelled". Collider. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  24. ^ Bastoli, Mike (May 11, 2010). "Exclusive: Newt is "cancelled"". The Pixar Blog. Archived from the original on May 14, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  25. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (May 2, 2011). "Pixar on Newt". IGN. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  26. ^ "Pixar's Ed Catmull On How To Balance Art And Commerce". Fast Company. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  27. ^ Sciretta, Peter (August 15, 2014). "How Pixar's 'Newt' Got Flipped 'Inside Out'". /Film. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  28. ^ LeBlanc, Will (April 1, 2010). "Henry Selick Bringing Stop-Motion Back To Disney". Cinemablend. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  29. ^ a b Bettinger, Brendan (August 14, 2012). "Disney Cancels Production on Henry Selick's Untitled Stop-Motion Movie". Collider.com.
  30. ^ Fritz, Ben (September 13, 2012). "Disney takes $50 million write-down on canceled animation project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  31. ^ Medina, Joseph Jammer (June 3, 2019). "Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book Was Shut Down At Pixar". LMR Online. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  32. ^ "Henry Selick's The Shadow King proceeding without Disney, but with a plot and voice cast". The A.V. Club. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  33. ^ "Ron Howard in Talks to Direct Disney's 'Graveyard Book' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. January 22, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  34. ^ Catmull, Ed (March 19, 2014). "Pixar's Ed Catmull on How to Balance Art and Commerce". Fast Company. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  35. ^ Fretts, Bruce (August 8, 2000). "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  36. ^ Turan, Kenneth (September 20, 2002). "Under the Spell of 'Spirited Away'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  37. ^ Kit, Borys (October 14, 2010). "Disney Picks Pixar Brains for Muppets Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  38. ^ Taylor, Drew. "9 Things Disney Fans Need to Know About The Jungle Book, According to Jon Favreau". Disney Insider. The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  39. ^ "Mary Poppins Returns - Press Kit" (PDF). wdsmediafile.com. Walt Disney Studios. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  40. ^ "Space Movie Announced by DisneyToon Studios". July 14, 2017.
  41. ^ Foutch, Haliegh (March 1, 2018). "Disney Announces a Slew of New Marvel, Live-Action and Animation Release Dates Through 2023". Collider. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  42. ^ Desowitz, Bill (June 28, 2018). "Disney Shuts Down Disneytoon Studios in Glendale: Exclusive". IndieWire. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  43. ^ Holmes, Adam (July 14, 2017). "Wreck-It Ralph 2 Is Bringing The Original Disney Princesses Back". CinemaBlend. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  44. ^ a b c "Ralph Breaks the Internet – Press Kit" (PDF). wdsmediafile.com. Walt Disney Studios. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  45. ^ Bonomolo, Cameron (June 4, 2018). "Every Pop Culture Easter Egg In The New 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' Trailer". ComicBook.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  46. ^ "Toy Story (1995)". Box Office Mojo.
  47. ^ "A Bug's Life (1998)". Box Office Mojo.
  48. ^ "Toy Story 2 (1999)". Box Office Mojo.
  49. ^ "Monsters, Inc. (2001)". Box Office Mojo.
  50. ^ "Finding Nemo (2003)". Box Office Mojo.
  51. ^ "The Incredibles (2004)". Box Office Mojo.
  52. ^ "Cars (2006)". Box Office Mojo.
  53. ^ "Ratatouille (2007)". Box Office Mojo.
  54. ^ "WALL-E (2008)". Box Office Mojo.
  55. ^ "Up (2009)". Box Office Mojo.
  56. ^ "Toy Story 3 (2010)". Box Office Mojo.
  57. ^ "Cars 2 (2011)". Box Office Mojo.
  58. ^ "Brave (2012)". Box Office Mojo.
  59. ^ "Monsters University (2013)". Box Office Mojo.
  60. ^ "Inside Out (2015)". Box Office Mojo.
  61. ^ "The Good Dinosaur (2015)". Box Office Mojo.
  62. ^ FilmL.A. (June 15, 2016). "2015 Feature Film Study" (PDF). p. 25. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  63. ^ "Finding Dory (2016)". Box Office Mojo.
  64. ^ "Cars 3 (2017)". Box Office Mojo.
  65. ^ "Coco (2017)". Box Office Mojo.
  66. ^ FilmL.A. (August 8, 2018). "2017 Feature Film Study" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  67. ^ "Incredibles 2 (2018)". Box Office Mojo.
  68. ^ "Toy Story 4 (2019)". Box Office Mojo.
  69. ^ "Pixar". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media.
  70. ^ "Pixar Animation Studios' Scores". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  71. ^ "CinemaScore". CinemaScore . Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  72. ^ "Critics' Choice". Retrieved June 18, 2019.

External links[edit]