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. 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),[1] and Finding Dory (2016).[2] 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.[3]

The films of their upcoming slate include Cars 3[4][5] and Coco[6] (both 2017), Toy Story 4 (2018),[7] The Incredibles 2 (2019),[4] and two untitled original features set for release in 2020.[8][9]

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 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

Upcoming[edit]

# Film Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
18 Cars 3 [4][5] June 16, 2017 Brian Fee[10] TBA Robert L. Baird and Dan Gerson Kevin Reher Randy Newman
19 Coco [6] November 22, 2017 Lee Unkrich
Co-Director: Adrian Molina
Adrian Molina Darla K. Anderson Lalo Schifrin
20 Toy Story 4 [7] June 15, 2018 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Josh Cooley
John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich Rashida Jones and Will McCormack Galyn Susman Randy Newman
21 The Incredibles 2 [4] June 21, 2019 Brad Bird TBA Michael Giacchino

In addition, Disney has announced two untitled Pixar films for release on March 13, 2020 and June 19, 2020, respectively.[8] Projects in development include new original films directed by Dan Scanlon, Mark Andrews, and Pete Docter.[11][12][13] 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.[14]

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]

Canceled projects[edit]

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.[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 film titled Newt was announced in April 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in the year of 2011,[17] then moved to 2012,[18] but was canceled in May 2010.[19] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[20] 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.[21] Its first planned feature, ShadeMaker, was set for release in 2013,[22] but was cancelled in 2012 due to creative differences.[22][23] Selick was then given the option to shop the project (now titled The Shadow King) to other studios.[24]

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.[25]

Co-production[edit]

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.

Related productions[edit]

John Carter is a live-action Disney film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, A Princess of Mars, it 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[26] Metacritic[27] CinemaScore[28]
Toy Story 100% 92/100 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

Box office performance[edit]

Film Budget[29] North America Worldwide gross[29]
Opening[29] Gross[29]
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[30]
Finding Nemo $94 million $70.3 million $339.7 million $867.9 million[31]
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 $484.2 million $970.1 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[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 Award not introduced Nominated
Toy Story 2 Award not introduced 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]

References[edit]

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