List of Pixar films
This is a list of films from Pixar Animation Studios, an American CGI film production company based in Emeryville, California, United States. As of 2018, Pixar Animation Studios has released 20 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. Pixar Animation Studios had two releases in a single year twice: Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur in 2015 and Cars 3 and Coco in 2017.
Their upcoming slate of films include Toy Story 4 (2019), two untitled films set to be released in 2020, an untitled film set to be release in 2021, and another two untitled films set to be released in 2022.
|1||Toy Story||November 22, 1995||John Lasseter||Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton & Joe Ranft||Joss Whedon, Stanton, Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow||Ralph Guggenheim & Bonnie Arnold||Robert Gordon & Lee Unkrich||Randy Newman|
|2||A Bug's Life||November 25, 1998||John Lasseter
|Lasseter, Stanton & Joe Ranft||Stanton, Donald McEnery & Bob Shaw||Darla K. Anderson & Kevin Reher||Lee Unkrich|
|3||Toy Story 2||November 24, 1999||John Lasseter
Lee Unkrich & Ash Brannon
|Lasseter, Pete Docter, Brannon & Andrew Stanton||Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin & Chris Webb||Helene Plotkin & Karen Robert Jackson||Edie Bleiman, David Ian Salter & Lee Unkrich|
|4||Monsters, Inc.||November 2, 2001||Pete Docter
Lee Unkrich & David Silverman
|Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon & Ralph Eggleston||Andrew Stanton & Dan Gerson||Darla K. Anderson||Robert Graham Jones & Jim Stewart|
|5||Finding Nemo||May 30, 2003||Andrew Stanton
|Stanton||Stanton, Bob Peterson & David Reynolds||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
|Lasseter, Ranft & Jorgen Klubien||Dan Fogelman, Lasseter, Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin & Klubien||Darla K. Anderson||Ken Schretzmann||Randy Newman|
|8||Ratatouille||June 29, 2007||Brad Bird
|Pinkava, Jim Capobianco & Bird||Bird||Brad Lewis||Darren T. Holmes & Stan Webb||Michael Giacchino|
|9||WALL-E||June 27, 2008||Andrew Stanton||Stanton & Pete Docter||Stanton & Jim Reardon||Jim Morris
|Stephen Schaffer||Thomas Newman|
|10||Up||May 29, 2009||Pete Docter
|Docter, Peterson & Tom McCarthy||Peterson & Docter||Jonas Rivera||Kevin Nolting||Michael Giacchino|
|11||Toy Story 3||June 18, 2010||Lee Unkrich||John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Unkrich||Michael Arndt||Darla K. Anderson||Ken Schretzmann||Randy Newman|
|12||Cars 2||June 24, 2011||John Lasseter
|Lasseter, Lewis & Dan Fogelman||Ben Queen||Denise Ream||Stephen Schaffer||Michael Giacchino|
|13||Brave||June 22, 2012||Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman
|Chapman||Andrews, Purcell, Chapman & Irene Mecchi||Katherine Sarafian||Nicholas C. Smith||Patrick Doyle|
|14||Monsters University||June 21, 2013||Dan Scanlon||Scanlon, Dan Gerson & Robert L. Baird||Kori Rae||Greg Snyder||Randy Newman|
|15||Inside Out||June 19, 2015||Pete Docter
Ronnie del Carmen
|Docter & del Carmen||Docter, Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley||Jonas Rivera||Kevin Nolting||Michael Giacchino|
|16||The Good Dinosaur||November 25, 2015||Peter Sohn||Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann & Bob Peterson||LeFauve||Denise Ream||Stephen Schaffer||Mychael & Jeff Danna|
|17||Finding Dory||June 17, 2016||Andrew Stanton
|Stanton||Stanton & Victoria Strouse||Lindsey Collins||Axel Geddes||Thomas Newman|
|18||Cars 3||June 16, 2017||Brian Fee||Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart||Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson & Mike Rich||Kevin Reher
|Jason Hudak||Randy Newman|
|19||Coco||November 22, 2017||Lee Unkrich
|Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich & Molina||Molina & Aldrich||Darla K. Anderson||Steve Bloom||Michael Giacchino|
|20||Incredibles 2||June 15, 2018||Brad Bird||John Walker & Nicole Paradis Grindle||Stephen Schaffer|
|21||Toy Story 4||June 21, 2019||Josh Cooley||John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich||Stephany Folsom||Jonas Rivera||TBA||Randy Newman|
After the release of Toy Story 4, five untitled projects are slated for March 6, 2020, June 19, 2020, June 18, 2021, March 18, 2022, and June 17, 2022. As of June 2016, both films set for 2020 are planned to be original, followed by another two original films that are still in early development.
In 2017, it was announced that Dan Scanlon is directing a suburban fantasy film, with Kori Rae producing, which takes place in a post-magical world without humans and populated with elves, trolls, and sprites, where unicorns are as common as rodents. The film will follow two elf brothers who lost their father when they were too young to remember him, and with the help of some magical remains left in the world, they embark on a quest which could give them a day to spend with their deceased father. The film was inspired by the death of Scanlon's father, who died when he and his brother were 1 and 3 years old respectively. Scanlon decided to write this story when they were played an audio clip of him as teenagers. It will begin production in January 2019.
Since 2017, Brian Fee has been directing an original film for Pixar, as well as films from Mark Andrews, and Pete Docter. In 2018, it was revealed that Domee Shi was working on an animated feature based on an original idea.
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 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.
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. 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. In June 2018, Bird mentioned the possibility of adapting the novel as a TV series, with the earthquake sequence as a feature film.
A Pixar film titled Newt was announced in April 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in 2011, which was later bumped to 2012, but it had been finally cancelled by early 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 became 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.
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.
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, but was subsequently removed from the release schedule on March 1, 2018. The film was eventually cancelled when Disneytoon Studios shut down on June 28, 2018.
Critical and public reception
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||CinemaScore||Critics' Choice|
|A Bug's Life||92%||77/100||A||N/A|
|Toy Story 2||100%||88/100||A+||100/100|
|Toy Story 3||98%||92/100||A||97/100|
|The Good Dinosaur||76%||66/100||A||75/100|
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||$940.3 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||$486.3 million||$1,028.6 million|||
|Cars 3||$175 million||$53.7 million||$152.9 million||$383.9 million|||
|Coco||$175 million||$50.8 million||$209.7 million||$807.1 million|||
|Incredibles 2||$200 million||$182.7 million||$607.8 million||$1,231.9 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
|Animated Feature||Original Screenplay||Original Score||Original Song||Sound Editing||Sound Mixing||Other|
|Toy Story||Award not introduced yet||Nominated||Nominated||Nominated||Won Special Achievement|
|A Bug's Life||Nominated|
|Toy Story 2||Nominated|
|Toy Story 3||Nominated||Won||Won||Nominated||Nominated for 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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