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. With the exception of Cars 2 (2011), all of the following nineteen features were critically successful. 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 released in 2021, and another two untitled films set to be released in 2022.
|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||Robert Gordon and Lee Unkrich||Randy Newman|
|2||A Bug's Life||November 25, 1998||John Lasseter
|John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft||Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw||Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher||Lee Unkrich|
|3||Toy Story 2||November 24, 1999||John Lasseter
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||Edie Bleiman, David Ian Salter and Lee Unkrich|
|4||Monsters, Inc.||November 2, 2001||Pete Docter
Lee Unkrich and David Silverman
|Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston||Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson||Darla K. Anderson||Robert Graham Jones and Jim Stewart|
|5||Finding Nemo||May 30, 2003||Andrew Stanton
|Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and 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
|John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien||Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien||Darla K. Anderson||Ken Schretzmann||Randy Newman|
|8||Ratatouille||June 29, 2007||Brad Bird
|Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird||Brad Bird||Brad Lewis||Darren T. Holmes and Stan Webb||Michael Giacchino|
|9||WALL-E||June 27, 2008||Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter||Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon||Jim Morris
|Stephen Schaffer||Thomas Newman|
|10||Up||May 29, 2009||Pete Docter
|Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy||Bob Peterson and Pete Docter||Jonas Rivera||Kevin Nolting||Michael Giacchino|
|11||Toy Story 3||June 18, 2010||Lee Unkrich||John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich||Michael Arndt||Darla K. Anderson||Ken Schretzmann||Randy Newman|
|12||Cars 2||June 24, 2011||John Lasseter
|John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman||Ben Queen||Denise Ream||Stephen Schaffer||Michael Giacchino|
|13||Brave||June 22, 2012||Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
|Brenda Chapman||Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi||Katherine Sarafian||Nicholas C. Smith||Patrick Doyle|
|14||Monsters University||June 21, 2013||Dan Scanlon||Dan Scanlon, Dan Gerson and Robert L. Baird||Kori Rae||Greg Snyder||Randy Newman|
|15||Inside Out||June 19, 2015||Pete Docter
Ronnie del Carmen
|Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen||Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley||Jonas Rivera||Kevin Nolting||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||Stephen Schaffer||Mychael and Jeff Danna|
|17||Finding Dory||June 17, 2016||Andrew Stanton
|Andrew Stanton||Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse||Lindsey Collins||Axel Geddes||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
|Jason Hudak||Randy Newman|
|19||Coco||November 22, 2017||Lee Unkrich
|Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich and Adrian Molina||Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich||Darla K. Anderson||Steve Bloom||Michael Giacchino|
|20||Incredibles 2||June 15, 2018||Brad Bird||John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle||Stephen Schaffer|
|21||Toy Story 4 ||June 21, 2019||Josh Cooley||John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich||Stephany Folsom||Jonas Rivera||TBA||Randy Newman|
|22||Untitled films||March 6, 2020||TBA|
|23||June 19, 2020|
|24||June 18, 2021|
|25||March 18, 2022|
|26||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. This will be starting production in January 2019. Since 2017, Brian Fee has been directing another original film for Pixar, as well as films from Mark Andrews and Pete Docter. In 2018, it was revealed that Domee Shi, who directed the short Bao, 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.
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 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.
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 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 without explanation on March 1, 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||99%||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||$175–200 million||$50.8 million||$209.7 million||$806.7 million|||
|Incredibles 2||$200 million||$182.7 million||$253.1 million||$328.2 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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