Disney Pixar Movies: A List 53/#100DaysOfDisney

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the Disney Animated Classics that I have never watched; I have however, seen all of the Disney Pixar films, and thought I’d share a list of them for today’s 100 Days of Disney post. There is no way I can say which is my favourite, but if I had to give a top three, they would be… Finding Nemo, Toy Story and WALL-E… and even then I’ve left a bug’s life, Monsters, Inc., Up and The Incredibles….!


A CGI production company based in California, USA. The studio has earned numerous awards for their feature films and other work, including 26 Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and three Grammys. As of June 2015, Pixar has released 15 films, 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. The success of the film led Pixar to release a sequel, Toy Story 2, in 1999, following their second production, a bug’s life in 1998. Monsters, Inc. was the next project to be released in 2001, and the following six features Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006),Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), and Up (2009) were highly successful. The 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. Pixar’s twelfth film is Cars 2 (2011), which is a sequel to Cars, the second film to have a sequel. Both movies, along with a fourteenth film Monsters University (2013), the latter a prequel to Monsters, Inc., are the most expensive Pixar films to ever be produced, at an estimated budget of $200 million each. 2015’s releases of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur mark the first time that Pixar will release two films in one calendar year. – Wikipedia

Toy Story (November 22, 1995)

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.

Toy Story Movie Poster

a bug’s life (November 25, 1998)

A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

A Bugs Life Movie Poster

Toy Story 2 (November 24, 1999)

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

Toy Story 2 Movie Poster

Monsters, Inc. (November 2, 2001)

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.

Monsters Inc Movie Poster

Finding Nemo (May 30, 2003)

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Poster

The Incredibles (November 5, 2004)

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

The Incredibles Movie Poster

Cars (June 9, 2006)

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Cars Movie Poster

Ratatouille (June 29, 2007)

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Ratatouille Movie Poster

WALL-E (June 27, 2008)

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

WALL-E Movie Poster

Up (May 29, 2009)

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Up Movie Poster

Toy Story 3 (June 18, 2010)

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

Toy Story 3 Movie Poster

Cars 2 (June 24, 2011)

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Cars 2 Movie Poster

Brave (June 22, 2012)

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Brave Movie Poster

Monsters University (June 21, 2013)

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.

Monsters University Movie Poster

Inside Out (June 19, 2015)

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Inside Out Movie Poster

In Production

  • The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015)
  • Finding Dory (June 17, 2016)
  • Toy Story 4 (June 16, 2017)
  • Coco (November 22, 2017)
  • TBA (June 15, 2018)
  • The Incredibles 2 (TBA)
  • Cars 3 (TBA)

What is your favourite Disney Pixar movie?

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