Ten Things...

...I Have Learned From the Pixar Movies

Over the last few months I have been watching all the Pixar movies in order of release (not including the several dozen times Eddie has watched Finding Nemo). Here's a look back in honor of the release of Toy Story 3 this weekend. Which one is your favorite?

10. Computer animation has come a long way in 15 years. Toy Story (1995)

9. Replace villagers and bandits with ants and grasshoppers, and suddenly the plot from Three Amigos is fresh again. A Bug's Life (1998)

8. Toys are meant for playing, not displaying. Toy Story 2 (1999)

7. The Abominable Snowman gets a bum wrap. The only thing killer about him are his snow cones. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

6. You can say the name "Nemo" a lot in 100 minutes. Finding Nemo (2003)

5. Never put your life in the hands of anyone who insists on wearing a cape. Also, the greatest superhero name ever: Gazerbeam. The Incredibles (2004)

4. Life's a journey, not a destination. Cars (2006)

3. "Anyone can cook... Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." Ratatouille (2007)

2. If someone can make an engaging movie where the protagonist is a mostly mute robot and the humans are gelatinous blobs, anything is possible. WALL-E (2008)

1. Adventure is always just a short balloon ride away. Up (2009)

1 comment:

Krissy said...

First off, I never realized that A Bug's Life has the same basic plot as Three Amigos. Now I feel sort of dumb.

Secondly, I think another important thing to learn from The Incredibles is not to monologue when you're the villain. It gives the hero an advantage.

And lastly, yes, you can say the word "Nemo" about 1 billion times during that movie.