History Creator / Pixar

17th Aug '17 6:10:34 AM jormis29
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Pixar began when Creator/GeorgeLucas used some of his money to form a new division at Lucasfilm known as "Graphics Group". The company originally did this and that for a while, most notably the Genesis planet simulation from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and the stained-glass knight from ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. Working there was one John Lasseter, a former Disney animator who got fired for trying to push the company to experiment with computer animation. He created a CGI short entitled ''The Adventures of Andre and Wally B'' in his downtime, with the assistance of computer genius Ed Catmull.

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Pixar began when Creator/GeorgeLucas used some of his money to form a new division at Lucasfilm known as "Graphics Group". The company originally did this and that for a while, most notably the Genesis planet simulation from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and the stained-glass knight from ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. Working there was one John Lasseter, a former Disney animator who got fired for trying to push the company to experiment with computer animation. He created a CGI short entitled ''The Adventures of Andre and Wally B'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfAndreAndWallyB'' in his downtime, with the assistance of computer genius Ed Catmull.
11th Aug '17 6:05:07 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** The Pizza Planet truck. The only film of theirs it hasnt appeared in was ''The Incredibles'', although it does appear in the video game adaptation.

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** The Pizza Planet truck. The only film of theirs it hasnt hasn't appeared in was ''The Incredibles'', although it does appear in the video game adaptation.
10th Aug '17 10:28:38 PM Prinzenick
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** The Pizza Planet truck. The only film of theirs it hasnt appeared in was ''The Incredibles''.

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** The Pizza Planet truck. The only film of theirs it hasnt appeared in was ''The Incredibles''.Incredibles'', although it does appear in the video game adaptation.
10th Aug '17 10:23:08 PM Prinzenick
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* RunningGag: The Pizza Planet truck, giving a role to John Ratzenberger in every film, [[EarlyBirdCameo putting a cameo of a character from the next film to be released]], and the one listed in ShoutOut

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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The Pizza Planet truck, giving truck. The only film of theirs it hasnt appeared in was ''The Incredibles''.
** Giving
a role to John Ratzenberger in every film, film.
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[[EarlyBirdCameo putting Putting a cameo of a character from the next film to be released]], and the one listed in ShoutOutShoutOut.
28th Jul '17 4:50:09 PM DoctorRayman
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Pixar's sidekicks tend to be [[EnsembleDarkhorse more memorable than their leads]]. You can see from their sequels that they embrace it: ''Cars 2'' centered on Mater, ''Monsters University'' on Mike, and ''Finding Dory'' will be about Dory. Averted, however, with the ''Toy Story'' films: despite Buzz Lightyear arguably being more famous and recognizable, Woody remains the focus of the sequels.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Pixar's sidekicks tend to be [[EnsembleDarkhorse more memorable than their leads]]. You can see from their sequels that they embrace it: ''Cars 2'' centered on Mater, ''Monsters University'' on Mike, and ''Finding Dory'' will be about on Dory. Averted, however, with the ''Toy Story'' films: despite Buzz Lightyear arguably being more famous and recognizable, Woody remains the focus of the sequels.
17th Jun '17 6:01:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure'': An ''XBox360 {{Kinect}}'' video game featuring characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', and the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' franchise.

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* ''Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure'': An ''XBox360 {{Kinect}}'' ''UsefulNotes/XBox360 UsefulNotes/{{Kinect}}'' video game featuring characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', and the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' franchise.
24th May '17 10:20:45 AM jtierney50
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: As mentioned in WellIntentionedExtremist, the antagonists that show up in most Pixar movie are rarely straight up evil. In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Sid is a destructive kid who has no idea that he's harming sentient beings, and would grow up to a normal adult by the third movie. In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', the closest thing we have to a "villain" is the dentist's daughter -- who, like Sid, is simply a misbehaving kid who clearly has no idea how to take care of animals. ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'''s primary antagonist is a "demon bear" who is mostly just acting out from instinct and is not malevolent for the sake of it. [[spoiler:When he dies, the spirit of the man he once was thanked the main characters for freeing him from the curse]]. In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the heroes faced off against a group of {{Jerk Jock}}s, but they're generally pretty harmless and is depicted more as an obstacle the heroes have to surpass to win the Scarer Games than an actual force of evil.

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: As mentioned in WellIntentionedExtremist, the antagonists that show up in most Pixar movie are rarely straight up evil. In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Sid is a destructive kid who has no idea that he's harming sentient beings, and would grow up to a normal adult by the third movie. In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', the closest thing we have to a "villain" is the dentist's daughter -- who, like Sid, is simply a misbehaving kid who clearly has no idea how to take care of animals. ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'''s primary antagonist is a "demon bear" who is mostly just acting out from instinct and is not malevolent for the sake of it. [[spoiler:When he dies, the spirit of the man he once was thanked the main characters for freeing him from the curse]]. In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the heroes faced off against a group of {{Jerk Jock}}s, but they're generally pretty harmless and is depicted more as an obstacle the heroes have to surpass to win the Scarer Games than an actual force of evil. Averted pretty hard in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', however, as Syndrome has personally murdered or caused the death of literally ''dozens'' of supers, just to spite them for having superpowers.
21st Apr '17 2:56:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Of course, if you think they're not business-minded, keep in mind that, until ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', their films had never failed financially. Out of their films, only four [[note]]''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and ''The Good Dinosaur''[[/note]] have failed to break the $200 million dollar mark in the US, and none of them failed to break the $200 million mark in foreign box office take; the studio's highest-grossing films, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', made over a billion dollars worldwide [[note]]''Toy Story 3'' became the highest-grossing animated film of all time until ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' exceeded it, as well as the first animated film to earn a billion[[/note]]. The average domestic box office take of a Pixar film is around $250 million, and their films have made almost ten billion dollars total in combined domestic and foreign box office take. Also worth noting: every single Pixar film had opened at the #1 spot in the weekend box office [[BrokenStreak until]] ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut's'' release in 2015 [[note]]Though it ended up being Pixar's second-biggest opening weekend behind ''Toy Story 3'', and is currently the second largest opening for an original film in Hollywood; it didn't reach #1 because Comcast/Universal's ''Film/JurassicWorld'' opened the previous weekend, but the two films together bulldozed most of their competition. ''The Good Dinosaur'', which continued the BrokenStreak, was less fortunate, and, unlike ''Inside Out'', never made it to #1.[[/note]]. Sans ''Brave'' (while still a respectable #13) and ''The Good Dinosaur'' (at a less remarkable #21), all of Pixar's films are among the top ten highest-grossing films of the year they've been released.

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Of course, if you think they're not business-minded, keep in mind that, until ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', their films had never failed financially. Out of their films, only four [[note]]''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' and ''The Good Dinosaur''[[/note]] have failed to break the $200 million dollar mark in the US, and none of them failed to break the $200 million mark in foreign box office take; the studio's highest-grossing films, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', made over a billion dollars worldwide [[note]]''Toy Story 3'' became the highest-grossing animated film of all time until ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' exceeded it, as well as the first animated film to earn a billion[[/note]]. The average domestic box office take of a Pixar film is around $250 million, and their films have made almost ten billion dollars total in combined domestic and foreign box office take. Also worth noting: every single Pixar film had opened at the #1 spot in the weekend box office [[BrokenStreak [[BrokenWinLossStreak until]] ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut's'' release in 2015 [[note]]Though it ended up being Pixar's second-biggest opening weekend behind ''Toy Story 3'', and is currently the second largest opening for an original film in Hollywood; it didn't reach #1 because Comcast/Universal's ''Film/JurassicWorld'' opened the previous weekend, but the two films together bulldozed most of their competition. ''The Good Dinosaur'', which continued the BrokenStreak, Dinosaur'' was less fortunate, and, unlike ''Inside Out'', never made it to #1.[[/note]]. Sans ''Brave'' (while still a respectable #13) and ''The Good Dinosaur'' (at a less remarkable #21), all of Pixar's films are among the top ten highest-grossing films of the year they've been released.



* BrokenStreak:
** After 11 consecutive films with a Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' is released to 39% on RT. Cue InternetBackdraft.
** Also, ever since the Academy Awards established the "Best Animated Feature" category in 2001, Pixar films have been inevitably nominated... until ''Cars 2''.
** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', facing competition with ''Film/JurassicWorld'', was the first Pixar film to not debut at #1 at the box office… though it still broke box office records for Pixar, being their third-highest grosser and the highest non-sequel or remake opening of all time (it reached the #1 spot on its third week). However, follow-up ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' didn't reach the top spot at all and became the first Pixar film to be declared a theatrical BoxOfficeBomb.

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* BrokenStreak:
BrokenWinLossStreak:
** After 11 consecutive films with a Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' is released to 39% on RT. Cue InternetBackdraft.
** Also, ever since the Academy Awards established the "Best Animated Feature" category in 2001, Pixar films have been inevitably nominated... until ''Cars 2''.
** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', facing competition with ''Film/JurassicWorld'',
''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' was the first--and so far, only--movie to be met with widely-negative reception from both critics and audiences. However, it still did well at the box office in spite of that, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff and the sequel actually outdid the original at the worldwide box office]].
** Both of Pixar's 2015 movies.
*** ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' became their
first Pixar film to not debut open at #1 at the box office… though it still broke North American box office records (due to heavy competition from ''Film/JurassicWorld''), although it did have the biggest opening ever for Pixar, being their third-highest grosser and the highest a non-sequel or remake opening of all time (it reached movie and went on to do very well.
*** ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', on
the #1 spot on its third week). However, follow-up ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' didn't reach the top spot at all and other hand, became the first Pixar film in Pixar's 20 years of movie-making [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/good-dinosaur-analyzing-pixars-first-857317 to be declared lose the studio money]]. The film becoming a theatrical BoxOfficeBomb.BoxOfficeBomb was mitigated by the success of ''Inside Out'', and the smash hit of their immediate follow-up (''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'') allowed the company to take such a blow in stride.
12th Apr '17 4:23:27 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (1995) (First {{Creator/Disney}}[=/=]Pixar project. Re-released in 3-D in theaters in October 2009)[[labelnote:*]]This movie featured a special Pixar-designed Walt Disney Pictures logo: It starts with the camera zooming out the gates of a CGI castle, followed by the standard opening with the corporate signature and "Pictures" flashing in and the starburst going in an arc over the castle from right to left; a different, march-band type jingle played instead of the "[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When You Wish Upon A Star"]] jingle, which segways into the opening of the movie. The Pixar logo is notable for appearing at the ''end'' of the movie as opposed to the beginning.[[/labelnote]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (1995) (First {{Creator/Disney}}[=/=]Pixar project. Re-released in 3-D 3D in theaters in October 2009)[[labelnote:*]]This movie featured a special Pixar-designed Walt Disney Pictures logo: It starts with the camera zooming out the gates of a CGI castle, followed by the standard opening with the corporate signature and "Pictures" flashing in and the starburst going in an arc over the castle from right to left; a different, march-band type jingle played instead of the "[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} When You Wish Upon A Star"]] jingle, which segways into the opening of the movie. The Pixar logo is notable for appearing at the ''end'' of the movie as opposed to the beginning.[[/labelnote]]



** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' (2001) (Re-released in 3-D Dec. 19, 2012)

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** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' (2001) (Re-released in 3-D 3D Dec. 19, 2012)
11th Apr '17 7:30:05 PM Phoenixion
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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryThatTimeForgot'' (2014) -- TV special.[[/index]]

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** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryThatTimeForgot'' (2014) -- TV special.[[/index]]



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