History Creator / Pixar

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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6th Apr '17 12:06:15 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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And finally, things come full circle with Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, bringing it under the same umbrella as its own former division. Though, with John Lasseter in charge, you could look at it as Pixar itself now owning its former owner (kinda like how SBC Communications ultimately bought former owner AT&T).

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And finally, things come full circle with Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, bringing it under the same umbrella as its own former division. Though, with John Lasseter in charge, you could look at it as Pixar itself now owning its former owner (kinda like how SBC Communications ultimately bought former owner AT&T).
AT&T or how Creator/{{Viacom}} briefly owned former owner Creator/{{CBS}}).
6th Apr '17 12:00:15 PM Chris116
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6th Apr '17 11:45:27 AM Chris116
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** ''Toy Story 4'' (2019) -- A third sequel to the franchise to be directed by John Lasseter. Revealed at the 2015 [=D23=] Expo to be a love story focused on Woody being reunited with Bo Peep, who was absent (and implied to be thrown out) from ''Toy Story 3''.

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** ''Toy Story 4'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'' (2019) -- A third sequel to the franchise to be directed by John Lasseter. Revealed at the 2015 [=D23=] Expo to be a love story focused on Woody being reunited with Bo Peep, who was absent (and implied to be thrown out) from ''Toy Story 3''.
4th Apr '17 5:59:08 PM nombretomado
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At the same time, John Lasseter continued to use CGI to make short films and showed them around at conventions, specifically the computer-graphics convention SIGGRAPH. While other people were showing landscapes and technical demos, Lasseter's short ''WesternAnimation/LuxoJr'' was a masterpiece in storytelling that established several new CGI tricks and demonstrated the narrative ability of the art. [[PixarShorts Pixar's subsequent shorts]] secured their status as the leader in computer animation.

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At the same time, John Lasseter continued to use CGI to make short films and showed them around at conventions, specifically the computer-graphics convention SIGGRAPH. While other people were showing landscapes and technical demos, Lasseter's short ''WesternAnimation/LuxoJr'' was a masterpiece in storytelling that established several new CGI tricks and demonstrated the narrative ability of the art. [[PixarShorts [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Pixar's subsequent shorts]] secured their status as the leader in computer animation.
12th Mar '17 2:55:50 PM Sdman101
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** ''The Incredibles 2'' (2018; Creator/BradBird will return as a writer)

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** ''The Incredibles 2'' (2018; Creator/BradBird will return as a director and writer)
21st Feb '17 11:03:44 PM Mikeyfan93
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' (2006)(Was the last Pixar movie to be released before the company was bought by Disney)[[labelnote:*]]Also the last Pixar movie to have the marching band music over the studio's Walt Disney Pictures logo, which has 2 extra beats on it.[[/labelnote]]
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' (2011)[[/index]]
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}'' (2017)

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' (2006)(Was the last Pixar movie to be released before the company was bought by Disney)[[labelnote:*]]Also the last Pixar movie to have the marching band music over the studio's Walt Disney Pictures logo, which has 2 extra beats on it.[[/labelnote]]
(2006)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' (2011)[[/index]]
(2011)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}'' (2017)
(2017)[[/index]]
28th Jan '17 6:07:02 AM NWolfman
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* AuthorAppeal: Butt-pinching comes up in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' (Mr. and Mrs. Parr), ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' and the "El Materador" short (the old lady car slapping "Nice Butte" stickers on cars' behinds, Mater and the two Miatas, via yanking their rear bumpers with his crane), and ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' (The King and Queen Elinor).

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* AuthorAppeal: AuthorAppeal
** Much in the same way that the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' directors each had their own take on the same handful of chatacters, each Pixar film reflects on it's director's personal taste. For example, Pete Doctor tends to favor simplistic, almost child-like designs with geometric shapes and bright, primary colors, while Andrew Stanton's films tend to be more ambient.
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Butt-pinching comes up in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' (Mr. and Mrs. Parr), ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' and the "El Materador" short (the old lady car slapping "Nice Butte" stickers on cars' behinds, Mater and the two Miatas, via yanking their rear bumpers with his crane), and ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' (The King and Queen Elinor).Elinor).
** Parental/child relationships, or allegories thereof, are easily the most common narrative theme in their films, the most obvious ones being ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. Most likely a case of WriteWhatYouKnow, as most of the studio's star employees are parents.
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