History YMMV / Pixar

29th Jan '16 2:30:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MagnumOpus: A frequent topic of debate amongst fans: every movie they've made so far has split people into camps of which is the best to the point that to call one film their greatest film would be considered an insult to the others.
9th Jan '16 5:14:20 PM mlsmithca
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TRS voted to axe Parvum Opus.
* ParvumOpus: ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', considered the beginning of their DorkAge; it was pretty telling when [=DreamWorks=] Animation's ''Kung Fu Panda 2'' ringed it out at the box office and with critics (though ''Cars 2'' still made a lot of money), and the movie failed to get nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (it DID win the Best Feature Annie, but after two previous controversies with DWA taking the Annie in 2008 and 2010, the only controversy surrounding 2011 was how ''Cars 2'' was able to win).
15th Dec '15 10:32:25 PM vifetoile
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* DorkAge: ''Cars 2'' began it, being the studio's first film in its entire history to be a critical flop, as well as its first since the creation of the "Best Animated Feature" Oscar not to get a nomination. Their next [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} two]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity films]] were [[BrokenBase incredibly polarizing]], and while ''Brave'' won the aforementioned Oscar, it was generally considered undeserving over ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. As their next film, ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', entered [[TroubledProduction hot waters]], John Lasseter caught on and decided to postpone it to save the studio further embarrassment. Now, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', which was a huge success and critically adored, may signify a return to the gold standard... then again, the somewhat cooler reception for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' (which critics found still good, but not up to Pixar's par), one might wonder whether Pixar is out of their Dork Age, or if ''Inside Out'' was an exception.
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* DorkAge: ''Cars 2'' began it, being the studio's first film in its entire history to be a critical flop, as well as its first since the creation of the "Best Animated Feature" Oscar not to get a nomination. Their next [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} two]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity films]] were [[BrokenBase incredibly polarizing]], and while ''Brave'' won the aforementioned Oscar, it was generally considered undeserving over ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. As their next film, ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', entered [[TroubledProduction hot waters]], John Lasseter caught on and decided to postpone it to save the studio further embarrassment. Now, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', which was a huge success and critically adored, may signify a return to the gold standard... then again, the somewhat cooler reception for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' (which critics found still good, but not up to Pixar's par), one might make one wonder whether Pixar is out of their Dork Age, or if ''Inside Out'' was an exception.
15th Dec '15 10:32:02 PM vifetoile
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* DorkAge: ''Cars 2'' began it, being the studio's first film in its entire history to be a critical flop, as well as its first since the creation of the "Best Animated Feature" Oscar not to get a nomination. Their next [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} two]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity films]] were [[BrokenBase incredibly polarizing]], and while ''Brave'' won the aforementioned Oscar, it was generally considered undeserving over ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. As their next film, ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', entered [[TroubledProduction hot waters]], John Lasseter caught on and decided to postpone it to save the studio further embarrassment. Judging by the reviews of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' and the positive responses to the trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', this has worked in their favor, but one wonders if their string of upcoming sequels will be a return to form or if those two movies were just a flash in the pan.
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* DorkAge: ''Cars 2'' began it, being the studio's first film in its entire history to be a critical flop, as well as its first since the creation of the "Best Animated Feature" Oscar not to get a nomination. Their next [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} two]] [[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity films]] were [[BrokenBase incredibly polarizing]], and while ''Brave'' won the aforementioned Oscar, it was generally considered undeserving over ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. As their next film, ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', entered [[TroubledProduction hot waters]], John Lasseter caught on and decided to postpone it to save the studio further embarrassment. Judging by the reviews of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' Now, ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', which was a huge success and the positive responses to the trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'', this has worked in their favor, but one wonders if their string of upcoming sequels will be critically adored, may signify a return to form the gold standard... then again, the somewhat cooler reception for ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' (which critics found still good, but not up to Pixar's par), one might wonder whether Pixar is out of their Dork Age, or if those two movies were just a flash in the pan.''Inside Out'' was an exception.
12th Dec '15 4:28:32 AM jameygamer
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Averted so far. They've gotten plenty of flack for being a part of a fixed income scandal with other major animation studios including [=DreamWorks=] Animation and Blue Sky but it has yet to [[{{Pun}} sully]] their name.
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Averted so far. They've gotten plenty of flack for being a part of a fixed income scandal with other major animation studios including [=DreamWorks=] Animation and Blue Sky but it has yet to [[{{Pun}} sully]] their name.name or the other two studios' names.
7th Nov '15 7:32:47 PM jameygamer
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Averted so far. They've gotten plenty of flack for being a part of a fixed income scandal but it has yet to [[{{Pun}} sully]] their name.
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Averted so far. They've gotten plenty of flack for being a part of a fixed income scandal with other major animation studios including [=DreamWorks=] Animation and Blue Sky but it has yet to [[{{Pun}} sully]] their name.
5th Nov '15 3:52:49 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* HarsherInHindsight: Joe Ranft's sad death in a car crash in 2005 becomes even sadder when you realize that [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Disney]] supremo Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann, a mentor to some of the animators including Lasseter, died the exact same way 20 years prior (and just for good measure, former Disney studio chief and Renaissance alumni Jeffrey Katzenberg nearly died the same way as Ranft and Reithermann 10 years after Ranft's death and 30 years after Reithermann's, but he only broke his arm.)
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* HarsherInHindsight: Joe Ranft's sad death in a car crash in 2005 becomes even sadder when you realize that [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Disney]] supremo Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann, a mentor to some of the animators including Lasseter, died the exact same way 20 years prior (and just for good measure, former Disney studio chief and Renaissance alumni Jeffrey Katzenberg nearly died the same way as Ranft and Reithermann 10 years after Ranft's death and 30 years after Reithermann's, but he only broke his arm.)arm).
4th Nov '15 9:25:24 PM jameygamer
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* HarsherInHindsight: Joe Ranft's sad death in a car crash in 2005 becomes even sadder when you realize that Disney supremo Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann, a mentor to some of the animators including Lasseter, died the exact same way 20 years prior (and just for good measure, former Disney studio chief and Renaissance alumni Jeffrey Katzenberg nearly died the same way as Ranft and Reithermann 10 years after Ranft's death and 30 years after Reithermann's, but he only broke his arm.)
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* HarsherInHindsight: Joe Ranft's sad death in a car crash in 2005 becomes even sadder when you realize that Disney [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Disney]] supremo Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann, a mentor to some of the animators including Lasseter, died the exact same way 20 years prior (and just for good measure, former Disney studio chief and Renaissance alumni Jeffrey Katzenberg nearly died the same way as Ranft and Reithermann 10 years after Ranft's death and 30 years after Reithermann's, but he only broke his arm.)
4th Nov '15 9:03:50 PM jameygamer
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* HarsherInHindsight: Joe Ranft's sad death in a car crash in 2005 becomes even sadder when you realize that Disney supremo Wolfgang "Woolie" Reithermann, a mentor to some of the animators including Lasseter, died the exact same way 20 years prior (and just for good measure, former Disney studio chief and Renaissance alumni Jeffrey Katzenberg nearly died the same way as Ranft and Reithermann 10 years after Ranft's death and 30 years after Reithermann's, but he only broke his arm.)
31st Oct '15 1:05:38 PM StFan
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: They are experts at this. Their biggest hits include [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} that one movie with the talking rat that helps a French chef cook]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} the one with the talking cars]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} that love story between two virtually intelligible robots that's completely silent for the first half]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} that one where the old guy ties a bunch of balloons to his house]] or the--hey! Don't go yet! Come on! Even Jeffrey Katzenberg acknowledged their success with this formula, using ''Ratatouille'' as his example.
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: They are experts at this. Their biggest hits include [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} that one movie with the talking rat that helps a French chef cook]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} the one with the talking cars]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} [[WesternAnimation/WallE that love story between two virtually intelligible robots that's completely silent for the first half]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} that one where the old guy ties a bunch of balloons to his house]] or the--hey! Don't go yet! Come on! Even Jeffrey Katzenberg acknowledged their success with this formula, using ''Ratatouille'' as his example.
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