Pixar is a CGI production company based in Emeryville, California, United States. The studio has earned numerous awards for their feature films and other work, including 26 Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and three Grammys. Pixar is best known for CGI-animated features created with PhotoRealistic RenderMan, its own implementation of the industry-standard Renderman image-rendering API used to generate high-quality images.

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, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up were highly successful.

The eleventh film, Toy Story 3, 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, which is a sequel to Cars, the second film to have a sequel. Both movies, along with a fourteenth film Monsters University, 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.

The thirteenth film Brave (2012) had an estimated budget of $185 million. 2015's releases of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur mark the first time that Pixar will release two films in one calendar year.[1]



# Title Year Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
1 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter Original Story: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Screenplay: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow
Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold Randy Newman
2 A Bug's Life 1998 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Andrew Stanton
Original Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Donald McEnery and Bob Shaw
Darla K. Anderson and Kevin Reher
3 Toy Story 2 1999 John Lasseter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon
Original Story: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon and Andrew Stanton
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin and Chris Webb
Helene Plotkin and Karen Robert Jackson
4 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter
Co-Directors: Lee Unkrich and David Silverman
Original Story: Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson
Darla K. Anderson
5 Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Lee Unkrich
Original Story: Andrew Stanton
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds
Graham Walters Thomas Newman
6 The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird John Walker Michael Giacchino
7 Cars 2006 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Joe Ranft
Original Story: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien
Screenplay: Dan Fogelman, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin and Jorgen Klubien
Darla K. Anderson Randy Newman
8 Ratatouille 2007 Brad Bird
Co-Director: Jan Pinkava
Original Story: Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird
Screenplay: Brad Bird
Brad Lewis Michael Giacchino
9 WALL-E 2008 Andrew Stanton Original Story: Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon
Jim Morris Thomas Newman
10 Up 2009 Pete Docter
Co-Director: Bob Peterson
Story: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy
Screenplay: Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino
11 Toy Story 3 2010 Lee Unkrich Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
Screenplay: Michael Arndt
Darla K. Anderson Randy Newman
12 Cars 2 2011 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
Original Story: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman
Screenplay: Ben Queen
Denise Ream Michael Giacchino
13 Brave 2012 Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Co-Director: Steve Purcell
Story: Brenda Chapman
Screenplay: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Katherine Sarafian Patrick Doyle
14 Monsters University 2013 Dan Scanlon Story and Screenplay: Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon Kori Rae Randy Newman
15 Inside Out 2015 Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Original Story: Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen
Screenplay: Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley
Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino
16 The Good Dinosaur 2015
17 Finding Dory 2016


# Title Year Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
18 Cars 3[2][3] 2017[4] Taika Waititi Story: TBA
Screenplay: TBA
TBA Randy Newman
19 Coco Lee Unkrich Story: TBA
Screenplay: TBA
Darla K. Anderson TBA
20 Toy Story 4[5] 2018[4] John Lasseter
Co-Director: Josh Cooley[6]
Original Story: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich
Screenplay: Rashida Jones and Will McCormack
Galyn Susman Randy Newman[7]
21 The Incredibles 2[2][8] 2019[4] Brad Bird TBA Michael Giacchino
22 The Great White Man Eating Shark 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA
23 The Witch who loved Cherries TBA TBA TBA TBA

Production cycleEdit

In July 2013, Pixar Studios President Edwin Catmull, said that the studio planned to release one original film each year, and a sequel every other year, as part of a strategy to release "one and a half movies a year."[9] However no film was released in 2014, with the original films Inside Out released in June and The Good Dinosaur scheduled for November 2015, and only Finding Dory (a sequel) scheduled for 2016.

Cancelled projectsEdit

A film titled Newt was announced in 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in 2012, but was canceled in 2010. John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011. In March 2014, in an interview, Pixar president Edwin Catmull stated that Newt was an idea that was not working in pre-production. When the project was passed to the director of Up, Pete Docter, he pitched an idea that Pixar thought was better and that concept became Inside Out.


Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a traditionally animated direct-to-video film made in 2000 by Disney Television Animation with an opening sequence by Pixar. The film led to a television series with Pixar creating the CGI portion of the opening theme.

Related productionsEdit

John Carter is a live-action Disney film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, A Princess of Mars, that was co-written and directed by Andrew Stanton. The film was released on March 9, 2012, and it received mixed reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office. Disney reported that they would lose $200 million on it.

Planes is a spin-off of the Cars franchise, made by DisneyToon Studios and co-written and executive-produced by John Lasseter. The film was conceived from the short film Air Mater, which introduces aspects of Planes and ends with a hint of the film. It was released on August 9, 2013. A sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, was released on July 18, 2014.


Critical and public receptionEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic[10] CinemaScore[11]
Toy Story style="background: Template:Lighten" | 100%[12] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 92/100 A
A Bug's Life style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[13] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 77/100 A
Toy Story 2 style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[14] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 88/100 A+
Monsters, Inc. style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[15] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 78/100 A+
Finding Nemo style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[16] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 90/100 A+
The Incredibles style="background: Template:Lighten" | 97%[17] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 90/100 A+
Cars style="background: Template:Lighten" | 74%[18] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 73/100 A
Ratatouille style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[19] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 96/100 A
WALL-E style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[20] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 94/100 A
Up style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[21] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 88/100 A+
Toy Story 3 style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[22] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 92/100 A
Cars 2 style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[23] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 57/100 A−
Brave style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[24] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 69/100 A
Monsters University style="background: Template:Lighten" | Template:Rotten Tomatoes score%[25] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 65/100 A
Inside Out style="background: Template:Lighten" | 98%[26] style="background: Template:Lighten" | 94/100 A
The Good Dinosaur 99%
Finding Dory 100%

Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Opening Budget Domestic Worldwide Ref(s)
Toy Story Script error $29,140,617 $30,000,000 $191,796,233 $370,638,993[27]
A Bug's Life Script error $33,258,052 $120,000,000 $162,798,565 $363,398,565 [28]
Toy Story 2 Script error $57,388,839 $90,000,000 $245,852,179 $490,728,379 [29]
Monsters, Inc. Script error $62,577,067 $115,000,000 $289,916,256 $562,816,256 [30]
Finding Nemo Script error $70,251,710 $94,000,000 $380,843,261 $936,743,261 [31]
The Incredibles Script error $70,467,623 $92,000,000 $261,441,092 $631,442,092 [32]
Cars Script error $60,119,509 $120,000,000 $244,082,982 $461,983,149 [33]
Ratatouille Script error $47,027,395 $150,000,000 $206,445,654 $623,722,818 [34]
WALL-E Script error $63,087,526 $180,000,000 $223,808,164 $521,311,860 [35]
Up Script error $68,108,790 $175,000,000 $293,004,164 $731,342,744 [36]
Toy Story 3 Script error $110,307,189 $200,000,000 $415,004,880 $1,063,171,911 [37]
Cars 2 Script error $66,135,507 $200,000,000 $191,452,396 $559,852,396 [38]
Brave Script error $66,323,594 $185,000,000 $237,283,207 $538,983,207 [39]
Monsters University Script error $82,429,469 $200,000,000 $268,492,764 $743,559,607 [40]
Inside Out Script error $90,440,272 $175,000,000 $355,323,775 $842,223,775 [41]
Total grosses $991,137,102 $2,126,000,000 $3,998,248,018 $9,488,597,070 [42][43][44][45]
Average grosses $64,233,304 $141,733,333 $260,208,875 $627,201,322

Academy Award wins and nominationsEdit

Main article: List of Pixar awards and nominations (feature films)
Film Best Picture Animated Feature Original Screenplay Original Score Original Song Sound Editing Sound Mixing Other
Toy Story Award not yet introduced Nominated Nominated Nominated Special Achievement
A Bug's Life Award not yet introduced Nominated
Toy Story 2 Award not yet introduced Nominated
Monsters, Inc. Nominated Nominated Won Nominated
Finding Nemo Won Nominated Nominated Nominated
The Incredibles Won Nominated Won Nominated
Cars Nominated Nominated
Ratatouille Won Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated
WALL-E Won Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated
Up Nominated Won Nominated Won Nominated
Toy Story 3 Nominated Won Won Nominated Adapted Screenplay
Cars 2
Brave Won
Monsters University
Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur Won Won Won Won Won Won Won
Finding Dory Won

See alsoEdit

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