Let’s begin with something simple…

  • Toy Story brought digital animation to life. And was perfect for both adults and kids
  • Bugs Life demonstrated Pixar wasn’t a one trick pony.
  • Toy Story 2 proved a sequel can be as good, or even better than the original.
  • Monsters, Inc. married celebrity and humor (and showed us digital fur)
  • Finding Nemo took an unexpected collection of situations and voices to make pure enjoyment.
  • The Incredibles proved action and a familiar genre could be give brilliant new life.
  • Cars was basically a cartoon remake of Doc Hollywood, but it made a lot of money and was still enjoyable.
  • Ratatouille let me love it (even though I don’t like rats and think rodents cooking – even in cartoon form – is disgusting).
  • WALL-E proved silence was captivating.
  • Up showed that a few minute montage could be better than most films. Squirrel!
  • Toy Story 3 reminded us you can go home again and that adults cry at cartoons.
  • Cars 2 was terrible and a merchandising whore. The first Pixar film I have not really loved or even liked.

And now Brave. Continue reading