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