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List of Pixar films

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 (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), and Up (2009) were highly successful.

The eleventh film, Toy Story 3 (2010), 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 (2011), which is a sequel to Cars, the second film to have a sequel. Both movies, along with a fourteenth film Monsters University (2013), 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 will mark the first time that Pixar released two films in one calendar year.[1]



# Title Year Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
1 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft 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
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft 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
John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon and Andrew Stanton 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
Pete Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston Andrew Stanton and Dan Gerson Darla K. Anderson
5 Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Lee Unkrich
Andrew Stanton 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
John Lasseter, Joe Ranft and Jorgen Klubien 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
Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco and Brad Bird Brad Bird Brad Lewis Michael Giacchino
9 WALL-E 2008 Andrew Stanton Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon Jim Morris Thomas Newman
10 Up 2009 Pete Docter
Co-Director: Bob Peterson
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy Bob Peterson and Pete Docter Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino
11 Toy Story 3 2010 Lee Unkrich John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich Michael Arndt Darla K. Anderson Randy Newman
12 Cars 2 2011 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
John Lasseter, Brad Lewis and Dan Fogelman Ben Queen Denise Ream Michael Giacchino
13 Brave 2012 Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Co-Director: Steve Purcell
Brenda Chapman Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi Katherine Sarafian Patrick Doyle
14 Monsters University 2013 Dan Scanlon Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon Kori Rae Randy Newman
15 Inside Out 2015 Pete Docter
Co-Director: Ronnie del Carmen
Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley Jonas Rivera Michael Giacchino

In production

# Title Year Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Composer(s)
Story Screenplay
16 The Good Dinosaur[2][3][4] 2015 Peter Sohn Enrico Casarosa and Bob Peterson Meg LeFauve Denise Ream Jeff Danna[5] and Mychael Danna[6]
17 Finding Dory[7][4] 2016 Andrew Stanton[7]
Co-Director: Angus MacLane[8][9]
Victoria Strouse,[7] Andrew Stanton and Bob Peterson[10] Andrew Stanton Lindsey Collins[7] Thomas Newman
18 Cars 3[11][12][13] 2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
19 Coco[14][15] Lee Unkrich TBA TBA Darla K. Anderson TBA
20 Toy Story 4[16][13] 2018 John Lasseter
Co-Director: Josh Cooley[17]
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich Rashida Jones and Will McCormack Galyn Susman Randy Newman[14]
21 The Incredibles 2[11][18][13] 2019 Brad Bird TBA Michael Giacchino[19]

Production cycle

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."[20] 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 projects

A film titled Newt was announced in 2008, with Pixar planning to release it in 2012,[21][22] but was canceled in 2010.[23] John Lasseter noted that the film's proposed plot line was similar to another film, Blue Sky Studios' Rio, which was released in 2011.[24] 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.[25]

Possible future productions

Projects in development include a film by Teddy Newton, written by Derek Connolly,[26] and a Mark Andrews film.[27][28]


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 productions

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 reception

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic[29] CinemaScore[30]
Toy Story 100%[31] 92/100 A
A Bug's Life 92%[32] 77/100 A
Toy Story 2 100%[33] 88/100 A+
Monsters, Inc. 96%[34] 78/100 A+
Finding Nemo 99%[35] 90/100 A+
The Incredibles 97%[36] 90/100 A+
Cars 74%[37] 73/100 A
Ratatouille 96%[38] 96/100 A
WALL-E 96%[39] 94/100 A
Up 98%[40] 88/100 A+
Toy Story 3 99%[41] 92/100 A
Cars 2 39%[42] 57/100 A−
Brave 78%[43] 69/100 A
Monsters University 78%[44] 65/100 A
Inside Out 98%[45] 94/100 A

Box office performance

Film Release date Opening Budget Domestic Worldwide Ref(s)
Toy Story November 22, 1995 $29,140,617 $30,000,000 $191,796,233 $370,638,993 [46]
A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 $33,258,052 $120,000,000 $162,798,565 $363,398,565 [47]
Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 $57,388,839 $90,000,000 $245,852,179 $490,728,379 [48]
Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 $62,577,067 $115,000,000 $289,916,256 $562,816,256 [49]
Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 $70,251,710 $94,000,000 $380,843,261 $936,743,261 [50]
The Incredibles November 5, 2004 $70,467,623 $92,000,000 $261,441,092 $631,442,092 [51]
Cars June 9, 2006 $60,119,509 $120,000,000 $244,082,982 $461,983,149 [52]
Ratatouille June 29, 2007 $47,027,395 $150,000,000 $206,445,654 $623,722,818 [53]
WALL-E June 27, 2008 $63,087,526 $180,000,000 $223,808,164 $521,311,860 [54]
Up May 29, 2009 $68,108,790 $175,000,000 $293,004,164 $731,342,744 [55]
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 $110,307,189 $200,000,000 $415,004,880 $1,063,171,911 [56]
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 $66,135,507 $200,000,000 $191,452,396 $559,852,396 [57]
Brave June 22, 2012 $66,323,594 $185,000,000 $237,283,207 $538,983,207 [58]
Monsters University June 21, 2013 $82,429,469 $200,000,000 $268,492,764 $743,559,607 [59]
Inside Out June 19, 2015 $90,440,272 $175,000,000 $355,407,346 $842,307,346 [60]
Total grosses $991,137,102 $2,126,000,000 $3,998,331,589 $9,488,680,641 [61][62][63][64]
Average grosses $64,233,304 $141,733,333 $260,208,875 $627,201,322

Academy Award wins and nominations

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

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