Disney Plus Pixar Challenge

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Since we are still home due to COVID-19, let’s tackle a new Disney Plus Challenge – to watch all Pixar movies.

Pixar was acquired by Disney in 2006 and has produced 22 feature films and several short films.  Additionally, Pixar has won 20 Academy Awards, 8 Golden Globes, and 11 Grammys.  Most of the movies created are on Disney Plus, except for The Incredibles 2, which is contracted to Netflix until July of 2020. 

Pixar has created some of the best loved animation franchises like Toy Story (4 movies), Cars (3 movies), Finding Nemo (2 movies), Monsters Inc (2 movies), and The Incredibles (2 movies) 

.The challenge involves watching all the Pixar movies on DIsney Plus in order of release as follows: 

THE 1990s 

Although there are only 3 films, here’s where it all started:

Toy Story (1995) – The one that started it all 

A Bug’s Life (1998) – Seven Samurai but with bugs 

Toy Story 2 (1999) – a good sequel 

THE 2000s 

It starts slow with a film every couple of years, but starts to pick after the acquisition by Disney to a film per year toward the end: 

Monsters Inc. (2001) – “I can’t believe it, I’m on TV!” 

Finding Nemo (2003) – Don’t play on the sponge beds

The Incredibles (2004) – no capes are allowed 

Cars (2006) – where everyone disinterested in cars and racing learned everything they need to know

Ratatouille (2007) – a rat learns how to cook 

Wall-E (2008) – the most loved movie on this list (apparently) 

Up (2009) – who cried during the first 10 minutes? 

THE 2010s 

There is a film per year except for 2014, but two in 2015 and 2017: 

Toy Story 3 (2010) – The perfect end (or is it?) 

Cars 2 (2011) – considered the worst movie on this list 

Brave (2012) – the trailers lied! 

Monsters University (2013) – doesn’t get a lot of attention

Inside Out (2015) – What if feelings had feelings? 

The Good Dinosaur (2015) – considered one of the worse movies

Finding Dory (2016) – Baby Dory is super cute 

Cars 3 (2017) – at least we’re not getting a fourth one 

Coco (2017) – The one with the Frozen short before it 

The Incredibles 2 (2018) *[on Netflix until 7/30/20] – We finally get a sequel 15 years later (not recommended for people who suffer from seizures in one scene) 

Toy Story 4 (2019) – a spork has a crisis 

THE 2020s 

Onward was released early to Disney Plus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and we will see what new films come from Pixar in the future: 

Onward (2020) – two elves look for their dad (who is a pair of legs) 

While you complete the Disney Plus Pixar Challenge,  see if you can spot some of the following Pixar traditions: 

  • Any Easter eggs from other movies? 
  • Which character is voiced by John Ratzenberger? 
  • Where do you see A113 (the number of the room at California Institute of the Arts for animation students)? 

Watch Disney Plus, wash your hands, and stay safe! 


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