I recently read this ranking of Pixar movies on the Geek Dad blog. Since I finally got to see Inside Out last night, I thought I’d do my own ranking of Pixar’s 15 animated feature films.
15. A Bug’s Life
Maybe it’s because I hate bugs? I don’t know. I just don’t really like this movie. There’s nothing wrong with the story – it’s about friendship and bravery and standing up to bullies. There’s just nothing spectacular about it.
One thing I love about Pixar is their deviance from the princess stories of Disney. And while Merida is a fiercely independent princess, I still don’t like this story. Why are teenage girls always portrayed as hating their mothers? I know there’s resolution at the end, but it still didn’t sit well with me.
13. Cars 2
I like the racing, but I don’t like the spy sub-plot. It’s a little much for a kids’ movie.
This movie is too sad. And Russell is just annoying. Also there is a talking dog – not my thing.
11. Inside Out
The concept of this movie was so unique, and I am impressed that the folks at Pixar could pull it off. But the whole movie was kind of depressing. It’s not one I will want to see over and over. And it’s not even one we’ll be taking our 5 year old to see any time soon. It’s just too much for such a young kid.
I hated this movie the first time I saw it. There’s almost no dialog! But it has grown on me. Now I think it’s sweet and fun. I enjoy the old show tunes.
9. Toy Story 3
This is another very emotional movie. It also has a lot of funny parts, but it’s not one of my favorites.
8. Toy Story
I would have ranked this movie higher, but I really don’t like Sid; he creeps me out. And I don’t like that Woody is jealous of Buzz the whole movie.
This movie is Doc Hollywood in cartoon car form. What’s not to love?! And the music is so fun.
6. The Incredibles
I love super hero movies. I love the responsible mom character – so me! And the crazy, adventure seeking dad – so Jim. I especially love the family dynamic and how they stick together.
It’s a story about unexpected friendship. It’s funny and different.
4. Monsters University
I love a good sequel, or prequel in this case. You already know the characters, so the story can be more developed. I love the upbeat music and the enemies turned friends plot. This movie is just fun!
3. Monster, Inc.
This story was so creative. I love that Sully gets attached to Boo. It’s a love story at its core. And Billy Crystal is one of my favorite actors.
2. Toy Story 2
Again…sequel! I love that Woody and Buzz are friends. I love the introduction of Jesse. Her song. Love it! I enjoy the backstory on Woody – such a fun sequel idea. The adventure in this story is so enjoyable.
1. Finding Nemo
I remember being blown away visually when I first saw this movie in the theater. On top of that, the story is terrific, and the character are endearing. Ellen DeGeneres is fantastic!
What’s your favorite Pixar movie? Have you seen Inside Out? What did you think?