So Emily and I are itching to go see Up this weekend, Pixar’s latest masterpiece (or so the reviewers have claimed… I’ll let you know). It got me thinking about Pixar’s impressive track record and again, because everyone loves a list, I decided to rank them.
I’ll let you know where Up slots in later this weekend.
1. WALL-E (2008)
For my money, one of the two best animated films of all time (the other being Pinocchio). Tackles love, loneliness and humanity’s ugliest pitfalls. Not bad for a faceless robot.
2. Up (2009)
Read my Up review.
3. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Better than the original. What would it be like to be a toy and find out you’ve been mass-produced? Those answers and more. Toy Story 3 comes out next year… anticipation mounting.
4. Finding Nemo (2003)
Pixar’s underwater fantasia puts The Little Mermaid to shame. I’ve got a soft spot for Father-Son stories and this is a great one. Ellen DeGeneres’s Dory is one of the Pixar canon’s most endearing characters.
5. Toy Story (1995)
Pixar’s first demonstration of what computer animation could accomplish. Features one of the scariest villains of any movie – Sid, the psychopathic next-door neighbor.
6. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Those monsters that haunt your closet are actually pretty funny. Plus, Monsters, Inc. has one of the best, most imaginative chase sequences this side of Jason Bourne.
7. A Bug’s Life (1998)
I’m guessing that this would rank at the bottom of most people’s list since it certainly boasts the least imaginative plot – misfit on a journey finds redemption – but it’s one of the first movies I watched with my niece and we both loved it.
8. The Incredibles (2004)
Undeniably entertaining, The Incredibles only ranks down here because a.) something had to; and b.) it’s one of a million super hero-themed movies to come out in the last five years.
Haven’t Seen: Ratatouille or Cars.
So I now open it up to my loyal readers, what’s your favorite Pixar movie? Participation is required.