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The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:56 pm

I can't remember when the trend for animated movies began; I guess it was Aladdin and I know that they're not all Pixar, but there's been a good crop of them down through the years - from Blockbusters like the Incredibles (which I enjoyed immensely), to less successful ones like "Over the Hedge" (which I didn't think was too bad at all).

What are your favourites? I ask because I have just finished watching "Shrek 2", which I have to say I always thought was a superb movie and now, having watched it again, I think it's one of the best of that whole genre. The quality of the animation is of course superb, the little humourous touches here and there, but the performances - particularly Eddie Murphy's donkey ("I'm a stallion baby"!!!) are just sublime.

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Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:59 pm

Best Pixar movie.

The lampshade  Smile

I love that little guy, so sweet, jumping up and down on the letter then looking sheepish when he breaks it lol
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:03 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):
The lampshade

I love that little guy, so sweet, jumping up and down on the letter then looking sheepish when he breaks it lol

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Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:08 pm

Wall-E

Good story (never trust the autopilot  Wink ) and the quality of the animation is outstanding.

Sidenote: A friend says I'm just like Wall-E. She won't say why though.  Confused
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:11 pm



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 3):
Sidenote: A friend says I'm just like Wall-E. She won't say why though

Funny you should say that. A Guy I was seeing recently described our 'relationship' as being like Wall-E and Eva... Me being Eva the gorgeous robot of course and him being the crusty dilapidated robot who chased Eva everywhere.
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:17 pm

I like Cars, my son loves this movie, we have gone thru 3 copies of the DVD and must have watched it at least 200 times.
 
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:17 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):
The lampshade

Luxo Jr actually, the main character in the first short Pixar produced....
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:15 pm

There's a bunch of great ones. My favorite is Ratatouille since I love food and had wonderful pet rats growing up, it's a good combination.
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:07 pm



Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 4):
Me being Eva the gorgeous robot of course

Naturally.  Big grin

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 4):
crusty dilapidated robot

Yeah, I was afraid it wasn't a compliment.  Silly

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 5):
I like Cars

Cars has a special place with me as I grew up along Route 66 and it reminds me of home. Although my home town is a bit bigger than "Radiator Springs" and our cars don't talk nor lead lives of their own. At least, most of them don't.....
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:18 pm

How about Toy Story 1 and 2? and we can't forget the original Lion King, I am yet to be disappointed by a Pixar movie.
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:33 pm



Quoting N229NW (Reply 7):
Ratatouille

Mine too!

The rat suits Patton Oswalt's voice.

I used to like Toy Story, and I saw Wall-E which I thought was interesting, and the quality of the film was outstanding.
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:42 pm

I liked Monsters Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman made a good duo, and there were quite a few funny lines in that movie.
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:43 pm



Quoting N229NW (Reply 7):
Ratatouille

I second that!
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Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:08 pm



Quoting Treebeard787 (Reply 9):
and we can't forget the original Lion King

Even though they're not Pixar, I'd have to say that it is probably one of the best animated movies ever made.  Smile

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 3):
Wall-E

Of the ones by Pixar, that would probably be one of the top 3 favorites of mine (the others being "Finding Nemo" and "Toy Story"). The Wall-E DVD especially is enjoyable because it had those two short films (Presto and Burn-E) which were HILARIOUS!  Silly
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:23 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):
Best Pixar movie.

The lampshade Smile

My dad was actually one of the first people to see that opening sequence. Him and his colleagues were stunned by it, granted this was in the 80s Big grin

Ratatouille was probably one of the best pixar movies of late, the original Toy Story probably takes the cake though.
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:47 pm

I wonder if the original poster meant digital computer-animated films when he said "Pixar (type)" movies?

Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
I can't remember when the trend for animated movies began; I guess it was Aladdin and I know that they're not all Pixar

But Aladdin is not a "Pixar (type)" movie and the trend of animated movies began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Disney.

Pixar created the trend for modern computer-animated with Toy Story in 1995. It was the first animated film that was created with solely computer-produced animation.
 
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:27 am

I thought "A Bug's Life" was by far the best. The analagies to the real world cracked me up!
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:37 am

My Top 3 Fave Pixar Movies:
1) Incredibles
2) Ratatouille
3) Wall-E

My Favorite non-Pixar Disney: Lilo-N-Stitch
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:20 am



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 11):
I liked Monsters Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman made a good duo, and there were quite a few funny lines in that movie.

Funny point about that movie - and it takes an Irishman to make this! John Goodman's character is Sully, or Sullivan, while Billy Crystal's is Mike Wazowski, with one eye (not the one at the end!); however, the name Sullivan comes from the Irish words, "suil amhain" (one eye), so had the names been switched - and Mike Wazowski had been Sully - it would have been more, well, appropriate!

Not that it spoiled my enjoyment of it one little bit!

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 15):
But Aladdin is not a "Pixar (type)" movie and the trend of animated movies began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Disney.

Pixar created the trend for modern computer-animated with Toy Story in 1995. It was the first animated film that was created with solely computer-produced animation.

Fair point; probably went back a bit too far there!

There are just so many good ones out there - and sometimes, unlike "real" movies, the sequels can be better than the first. Anyone think Madagascar was better than Madagascar 2? Doubt it!
 
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:10 am

I think my top three would be:

1 - Cars, because I'm a huge fan of cars and motorsports. And because the story of the Route 66 being by-passed by an interstate highway reminds the one of the "National 7" in France, which was the road leading from Paris to the riviera.
2 - Ratatouille, because I like food and this movie tells very well the relationship the French have with food.
3 - Wall-E, because it brings a gloomy portrait of what could be our legacy to our planet. And the quality of the animation is fantastic.
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:59 pm

The original Toy Story.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 17):
2) Ratatouille

My 2nd favorite.

The new Pixar film with Ed Asner looks good too.
 
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:21 pm

And my personal favorite is a tie between The Incredibles and Finding Nemo.
 
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:23 pm

And actually, the modern trend for animated movies (as I understand it) is The Little Mermaid of 1989. From Wikipedia.

The film is given credit for breathing life back into the animated feature film genre after a string of critical and/or commercial failures that dated back to the early 1980s. It also marked the start of the era known as the Disney Renaissance.
 
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:50 am

Toy Story and 2 I think are the best scripted and most cleverly animated ones.
 
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:08 am



Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 17):
1) Incredibles

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Gotta say I love the Incredibles! I first saw it when it was the inflight movie. I only saw bits of it as I wasn't really watching it and wasn't listening to it on the head phones but it caught my eye enough that I finally put down what I was reading and watched it. Then I unplugged my player and listened to it as well. It was good, really good, so I stopped watching it (to not spoil it) and when I got home rented it and forced my wife to watch it with me. She protested at first but quickly came round and we were both surprised at much we enjoyed it, at how good it was. It wasn't just a kids movie.

Number 2.... I'll throw in Iron Giant. Great story, good movie, done well. Fun, serious, and not trying to be great. It has a more timeless quality to it than the others I mention. I at first had Iron Giant as my number 3 but as I was typing it moved to a tie with the former number two and the more I thought about it, the more I realized it is better than Cars. They are just so totally different movies.

So number 3 on my list right now is Cars. And a lot of that is from the first ten or so minutes of it. I really enjoy the whole movie but when Sheryl Crow's song "Real Gone" starts and the cars fly by and the "tire view" is shown it just catches my eye and the tune catches my ear (not a great song but for some reason I really like it). It's just a fun, good movie.


I'll finish by saying I recently saw Monsters vs Aliens and really enjoyed it. A lot of that comes from the fact that I expected very little from it and came away pleasantly surprised. I actually enjoyed watching it. I'll have to see it remains as good when I see a second and third time as a rental on the small screen.

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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:24 pm



Quoting Treebeard787 (Reply 9):
How about Toy Story 1 and 2

Definitely Toy Story 1 is my favorite Pixar film. It was their first feature film and I think it's still the best. Don't get me wrong, I like the other ones, but this one is special to me. Maybe it's because I was 10 when I first saw it, but it never gets old to me, even now when I'm a senior in college. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen really do an excellent job with their characters, and the rest of the cast are suited for their roles. Don Rickles especially is amazing as Mr. Potato Head.
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:58 pm

My favorite was Cars then Finding Nemo.. (I haven't seen Bolt yet though!!)

The new one by Pixar, Up , looks to be pretty funny according to the trailer.
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RE: The Best Pixar (type) Movies

Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:04 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):
The lampshade

I love that little guy, so sweet, jumping up and down on the letter then looking sheepish when he breaks it lol

Aww, it is cute. I always smile when I see that.

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 2):
And it's Finding Nemo... No Questions...

I agree with you there. It is an amazing movie. I know every word to it

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You get the picture  Smile

Apart from Finding Nemo; Shrek (1,2+3) and The Incredibles are some of my other favourite Pixar type movies

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