10 Best Animated Pixar Movies
‘Monsters University’ is soon to be released, so it’s about that time to think back and reflect on some the greatest Pixar movies of all time. Pixar is known for producing some of the greatest animated films. They were trendsetters in 1995 with ‘Toy Story’ and they haven’t looked back since. Plus, tagging the Disney name along doesn’t hurt business either. Here’s my take on the best of the best
10. Ratatouille (2007)
A very underrated flick. It is much better than ‘Cars’ or ‘A Bugs Life’ and light-years better than the travesty that was ‘Cars 2’. ‘Ratatouille’ barely breaks on to this list, but it deserves to be here.
9. Toy Story 2 (1999)
The worst of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise, but still better than most. The major mistake – casting Joan Cusack’s voice. She is a great actress, but I have heard nails on chalkboards that sound better than her. Not a voice for animation.
8. Brave (2012)
Good enough to make you happy when you leave the theater. Not good enough to be remembered in the same light as some of the classics.
7. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
This one was good, but it just didn’t do it for me in the same way as the others. A lot of people talk about ‘MI’ as one of the best, but to me it is right in the middle of the spectrum. Let hope the prequel can shine a little bit brighter.
6. Toy Story 3 (2010)
The nostalgic cherry that topped off a classic series. This movie was a salute to the fans. The good news about animation is that you can’t really tell when the voices age; even if this third film was made 15 years after the original.
5. Wall-E (2008)
This was Pixar’s way of telling us we are all fat. This movie is oozing and dripping with politics and a social agenda. They disguise it with a robot and call it a kiddy movie. Also, there are only about 100 words in the entire movie. Even so, it’s still good.
4. The Incredibles (2004)
‘The Incredibles’ is every fanboy’s favorite Pixar movie. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it is the best. It has superheroes, which makes it cool. But with a 115-minute runtime, it is one of the longest animated movies ever.
3. Up (2009)
I never thought I would I enjoy this movie as much as I did. I figured it would be hard to relate to an old man for 96 minutes. I was wrong. It takes a tough man to keep off the waterworks during this one.
2. Finding Nemo (2003)
‘Nemo’ is a great kids movie. It sends a great message. It’s a fun adventure. Even Ellen DeGeneres’ Dory character isn’t as annoying as you’d think. With that being said, I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD to ‘Finding Dory’ in 2015.
1. Toy Story (1995)
This movie changed animation forever. It was the first “computer 3D” (not glasses 3D) animated movie. Tim Allen and Tom Hanks are awesome as Buzz and Woody. They create iconic charters that will survive the test of time. ‘Toy Story’ is a classic and Pixar’s best movie.