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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Top 10 Pixar Films

Pixar Animation Studios have changed the face of computer animation for the last 25 years. Making popular and successful features and shorts along with their recent purchase by Walt Disney Pictures in 2006, Pixar has continued to make groundbreaking feature films. Pixar's films feature some of the most unique, memorable and popular characters within the ever expanding Disney universe. With the relese of Disney/Pixar's Brave this weekend, CHERNOBOG'S BLOG looks back at the best of Pixar with The Top 10 Pixar Films: Enjoy!

#10 Up (2009) - A delightful and heartfelt story about Carl Fredrickson, a widower yearning for lost opportunites of adventure. Along with his unlikely companion Russell, an obnoxious and naive "Wilderness Explorer", travel to South America in his balloon-house. This film took an unbelievable premise with a sincere and moving story to make it one of Pixar's most memorable and adventurous films yet.
#9 Rattatouille (2007) - A completely unique and delicious film. When Remy the rat has a love for food that he ends up helping a clumsy and inexperienced Chef, Linguini, into becoming a success.
#8 Toy Story 2 (1999) - The highly successful sequel to Pixar's first animated feature. Toy Story 2 introduced some new characters including Jesse, Bullseye, and Stinky Pete, characters from "Wooy's Round-Up", an old (fictional) TV show.
#7 A Bug's Life (1998) -  Inspired by Akira Kurosawa's film Seven Samurai and it's Western counterpart Magnificent Seven. Flik, an ambitious ant seeks "warrior" bugs to help defend their colony from Hopper and his grasshopper gang.
#6 Monsters, Inc. (2001) - Yes there ARE monsters under your bed and they need children's screams to provide their city Monstropolis, with power! When Mike and Sully encounter a human child in their world, their whole career and way of life is at stake!
#5 Finding Nemo (2003) - When Marlin's son Nemo is kidnapped by divers, he sets on a journey throughout the whole ocean to search for him. With help from the forgettful Dory and other seafearing friends he finds his son.
#4 WALL-E (2008) - Earth is covered in trash and only one solitary and eccentric robot is left to clean up the mess! When he meets another robot, E.V.E., who has been sent back to Earth to search for life he hitches a ride on her ship to the AXIOM, one of the last human spaceships waiting to go back home.
#3 Toy Story 3 (2010) - The final movie in the Toy Story trilogy. Andy's toys are mistakenly donated to Sunnyside Daycare run by the tyranical Lotso. The toy's must escape and get back to Andy before he leaves for college. Even I was moved by the climactic scene as the toys resigned themselves to their fate; slowly descending into the dumpfire.
#2 The Incredibles (2004) - After superheroes go underground following several tragedies, Mr. Incredible and others are forced into retirement. Stuck in a menial job, Mr. Incredible longs for the good old days. When he is lured by Syndrome as part of a nefarious plot, he and his family become superheroes again!
#1 Toy Story (1995) - The original and the first Pixar film. It was the first full-length completely computer animated feature film. With loveable characters and a compelling story, Toy Story will always be first on my list! "You've got a friend in me" Toy Story!

LINK: Pixar Official Website