November 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm #452311
Pixar is awesome. They have revolutionized what animation and filmmaking can be. Their films have stuck with our minds and made us laugh, cry, think, feel and laugh again. True they will always have a subpar film and maybe some people feel that the last three films (Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University) were not as good as the four that preceded it (Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3), but they will always be on top, and they will always leaving a lasting impact on animation for eons to come.
For me, my personal favourite would have to be WALL-E. I was absolutely mesmerized by the film. It’s art, the way it’s shot, written and directed, but it’s also incredible family entertainment with marvelous visuals, great music and awesome characters. Even though this decision was hard, seeing how much I adore the Toy Story franchise.
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All of these choices are great. I agree Pixar is amazing at the films they create. I think it’s definitely between Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Wall-ENovember 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm #452314
Lumping all of the ‘Toy Story’ films together is kind of unfair. But anyway, for my money, their best so far (and they have many fantastic films) is ‘Ratatouille’. I adore absolutely everything about this movie. It was my favorite film of 2007.Riley (the normal one, not the one who won the predictions contest)ParticipantNovember 22, 2013 at 10:49 pm #452315
I had to go with Up because I consider “Married Life” the greatest sequence in film history. Toy Story 3 is a close second for the emotional parts. Toy Story and Ratatouille are also good movies and I do not care for the rest. Brave really disappointed me and Monsters University actually put me to sleep.November 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm #452316
I would put the Toy Story Series at the top, followed by Ratatouille and Up.
I’m not as big a fan of Wall-E as most; I think it’s a great concept, but it didn’t connect with me emotionally. I thought Cars was mediocre and the sequel was awful.
I think it would go something like:
1. Toy Story 3
2. Ratatouille (interchangeable with #3)
4. Toy Story 2
5. Toy Story
6. Finding Nemo
7. The Incredibles
8. Monsters, Inc.
10. A Bug’s Life
11. Monster’s University
14. Cars 2November 23, 2013 at 2:08 am #452317
I had a tough time choosing one over another as I have equal affection for several of them. Based just on the artistry, I finally went with Wall-E, but it was close.November 23, 2013 at 6:45 am #452318
I would vote for the Toy Story series, but none of the individual films would be in my top 5, so it would be hard for me to choose them. I love Pixar, and I even like their worst outings (Cars 2) more than some movies I’ve seen. Up is among my favourite films of all time, and interchangeable with Spirited Away for my favourite animated film.
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Yeah, these don’t come close to Miyazaki in their depth and ambition of storytelling, nor in animation as art (see Waltz with Bashir or Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty). But I think serious credit has to be given to Pixar for their facility of the cinematic craft (editing, style, the putting together of their movies) and for making animation cool over the last 15 years.
– I’ve always thought Toy Story 2 was overrated, with its very high rotten tomatoes score. I didn’t find it anything special. Toy Story is probably the best movie of the three. And Toy Story 3 is a sentimental movie made for people who grew up watching the first two movies, so I enjoyed that.
– I enjoyed WALL-E for what it was. But I didn’t see poetic or cinematic brilliance in it as some people did. The beginning sequence felt way too long on subsequent viewings. Wasn’t WALL-E on the Sight and Sound List with Spirited Away? The only two animated movies to make the list?
– I compared A Bug’s Life to Antz because they came out the same year. And Antz was better. Cars and Monster Inc. ehh.
– My favorites might be Ratatouille and Finding Nemo, but I haven’t seen Up, so maybe it’s not fair that I’m posting this in the first place lol.November 23, 2013 at 9:19 am #452320
Lumping all of the ‘Toy Story’ films together is kind of unfair. But anyway, for my money, their best so far (and they have many fantastic films) is ‘Ratatouille’. I adore absolutely everything about this movie. It was my favorite film of 2007.
I know, but I only had ten slots for the poll. Also, good choice.
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