Game of Thrones 14 Most Brutal Deaths as 8-Bit GIFs

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The fourth season of Game of Thrones is already in the air, and the episodes are better than ever. While we wait for the next chapters, we will remember the most violent deaths of the show with these funny 8-bits gifs. Source: www.BuzzFeed.com.

Warning! Spoilers ahead!

14. White Walker beheads a ranger of the Night’s Watch.

14The tone for the rest of the show is now set. (I, I).

13. Renly Baratheon assassinated by shadow.

13You had one job, Brienne! (II, V).

12. The Hand of the King’s Grand Tournament.

12There’s nothing like a knight being impaled with a lance through the throat to get the audience cheering. (I, IV).

11. Bronn volunteers to fight for Tyrion Lannister.

11And so the greatest friendship in Westeros begins. (I, VI).

10. Jon Snow saves the Lord Commander from a Wight.

10Brownie points for the bastard. (I, VIII).

9. Dragon Rampage.

9Kraznys is burnt to a crisp. (III, IV).

8. Samwell Tarly kills a White Walker.

8He’s officially a bad-ass of the Night’s Watch. (III, VIII).

7. The Wildfire.

7Congratulations, Bronn. You now hold the highest score for biggest mass murder. (II, IX).

6. The Hound vs. Beric Dondarrion.

6And by the Lord of Light, Beric survived! (III, V).

5. King’s Landing Battle.

5The show’s most spectacular orgy of violence (so far). (II, IX).

4. The beheading of Ser Rodrik.

4Theon Greyjoy buckles under peer pressure and botches Ser Rodrik’s beheading. (II, VI).

3. Viserys commits suicide.

3Threatening Daenerys and her unborn child, Viserys demands a crown. A crown is what he gets. (I, VI).

2. Eddard Stark’s Beheading.

2The moment we realise no character is safe. (I, IX).

1. The Red Wedding.

1The one that shocked us all. (III, IX).

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Love Stories

 Love is all you need.

WHAT EACH KISS MEANS:

– Kiss on the Forehead: We’re cute together.
– Kiss on the Cheek: We’re friends.
– Kiss on the Hand: I adore you.
– Kiss on the Neck: I want you, now.
– Kiss on the Shoulder: Your perfect.
– Kiss on the Lips: I LOVE YOU!

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When a GIRL is not arguing,
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When a GIRL looks at u with eyes full of
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She is wondering how long you will be
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few seconds,
She is not at all fine
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She is wondering why you are lying
When a GIRL lays on your chest,
She is wishing for you to be hers forever
When a GIRL calls you everyday,
She is seeking for your attention
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She wants you to reply at least once
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She means it
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without you,
She has made up her mind that you are
her future
When a GIRL says “i miss you”,
No one in this world can miss you more
than that.

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WHAT EACH GESTURE MEANS:

– Holding Hands: We definitely like each other.
– Holding you tight pressed against each other: I want you.
– Looking into each other’s Eyes: I like you, for who you are.
– Playing with Hair: Let’s fool around.
– Arms around the Waist: I like you too much to let go.
– Laughing while Kissing: I am completely comfortable with you.

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Game of Thrones 4th Season – Breaker of Chains

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The fourth season of the epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. It is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the fourth season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman (two episodes), and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (one episode).

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Breaker of Chains

“Breaker of Chains” is the third episode of the fourth season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 33rd overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alex Graves. It aired on April 20, 2014. The title ostensibly refers to the past conquests of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the cities of Yunkai and Astapor, as the ‘breaker of chains’ in freeing those cities’ slaves, as she approaches the gates of the last of the great slave cities of Slaver’s Bay, Meereen.

With this episode, Hannah Murray (Gilly) is added to the series’ main cast. Actor Jack Gleeson, whose character Joffrey Baratheon was killed in the prior episode, is nevertheless credited and appears as a still corpse in two scenes. Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish) returns to the series after a six-episode absence, last seen in episode six of season three.

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Episode: Breaker of Chains (403). Date of exhibition: April 20, 2014. Directed by Alex Graves. Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Summary: Tyrion is immediately arrested and imprisoned under suspicion of Joffrey’s murder while Tywin begins to groom Tommen to be the next King. Meanwhile, Sansa is smuggled out of King’s Landing with the help of the fool and former knight Dontos Hollard, who brings her to Petyr Baelish’s ship. In the Riverlands, Arya and the Hound continue their journey, where they meet a kind farmer and his daughter. However, the Hound robs the farmer, much to Arya’s shock. At Dragonstone, Davos tries to figure out how to replenish Stannis’ depleted forces, and requests a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos to pay for a new army. In the North, Sam, fearing for Gilly’s safety, has her moved out of Castle Black to Mole’s Town, despite Gilly’s desire to stay. Meanwhile, the wildings continue to raid northern villages. Jon warns them that the wildings want to lure the Night’s Watch brothers out of Castle Black, and they should instead focus on fortifying their defenses. However, they then receive word that a band of Night’s Watch mutineers have set up camp at Craster’s Keep. Jon tells the Night’s Watch to organize a party to attack the mutineers, as they cannot risk having any information about the weakness of Castle Black’s defenses leak to Mance Rayder’s approaching army. At Meereen, Daenerys lays siege to the city, and after Daario defeats Meereen’s champion, she tells the slaves to rise up against their masters.

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4Littlefinger: “You don’t want the queen to hear, do you? A thousand gold cloaks are searching for you. If they found you, how do you think they would punish the girl who murdered the king?”

5Littlefinger: “You’re safe now, I promise you that. You’re safe with me. Sailing home.”

6Margaery: “One of my husbands preferred the company of men and was stabbed through the heart. Another was happiest torturing animals and was poisoned at our wedding feast. I must be cursed.”
Olenna: “Nonsense! Your circumstances have improved markedly. You may not have enjoyed watching him die. But you enjoyed it more than you would’ve enjoyed being married to him. I can promise you that.”

7Lord Tywin: “Your brother was not a wise king. Your brother was not a good king. If he had been, perhaps he’d still be alive.”

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9Arya: “You don’t have a map?”
The Hound: “No, I don’t have a map.”
Arya: “Maybe we should get one.”
The Hound: “Alright, just point out the next map shop you see and I’ll buy you one.”

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Game of Thrones 4th Season – The Lion and the Rose

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The fourth season of the epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. It is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the fourth season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman (two episodes), and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (one episode).

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The Lion and the Rose

“The Lion and the Rose” is the second episode of the fourth season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 32nd overall. The episode was written by George R. R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels of which the series is an adaptation, and directed by Alex Graves. It aired on April 13, 2014. The title is a reference to the sigils of House Lannister and House Tyrell, respectively, and focuses principally on the long-awaited royal wedding between Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), one of the most memorable events in the books that is commonly named “The Purple Wedding.” Other storylines include House Bolton’s quest to retake the North, and Bran’s continued journey north of The Wall.

The episode was written by George R.R. Martin, writer of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, his sole contribution to the series for the season. This episode covers only two chapters from A Storm of Swords, namely 60 & 61 (Sansa IV and Tyrion VIII). Other material like Ramsey’s Woman-hunting and Brans trek north of the Wall is pulled forwards from A Dance with Dragons, with some alterations. Bran’s instructions about warging is pulled from A Clash of Kings. Stannis’s burning of disloyal lords is only indirectly referenced. The episode has the introduction of new recurring cast members Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell, the Lord of Highgarden, and Elisabeth Webster as Walda Frey, Roose Bolton’s fat young bride. Young actor Dean-Charles Chapman takes over the role of Tommen Baratheon as of this episode. In a cameo appearance, the Icelandic band Sigur Rós performed their rendition of The Rains of Castamere at King Joffrey’s wedding, and again during the credits. With this episode, Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) is promoted to series regular. Contrary to earlier press reports, Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) remained credited solely as a guest star in the episode.

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Episode: The Lion and the Rose (402). Date of Exhibition: 13 April, 2014. Directed by Alex Graves. Written by George R. R. Martin. Summary: Roose Bolton returns to the Dreadfort to meet up with his bastard son Ramsay Snow and sees first hand how Theon Greyjoy has been brutalized into a subservient persona, dubbed ‘Reek’. His next objective is to find and kill the remaining Stark children — Bran and Rickon, who threaten the legitimacy of his new title. Beyond the Wall, the visions of the Three-eyed Raven compel Bran and his companions to travel further northwards, despite growing hunger. At Dragonstone, Melisandre orders several people to be burned as a tribute to the Lord of Light, to the delight of Queen Selyse and the disgust of Davos and Shireen. In King’s Landing, Tyrion breaks up with Shae to protect her from his family and tries to ship her off across the Narrow Sea. Meanwhile, Jaime begins training his left-handed swordplay with the help of Bronn. Later at the Royal Wedding feast, tensions fly high between Joffrey and Tyrion. The feast is abruptly cut short when Joffrey is poisoned and dies. A grief-stricken Cersei accuses Tyrion of murdering the king and orders his arrest.

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Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings

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Secret of the Wings is a 2012 computer-animated comedy film, based on the Disney Fairies franchise, produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in his play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and featured in subsequent adaptations, especially in Disney’s animated works. Secret of the Wings is the fourth film in this series. In the film, Tinker Bell ventures into the forbidden world and discovers a frost fairy named Periwinkle. Starring the voices of Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Megan Hilty, Raven-Symoné and Angela Bartys, it also features new cast members who include Matt Lanter, Timothy Dalton, Lucy Hale and Debby Ryan. Anjelica Huston narrates. The film is also known as Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings. Read more: Wikipedia.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217213/.

Do you believe in fairies?

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Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

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Daenerys Targaryen is a principal character in the fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin. She is played by Emilia Clarke in the television adaptation “Game of Thrones”. The role was originally portrayed by Tamzin Merchant in the pilot, but the first episode was re-shot with Clarke.

emilia-daenerysActress Emilia Clarke (left) plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

History:

Name: Daenerys Targaryen
Aliases: Dany, Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi.
Nationality: Westerosi (of House Targaryen).
Family: Aerys Targaryen (father, deceased), Rhaella Targaryen (mother, deceased), Rhaegar Targaryen (brother, deceased), Viserys Targaryen (brother, deceased), Khal Drogo (husband, deceased), Rhaego (son, deceased).

Daenerys Targaryen, the “Mother of Dragons”, is the daughter of King Aerys II Targaryen and is one of the last surviving members of House Targaryen. She serves as the third-person narrator for thirty-one chapters throughout “A Game of Thrones”, “A Clash of Kings”, “A Storm of Swords”, and “A Dance with Dragons”. Thirteen years before the events of the series, she was born on Dragonstone in the midst of a storm, earning her the nickname Daenerys Stormborn. Shortly after, Dragonstone fell to the forces of rebel Robert Baratheon, and Daenerys and her brother Viserys were smuggled away to Braavos, where they spent the following years wandering the Free Cities looking for help to retake the Iron Throne of Westeros.

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In “A Game of Thrones”, shy and meek while terrified of her brother’s temper, Daenerys was brought to Pentos as both a guest of Illyrio Mopatis and forced into an arranged marriage to Khal Drogo, a powerful Dothraki warlord who has gained his power by continuously winning in battles. Viserys set up the wedding in the hopes of buying Drogo’s Khalasar of 40,000 strong to conquer of Westeros. At first Daenerys feared her new husband and his people, but came to learn their language and embrace their custom as she accepts her new role as Khaleesi, Drogo’s queen, and gains enough confidence in herself to stand up to Viserys. At that time, Daenerys befriends Jorah Mormont, an exiled Westerosi knight who becomes one of her most trusted companions. Daenerys eventually conceives a child with Drogo, believed to be the long-prophesied Dothraki conqueror, and she plans to name him Rhaego after her brother Rhaegar. After Drogo eventually kills Viserys for threatening her and their unborn child, feeling no sadness for her brother’s death, Daenerys sees herself as the blood of the dragon and true heir to the Targaryen dynasty, and is thus responsible for reclaiming the throne for herself.

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Above Daenerys Targaryen through the Game of Thrones four seasons.

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Shortly after, while Drogo’s Khalasar were raiding a village, Drogo is wounded in a fight with one of his warriors who challenged him over Daenerys saving the women from being ravaged. Daenerys requests Mirri Maz Duur, a Maegi or priestess of a temple the Dothraki have just sacked, to heal him. However, the wound becomes infected and, as the dying Drogo’s Khalasar begin deserting, Daenerys asks the maegi to use blood magic to save him. However, learning too late that Maz Duur knew what was to happen yet acted out of revenge, Daenerys learns that the magic killed the unborn Rhaego and left Drogo in a catatonic state. Realizing that this form of ‘life’ is not worth living, Daenerys smothers Drogo and has a funeral pyre prepared for him with the three petrified dragon eggs she received as a wedding present placed on him. Having Maz Duur tied to a pyre pole to die, Daenerys climbed up the pyre with her dragon eggs to join Drogo. However, when the flames burn out, Daenerys emerges alive and unharmed with three hatched dragons, which she names Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion. Because of this, the remainder of Drogo’s Khalasar swear allegiance to her and she becomes the first female Dothraki leader.

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In “A Clash of Kings”, Daenerys’s Khalasar follows a comet into the Red Waste, a stretch of barren land. On the journey, she learns that Jorah, who has become her adviser, has fallen in love with her, and she is saddened by the fact that she does not return his feelings. She and her Khalasar eventually make it to the merchant city of Qarth. As the Qartheen are more interested in her dragons than her conquest of Westeros, she visits the House of the Undying in the hopes of gaining wisdom from knowing her future. But, though she sees visions of various things past and future, Daenerys learns that the Warlocks of the House of the Undying intend to keep her prisoner. Luckily, having brought her dragon Drogon with her, it defends her and burns the tower to the ground. Eventually deciding to follow the advice of a masked woman to go east to reach west, Daenerys searches for a ship and is saved from an assassination attempt by an older Westerosi man called Arstan Whitebeard, who was sent by Illyrio. Illyrio also sent three ships to take Daenerys back to Pentos. Instead, she claims the ships as her own.

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In “A Storm of Swords”, she goes to Slaver’s Bay to purchase an army of Unsullied, highly trained slave soldiers. She agrees to buy every Unsullied in Astapor in exchange for her dragon Drogon. However, she reclaims Drogon and uses the Unsullied to conquer the city. She frees every slave in Astapor and decides to end the slave trade. She sets out for the slave city Yunkai, and conquers the city with the help of Daario Naharis, a mercenary who betrays the Yunkish. As she marches on the slave city Meereen, she learns that Arstan is actually Barristan Selmy, a knight who betrayed her father, and discovers that Jorah had been spying on her for Robert Baratheon. She feels betrayed and sends them on a near-suicidal mission to capture Meereen, nearly hoping that they will die in the attempt. The two survive, and the mission succeeds. When Barristan asks to be forgiven, she pardons him and names him Lord Commander of her Queensguard. Although Jorah defends his actions and believes he has committed no wrong, Daenerys cannot find it in herself to forgive him, and banishes him. With the fall of Meereen, she decides to make for Westeros. However, she learns that Astapor and Yunkai cannot maintain the peace she hoped to bring and decides to stay in Meereen and learn to be a queen.

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Throughout “A Dance with Dragons”, she struggles to rule. There are nightly killings, the Free Cities march against her to restore the slave trade, and the armies outside her gates have brought a plague. In addition, Drogon has allegedly killed a little girl. She is forced to lock her dragons away; Rhaegal and Viserion are captured, but Drogon escapes. Her advisers suggest she marry Hizdahr zo Loraq to bring peace, and she agrees to the marriage if he can stop the killings for ninety days. During those ninety days, she takes Daario as a lover, knowing she cannot marry him because of his low birth and uncontrollable temper. Hizdahr successfully ends the killings, and Daenerys marries him. At his request, she reluctantly agrees to stop disrupting the slave trade on the condition that those already freed are not enslaved again. She also agrees to reopen Meereen’s fighting pits and attends the opening day’s fights. The blood and noise of the pits attracts Drogon, who is immediately attacked. She realizes that the fighters are trying to kill Drogon, and she climbs onto him and flies away. She lives with Drogon, who has made a lair in the Dothraki Sea. She decides to return to Meereen and sets off toward the city. On the way, she falls ill and begins to hallucinate. Through the hallucinations, she realizes that she has been ignoring who she was. She manages to remount Drogon, and she is taken to the Dothraki Sea. There, she is found by Khal Jhaqo, formerly a captain of Drogo’s Khalasar.

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Game of Thrones 4th Season – Two Swords

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The fourth season of the epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. It is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the fourth season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman (two episodes), and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (one episode).

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Two Swords

The first episode from the 4th season, “Two Swords”, broke the viewership record for Game of Thrones, which was set by episode six last season. 6.64 million people watched the premiere airing, and when coupled with encore airings, that number rose to 8.2 million total viewers. This is HBO’s highest ratings for any show since the finale episode of The Sopranos.

With this episode, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) are promoted to series regulars. The episode saw the introduction of new recurring cast members Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell) and Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand), while Michiel Huisman replaces Ed Skrein as the recurring character Daario Naharis. Owen Teale (Alliser Thorne), Dominic Carter (Janos Slynt) and Tony Way (Ser Dontos) make return appearances after an absence of several years (Teale in the first season, Carter & Way in the second).

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Starring cast members Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), Joe Dempsie (Gendry) and Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) do not appear and are not credited. Actor Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) is given a “with” tag at the end of the opening credits lineup for the first time. Contrary to earlier press reports, Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) remained credited solely as a guest star in the episode.

Episode: Two Swords (401). Date of Exhibition: 6 April, 2014. Directed by D. B. Weiss. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss. Summary: Tywin Lannister oversees the reforging of the Stark ancestral sword into two new swords, one of which he gifts to his son Jaime, who tries and fails to return to his earlier life before the loss of his sword-hand. Prince Oberyn, brother of Prince Doran Martell of Dorne, arrives in King’s Landing to attend the royal wedding in his place and is welcomed by Tyrion Lannister, and later reveals his true plans for his visit: revenge against the Lannisters for the rape and death of his sister. In the North, while Styr and his group of cannibal Thenns reinforce Tormund Giantsbane and the other wildlings, Jon Snow has returned to Castle Black and is released after confessing what he did during his stay with the wildings. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen leads her army on a march towards Meereen, the last of the three great slave cities. While, in the Riverlands, Arya, accompanied by Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, reclaims her sword Needle from Polliver, and uses it to kill him the same way he murdered Lommy Greenhands, to get belated retribution for her friend. 

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Pixar movies Part 2

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To see the Part 1 of this post, please click here. Read more about Pixar Animation Studios clicking here.

The Pixar Universe and the Pixar Theory

The Pixar universe is a theoretical “shared universe” in which every character that is created by Pixar exists, sharing characteristics and an internal logic. Media discussion about a “Pixar Universe” has existed since at least 2003, and has been referred to in disparate sources such as Slash FilmWashington TimesReno Gazette-Journal, and MTV News.

Pixar employee Jay Ward denied that the films take place in the same universe, saying: “It’s almost like the 9/11 conspiracy theories… it’s like, really? No, the movies were sort of made in a different order by different directors in different times, in different places. It’s cool that it all worked out that way, but it probably was not intentional.”

In his 2013 thesis entitled “The Pixar Theory”, journalist Jon Negroni wrote that that every character created by Pixar lives within a single fictional universe. He acknowledges that the concepts behind his thesis were derived from an episode of the Cracked.com video series After Hours, written by Daniel O’Brien. In his post, Negroni discusses various films and how they relate in a timeline of events. Films he examines include A Bug’s LifeToy Story 2Monsters, Inc.Finding NemoThe IncrediblesCarsRatatouilleWALL-EUpToy Story 3Cars 2Brave, and Monsters University. After his thesis was posted on the internet on July 11, 2013, it became a viral hit.  Source: Wikipedia.

Read more about The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni and see The Pixar Theory Timeline:

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50 Best Pixar Easter Eggs

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This post confirms and destroys some of the ideas of Jon Negroni in his The Pixar Theory, but in all forms, is a treat for any fan of Pixar. Read the full text here.

The ful list of my 10 favorites Pixar movies includes (in the Part 1):

1. TOY STORY, 1995
2. TOY STORY 2, 1999
3. TOY STORY 3, 2010
4. FINDING NEMO, 2003
5. RATATOUILLE, 2007

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6. BUG’S LIFE, 1998.

A Bug’s Life is a retelling of Aesop’s fable The Ant and the Grasshopper. Production began shortly after the release of Toy Story in 1995. The movie was released to theaters on November 25, 1998 and directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Andrew Stanton. The plot involves a misfit ant, Flik, who is looking for “tough warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers. Flik recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. Randy Newman composed the music for the film, which stars the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Ranft, Denis Leary, Jonathan Harris, Madeline Kahn, Bonnie Hunt, Brad Garrett, and Mike McShane. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120623/.

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7. THE INCREDIBLES, 2004.

The Incredibles was written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures, starring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Jason Lee and Samuel L. Jackson. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film’s title is the name of a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible’s desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with an evil villain and his killer robot. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317705/.

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8. MONSTERS, INC., 2001.

Monsters, Inc. was directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman and stars the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn and Jennifer Tilly. The film centers around two monsters employed at the titular Monsters, Inc.: top scarer James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman), and his one-eyed partner and best friend, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal). Monsters, Inc. employees generate their city’s power by targeting and scaring children, but they are themselves afraid that the children may contaminate them; when one child enters Monstropolis, Mike and Sulley must return her. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0198781/.

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9. UP, 2009.

Up, directed by Pete Docter, was released on May 29, 2009 and opened the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first animated and 3D film to do so. The film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Edward Asner) and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai). By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise made to his lifelong love. The film was co-directed by Bob Peterson, with music composed by Michael Giacchino. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049413/.

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10. WALLY-E, 2008.

This is my favorite Pixar’s movie ever. WALL-E was directed by Andrew Stanton. The story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, who also has a programmed task, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Both robots exhibit an appearance of free will and emotions similar to humans, which develop further as the film progresses. Most of the characters do not have actual human voices, but instead communicate with body language and robotic sounds, designed by Ben Burtt (from Star Wars film series), that resemble voices. It is also Pixar’s first animated feature with segments featuring live-action characters. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/.

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Pixar movies Part 1

Here are the answers for the quiz post Movies and More Movies:

1. Chris Evans, Fantastic Four, 2005.
2. Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future, 1985.
3. Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986.
4. Justin Timberlake, In Time, 2011.
5. Taylor Kitsch, John Carter, 2012.
6. Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, 1976.
7. Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction, 1994.
8. Charlie Sheen, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986.
9. Edward Norton, Fight Club, 1999.
10. James Franco, Oz the Great and Powerful, 2013
11. Alicia Silverstone, Clueless, 1995
12. Milla Jovovich, The Fifth Element, 1997
13. Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman, 1990.
14. Irene Jacob, The Double Life of Veronique, 1991.
15. Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Vol. 2, 2004.
16. Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
17. Sharon Tate, The Fearless Vampire Killers, 1967.
18. Megan Fox, Jennifer’s Body, 2009.
19. Keira Knightley, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003.
20. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004.

And this post is not a new quiz, but my ten reasons why I love Pixar Studios. Do you?

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PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS

Pixar Animation Studios, or simply Pixar, is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the computer division of Lucasfilm before its spin-out as a corporation in 1986 with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became its majority shareholder. The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion, a transaction which made Jobs Disney’s largest shareholder.

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Pixar has produced fourteen feature films, beginning with Toy Story in 1995. All of the films have received both critical and financial success, with the notable exception being Cars 2, which, while commercially successful, received substantially less praise than Pixar’s other productions. As of December 2013, its feature films have made over $8.5 billion worldwide, with an average worldwide gross of $607 million per film. Both Finding Nemo and Toy Story 3 are among the 50 highest-grossing films of all time, and all of Pixar’s films are among the 50 highest-grossing animated films, with Toy Story 3 being the 2nd all-time highest, just behind Disney’s Frozen, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. Source: Wikipedia.

I did not watch Brave yet, so these are my 10 favorite Pixar movies until now:

1. TOY STORY, 1995.

Every story has a beginning. Toy Story, directed by John Lasseter, was the first feature-length computer-animated film and the first film produced by Pixar. Toy Story follows a group of anthropomorphic toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present, and focuses on the relationship between Woody, a pullstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (Tim Allen). The film was written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, and Joss Whedon, and featured music by Randy Newman. Its executive producers were Steve Jobs and Edwin Catmull. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114709/.

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2. TOY STORY 2, 1999.

Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon, it is the sequel to the 1995 film Toy Story. Woody is stolen by a toy collector, prompting Buzz Lightyear and his friends to vow to rescue him. However, Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting. Many of the original characters and voices from Toy Story returned for this sequel, and several new characters, including Jessie (voiced by Joan Cusack), Barbie (voiced by Jodi Benson), and Mrs. Potato Head (voiced by Estelle Harris), were introduced. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120363/.

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