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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3. TOY STORY 3, 2010.

Directed by Lee Unkrich, the screenplay was written by Michael Arndt, while Unkrich wrote the story along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, respectively director and co-writer of the first two films. The plot focuses on the toys Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends dealing with an uncertain future as their owner, Andy, prepares to leave for college. Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and John Morris, along with few others reprised their voice-over roles from the previous films. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/.

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4. FINDING NEMO, 2003.

Finding Nemo was written and directed by Andrew Stanton, released by Walt Disney Pictures, and the fifth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It tells the story of the over-protective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his abducted son Nemo (Alexander Gould) all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and let Nemo take care of himself. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266543/.

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5. RATATOUILLE, 2007.

Ratatouille is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written and directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005. The title refers to a French dish, “ratatouille”, which is served at the end of the film, and is also a play on words about the species of the main character. The film stars the voices of Patton Oswalt as Remy, an anthropomorphic rat who is interested in cooking; Lou Romano as Linguini, a young garbage boy who befriends Remy; Ian Holm as Skinner, the head chef of Auguste Gusteau’s restaurant; Janeane Garofalo as Colette, a rôtisseur at Gusteau’s restaurant; Peter O’Toole as Anton Ego, a restaurant critic; Brian Dennehy as Django, Remy’s father and leader of his clan; Peter Sohn as Emile, Remy’s older brother; and Brad Garrett as Auguste Gusteau, a recently deceased chef. The plot follows Remy, who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant’s garbage boy. IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382932/.

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