Pixar is the animation studio that we remember from the gray lamp. We’ve at least seen one movie of Pixar studios in our lives, probably more than one. It brought the animation and cinema industry a whole new level. With the animation movies that they made, Pixar Animation Studios were capable to interest children but adults also. So how did Pixar begin this revolution? How did they become a sensational in cinema indistury winning 26 Academy Awards, 7
Golden Globes, 3 Grammy Awards and many other awards? When we take a deeper look in Pixar, we actually see that the ideas of these wonderful movies came from very different perspectives.
Pixar originally began in 1979 in the part a Lucasfilm. Later Apple founder Steve Jobs acquired it in 1986. The Walt Disney Company recently bought Pixar in 2006. During this time period Pixar produced twelve films beginning with a “world sensation” Toy Story.
Before Toy Story was out in cinemas, it was actually a short movie. They made many changes in the script before the final version was out. Also some characters changed. To add a space theme in the movie, Buzz Lightyear was created. On the other hand to add a more western contrast Woody was created as the classic cowboy toy. In the end, the living and talking toys went on the big screen in 1995, earning many awards.
After making their names heard with Toy Story, Pixar made another sensation called A Bug’s Life. This was about the life of bugs which we; especially kids are very interested to learn. A Bugs Life was followed by Toy Story 2 in 1999. The return of the talking toys interested the audience very much so it continued to be a sensation.
Making Monster Inc. in 2001 was a whole different story. The idea of this movie started in 1994. Pete Docter(one of the producers who thought of the idea Monster Inc.) claimed “Everybody came up to me and said that they totally believed that their toys came to life when they left the room. When Disney asked us to make more films, we wanted to tap into a child-like notion that was similar to Toy Story. I knew monsters were coming out my closet when I was a kid. So I decided monsters would be appropriate.” Therefor they started to create their characters. Sulley, Mike Wazowski and especially Boo are still characters that we will never forget.
In 2003 Pixar decided do make a kind of tragic story Finding Nemo. The idea came from Andrew Stanton. When he was a child he loved going to the dentist to see the fish tank, assuming that the fish were from the ocean and wanted to go home. Therefor Nemo and his story with his father was created.
The Incredible followed Nemo in 2003 and after Cars came in 2006.
Basically, Cars started a different generation. Cars was actually going to come out in 1999 however, the movie was scrapped in favor of Toy Story 2. John Lasseter had said that the idea came from a road trip he took with his family. This movie started a new generation because 90’s kids grew up with talking toys. In 2000’s the Toy Story sensation turned into Cars sensation. Yes, Toy Story 3 was also released in 2000’s but it didn’t interest the new generation as well as Cars did.
Ratatouille, who is a rat cook in France came after Cars followed by other sad, tragic stories Wall-E and Up in 2008 and 2009.
The Wall-E idea came from Andrew Stanton’s “What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?” lines in a lunch again. Wall-E also had a message trying to say that man kind is getting lazier and lazier and we are closer to the end if we go on like this. On the other hand Up’s story began in 2004 by the director Pete Docter. Docter selected an old man for the main character after drawing him with balloons. The main character was old yes but Docter believed that children could relate to this old man as their grandparents.
In 2010 Toy Story 3 was out. 90’s sensation was back with a whole new story, better animation techniques. Cars 2, another return, followed Toy Story 3 in 2011 and this was the most recent movie of Pixar.
Almost all the Pixar movies got Academy Awards or many other awards. Now, we know where these amazing and unique ideas came from. We are sure that Pixar will keep up like this and get the next generations attention too.