Pixar, as a trustworthy brand, isn’t quite what it used to be mostly because the animation powerhouse’s early years set the bar so high that anything less than a masterpiece from them registers as a disappointment. So, they’ve fallen from historic to merely dependable. For shame.
2017 offered examples of both halves of the company’s identity. Cars 3 is the adequate, toy-selling machine Pixar increasingly leans toward, Coco the work of art that just so happens to double as highly merchandisable product. The future promises more sequels than original properties like Coco, which doesn’t have to be bad. The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 might turn out to be amazing. However, with Coco still in theaters let’s stop to take stock and appreciate the 19 films Pixar has given us to this point.
I’ve ranked my favorites below, and there are truly very few on this list I don’t like. In fact, I absolutely love and adore at least half of them. Don’t make me choose between them. Please. Who would make me do such a thing? Oh, yeah. I voluntarily did this.
Madness. Absolute madness.
Anyway, here’s the list:
What about you? What does your list look like?
Source: My Letterboxd Page