Pixar began in 1979 as The Graphics Group, which was a computer division of Lucasfilm that primarily worked on computer hardware. Strange, ain’t it? Pixar was acquired by Steve Jobs in 1986 where the studio took a turn and pursued its dream of creating the first computer animated feature length film. Miracles came to life in 1995 when Pixar released the smash hit, Toy Story, which acquired universal acclaim. The Walt Disney Company later acquired Pixar in 2006. Enough with the mumbo gumbo pertaining to the history of the company that has produced some of our favorite animated movies of all time. Let’s journey through some a bright gallery of tattoos showcasing three of Pixar’s greatest movies….
The quality of cleverness throughout Toy Story captures hearts of all ages. There is never a moment of dullness throughout the toy’s lives, and the imagination and energy behind the story and outstanding vocal performances has morphed the movie into an instant classic. To think that a computer brought to life worlds of creativity through a lighthearted tale that strikes emotional chords is astounding in itself. The films ties into the perspective of the children’s toys, whose walking, talking and leading existence only concern is being played with by their owner. Andy’s top toy is the cowboy plush, woody, who rules over the others and the small community. Woody’s leadership position is threatened on Andy’s birthday when he received the space ranger Buzz Lightyear as a gift, which contains more advanced features and spring-action wings. Woody attempted to hide Buzz, which taught children many lessons of the importance of “sharing” along the way. Woody and Buzz eventually found a balanced partnership as Andy’s favorite toys.
Woody – “Why would Andy want you? Look at you! You’re a Buzz Lightyear! Any other toy would give up his moving parts just to be you. You’ve got wings, you glow in the dark, you talk, your helmet does that….that whoosh thing. You’re a cool toy. As a matter of fact, you’re too cool. I mean – what chance does a toy like me have against a Buzz Lightyear action figure. All I can do is this.” (pulls his pull string)
Finding Nemo has some of the most profound, gentle and heart-opening lessons wrapped up in a compelling storyline and visual beauty. The Pixar hit kicks off with Marlin the clownfish and his wife Coral moving into a different part of the ocean with a great view, a fresh batch of eggs and pleasant community. Unfortunately, it is all destroyed in a blink of an eye, and a fish knocked Marlin unconscious and snatched up Coral. There was only one lone offspring egg left, Nemo, who grew to be a curious, energetic and giddy clownfish who was ready to attend school and make a difference. Finding Nemo begins with a moment of horror that spun into a tale of love, fortitude, grit and the importance of family.
Monster’s Inc is full of imaginative and heartfelt storytelling that stirs at your heartstrings. The movie introduced the audience to a world of closet monsters. The monsters produced magical doors that worked as portals to the human world in the factory of Monsters, Inc. The doors led to the closets of children when activated, and the monsters who were employed by Monsters, Inc scared children to collect their screams, which worked as an energy source in the monster world. The tale and cute lesson throughout is that the monsters are just as terrified of the children as the children are of the monsters. The big, blue, polka dotted top scarer, Sully, allowed a human being named “Boo” walk into the monster world. The movie turns into a mission to get Boo back home through overcoming her fear of the whimsical creatures.
WALL-E is an adorable classic Pixar family favorite. WALL-E is based on a planet Earth that is centuries in the feature. Wall-E is lonely and solely spending his days compacting detritus into cubes and piling them up, which comes to be the start of skyscrapers created from leftover junk. Wall-E is a genius who spends his evenings puzzling over Rubik’s Cubes with attention to detail. The curiosity stemming through the character leads to the arrival of EVE, who is a white robot from a cruise ship far out in space. She is sleek, curious, feminine and futuristic. The movie morphs into a romance between two robots. The story of the film is simple. WALL-E gives the notion to children that they can create miracles out of absolutely anything; their minds, everyday objects, toys, everyday encounters, etc. The amount of authenticity throughout this film has led reviews to soar to fantastic heights. The moral of staying true to your own heart through encounters with authority is a message parents should reflect into their children within their developing years.