The Pixar Touch


Other studios caught up to the 3-D tech--but never the storytelling.

Toy Story 1995

The world's first computer-generated feature film became the highest-grossing movie of the year. Digital animation was here to stay.

A Bug's Life 1998

Proving Toy Story was no fluke, A Bug's Life was another all-digital movie with heart and wit. Kevin Spacey voiced the villain.

Toy Story 2 1999

As a rule, most sequels drag. Not this one, which was torn up and reimagined by director John Lasseter at the last minute.

Monsters, Inc. 2001

With each Pixar release raking in more than the last at the box office, this was the first to break the half-billion-dollar mark.

Finding Nemo 2003

The story of a lost clownfish and pals, with voice acting by Ellen DeGeneres, brought Pixar its first best-animated-feature Oscar.

The Incredibles 2004

Everyone is special, a boy is told. "Which is another way of saying no one is," he mutters. Pixar's superhero fable was smart stuff. …

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