The Pixar Theory is a theory that states that all the Disney/Pixar movies exist on the same timeline in the same universe. I didn’t come up with this theory, though. Throughout the movies we will see the struggles of three different groups. They are animals, humans, and machines. An amazing man named Jon Negroni came up with the Pixar Theory. He posted a post on his own blog that is more specific. After you read this, I think you should go read what Jon has to say. Click here to go to his blog. I’m going to use ideas from his posts and from many YouTube videos to write this post. Click here to go to my favorite YouTuber.
Throughout the post, I will be talking how all the movies fit in this theory, and why. The movies I will be using are
- A Bug’s Life
- Toy Story
- Toy Story 2
- Toy Story 3
- Monsters Inc.
- Finding Nemo
- Finding Dory
- The Incredibles
- Cars 2
- Monster’s University
- Inside Out
- The Good Dinosaur
The movie that starts the theory is Brave. Brave takes place in medieval times in Scotland. In this movie, we see animals act like humans for the first time. I know that they are humans turned into animals, but what if the witch turned many more humans into animals? I also will talk more about the witch later in the post and who she really is. She could have started the time when animals turned more and more like humans. Animals started getting more intelligent. This was a story that started out all the Pixar magic.
The story that come after that are Ratatoullie, Up, and Finding Nemo, and Finding Dory. Notice how I left out Bug’s Life. I will talk about that later in the post. In these three movies, we see that animals are getting smarter and are starting to up their ways of living.
For instance, in Finding Dory and Finding Nemo, we see that fish have houses, communities, and even schools of fish! (No pun intended! 😉). Any way, we see that animals are starting to become more and more like humans. Also in the movie, we see that humans are destroying the world. In finding Dory, we see a car in the ocean, bottles on the ocean floor, trash floating in the ocean, and Dory gets stuck in the classic six pack bottle rings. In finding Nemo, we even hear the sharks say “Probably American” after they hear about the human that took Nemo. This is proof that humans (Americans) are destroying the world.
In Ratatoullie we see rats that want to do human customs, like cooking. The rats also are surpassing or trying to surpass people in intelligence and working. The rats are also are collecting food, living in groups (because they know it is safer), and they are stealing from humans. This is a time when animals are starting or trying to surpass humans.
In the movie Up, we see dogs that can communicate with humans because we know of their intelligence. In the movie there is a whole character devoted to discovering the intelligence of animals and unleashing them. After this character dies, we don’t really know what happens to the dogs, but we can guess that they went off by themselves. These dogs and other animals obviously have intelligence, but what about artificial intelligence?
Artificial intelligence first appears in the Incredibles. In the Incredibles, the character (Buddy) is the villain. Or is he? He isn’t the one doing the killing, it’s the machines. The machines have artificial intelligence and then are using that to their advantage. The machines are trying to take over and kill all the humans. We know this because the technology used is trying to kill humans. Why? We know that animals don’t like humans because the humans are polluting the Earth, but what do the machines have against them? Let’s go to the Toy Stories.
In Toy Story, we see the toys raising up against Sid. In Toy Story 2, Jesse resents her owner for abandoning her. In Toy Story 3 Latso straight up hates humans. These toys want more and with the super humans gone (they are all gone by the 2000) there is really nothing stopping them from trying to dominate the world. These machines and the toys sort of combine to create Cars.
Cars is by far the Pixar movie that almost destroyed the whole Pixar Theory! It really messed us up! Although with more information we can clearly fit it in to the theory now, it was really hard. Now we know that after the humans left Earth (as in WALL-E) they left the machines in their dust. These machines missed the humans, but they still followed the human customs. We also know that they are experiencing an energy crisis because the humans are gone.
Well, I have to wrap up the post, but I will leave you with two questions. What is your favorite Pixar movie, and do you think the cars in Cars grow up? Think about the last one a little deeper because we see baby, child, and adult cars in the films, but do they grow up? Please try to answer the questions in the comment section and tell me what you think about my post. See you next time! Bye!
P.S. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!