The top 10 Pixar animations chosen by Guardian writers

To coincide with the world release of Lightyear, about one of Toy Story's most beloved animated characters, The Guardian asked its writers to share the best of Pixar. choose and write about them. Since the Guardian is one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world, its writers' selections can be a good reference for choosing a list of spectacular Pixar works.

BingMag.com The top 10 Pixar animations chosen by Guardian writers

To coincide with the world release of Lightyear, about one of Toy Story's most beloved animated characters, The Guardian asked its writers to share the best of Pixar. choose and write about them. Since the Guardian is one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world, its writers' selections can be a good reference for choosing a list of spectacular Pixar works.

1. Toy Story

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  • Director: John Lester
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
  • Release date: 1995
  • 2. Toy Story 2

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    • Director: John Lester
    • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jon Cusack
    • Release date: 1999
    • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Rating: 7.9 out of 10

    Although this powerful animation received great acclaim on a global scale after its release in 1999, it seems that the abilities of "Toy Story 2" have been lost behind the multiplicity of Pixar's masterpiece films and the consistency and coherence of the "Toy Story" series. The first version of the series was celebrated for everything it was first in, while the ending of Toy Story 3 was so sad that it inspired the tears of the 21st century generation, but for pure entertainment with a great feeling. In the end, I always prefer the second part. The plot of this episode, which is based on a rescue mission, and Bazlightier (Tim Allen) leads a group of his fellow train toys on a mission to help Woody (Tom Hanks), who is thinking about a possible life after Andy, an endless initiative and It's amazing, and it elevates and maximizes the excitement of the comic from simple ideas like "toys visit a toy store" and "toys drive a car." This storyline, along with a cowgirl dirge named Jessie and some enviable performances (especially the heartbreaking "When She Loved Me"), covers the emotional terrain of Toy Story 3 with a synopsis similar to the one above. In some of Pixar's later animations Behind the laughter and crying, the instrumentals become more obvious and loud, but "Toy Story 2" is a more modest and respectable example. This animation gave the engineering department of this company a chance to shine and present a flawless and proportionate work, the result of which we all saw.

    3. Finding Nemo

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    • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 99 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Rating: 8.2 out of 10

    Before Andrew Stanton, the director of Dr "Finding Nemo" began to play with Kubrick's references in the work and to introduce alienated and unrelated perspectives in the style of Antonioni used in "Wall E", engaged my emotions with a scene that his old experience and feeling of It shows off the framing. This scene comes midway through the hilarious, comical and thrilling adventure about a clown fish dad (voiced by Albert Brooks) who travels from continent to continent in a desperate search for his stolen child. Clownfish sees his reflection in the Sydney skyline in the same way that a young Vito Corleone saw himself next to the Statue of Liberty in The Godfather Part II. So visionary and determined. We then cut to a moving pan that slowly reveals layers of glass between Nemo's freedom and captivity in the dentist's small aquarium. I'm not saying that Finding Nemo is The Godfather animated. No, I'm not saying that at all, but the masterful movements of the director gave me the same delightful feeling of the moment of watching "The Godfather".

    The making of this animation in 2003 was like Pixar coming of age, when the young studio after After Toy Story and A Bug's Life, they took their CGI structure to new depths while also getting closer to classic Disney storytelling. "Finding Nemo" has talking wildlife, moments of death of a parent and honest emotional weight, mixed with fun and laughter and surprises until its bitterness does not repel the viewer. At the same time, this animation challenged the precision and creativity of Pixar's animators, who invented new ways to move, reflect, and lose light in water, which ushered in a new era of visual beauty in animation that was breathtakingly new and admirable. .

    4. Incredibles

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    • Director: Brad Brad
    • Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
    • Release date: 2004
    • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Score: 8.1 out of 10

    Sixth The animation that Pixar masterfully portrayed and like their first work was about being human and normal life. Although the Parr family in "The Marvelous" shows us anything but normal life. The theme of all the studio's productions until then was tied to adult emotions and related to the experiences they had in life. The friendships that were tested to find out if they were real, the separation of parents from their children and the troubles and adventures that followed. Brad Bird, the writer and director of this memorable work, entered an unprecedented realm of existence through the Parr family and lightened their crises with the explosions of the mid-21st century superhero era. A father with great and extraordinary strength, a thin and flexible flexible mother, a shy daughter who can hide in a thin layer of air and protect herself, and finally a son who is an inexhaustible ball of energy, dealing with the hardships and tribulations of adolescence. The age of puberty is approaching. Of course, we should not forget the newborn baby of the family, who is very lovable. Each member of this family is in a complex battle between good and evil, which they must overcome with each other's help. Another symbol of this animation is called Uncle Frozone, who is a sympathetic and sympathetic hero, and Samuel L. Jackson gave him an identity with his voice, which is loved by all fans. Al Jackson sings a piece through this character in "The Incredibles", which is one of the most admired works of Michael Giacchino as the composer of the work. The image of Shanel, the villain of the story in the work, is due to show the vitality of the medium of comic books, despite this villain, the story is scarier. than any other villain and was portrayed with childhood anxiety and complexes that he does not let go even in adulthood.

    5. Ratatouille

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    • Director: Brad Brad
    • Stars: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Peter Son
    • Release date: 2007
    • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Rating: 8.1 out of 10

    One small complaint and I have an almost insignificant problem with Pixar's output, which seems to have gradually become more prominent and visible with the passage of time, and that is the inability to find a story that is as innovative as the original idea and can do justice to the content in conveying the concept, and this issue is in parts of this The animation touches the taste and reduces its brilliance. Despite this, I can boldly say that no work has been as successful in ideation as "Ratatou" which was made in 2007 and has not been depicted so perfectly. The best kind of Pixar-style movies, where all the parts are placed correctly and coherently together, it will leave you speechless. A mouse who wants to be unattainable in cooking and reach the rank of master, day by day with a dream Achieving his desire lives and dreams at night. Until one day, through a series of events, he befriends a hot and sloppy kitchen assistant and helps him surprise a selfish Parisian food critic with a wonderful meal. A story told with genuine love about food, friendship and the inescapable pull of creativity. Watching Ratatouille, I felt like the studio was at its purest, most understated monetization, just trying to give love to its audience. Deep heart-felt emotions that build slowly, loud and funny performances that are restrained and restrained, and opportunities for sequels that seemed to be taken by the animation to go down in history as just one version of it. Overall, this animation has invested less to attract younger viewers and children, and most of its target audience is adults. I remember clearly seeing a group of kids screaming with boredom at the opening weekend of animation in a crowded cinema in Hammarschmidt, so bored that they tearfully begged their parents to take them to see another movie. Well, I remember that they all said in one voice: Is this really what the head chef's assistant does? This shows that Ratatouille was one of Pixar's weakest box office performers at the time, and perhaps led to more confidence in the Tiger and Paste franchises (those whose scripts are pulled together by extracting and combining pieces from multiple sources). are taken and written) do not have much return on investment. With these interpretations, however, there is still nothing quite as satisfying as watching a mouse pull a man's hair to make a perfect meal, a three-course feast that leaves no room for a second course.

    6. Wall-E

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    • Director: Andrew Stanton
    • Stars: Ben Burt, Jeff Garlin, Elissa Knight
    • Release date: 2008
    • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Rating: 8.4 out of 10

    After an almost unbeatable period filled with commercial failures and negative reviews from critics, Pixar experienced a major turning point with the creation of "Wall-E", which led the studio back to its peak of success and creativity. A dystopian (anti-utopian) comedy about a garbage compactor who has feelings, understands and is aware of his own existence. He has been sent to Earth to clear the remains of human destruction from the uninhabited Earth. The opening half hour of Ye Jarat is an almost wordless masterclass in pure visual storytelling. But the film loses its boldness after exploding and going into space, and the story moves towards a noisy and crazy cruise ship, mixed with traces of humor by Jacques Tati (the great French director and comedian) and to a vision of relaxed creature comforts. , the lazy and materialist that is the human being changes direction, which is as humorous and sarcastic as we expect from Disney's humor in his works. In his search to love and be loved, "Wall E" meets another robot, the atmosphere between them carries the dramatic burden of the story. It is finding lost humanity and tying our souls to lost evidence of ourselves. Today, this film is like a sad foreshadowing of a future full of garbage and show-addicted present for our viewers, and it is also a reminder of the past when Pixar was pushing all the artistic boundaries in all age groups in entertainment and moving them all with its quality.

    7. Up (Up)

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    • Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
    • Stars: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai
    • Release date: 2009
    • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Rating: 8.3 out of 10

    Pixar It has long been a pioneer and symbol of the progress of the computer animation industry, but the haunting montage of the opening sequences of "Up" is as bold in drawing out the inner emotions and defining new emotional coordinates as Pixar's productions. Accompanied only by Michael Giacchino's bittersweet score, this masterful but haunting wordless prologue tells the courtship-to-marriage story of Carl (Ed Asner) and his late wife Ellie. Two happy-go-lucky adventurers whose companionship and partnership is nonetheless tinged with disappointment. First with the frustration of trying to have a baby and then the failure to travel to South America, the latter of which will never happen due to Ellie's death. This montage helps Carl as the lovable miser in carrying out his bizarre plan to fly to South America by tying thousands of balloons to the top of his house. "Bala" is full of delightfully silly moments that touch the heart of every viewer and make him join the story. will be Like a giant bird that can't fly, and he named Kevin, and a golden retriever dog that communicates with others with a collar that translates his thoughts into English. But the juxtaposition of this montage with Carl's grudging friendship with a boy scout who he thinks is an odd patch gives another sense of the road to this incredibly amazing dream and the lifelong effort it takes to make it come true. Family movies are full of wish-fulfillment fantasies. Wishes and things that people dream of doing and are presented as their fantasy. "Bala" is no exception to this rule and is one of the few animations that introduces and explores a wide range of emotions that can be counted on.

    8. Toy Story 3

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    • Director: Lee Unkrich
    • Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jon Cusack
    • Release date: 2010
    • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 out of 100
    • IMDB Movie Rating: 8.3 out of 10

    The masterpiece animated series "Toy Story" has always understood how objects can be the easiest and most accessible portals to access children's emotions, and the third installment of this series, which was released in June 2010, is undoubtedly the fastest rocket to display Pixar's nostalgia. Andy, now 17, goes to college and decides to start a new life. The film opens with Andy putting away the toys and taking them into the attic. This process and several other events go hand in hand so that the toys accidentally end up in the trash. He ends by introducing them to their new home in a scene that never fails to make me cry. The toys end up in the hands of another child, who greets them with the same unadulterated enthusiasm that Andy once had. Woody's twin glee as Andy's old friend and partner when Andy moves away is the film's emotional Achilles heel. In a way, Pixar's signature in his films. I was thinking about that scene two Christmases ago, when my dad gave me a replica of the stuffed cat I'd loved since I was two. He had bought it for me as a second copy in case I had lost the original and it was very painful. You couldn't tell the two books were related, let alone the same. One had been lovingly kept in a soft, compact pile, and the other had sat untouched in a drawer for 26 years. I cried for days after this incident. Partly because it was cute, but mostly because I couldn't help but think of them as Toy Story characters. Two beings with intelligence and feeling who endured the passage of time, two beings who were in love and had many reasons to reach and be with them. Thanks to Toy Story 3, how else can I see them?

    9. Soul

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    • Director: Pete Docter
    • Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton
    • Release date: 2020
    • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95 out of 100
    • IMDB rating for the movie: 8.1 out of 10

    Very suitable and excellent It is possible if a film about the experience of happiness is also an amazing visual experience. Reflecting on what exactly we've been through for the decades we've spent on earth, Ghost follows the existential adventure of jazz pianist Joe Gardner, who dies in the opening minutes of the show and spends the rest of the show trying to come back to life. And his body does. Along the way, Joe spends a lot of time traveling through the afterlife, and Pixar's stunning depiction of the afterlife is as beautiful as the pre-world (where souls live before they take on a body) so long after It remains in the mind of the audience from the end credits. This scene plus another unforgettable moment that is shown in this work are among the most unforgettable moments of "Soul", the moment when Joe realizes what earthly happiness means to him and understands that he should enjoy everything in life and this It makes The Ghost more than just a visually stunning film. It is an animation that combines form with function. Two connected elements that are as intricate and integrated as Joe's fingers on the piano. When he gets lost in the euphoria of a jazz solo.

    10. Turning Red

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    • Director: Domi Shi
    • Stars: Jordan Fisher, Maitri Ramakrishnan, Rosalie Chiang
    • Release date: 2022
    • Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 out of 100
    • IMDB rating for the movie: 7.1 out of 10

    "Flush" is a refreshing contrast and It's refreshing for Toy Story and its cinematic universe defined by the studio. While the adventures of "Toy Story" take place in an indescribable, perfect, always sunny and somewhat endless place, Chinese-Canadian director Domi Shi sets his film on dirt streets (as rough as a Pixar film can be, in fact). that is, light graffiti and a little bit of trash) he made in his hometown of Toronto and specifically in an Asian Canadian area enclosed in this metropolis. The story of "Being Red" takes place during the year 2002 and depicts the life of a Chinese-Canadian girl named Mylene Li who, due to a curse inherited from her, turns into a giant red panda whenever she experiences intense emotions! Isn't it interesting? Pixar has become bolder in storytelling. Gen Z pop stars (the first social generation to grow up from a young age with access to the Internet and portable digital technology) Billie Eilish and Phineas notably reimagined the millennial boy band sound with catchy songs and melodies for the fictional group Blushing. For the City, whose members are attractive white icons who support the protagonist Meeline Lee and her friends. They're a stark contrast to Randy Newman's happy, platonic Toy Story and the memorable music of "You've Got a Soul Inside Me." To put it briefly, "Flush" is another Pixar movie for the rest of us who didn't like his previous works.

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