Taestful Award: Pixar Animation Studios

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Picture
Nominees: Finding Nemo, Up, WALL-E
Winner: WALL-E

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Animation Achievement/Artistic Direction
Nominees: Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up, WALL-E
Winner: Finding Nemo

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Original Score
Nominees: Finding Nemo (Nemo Egg), Up (Stuff We Did), WALL-E (Define Dancing)
Winner: Finding Nemo

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Original Screenplay
Nominees: Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, Toy Story 2
Winner: Monsters, Inc.

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Quote
Nominees:

Brave: “I’ve decided to do what’s right and break tradition. My mother, the Queen, feels in her heart that we be free to write our own story, follow our hearts, and find love in our own time. The Queen and I put the decision to you, my lords. Might our young people decide for themselves who they will love?” (Merida)

Finding Nemo: “Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.” (Dory)

Monsters University: “You’re not scary. Not even a little bit; but you are fearless.” (Sully)

Ratatouille: “In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto, ‘Anyone can cook.’ But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist can come from anywhere.” (Anton Ego)

Up: “Thanks for the adventure–now go have a new one! Love, Ellie.” (Ellie)

Winner: Ratatouille (Anton Ego)

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Protagonist Pairing
Nominees: Anton Ego/Chef Gusteau (Ratatouille), Marlin/Dory (Finding Nemo), Mike/Sully (Monsters University), WALL-E/EVE (WALL-E), Woody/Buzz (Toy Story)
Winner: Woody/Buzz (Toy Story)

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Supporting Character
Nominees: Aliens (Toy Story 2), Barbie and Ken (Toy Story 3), Crush (Finding Nemo), Dean Hardscrabble (Monsters University), Dug (Up), Edna Mode (The Incredibles), Green Army Men (Toy Story), M-O (WALL-E), Frozone (The Incredibles), Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story 3), Tuck and Roll (A Bug’s Life)
Winner: Dug (Up)

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Introduction
Nominees: Brave, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up, WALL-E
Winner: Up

Taestful Award: Best Pixar Ending
Nominees: Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, Up, Toy Story, Toy Story 3
Winner: Toy Story 3

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15 thoughts on “Taestful Award: Pixar Animation Studios

  1. Really great post, Pixar is defiantly up at the top, I don’t see them slowing down either. I’ve enjoyed most of their movies. Except for The Incredibles, just never could get into it.

    • Thanks for commenting crazysnake. I’m glad you don’t think Pixar has lost their magic touch–I really like what I’m hearing about Inside Out, which I think will be great. Funny enough, I never loved The Incredibles as much as everybody else seems to, so I’m in agreement with you there.

      • I still believe they have a lot of great work to show. Whats really interesting to me is how much they have accomplished, in so little time. Compared to Disney, and Dreamworks Animation, I like all 3 studios, Pixar just stands out to me more.

  2. I couldn’t have said it better myself! Long live Pixar, and may they continue their tradition of great storytelling and themes (At least as long as Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2 don’t suck)!

  3. Oh, I forgot about Finding Dory! I’m excited for that, but nervous, too. Finding Nemo has been one of my favorites since it came out, so I’m not sure how Finding Dory will live up to the original.

    • The thing I worry about Finding Dory is that it’ll be predictable. Based on title alone, I have a feeling the movie will be exploring her past, so let’s hope Pixar can make her back-story interesting enough for an entire movie.

  4. I really enjoyed this post. There’s not much to dispute here, even if my choices and rankings would be slightly different.

    My biggest qualm: The absence of the following quote from best Pixar quotes:

    Woody: YOU… ARE… A… TOY! You aren’t the real Buzz Lightyear! You’re… you’re an action figure! You are a child’s plaything.

    Buzz: You are a sad strange little man, and you have my pity.

    • Hey Dan. I’m glad you liked the post. I put a lot more work into this than my Disney conclusion, so I hope it paid off.

      You bring up a good moment from Toy Story, but I think the quote isn’t complete without both Woody and Buzz’s line (as you’ve presented it). I tried to leave the best Pixar quote section for a singular character to say. Hopefully, this makes the omission more understandable. It’d be neat if you did a ranking of your favorite PIxar movies over at your site! I think I’ve read the one where you review most of them, but a lot of them got 4 stars, so the ranking isn’t definitive. Just a thought. 🙂

  5. Very well done post. I’m one of the few who actually liked the Cars movies. Not perfect but I thought they were fun. Brave was a disappointment but I didnt hate it. Rest masterpieces.
    Up is my favorite. I love the message that those who pass on remain an active presence in our lives and we can live their dreams and feel them with us. Just everything about it I love. I also think it has the best Pixar score.
    But Walle, Finding Nemo, Toy Story movies. Monsters inc and university and Ratatouille are masterpieces. So excited for inside Out!

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