So it has been a few days since our last post and I have been trying to think about what I could blog about, and then I remembered a something I retweeted a little while ago about Pixar.
Now I am a huge Disney/Pixar fan with I think the only two films I haven’t seen (yet) being the most recent ones (Brave and Monsters University). Although I have grown up with these films and Toy Story was a massive part of my childhood I have always appreciated that the films are not actually made for children. They are made because the writers want to make them and want to make them for themselves. So they still appeal to the generation that has grown up with the films as well as the generation that was already grown up when they came out and now the generation that is watching them all for the first time. This universal appeal is part of what makes Pixar films so popular. You can also see evidence of the dedicated team of people that put them together with tons of love and care within the quality of the films and the storylines they choose to portray. They are able to show both the childish entertainment that keeps the younger audience amused and the maturity to tackle adult issues. For example Toy Story 3 struck rather deep with me and my family in particular as it was released at a time when I was in exactly the same position as Andy, all grown up and about to leave home to go to university (or college). So not only did this film have all the fantastic elements that I remembered from the first two when I was a child but it also felt as though it had grown up with me and faced the same issues that I did, and this is the magic that makes Pixar films so fantastic.
Anyway this has rather gotten off the original point I was going to make!
What I had discovered on Twitter was a link to a blog that had come up with The Grand Pixar Theory! Which describes how all of the films are intertwined and puts them into a timeline (which is not necessarily the order in which they were released). Now I have on occasion noticed similarities between some of the films, talking animals, inanimate objects coming to life etc, as well as the occasional direct reference of one film in another. But this theory encompasses everything and puts it all into the timeline of some sort of parallel universe, starting with Brave and (currently) ending with Monsters Inc.
I can honestly say it is one of the most amazing theories I have ever read and if this is actually what Pixar has planned then they must all be geniuses, equally if it is not true it is still a genius theory that has been constructed from these wonderful films.
Definitely recommended reading, even if you are not a huge Pixar fan!
The blog I originally read is here:-
But after just doing a bit of research I have discovered a website that has been put together explaining the theory in a shorter, simpler manner, with very nice graphics ;). This can be found here:-
Have fun reading and remember nothing has been confirmed it’s all just speculation for now!
Till next time