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All Pixar Characters Live in the Same Universe

by Emily Keen

Film critic Jon Negroni in 2013 brought into the spotlight a highly debated upon theory about Pixar movies. Ardent Pixar fans will know about Room All3. This is a classroom where many Pixar animators were trained. Many Pixar films have a reference to this room in addition to the Pizza Planet delivery truck.

Disney, however, has spoken very little to confirm the veracity of this theory.

In 2017 Disney released a promotional video on its Facebook page connecting all Pixar movies.

Subsequently, another video was released on the Facebook page for Toy Story.

The videos tie the scenes from the following movies:

A Bug’s Life

Toy Story

Monsters, Inc.

Finding Nemo

The Incredibles

Cars

Wall E

Ratatouille

Inside Out

Finding Dory

 

Here are some of the elements from the videos that blatantly exposes the connection between the movies:

Mcqueen rides tires used in Cars are used again in Up to furnish Carl Fredricksen’s tires.

Buzz Lightyear is seen pitching a soda cap in a TV commercial in Toy Story. It is the same cap that Ellie wears as a badge in Up

The girl who watches Carl Fredricksen’s house float in the sky plays has her bedroom filled with toys from Toy Story movies

A child is seen reading “Mr. incredible” in Finding Nemo and seems fascinated by the antics of the superhero.

Finding Dory has a cameo from the homesick protagonist of Inside Out- Riley.

The restaurant, Gusteau’s, from Ratatouille makes an appearance in Cars.

Boo from Monsters, Inc. has a toy Nemo (From finding Nemo).

These are the sly details that validate the truthfulness of the theory. The biggest indication, however, comes from the presence of BnL, a superstore that most Pixar movies showcase. In fact, the chain keeps growing with each film and maintains its presence in Wall E as a ghost company that runs the universe.

Toy Story toys are powered by using BnL batteries.

A news article in finding Nemo picks BnL as a subject.

The racetrack walls in Cars 3 are filled with BnL ads.

BnL was showcased in the 2011 Pixar short story Small Fry where it allowed the characters to buy BnL Burst from a vending machine.

There is enough evidence supporting that Pixar movies are more than connected. The subtext of the context only implies the presence of all these movies in the same universe. What do you think?

Do let us know in the comments.

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Onward (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Onward (2020) is the upcoming animation feature from Disney and Pixar. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot are given a wizard staff that could summon their dead father for one day. However, with their magic, they could only bring half of him back. Now, the brothers are on a journey to find more magic so that they could spend one last day with their father.

Releasing Date: 4 March 2020

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Beats Captain Marvel; Becomes 3rd Biggest Film in 2019

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like 2019 is the year fro Disney, as yet another film from it’s Marvel roaster is making its way to the top of the charts. Recent box office numbers are revealing that Spider-Man: Far From Home has surpassed the number three spot held by Captain Marvel for a while. In addition to that, the movie is also now the 8th highest-grossing film the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So far, the Spider-Man sequel has earned $1,128,276,196 worldwide, overtaking Captain Marvel’s total gross of $1,128,274,794 worldwide. However, when it comes to domestic sales, it still stands tall at $426,829,839. In the second place, there is The Lion King which has made $533,992,775 domestically and $1,616,992,775 worldwide. Of course, these numbers are nothing compared with Avengers: Endgame, which still remains as the top-grossing movie of all time with $858,373,000 earned domestically and $2,796,274,401 worldwide.

With the numbers laid out like this, there is no doubt that Disney is easily the strongest brand in all of the entertainment. However, given the recent split between Sony and Disney, this may get particularly magnified for the future entries in the Spider-Man franchise.

Spider-Man: Far From Home features Tom Holland (Spider-Man/Peter Parker), Zendaya (MJ), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio) in the lead roles. Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) are the other stars of the movie.

The movie is the next chapter to Marvel’s Spider-Man series and the sequel to Spiderman: Homecoming. Our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is on a European vacation with his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang. However, all plans turn upside down as he agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of the elemental creature attacking and creating havoc across the continent.

Other top spot earned of 2019 include Toy Story 4 ($432,395,259 domestic, $$1,057,895,259 worldwide) at the fourth spot and Aladdin at number five ($355,088,567 domestic, $1,046,920,888 worldwide). Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw ($168,317,320 domestic, $740,917,320 worldwide) has made it to the sixth place and is so far the only non-Disney owned property in the list.

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