No summer is complete without a Pixar movie hitting the big screen and this year is not different as Brave is released this week.
After Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 in the last couple of years this is the first original none sequel in a while.
So to celebrate the release of the movie we take a look at some of the best Pixar movies that have ever graced the big screen.
- Toy Story 3
And no Pixar film is greater that Toy Story 3 as it won over audiences and critics and roared to a billion dollar success back in 2010.
We always say that sequels are never as good as the original but this franchise really bucked that trend as it left the best until last.
It really is a timeless story with universal themes that we can all relate to about coming of age, moving out into the world and leaving childhood behind.
We all remember that moment when we leave our childhood toys behind and I defy anyone to not get choked Up when Andy does that very thing, which brings a very poignant end to this wonderful series of movies.
Toy Story 3 became the first animation movie to break the magical $1 billion barrier and it is a feat that may not be repeated for some time.
It was 2008 when Up sailed on to the big screen and it was widely regarded as the best Pixar movie - until Toy Story 3 came along that is.
But in 2009 Up really upped the animation stakes as it was a movie that really won over adults and children.
But, perhaps like none of Pixar’s movies before, Up is well and truly rooted in the real world that examines real issues and feelings.
After the death of his wife Ellie the movie’s central character Carl is totally lost and Up addresses old age and the loss of a partner is a truly touching way that is more powerful than any of the humour in the movie.
Up remains one of the jewels in the Pixar crown that perfectly balanced emotion and humour like never before.
Three consecutive years in a row Pixar delivered a truly stunning animation movie and this trend was kicked off in 2008 with the fantastic Wall-E.
The fact that Wall-E is predominately a non speaking character could have caused some problems but the story moves with such pace and his actions and desires are so clear, all he wants is to hold Eve’s hand, that words really aren’t necessary.
Not only does the movie look just fantastic but it is packed with emotion as Wall-E is just a character that wants companionship.
Wall-E was a movie that really took animation to new heights and over the next couple of years Pixar went on to continue to raise that bar.
- Toy Story
It is hard to believe that Toy Story was released back in 1995 and the face of animation was changed forever.
The nineties was already a successful decade for animation as Beauty and the Beast became the first animation film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar and that continued with Toy Story.
Toy Story was the first feature film to be produced using only computer animation and it changed the way that movies in this genre were made forever.
As well as looking fantastic Toy Story is a great buddy movie and two of the greatest animation characters were created in the form of Woody & Buzz.
- Finding Nemo
In 2013 Finding Nemo will celebrate it's tenth anniversary as it was back in 2003 that this movie captured everyone's imagination and heart.
The characters of Nemo, Marlin and Dory remain some of the most popular Pixar creations and a sequel is in the pipeline.
The movie was a massive box office success upon release as it went on to gross in excess of $867 million and went on to win the Best Animated Feature.
This is a fantastic looking movie as well as being a great story about the bond of father and son.
Brave is released 3rd August
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw