8. Finding Nemo
If Finding Dory is even half as good as it’s predecessor, it will be in good company. Pulling an Up opening full of melancholy and tragedy before launching into a feast for the eyes spectacle, Finding Nemo gave us Pixar at its most inventive. Addressing themes about parenthood and what it means to find yourself and conquer your fears, Finding Nemo may not break any storytelling barriers, but the story it tells is as crisp as the animation for the ocean floor and evocative. An added bonus? It delivered one of the best voice performances ever with Ellen DeGeneres as Dory. No wonder they’re building a whole film about her. Author – Ally
7. Toy Story
Growing up, it was always a secret wish that my toys would come to life and reciprocate the affection I imbued on them. Then, of course, I saw the movie Child’s Play and that was the last thing I wanted any inanimate object to do. Toy Story rekindled that childhood feeling of wonder and curiosity by creating a world that exists within ours while we’re not around. In that world, there is fun and excitement, but just like our world there is also fear, insecurity and love. Author- Jon E.
6. Toy Story 3
The film that collectively rendered a mass of millennials sobbing messes, Toy Story 3 has it’s flaws (like a wasted Buzz plot) but it wouldn’t matter if the film was a hackneyed mess for the first 90 minutes due to the overwhelming amount of emotion and nostalgia the film sucker punches us with in the end. Luckily for us however, the first two thirds are delightfully hectic with humor in every corner and a storyline that develops and builds on the character who we, many of us since early childhood, had grown to love.
And then there’s the near death by furnace but especially the ending where Andy parts with his toys from his past as he’s about to venture off to college but not before he takes them on one last adventure.
“So long, partner.” Author- Ally
Dedicated to expressing a young girls emotions with delicacy, grace and humor, Inside Out reinvigorated Pixar after a few uninspired creative choices (ahem, Cars 2). Amy Poehler delivers one of the all time best and most befitting vocal performance as Joy in a world lush with color, characters who inspire some near crippling emotions (Bing Bong!) and an adventure jam packed with creativity. Author-Ally