This has been making the rounds today. It’s a lovely piece of work by editor Leandro Copperfield, who spent 11 days watching all the Pixar films.
I’ve said it before, but Pixar is responsible for a simply unprecedented achievement in the history of mass entertainment. I can’t think of any filmmaker, or group of filmmakers, who have ever achieved this sustained level of consistent creativity, critical respect, and commercial success — all while having a distinctly human, even personal, stamp. Somebody needs to study what they’re up to closely. Clearly they’re doing something right that goes beyond simply the considerable talents of the individuals involved. Even the most greatest filmmakers so far have all made turkeys from time to time. Why not Pixar?