When I was 8 years old my parents took me to see my first CGI movie. This movie was the legendary Toy Story made by the one and only Pixar. I’d never seen a proper CGI film before apart from the shorts such as Luxo Jnr (which can be viewed below) and Tin Toy that Pixar had made and were shown a lot on Disney Cartoon Time.  At that age I was so amazed and had never seen anything so colorful and vivid and even today now I am in my 20’s I still feel the exactly the same way

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Pixar have never let me down and with the great films they have lined up in the future such as Cars 2 I can’t see that happening. Now with the release of Toy Story 3 I just want to celebrate the greatness of Pixar.

Luxo Jnr – Short Film

Pixar by 95vtex

A Little History of Pixar

Pixar have been making short films since 1986 with the release of their first short – Luxo Jnr, which went on to receive an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film nomination (and of which has since become the Mascot for Pixar).

In May 1991 Pixar entered into a Feature Film Agreement with Walt Disney Pictures and signed up to create 3 feature films which would be marketed and distributed by Disney and in November 1995 Pixar release their first feature film for Disney – Toy Story. Toy Story received critical acclaim and went on to become the highest grossing film of that year. Pixar over the last 15 years has since released a number of feature films including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E and Up.

In 2006 Pixar became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company after Pixar and The Walt Disney Company entered into an agreement which would merge the two great companies.

Here is just a collection of artwork inspired by the feature films of Pixar.

Toy Story

Kawaii Toy Story – Darren72

Toy Story – Sketch-Monkey

A Bug’s Life

A Bug’s Life – Snowmask

A Bugs Life – Blizzberry

Toy Story 2

Kawaii Toy Story 2 – Darren 72

Toy Story Alien – DarkDorArt

Monsters Inc

Monsters, Inc – SonPan

Kawaii Monsters Inc – Darren72

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo – CD=Marcus

Nemo – Happy Feeling’s Gone – Raven8t8

The Incredibles

The Incredibles – Death by Soda Can

The Incredibles by Angelgaby

Cars

Burnout Cars Edition – Rike102

Cars to the Future- Danyboz

Ratatouille

Ratatouille – ElenaR

Anyone Can Draw – Takeru-San

WALL-E

WALL-E – SDofB

WALL-E and Pizza Plant – Duss005

Up

Up – Pixar by DidyZ

Carl and His Big Love by Norke

Toy Story 3

Kawaii Toy Story 3 – Darren72

Toy Story 3 – Death by Soda Can

Thank you to Pixar, Disney and all the artisit featured above for inspiring me to write this post.

About Kimmie

Kimmie Kinsella has written 9 post on web design mash.

Guest post by Kimmie Kinsella. Formelly a graphic artist and now working as a 'Business Angel' and spending her time between England & France.



27 Responses

  1. skyler
    Jun 23, 2010 - 02:43 PM

    Love the post. I like Pixar films too. Incredibles is my all time favourite. Nice collection from some great artists

  2. Kimmie
    Jun 23, 2010 - 07:26 PM

    Thank you Skyler. Not sure if I can decide on my favourite. If I had to choose then probably Toy Story 2

  3. Izumi Miyake
    Jun 24, 2010 - 08:12 AM

    Kawaii artworks by Darren72 are amazing. Love the style. Thanks for the neat post. Pixar is king!

  4. louis gubitosi
    Jun 24, 2010 - 02:04 PM

    nice collection! always love a pixar film!

  5. Richie
    Jun 24, 2010 - 03:02 PM

    Wow.. this is kickass!! I love Pixar, they always create great movies… now that they have been acquired by Dreamworks, lets hope they still keep creating great movies 🙂

  6. Jenna M olby
    Jun 24, 2010 - 05:14 PM

    Great post! I’m a big fan of Pixar!

  7. Kimmie
    Jun 24, 2010 - 06:05 PM

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love Pixar!

  8. Design That Rocks
    Jun 24, 2010 - 07:05 PM

    I agree…who doesn’t love Pixar? A great post with some great inspired images. My fav would be The Incredibles…just done so well…but I love them all 🙂

  9. Kimmie
    Jun 24, 2010 - 07:35 PM

    The Incredibles is probably my number 2 fave. I wish they would make a sequel to it though – Frozone is such a cool character.

  10. Jerrod Maruyama
    Jul 15, 2010 - 11:51 PM

    http://bit.ly/9CYmjU @WebDesignMash has put together a showcase of PIXAR fan art. I say this because it includes some of my work!

  11. Gabriella Sky™
    Jul 16, 2010 - 06:49 AM

    Your work is amazing Jerrod RT @jmaruyama: http://bit.ly/9CYmjU @WebDesignMash has put together a showcase of PIXAR fan art.

  12. Kimberly Kinsella
    Jul 17, 2010 - 12:10 PM

    Showcase of #Pixar Inspired Artworks http://ow.ly/2cOkX

  13. Sheldon Evans
    Jul 17, 2010 - 12:14 PM

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  14. Kimberly Kinsella
    Jul 18, 2010 - 07:30 PM

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  15. Gabriella Sky™
    Jul 19, 2010 - 01:40 PM

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  16. Paul Howard
    Jul 19, 2010 - 03:44 PM

    Showcase of #Pixar Inspired Artworks http://ow.ly/2d5Xm RT @WebDesignMash >lov them, I'm just a big kid

  17. Jorge Renteria ξαναγ
    Aug 25, 2010 - 08:32 PM

    Showcase de arte y diseños inspirados en Pixar =) bueníshimooo http://is.gd/eDxBB

  18. web
    Nov 20, 2010 - 10:24 AM

    Pixar is easily the best animation studio in the world.They really do make some fantastic movies.

  19. Kimmie
    Nov 20, 2010 - 01:03 PM

    Yes they really are. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  20. Gabriella Sky™
    Jan 21, 2011 - 10:40 AM

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  21. Steven Lee
    Jan 21, 2011 - 10:59 AM

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