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The Pixar Theory
jonnegroni.com ^ | 7/11/13 | Jon Negroni

Posted on 07/12/2013 3:33:11 PM PDT by null and void

Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why.

Several months ago, I watched a fun-filled video on Cracked.com that introduced the idea (at least to me) that all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe.

Since then, I’ve obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call “The Pixar Theory,” a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme.

This theory covers every Pixar production since Toy Story. That includes:

• A Bug’s Life
• Toy Story 2
• Monsters Inc.
• Finding Nemo
• The Incredibles
• Cars
• Ratatouille
• Wall-E
• Up
• Toy Story 3
• Cars 2
• Brave
• Monsters University

Every movie is connected and implies major events that influence every single movie. Here we go.


TOPICS: TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
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Just a fun distraction ans speculation for a Friday...
1 posted on 07/12/2013 3:33:11 PM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void

well, where’s your proof?


2 posted on 07/12/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: null and void

i think it is a conspiracy i otta ping the guy that does that ping list


3 posted on 07/12/2013 3:51:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: null and void

How come Kevin Bacon isn’t in there?


4 posted on 07/12/2013 3:52:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: null and void

also, are the Pixar shorts part of this universe as well?


5 posted on 07/12/2013 3:52:07 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: MNDude

The author lays out a parallel timeline for the movies in the Pixar universe, lays out the objects and Easter eggs from which movies carry over to which other movies consistent with that timeline, and provides the over-aching narrative that ties the universe together.

Although this doesn’t fit the charter, I’m contemplating pinging the members of the Nut-Job Conspiracy Theory ping list.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: freedumb2003

He’s seven degrees away?


7 posted on 07/12/2013 3:58:11 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: MNDude

The author didn’t mention them.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 3:58:37 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
Be interesting to see where Planes fits in next month.
Btw the airplane sounds you will hear in that movie are courtesy of the Sport Air Racing League, recorded at one of our races.
Fun stuff.
9 posted on 07/12/2013 4:03:06 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: null and void

way over thought in my view

I think the only common link in all the Pixar movies is the basic and simple notion of anthropomorphing anything and everything not human - giving humanlike attributes to animals and objects.

That’s it. I do not think there is/was some J.K. Rawling at Pixar who far back mapped a unified and complete “Pixar” world. Your making way too much of the simple. In my view.

But hey, have fun.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 4:03:59 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: null and void

Wow that’s obsessive.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 4:04:47 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: null and void

Wow...someone had a lot of time on their hands.

I’m sure you could take a lot of different movies and connect them all somehow...but to me, they’re just kid movies. Trying to connect them into some evil environmentalist, A.I. conspiracy, is well....a bit much. ;)


12 posted on 07/12/2013 4:06:37 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: null and void; MNDude

Well - here’s undeniable proof that the Walking Dead and TOY Story are the SAME movie, But WD is for grown-ups:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/undeniable-proof-that-the-walking-dead-and-toy-story-have-th


13 posted on 07/12/2013 4:16:42 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: freedumb2003

Hamm... Bacon... close enuf!

14 posted on 07/12/2013 4:30:11 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: null and void

Shouldn’t that be the Pixar Unified Theory?


15 posted on 07/12/2013 4:38:21 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: 21twelve

My personal crazy theory is that the Island from “Lost” is really Never Never Land. You’ve got a magical island run by a guy who never grows old, who likes to kidnap babies and blow up ships full of “mercenaries” (pirates?) that show up on his shores. This guy and his “Lost” boys like to wander around barefoot in the jungle, which happens to contain an old pirate-looking ship laying around for some reason. There’s also a giant statue with a crocodile’s head, a dog that seems smarter than some of the humans, and a recurring theme of people with missing limbs. If only they’d thrown in a few indians and a fairy, my theory would have been perfect.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 4:38:24 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: null and void

Pizza Planet Truck is in all of the movies (including Brave)

Dynaco is in many Pixar movies.

John Ratzenberger is in all of the movies.

The island in A Bug’s Life is the same island in “Bounding”


17 posted on 07/12/2013 4:47:11 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: null and void

There is only connection that I know of at Pixar: John Ratzenberger (Cheers’ Cliff Claven) has voiced a Pixar movie since 1995. To top it off..he’s a Republican.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 4:48:04 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Conan the Librarian
Except “The Incredibles” movie
19 posted on 07/12/2013 5:52:42 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: null and void
Meh.

Pixar is a piker compared to the Wold Newton family.


The Wold Newton family is a literary concept derived from a form of crossover fiction developed by the science fiction writer Philip José Farmer. Farmer suggested in two "biographies" of fictional characters (Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life), that the real meteorite (Wold Cottage meteorite) which fell near Wold Newton, Yorkshire, England, on December 13, 1795, was radioactive and caused genetic mutations in the occupants of a passing coach. Many of their descendants were thus endowed with extremely high intelligence and strength, as well as an exceptional capacity and drive to perform good, or, as the case may be, evil deeds. The progeny of these travellers were purported to have been the real-life originals of fictionalised characters, both heroic and villainous, over the last few hundred years, such as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Doc Savage, and Lord Peter Wimsey.

Other popular characters included by Farmer as members of the Wold Newton family are: Solomon Kane; Captain Blood; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Sherlock Holmes's nemesis Professor Moriarty; Phileas Fogg; The Time Traveller (main character of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells); Allan Quatermain; A.J. Raffles; Professor Challenger; Richard Hannay; Bulldog Drummond; the evil Fu Manchu and his adversary, Sir Denis Nayland Smith; G-8; The Shadow; Sam Spade; Doc Savage's cousin Patricia Savage, and one of his five assistants, Monk Mayfair; The Spider; Nero Wolfe; Mr. Moto; The Avenger; Philip Marlowe; James Bond; Lew Archer; Travis McGee; Monsieur Lecoq; and Arsène Lupin.



20 posted on 07/12/2013 6:17:00 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch; SpringheelJack

Notably missing: Springheel Jack and Jack the Ripper.

(BTW There was a guy on Coast-to-Coast a couple nights ago flogging his book about Vincent Van Gogh being the latter)


21 posted on 07/12/2013 6:28:57 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

I saw a headline about that.

I also read a theory about the Ripper coming to America and continuing his killing spree. Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 6:41:44 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

And both are amateurs when compared to the Tommy Westphall Universe:

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html

282 Television shows, and real life, are all tied together. Because they are tied together, they all actually exist only in the mind of Tommy Westphall, the autistic boy in the finale of “St. Elsewhere”.


23 posted on 07/12/2013 7:04:57 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
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To: GreenLanternCorps

That was a fascinating read. Thanks for the link.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 9:27:07 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: GreenLanternCorps
In relation to the Tommy Westphall universe, something that I've noticed that may be more than coincidence is the relationship of the cast of St. Elsewhere to supporting characters on the The Simpsons.

As evidence, I offer the opening credits of the first 3 seasons of St. Elsewhere, the cast member and Simpsons character that may be based upon them.


Season 1 Cast of St. Elsewhere & Simpsons character based upon them.
The time marker is where they appear in the opening credits

Season 1 Opening Credits


0:14  Ed Flanders       = Dewey Largo
0:17 David Birney = Moe Szylak
0:24 G.W. Bailey = Chief Wiggum
0:30 Ed Begley Jr = Waylon Smithers
0:34 Terence Knox = Barney Gumbel
0:41 Howie Mandel = School bus driver Otto
0:44 David Morse = Rod and/or Todd Flanders
0:47 Christina Pickles = Edna Krabappel
0:55 Kavi Raz = Apu
0:59 Cynthia Sikes = Patty and Selma
1:02 Denzel Washington = Dr. Hibbert
1:10 William Daniels + (Norman Lloyd not shown in opening credits) = Mr. Burns

New Season 2 Cast & Simpsons character based upon them.
Season 2 Opening Credits

           
            
00:19 Norman LLoyd      = The image of Mr Burns
00:31 Ellen Bry = Helen Lovejoy
00:35 Mark Harmon = Ned Flanders
00:45 Eric Laneuville = Carl Carlson
00:53 Kim Miyori = Miss Hoover
01:14 Nancy Stafford = Maude Flanders
01:26 William Daniels = The Personality of Mr Burns


New Season 3 Cast & Simpsons character based upon them.
Season 3 Opening Credits

 
00:33 Steven Furst     = Ralph Wiggum

25 posted on 07/12/2013 11:58:46 PM PDT by Dissident1
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To: Boiler Plate

He plays the Under-miner.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Conan the Librarian

You are most welcome.


27 posted on 07/13/2013 12:14:05 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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