Toy Story. Monsters, Inc. Cars. Finding Nemo.
The list of Pixar movies that have struck it big goes on and on and on…
But while you might think you know your favorite movie, do you know how many pieces of food were created for Ratatouille or what Pixar’s most profitable film is?
Get through this list and you will!
None of the human characters in Ratatouille have any toes — animators skipped that detail to save time.
In Finding Nemo, there are 202 teeth in Bruce’s mouth. But don’t forget…
“I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.”
In Monsters, Inc., 90% of the monsters have the same tongue as Mike.
How long does it take to paint a car?
When it comes to digitally painting Al’s car in Toy Story 2, it took a month.
Depending on which country you watch Inside Out in, Riley refuses to eat different types of vegetables that make sense to that country. So while it might be broccoli for America, it will be green bell peppers in Japan.
All the bedroom doors in Monsters, Inc. were made from different combinations of twenty-six paint colors, twelve styles, eight shades of wood, ten decals, six doorknob designs, and three hardware types.
In Up, 20,622 balloons are shown lifting Carl’s house, but in reality, it would take between nine and thirteen million balloons to life a house the size of Carl’s.
The art department for Brave designed Queen Elinor’s dress by taking actual matte silk fabric samples and painting metallic colors onto them. Shading artists later replicated the look digitally.
There are about 1,000 unique props in the interior of the truck in WALL-E.
And it took a team of five modelers and five shading artists more than a month to make them all.
This is no quick job.
Each animator on Up produced an average of four seconds of footage per week.
During Toy Story 2, the most animation produced in one week was five minutes and forty-two seconds.
Brave was the first Pixar film with a castle in it. The production team visited and studied a number of castles to prepare.
DunBroch Castle had to be designed entirely from scratch. The architecture, tapestries, and even the moss-covered walls were built as 3-D models in a computer.
In Finding Dory, Baby Dory was originally only supposed to have one speaking line.
The Pizza Planet truck has appeared in every single Pixar film except The Incredibles, although it does appear in The Incredibles video game.
Sulley has 25,336 “key” hairs that are used to guide the motion and shape of his 2.3 million other hairs.
It would have taken a single computer 10,000 years to render Monsters University.
Director Pete Docter first began developing Inside Out in 2009 after noticing changes in his daughter’s personality as she grew older, and it’s made up of more than 146,000 images.
Joy from Inside Out was an especially tricky model — it took seventeen iterations to get her just right.
In the Toy Story films, Barbie is voiced by Jodi Benson, who also voiced Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
In Monsters, Inc. when Boo attempts to get Sulley to stay and play at the end of the film, she offers him a toy Nemo, which was a clue about the next Pixar film, Finding Nemo, that would come out two years later.
The mysterious number a113 that appears in all of Pixar’s films is a reference to a classroom number at the California Institution of Arts where many of the Pixar animators learned about animation.
Ratatouille filmmakers created over 270 pieces of food for the film. Every item was prepared in a real kitchen, photographed for reference, and eaten.
Although it’s never addressed in the film, Andy knows Carl and Ellie from Up as a postcard from them is hanging on his pin board.
Joss Whedon, who is credited with co-writing the Toy Story script, came up with the idea of a neurotic dinosaur Rex who he saw as the “voice of sensibility” among the characters.
An average image from Inside Out took about twenty-nine hours to render — i.e., to determine the colors of each pixel in an image — at final film quality.
Reese Witherspoon was originally cast to voice Merida in 2012’s Brave, but was replaced by Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald when scheduling conflicts prevented her from voicing the red-headed princess.
In 1995, it took between four to thirteen hours to render each frame of Toy Story, as it was the first fully computer generated film at the time.
What’s Pixar’s most profitable film?
That would be Cars, which has generated more than $10 billion in merchandise alone.