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The Pixar Theory book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how and possibly why.”. The•Pixar•Theory. All of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe! You're currently viewing the Pixar . My latest books include Killerjoy, my debut fantasy novel, The Pixar Theory, and The Pixar Detective. Here's a quick synopsis of each one.

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Now, these thoughts and ideas first written by Jon Negroni have been fully realized inside this book, aptly named The Pixar Theory. In this book, you'll find an. The Pixar Theory: How Every Pixar Movie is Connected eBook: Christopher A. Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month?. I heard about this book as I was watching countess YouTube videos on several Pixar theories. I can honestly say that this book is a lot of fun to read and makes.

Keep in mind that the movie strongly suggests it takes place before modern times.

The beginning is set in what appears to be the late '60s or early '70s, meaning the events of the movie must be in the late '80s or early '90s.

This is a proper setup for Toy Story, as we are starting to see machines questioning their purpose in life. It's possible that Syndrome created this technology to become better than his idol.

That doesn't explain his thirst for blood revenge. It seems he became consumed by hatred, and leads me to suggest that the machines wanted him to use them to suit his needs, since they are his slaves after all.

It's either that, or the machines knew that killing off the supers was the only thing stopping them from dominating the world via BNL. We know that animals don't like humans because they are polluting the Earth and experimenting on them, but why would the machines have an issue? Enter Toy Story. Here we see humans using and discarding "objects" that are clearly sentient. Yes, the toys love it Uncle Tom style, but over the course of the Toy Story sequels, we see toys becoming fed up.

The toys rise up against Sid in the first movie. Jesse resents her owner, Emily, for abandoning her. Lotso Huggin' Bear straight up hates humans by the third movie.


Toys are obviously not satisfied with the status quo, providing a reason for why machines would eventually be quick to wipe out the strongest humans. With the super-humans all but gone, mankind is vulnerable.

Animals, who want to rise up Planet of the Apes style, have the ability to take over, but we don't see this happen. Also, A. Why do you think that is? It's reasonable to assume that machines did take over, just not as we expected.

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The machines used BNL, a faceless corporation which are basically faceless in nature to dominate the world. In each of the Toy Story movies, it's made painfully clear that sentient objects rely on humans for everything. For fulfillment and even energy. It's hinted at that the Toys lose all life when put away in "storage" unless they are in a museum that will get them seen by humans.

So machines decide to control humans by using a corporation that suits their every need, leading to an industrial revolution that eventually leads to When the animals rise up against the humans to stop them from polluting the earth, who will save them?

The machines. We know that the machines will win the war, too, because after this war, there are no animals ever to be seen again on Earth. Who's left? Because the machines tip everything out of balance, Earth becomes an unfit planet for humans and animals, so the remaining humans are put on Axiom or Noah's Ark if you want to carry on the Biblical theme where Wall-E is basically Robot Jesus and his love interest is aptly named Eve as a last-ditch effort to save the human race. On Axiom, the humans have no purpose aside from having their needs met by the machines.

The machines have made humans dependent on them for everything because that is how they were treated as "toys. Meanwhile on Earth, machines are left behind to populate the world and run things, explaining human landmarks and traditions still being prominent in Cars. There are no animals or humans in this version of Earth because they're all gone, but we do know that the planet still has many human influences left.

In Cars 2, the cars go to Europe and Japan, making it plain that this is all taking place on Earth as we know it. So what happened to the cars? We've learned by now that humans are the source of energy for the machines.

That's why they never got rid of them. In Wall-E, they point out that BNL intended to bring the humans back once the planet was clean again, but they failed.

The machines on Earth eventually died out, though we don't know how. What we do know is that there is an energy crisis in Cars 2, with oil being the only way society trudges on despite its dangers. We even learn that the Allinol corporation was using "green energy" as a catalyst for a fuel war in order to turn cars away from alternative energy sources.

That "clean" fuel could have been used to wipe out many of the cars, very quickly. Have you ever wondered why Wall-E was the only machine left? We know that the movie begins years after humans have left Earth on Axiom, governed by the AutoPilot another A. Could it be that Wall-E's fascination with human culture and friendship with a cockroach is what allowed him to keep finding fulfillment and the ability to maintain his personality?

That's why he was special and liberated the humans. He remembered the times when humans and machines lived in peace, away from all of the pollution caused by both sides.

After Wall-E liberates the humans and they rebuild society back on Earth, what happens then? During the end credits of Wall-E, we see the shoe that contains the last of plant life. It grows into a mighty tree.

A tree that strikingly resembles the central tree in A Bug's Life. That's right. The reason no humans exist in A Bug's Life is because there aren't a lot left. We know because of the cockroach that some of the insects survived, meaning they would have rebounded a bit faster, though the movie had to be far enough in the timeline for birds to have returned as well. But there's more. There's something strikingly different about A Bug's Life when compared to other Pixar portrayals of animals.

Unlike Ratatouille, Up, and Finding Nemo, the bugs have many human activities similar to what the rats in Ratatouille were just experimenting with. The bugs have cities, bars, know what a bloody mary is, and even have a travelling circus. This all assumes that the movie is in a different time period. The other factor that sets A Bug's Life apart from other Pixar movies is the fact that it is the only one, besides Cars and Cars 2, that doesn't revolve or even include humans.

The reason I am so inclined to push the idea is because of how different the bug world is from the "animal" movies. No other Pixar movie has animals wearing clothing, wild inventions, animals creating machines, or so much human influence like bars and cities.

In Finding Nemo, the most human thing we see is a school, and even that is pretty stripped down. But in A Bug's Life, we have a world where humans are barely even implied. At one point, one of the ants tells Flik not to leave the island because there are "snakes, birds, and bigger bugs out there.

Yes, there are some humans, like the kid who allegedly picked the wings off of the homeless bug, but that still fits in a post Wall-E world. Also, the bugs have to be irradiated for them to live such long lifespans.

The average lifespan of an ant is just three months, but these ants all survive an entire summer and allude to being around for quite some time. One of the ants even says he "feels 90 again. Humanity, machines, and animals grow in harmony to the point where a new super species is born.

The monsters civilization is actually Earth in the incredibly distant future. Where did they come from? It's possible that the monsters are simply the personified animals mutated after the diseased earth was radiated for years. I would guess that it took hundreds of years after Wall-E for the animals to become monsters] The alternative could be that humans and animals had to interbreed to save themselves.

Gross, I know, but plausible since the lines between animals and humans are constantly up for debate in Pixar. Whatever the reason, these monsters seem to all look like horribly mutated animals, only larger and civilized.

They have cities and even colleges, as we see in Monsters University. I haven't settled on a theory I really like yet, but I'm leaning towards the idea that monsters and machines eventually forgot that they need humans and got rid of them again, not realizing their mistake until all humans died out, leading to the necessity for time travel.

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Another explanation is that humans just couldn't survive on Earth anymore. Humans are the source of energy, but thanks to the machines, again, the Monsters find a way to use doors to travel to the human world.

Only, it's not different dimensions. The monsters are going back in time. They're harvesting energy to keep from becoming extinct by going back to when humans were most prominent. The peak of civilization, if you will. Monsters must have relied on anti-human instincts to believe that just touching a human would corrupt their world like it did in the past. So they scare humans to gather their energy until they realize that laughter green energy is more efficient because it is positive in nature.

So, they falsely trained monsters to believe that humans are toxic and from another dimension, making it suicide for a monster to interact too much with their world.

As you can see, the trailer looks exactly the same, except the one in A Bug's Life is noticeably older and more decrepit, while the one in Monsters Inc.

Look at the picture above. The one on the left looks older and more rundown. Even the vegetation is noticeably dryer and there's less of it. The trailer on the right has humans and the frame even includes tall grass and a tree hanging overhead.

The Pixar Detective

I disagree based on how barely intact other buildings were in Wall-E. They also bring up the bug zapper that is powered by electricity. More filters. Sort order. Aug 15, Sinead rated it it was amazing. I love the idea of all Pixar movies being in the same universe and seeing all of it condensed in this one book was great.

It makes me itchy to rewatch them all again! Mar 21, Rosalie added it. Blew my mind! I heard about this book as I was watching countess YouTube videos on several Pixar theories. I can honestly say that this book is a lot of fun to read and makes some really good points. There were a few times where I felt that some of the inferences were a bit far stretched and didn't quite make sense, but over all this is a fantastic read if you are a Pixar lover. Mar 18, Pablo V rated it really liked it.

When Pixar bean on the door and her angry bush said the get out!! Aug 09, Mike Mulvey rated it it was ok. I can feel the author's author's enthusiasm in Pixar movies, but the central thesis of the book takes second place to this enthusiasm. The book rambles. This is unfortunate because his thesis is very intriguing: I'd love to see a revamped, tightened-up, second edition of this book because it has a lot of potential. View all 6 comments. Oct 18, Matt rated it it was amazing.

Love the theory. I first looked into this when it became quite popular just after and was immediately hooked. Negroni's passion for the Pixar universe is spellbinding and really allows you to believe in the whole connected universe.

I hope the Pixar producers have read this and are keeping it in mind! Dec 21, Ken rated it it was amazing. Mind Blown! I've even checked to see if the recent releases also fit and they do, a couple of the links are slightly tedious but certainly a fun way to look at all these movies.

I really want to watch them all again now! Feb 07, Graham rated it really liked it. This was a fun and interesting read. I read the theory a few years ago when it went viral but this book goes into more detail and fixes any loopholes originally present.

As a huge fan of pixar movies I was completely engrossed in this book from the very start. A must read for any pixar enthusiast! Jul 06, Noah Hunt rated it it was amazing.

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I loved this and even though Picard says it's not true it makes perfect sense it was great. Jun 26, Will Ashton rated it really liked it. An extensive, thorough, engaging, deeply researched, very thoughtful, highly inspired and at times surprisingly bleak claim-to-fame fan-theory-to-end-all-fan-theories even though, ironically, it played a major factor into our ongoing Internet obsession with fan theories from my fellow Cinemaholics host Jon Negroni. Does that make this review kinda biased?

I'd praise it even if I never knew the guy. It's an equally charming and compelling read, an infectiously creative love letter to An extensive, thorough, engaging, deeply researched, very thoughtful, highly inspired and at times surprisingly bleak claim-to-fame fan-theory-to-end-all-fan-theories even though, ironically, it played a major factor into our ongoing Internet obsession with fan theories from my fellow Cinemaholics host Jon Negroni.

It's an equally charming and compelling read, an infectiously creative love letter to the magic of Pixar. If you're truly a fan, I'm certain you're going to love this book. Beautiful illustrations from Kayla Savage throughout as well. Totally loved it! I had to wait for years to be able to buy it and have the enough time to fully read it and understand it.

It was hard avoiding all of the updates on the newer movies but now that I'm done I can't wait to catch up with them. Completely worth the wait! Feeling lucky of having one of the last printed copies of the Totally loved it! Apr 30, Senuri Silva rated it it was amazing. Loved every single mad second of reading this book! How lucky were we to grow up with these stories!

Oct 16, Claudia rated it liked it. Crazy but super cool. Reminded me of the films that made up my chilhood. I really want to watch them now! Mar 13, Emily rated it it was amazing. Mar 07, Ron rated it really liked it. An enjoyable read if you are interested in The Pixar Theory. An updated edition is needed even though the author has added additional information regarding newer Pixar films at his blog.

Feb 21, Morgan rated it really liked it.But in A Bug's Life, we have a world where humans are barely even implied.

Feb 07, Graham rated it really liked it This was a fun and interesting read. Thanks for reading! Isabella Dino rated it really liked it Nov 06, The zapper could easily be solar powered, just like Wall-E.

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