There have been 29 Pixar films produced and you may see them all below.
List of All Disney Pixar Movies Upcoming & Ranked
Let’s watch each movie all the way through so we may gain more knowledge.
Upcoming Pixar Movies
Elio (March 1, 2024)
Asha, a young girl, makes a wish on a star and receives more of an answer than she bargained for when a mischievous star descends from the heavens to join her. Asha is a 17-year-old leader in the making and a motivated optimist. She’ll have to join forces with Star, a cosmic force and limitless ball of pure energy (and possibly chaos), in order to defeat one of the most powerful foes in the cosmos.
Inside Out 2 (June 14, 2024)
During the D23 Expo, where the release date for Inside Out 2 was announced, hints about the plot were also dropped.
The next film will feature Riley and her emotional squad prominently, but it will center on Riley as a teenager and introduce new emotions.
Adolescent emotion is just as intriguing to observe as the mind of a child for the first time.
It’s the natural progression of the story, and it will hopefully showcase feelings other than Happiness and Sadness.
All 27 Disney Pixar Movies Ranked
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2 is a computer-animated American film released in 1999 by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios.
Directed By: Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter,
Starring: Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer
Tom Hanks’ Woody gets kidnapped by Wayne Knight’s toy salesman Al McWhiggin, and it’s up to Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the group to get him back.
After learning that he is a valuable collectible from the classic TV show “Woody’s Roundup” and being reunited with his horse Bullseye, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl (Joan Cusack), and his faithful sidekick, Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer), Woody is reluctant to leave.
Revenue: $511 million
Toy Story 2 was released on November 24, 1999, to massive success at the box office, making over $511 million despite problems throughout development.
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by John Lasseter (in his feature directorial debut). Toy Story was the debut feature film by Pixar and the first of its kind to be totally computer-animated.
In addition, at 1 hour, 21 minutes and 6 seconds, Toy Story (1995) is the shortest running film ever.
Starring: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Revenue: $373 million
It broke box office records its opening weekend and went on to become 1995’s second highest-grossing film, with a global total of over $373 million.
Andy (John Morris), a small kid, has a lovable cowboy doll named Woody (Tom Hanks), but when Andy’s parents buy him an action figure named Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Woody’s status as Andy’s favorite toy is threatened. Worse, conceited Buzz imagines himself to be a genuine spaceman on a quest to re-establish contact with Earth.
When Andy’s family moves, Woody and Buzz must escape the hands of Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten), a disturbed neighbor, in order to find their way back to Andy at his new home.
Finding Nemo (2003)
In 2003, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Finding Nemo, an American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film.
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Revenue: $871 million
Clown fish father Marlin (Albert Brooks) is overprotective of his kid Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a shorter dorsal fin.
Nemo’s attempt to prove himself by swimming too close to the surface results in his capture by a diver, prompting a distraught Marlin to go in search of him.
Marlin’s adventures with sharks, jellyfish, and other ocean perils are complicated by the addition of a blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), who has a remarkably short memory. While this is going on, Nemo makes plans to escape the dentist’s fish tank.
It earned $871 million throughout the world by the time its initial theatrical run was up, making it the highest-grossing animated picture of all time and the second highest-grossing film of 2003.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
In 2010, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Toy Story 3, an American computer-animated comedy-drama film.
It’s the follow-up to 1999’s Toy Story 2, making it the third film in the franchise.
Directed By: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty
Revenue: $415 million
Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of Andy’s toys are on their way to the attic as Andy prepares to leave for college, but they wound up on the curb with the trash instead.
Thanks to Woody’s quick thinking, the group is saved, although eventually they are all donated to a day care. Kids being kids, they don’t play nice, so Woody and the gang plot their epic escape.
Toy Story 3 was the highest-grossing picture of 2010 and the highest-grossing animated film of all time (until it was surpassed by Frozen (2013) in 2014), grossing $415 million in the United States and Canada and $652 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $1.067 billion.
Inside Out (2015)
The American computer-animated film Inside Out (2015) was directed by Pete Docter and written by him, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley.
Directed By: Pete Docter
Starring: Phyllis Smith, Amy Poehler, Richard Kind, Bill Hader
Revenue: $858.8 million
The life of Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an 11-year-old girl from the Midwest who loves hockey, is turned upside down when she and her parents relocate to San Francisco.
Riley’s feelings, lead by Joy (Amy Poehler), attempt to help her cope with this challenging, life-altering experience. But the strain of the relocation brings out Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
After Riley’s unfortunate loss of Joy and Sadness, just Anger, Fear, and Disgust remain in the Headquarters.
Totaling $858.8 million globally, Inside Out made $359.1 million in North America (including both Canada and the United States) and $501.9 million elsewhere. The picture ranked #7 on the 2015 box office.
Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Up in the United States in 2009.
Directed By: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
Starring: Bob Peterson, Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai
Revenue: $293 million
Balloon seller Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) is about to realize a lifetime ambition. He escapes to the South American jungle by tying thousands of balloons to his home and floating away.
Carl’s worst nightmare comes true, however, when he learns that a young kid named Russell has stowed away on the balloon-powered house.
The domestic gross for Up was $293 million, with a further $442.1 million coming in from international territories. It ranked #6 in 2009’s box office.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
In 2019, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Toy Story 4, an American computer-animated comedy-drama film.
It’s the sequel to Toy Story 3 from 2010, making it the fourth film in the Toy Story franchise by Pixar.
Directed By: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Tony Hale
Revenue: $1.073 million
Bonnie and her new toy, Forky, join Woody, Buzz, and the group on their road trip.
Woody’s minor detour brings him face to face with his long-lost pal Bo Peep, turning the exciting voyage into a joyful reunion.
As Woody and Bo reminisce about their toy days, they begin to see that their respective priorities as toys are vastly different from one another.
The domestic and international earnings for Toy Story 4 were $434 million and $639.4 million, respectively. The picture ranked #8 for the year in terms of box office earnings.
8. Coco (2017)
In 2017, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Coco, a computer-animated fantasy film set in the United States.
Directed By: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach
The protagonist, Miguel (Gonzalez), a 12-year-old child, finds himself in the Land of the Dead after an accident and asks his musical great-great-grandfather for aid getting back to his family and lifting their ban on music.
Coco earned a total of $814.3 million around the world, including $210.4 million in the US and Canada and $603.8 million elsewhere.
The Incredibles (2004)
In 2004, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released the American computer-animated superhero picture The Incredibles.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee
Revenue: $631.6 million
The film follows Bob and Helen Parr, also known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, who are superheroes who are forced to hide their abilities and try to live a normal life in the suburbs with their three children. The film is set in a futuristic past that looks like the 1960s.
Bob’s good intentions lead him and his family to an encounter with a former supporter turned bitter enemy.
The Incredibles made a total of $631.6 million around the world, including $261.4 million in the United States and Canada and $370.1 million in other regions.
After Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Spider-Man 2, it was 2004’s fourth highest-grossing film.
Monsters, Inc (2001)
The American computer-animated comedy picture Monsters, Inc. (or Monsters, Incorporated) was created by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2001.
Directed By: Pete Docter
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
Revenue: $577,4 million
The film follows James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (Goodman), a hairy monster, and Mike Wazowski (Crystal), a one-eyed monster and best friend of Sullivan’s at the energy-producing factory Monsters, Inc., which gets its power from scaring children.
But the monster world thinks kids are poisonous, so when human kid Boo (Gibbs) gets inside the factory, she needs to be sent back home.
The movie earned $577,425,734 globally, or $289,916,256 in North America and $287,509,478 elsewhere. The film is Pixar’s sixth highest-grossing in North America and its ninth highest-grossing worldwide.
The American computer-animated comedy-drama film Ratatouille was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2007 and was created by Pixar Animation Studios.
Brad Bird, who took over for Jan Pinkava in 2005, wrote and directed the picture; Brad Lewis produced it; and Pinkava is credited with coming up with the film’s story along with Bird and Jim Capobianco.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Starring: Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy
Revenue: $623.7 million
The story takes place in Paris, and it centers on a young rat named Remy (Oswalt) who forms an odd partnership with the restaurant’s garbage lad, Alfredo Linguini (Romano), in an effort to fulfill his dream of becoming a chef at Auguste Gusteau’s (Garrett) restaurant.
With a total of $623.7 million earned globally, including $206.4 million in North America, the picture ranks as Pixar’s ninth best earner.
The 2008 American computer-animated science fiction romance film WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALLE) was created by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
Andrew Stanton helmed and co-wrote the picture alongside Jim Reardon and Jim Morris (who also served as producers).
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Elissa Knight, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard
Revenue: $521.3 million
The film follows WALL-E, a lone garbage-collecting robot on a desolate Earth in the year 2805.
He meets a robot named EVE aboard the spacecraft Axiom, and the two quickly fall in love.
With a domestic total of $223.8 million and an international total of $308.7 million, WALL-E was the ninth highest-grossing film of 2008 and the ninth highest-grossing animated film of all time.
In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures will release Soul, a computer-animated American fantasy comedy-drama.
Directed By: Pete Docter
Starring: Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Jamie Foxx, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Revenue: $121 million
Joe Gardner (Foxx) is a pianist who, before his big break as a jazz musician, has an accident that leaves him in a coma and tries to rejoin his separated spirit and body.
By February 2021, Soul had made $18.3 million in Russia, $1.9 million in Ukraine, and $5.9 million in Saudi Arabia, making it the highest-grossing Pixar film ever in those countries. At that time, China ($57.9 million), Russia ($14.8 million), South Korea ($14.8 million), Taiwan ($6.4 million), and Saudi Arabia were its top five overseas markets.
Finding Dory (2016)
The 2016 American CGI comedy-drama-adventure film Finding Dory was created by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson
Revenue: $1.029 billion
Dory (DeGeneres) is the protagonist of the film, and she embarks on a quest to find her long-lost parents (Keaton and Levy).
The domestic and international grosses for Finding Dory were $486.3 million and $542.3 million, respectively. In terms of worldwide box office, it was 2016’s third highest earner and the fourth highest earner among animated features.
Turning Red (2022)
In 2022, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release Turning Red, an American computer-animated fantasy comedy film.
Domee Shi (making her feature directing debut) oversaw production under the guidance of Lindsey Collins; the film was based on a scenario by Shi, Cho, and Sarah Streicher and was written by Shi, Cho, and Collins.
This is the first Pixar film to have a female director in charge of the entire production.
Directed By: Domee Shi
Starring: Sandra Oh, Rosalie Chiang, Ava Morse, Hyein Park
Revenue: $20.1 million
The film centers on Meilin “Mei” Lee (Chiang), a Chinese-Canadian teenager who, as a result of a family curse, must undergo a physical transformation into a gigantic red panda whenever she feels intense emotion. The story takes place in 2002 in Toronto, Ontario.
Turning Red has made $20.1 million internationally as of September 2022.
According to The Numbers, a website that tracks the movie business, this picture has the “Biggest Money Losers, Based on Absolute Loss on Worldwide Earnings” distinction.
The Incredibles 2 (2018)
In 2018, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures published Incredibles 2, an American computer-animated superhero film.
It’s the second feature-length film in the Incredibles franchise, and it’s written and directed by Brad Bird.
Furthermore, at 1 hour, 57 minutes, 47 seconds, Incredibles 2 is the longest running film ever.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner
Revenue: $1.243 billion
The Incredibles 2 is the highest-grossing film from Pixar and the fifteenth-highest-grossing film of all time. The domestic and international grosses for Incredibles 2 were $608.6 million and $634.2 million, respectively.
As the Incredibles strive to balance work and family life, they also face up against a new villain intent on turning the public against superheroes.
A Bug’s Life (1998)
As Pixar’s second full-length picture for Walt Disney Pictures after Toy Story (1995), A Bug’s Life is a computer-animated comedy film that was released in 1998.
Directed By: Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere
Revenue: $363 million
Flik, an outcast ant, searches for “tough warriors” to help him defend his colony of ants from a group of grasshoppers who are running a protection racket.
The “warriors” he brings back, a group of Circus Bugs, fail miserably. The Ant and the Grasshopper, an Aesop’s Fable, served as the original inspiration for the film’s premise.
After its international release on November 20, 1998, the picture was met with critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing $363 million worldwide. It has been reissued numerous times on home video and was the first film to be digitally converted frame by frame and put on DVD.
In 2021, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures will release Luca, a computer-animated American coming-of-age fantasy film.
Filmmaker Enrico Casarosa helmed the feature for the first time; Andrea Warren was responsible for producing the film; and Jesse Andrews and Mike Jones wrote the script based on a narrative by Casarosa, Andrews, and Simon Stephenson.
Directed By: Enrico Casarosa
Starring: Maya Rudolph, Jacob Tremblay, J, Emma Berman
Revenue: $49.8 million
The film takes place on the Italian Riviera, and its protagonist is a young sea monster named Luca Paguro (Tremblay) who has the ability to assume human form while on land. He and his new best friends, Alberto Scorfano (Grazer) and Giulia Marcovaldo (Berman), embark on a summer adventure that will change their lives forever.
China ($14 million), Russia ($8.2 million), Poland ($3.6 million), Hong Kong ($3.6 million), South Korea ($3 million), the United Arab Emirates ($2.1 million), and Romania ($1.02 million) were the film’s biggest markets by December 2021, contributing to a global total of $49.8 million.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios present an original story for “Onward,” an upcoming American computer-animated urban fantasy adventure film scheduled for release in 2020.
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Revenue: $142.1 million
Set in a contemporary suburban fantasy world, the film follows two elf brothers, Ian (Holland) and Barley (Pratt), as they embark on a quest to locate an artifact that will allow them to spend twenty-four hours with their late father, Wilden (Bornheimer). Along the voyage, they encounter insurmountable challenges, unbelievable discoveries, and cryptic maps.
The world premiere of Onward took place on February 21, 2020, at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. It was distributed in theaters across the United States on March 6, 2020. While the picture was well-received by reviewers, it failed to live up to expectations at the box office, earning only $142.1 million worldwide against an estimated $175–200 million.
Monsters University (2013)
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios collaborated in 2013 to create the American computer-animated monster comedy film Monsters University, which was released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Only this film, a precursor to Monsters, Inc. (2001), was ever made by Pixar. It’s the first movie from Pixar to balance CGI with live-action sequences.
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Helen Mirren, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Revenue: $743.6 million
Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) has wanted to be a Scarer ever since he was a little monster. He decides to pursue his ambition by attending Monsters University.
He meets Sulley (John Goodman), a born and bred Scarer, during his first semester. A heated competition between Sulley and Mike leads to their expulsion from MU’s prestigious Scare Program.
To put things right, it will need the combined efforts of Mike and Sulley and a motley crew of monsters.
Worldwide, Monsters University earned $743.6 million ($268.5 million in the US and Canada and $475.1 million elsewhere). Deadline Hollywood reported that after factoring in all costs, the picture grossed an estimated $179.8 million.
The American computer-animated fantasy film Brave was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2012.
Directed By: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews
Starring: Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters
Revenue: $540.4 million
The film follows Princess Merida (Macdonald) of DunBroch as she causes upheaval in the kingdom by publicly stating that she does not wish to be wedded. The film is set in the Scottish Highlands. Merida must discover the strength inside herself to break the curse that has transformed her mother, the Queen Elinor (Thompson), into a bear and save her realm. Merida is the first Disney Princess character developed by Pixar. The late Steve Jobs, chairman of Pixar and Apple’s former CEO, is remembered throughout the film as well.
The world premiere of Brave took place on June 10, 2012, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and the film was distributed in theaters across North America on June 22, 2012. With a budget of $185 million and a gross of $540.4 million, it was a financial triumph.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
In 2015, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures collaborated to create The Good Dinosaur, an American computer-animated adventure film.
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Starring: Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Ryan Teeple
Revenue: $332.2 million
Lucky for Arlo and his family (Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, and their two kids), the dinosaurs survived the mass extinction that occurred 65 million years ago. Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) is injured and bruised as a rainstorm washes him downriver. The timid dinosaur’s luck changes when he befriends Spot (Jack Bright), a young Neanderthal who offers assistance and friendship. The unusual team sets out on a journey to bring Arlo back to his loved ones.
It was Pixar’s first box office flop, making only $332.2 million on an estimated $175-200 million budget.
In 2006, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars, an American computer-animated sports comedy film.
Before Disney acquired Pixar in January 2006, this movie was the studio’s last original production.
Directed By: John Lasseter
Starring: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy
Revenue: $462 million
Lightning McQueen is on his way to California to compete in the Piston Cup Championship against The King and Chick Hicks when he loses control of his trailer and crashes into the deteriorating city of Radiator Springs. Over time, he grows close to the town’s eccentric citizens, including Sally, Doc Hudson, and Mater. When it’s time for him to leave, he won’t care as much about the championship as he did before.
Released in theaters on June 9, 2006, Cars earned $462 million worldwide against a budget of $120 million and had a successful premiere on May 26, 2006, at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
Since 2015’s Inside Out, Pixar audiences of all ages have come to expect original tales about self-love, courage, empathy, and pursuing one’s dreams.
The new studio picture “Elemental” is making waves with its message of solidarity in the face of difference and hopes to continue that trend.
In this feel-good story, both the protagonist and the antagonist get into significant danger as they attempt to put their difficulties behind them.
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Starring: Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, Joe Pera, Matt Yang King
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios co-produced and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the American computer-animated science fiction action adventure film Lightyear in 2022.
Although it is a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise, this film does not take place in the same fictitious universe as the main Toy Story movies; rather, it is portrayed as a film that some of the characters in those movies have watched.
Directed By: Angus MacLane
Starring: Taika Waititi, Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, James Brolin
Revenue: $226.4 million
Buzz Lightyear, the film’s protagonist, is a real person, not a toy.
Buzz Lightyear, a legendary space ranger, and his companion robot, Sox, set out on an interstellar adventure with his eager new recruits, Izzy, Mo, and Darby. This ragtag group must learn to work together as they undertake their most challenging assignment to date and try to outrun the wicked Zurg and his loyal robot army.
With a production expenditure of $200 million and a worldwide total of $226.4 million, the film was a financial disaster for the studio, losing an estimated $106 million.
Cars 2 (2011)
In 2011, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars 2, an American computer-animated spy comedy film.
The 12th Disney animated feature, it is the sequel to the second film in the Cars franchise, Cars (2006).
Directed By: John Lasseter
Starring: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy
Revenue: $359.8 million
While Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) have been on many adventures together, nothing has prepared them for the first-ever World Grand Prix, which takes place in a foreign country. When Mater (voice of Owen Wilson) meets British master spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and gorgeous spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer), he makes a diversion to international espionage while Lightning is focused on the path to the championship.
Rotten Tomatoes called it “visually appealing as any other Pixar production,” but concluded that “dazzle can’t disguise the rusty storytelling under the hood.” Although it received negative reviews from critics, Cars 2 was still a financial success for Pixar, becoming the studio’s highest-grossing picture to date and the tenth highest-grossing film of 2011.
Cars 3 (2017)
In 2017, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars 3, an American computer-animated sports comedy-adventure film.
The third film in the Cars franchise and the sequel to 2011’s Cars 2.
Before its June 16 theatrical release in the United States, Cars 3 was previewed for the NASCAR industry on May 23 in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Directed By: Brian Fee
Starring: Cristela Alonzo, Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Chris Cooper
Revenue: $383 million
To prevent Jackson Storm (Hammer) from winning the Florida 500, Lightning McQueen (Wilson) teams up with rookie mechanic Cruz Ramirez (Alonzo) to prove to a new generation of race vehicles that he is still at the top of his game.
Worldwide, it earned $383 million against a budget of $175 million, making it the lowest-grossing picture in the franchise.