Watch: Ingenious Interconnected Pixar Theory Explained in Video

September 29, 2014

The Pixar Theory

If you're a big fan of Pixar Animation, then you likely stumbled upon The Pixar Theory last year, an ingenious idea fleshed out by Jon Negroni and was spread around like crazy thanks to sites like BuzzFeed. The theory figured out a way to tie all the narratives of each and every Pixar Animation story into the same universe from Toy Story to Brave and everything in between. While this undoubtedly wasn't the intention of the filmmakers, the fact that someone took the time to figure out a way to connect these films, and it all eerily makes perfect sense, is pretty cool. Previously, this theory was explained in a lengthy, text timeline. But for the lazier folks out there, a short video is now available explaining everything visually. Watch below.

Here's Jon Negroni's The Pixar Theory in video form thanks to Bloop Animation (via SlashFilm):

As you can see, as intricate and clever as this whole theory is, there are undoubtedly some leaps in logic that make it very unbelievable. But at the same time, it's very cool to think that there could be a way to tie it all together. The folks at Pixar should really just think about adopting this theory as legitimate. But of course, it's going to get a little harder to maintain when films like The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out become part of the Pixar Animation library. Oh well, this is still pretty fun and cool even if it's not something real. Cool?

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I would rather not see PIXAR adopting this theory as it might limit their creativity for the movies they can do and worlds they can explore

HarryFiddleSticks on Sep 29, 2014


This is the most stupidest and ridiculous theory I have ever seen! This is totally grasping at thin straws. There are so many holes in this my gosh! If your going to try and connect everything in Pixar animation you might as well try to connect every film made in history into one universe. There is a reason some of these minor connections can happen within Pixar films and they are called Easter Eggs! They are not meant to be taken seriously! An obvious example is the Pizza Planet Truck which has been seen countless times.

Stephen Ritchie on Sep 29, 2014


The theory isn't meant to be taken seriously either. Someone is just having fun. Calm down.

Ethan Anderton on Sep 29, 2014


Don't worry Ethan, he's negative towards every article you guys post. Just click on his profile and reread his comments. Us, daily commenters, dislike him.

JBrotsis on Sep 29, 2014


Uhhhh.... no. Just no.

Charles Oosterhouse on Sep 29, 2014


You believe strongly in something, you'll see something. Some people have a lot of time on their hands.

DAVIDPD on Sep 29, 2014


I like it.

Xerxexx on Sep 29, 2014



redskulllives on Sep 29, 2014


Although I like to see this type of creativity, I felt like whomever put this together was trying too hard to connect all the films.

Quanah on Sep 29, 2014


I watched about three minutes. It was like watching OHB or GWB state the reasons the US is going to bomb something somewhere for some made up reason.

redtie on Sep 29, 2014


Cars is obviously the weak point as its brushed over so quickly. It can't fit in before Wall-E as the earth is a mess, but could be set after Bug's Life at a time the bugs start to look like cars. Fun piece, if a little far stretched.

Steven on Sep 30, 2014


Unfortunately, this is not a theory approaching "believability" on any, even a small, level. For fun's sake? Sure. But not making a plausible theory in any way.

Joe Kundlak on Sep 30, 2014


I really like the theory, you all just sounds like assholes.

Ben Moore on Sep 30, 2014


I like it too.

Etienne Martin on Sep 30, 2014


why is boo an old lady in "old" ireland or whatever at the end? (i did not see brave). didn't she have a modern room with modern toys and stuff in monsters inc? Anyway if pixar really was doing this, it'd probably be cool and refresh their image, which to me, is waning. Pixar should tackle something a bit more heavy, a la the films of miyazaki, that guy they so love and admire.

tree on Sep 30, 2014

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