ayall wrote:I think you guys were destined to be let down by Pixar.
Toy Story, Monster Inc., Finding Nemo are all KIDS MOVIES.
Having a 3 year old, i've seen them about 100 times each.
Pixar's target audience is young children and infants; let there be no doubt about it.
Pixar has little to no competition, and are far from nearing demise.
While they may not make it to the top of the box-office, i assure you they will make up for it in home movies and merchandising.
As Adults, i find it surprising that many even consider Pixar movies watchable.
Kids Movies and Adults Movies; "ain't the same ballpark, ain't the same league, ain't even the same fuckin' sport."
First of all I think animated features and shorts have always attempted to appeal to children and adults--who bring children to the movies. Two of the features they use to appeal to adults are nostalgia and adult humor that goes over the kids heads. On top of that are messages that adults like to reinforce with their children. All this goes for live action "children's" films as well. If you want to tank at the box office, make a movie that appeals only to children. Teenage movies are the opposite--whatever sets them apart from their parents likes seems to thrive.
My favorite Pixar flicks are:
(the most adult, thus its lower box)UpTS3, Cars 2
are at the bottom of my list (Brave
at the bottom of the kids list as well apparently). And, btw, I thought Disney's Tangled
(sans Pixar) was excellent.