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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: The Final Four

The inevitable is near—unless Sulley or Wall-E can avert a classic ‘Toy Story’ finale

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Celebrating ‘A Bug’s Life,’ Pixar’s Hidden Classic

It may not have had the commercial success of ‘Finding Nemo,’ or the franchise potential of ‘Toy Story,’ but ‘A Bug’s Life’ still deserves respect for its story and the place it occupies in Pixar history

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What Happened With ‘The Good Dinosaur’?

Pixar’s three-decade-long run is full of massive hits and Oscar trophies. There’s only one movie that failed to live up to the studio’s stratospheric standards.

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All These Years Later, ‘Wall-E’ Still Has a Hold

The tale of a trash compactor from the future who’s desperate for connection isn’t just one of Pixar’s unlikeliest successes, but its most arresting and prescient

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No, Really: Just Who Is Buzz Lightyear in ‘Lightyear’?

Come on, the premise is obvious: It’s a toy from a franchise turned into a fake astronaut in a movie-within-a-movie that a kid from the first movie watched

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: The Elite Eight

With the lower seeds now out of the tournament, the distinctions between contenders and pretenders have started to blur

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The 1,000th BS Episode With Joe House, Bill Hader, Bryan Curtis, and Nora Princiotti

Bill and Co. talk Game 6 of the NBA Finals, HBO’s ‘Barry,’ and the latest Deshaun Watson news

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Five Big Questions About Jennifer Lopez’s New Documentary, ‘Halftime’

Juliet and Jodi discuss the new Netflix film on the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show

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Pixar’s Bittersweet Symphony

In the 27 years since the release of ‘Toy Story,’ the music behind Pixar has changed substantially—united by its power to elicit raw emotion

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The Forest Whitaker Episode

Plus, Justin and Micah revisit the 2006 film ‘The Last King of Scotland’

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The Enduring Legacy of Anton Ego, As Told by Food Critics

Pixar’s ‘Ratatouille’ introduced a character nicknamed the Grim Eater. He casts a shadow across the work of food writers and critics to this day. Here’s what they think of him—and how their relationship with the movie has evolved since its 2007 release.

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: The Sweet 16

Order was more or less restored in Round 2, but a few Cinderellas remain as the higher seeds begin to clash

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The Definitive Pixar Universe Dad Rankings

An assessment of parental skill, from Worst Dad to Best Dad, by a Ringer Dad

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‘Hard to Kill’ With Bill Simmons and Kyle Brandt

Revisiting the 1990 Steven Seagal flick

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What Is the Best Pixar Movie?

In the lead-up to the release of ‘Lightyear,’ Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate the best Pixar movies of all time

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The 2009 Movie Draft

Amanda and Sean are joined by Chris Ryan to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 2009

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“Now We’re Cooking”: How ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Made Raccacoonie

The story behind the most ridiculous bit in this year’s maximalist indie sensation

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The Pixar Movie Ranking

The Ringer staff ranks all 25 of the animated studio’s films

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Inside the Brilliant, Heartbreaking First 10 Minutes of ‘Up’

"We figured the best way to make the audience understand—and care—would be to connect his house to a relationship, and unfinished business," says director Pete Docter

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The ‘Jurassic’ Franchise Can Salvage the Ludicrous Ideas in ‘Dominion’

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ is not a good movie, but in the midst of so much mediocrity, there’s some fascinating—albeit breathtakingly silly—worldbuilding that demands to be unpacked

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket: Round 2

A striking amount of upsets was the story of Round 1. Now can Pixar’s cherished side characters knock off established franchise favorites?

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When the Lamp Switched On: How Pixar Went From Experimental Studio to Commercial Juggernaut

From the stewardship of George Lucas to Steve Jobs to Mickey Mouse himself, the story of Pixar is marked by breakups, risk-taking, and sheer creative flair

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Welcome to Pixar Week

Over the past three decades and 25 movies, Pixar has filled its universe with countless unforgettable characters. Ahead of ‘Lightyear,’ it’s time to celebrate them. And to decide who’s no. 1.

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Our Favorite Characters Who Didn’t Make the Pixar Bracket

In a field as crowded as Pixar’s best characters, difficult choices had to be made. Here’s our tribute to Andy, Doc Hudson, and more who couldn’t participate.

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How Pixar Solved the Villain Problem

For many franchises, coming up with compelling foes has long been a torturous task. But ever since ‘Toy Story,’ Pixar has created antagonists who deftly reflect their movies’ main characters and even make a case for themselves.

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The Best Pixar Character Bracket

Over the past three decades and 25 movies, Pixar has filled its universe with countless unforgettable characters. Ahead of ‘Lightyear,’ it’s time to celebrate them.

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and the Jurassic Movie Rankings

Sean and Bryan review the latest ‘Jurassic Park’ entry and rank their favorite films in the series

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Is a Cautionary Tale About Itself

Overly long and soullessly engineered, the latest sequel in the dinosaur franchise fails to heed all of the lessons of its predecessors

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Welcome to Dinosaur Day

As Jeff Goldblum reprises his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ to help humanity defend itself from dinosaurs that spread around the world, The Ringer pays homage to the legendary movie franchise with Dinosaur Day

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The Definitive Ranking of Dinosaurs

With the upcoming release of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,’ The Ringer’s foremost paleontologists sat down to rank the raptors, rexes, and more that reign over our collective pop culture

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The T. Rex Still Rules Over the Rest

No matter how big the dinosaurs in the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise get, they’ll always be in the shadow of the original

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An Ode to the Man Who Put Chest Hair on ‘Jurassic Park’

The Tyrannosaurus rex is the centerpiece of ‘Jurassic Park,’ but a reclining, almost shirtless "chaotician" may be its most enduring image