Pixar Characters, To Scale
April 3, 2010 7:33 PM   Subscribe

That's super-neat!
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:36 PM on April 3, 2010

I wasn't eager to see Toy Story 3, but now I feel kind of like crucial plot details were spoiled for me.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:40 PM on April 3, 2010

From TVTropes:
One should note that when a movie is made by Pixar, you can pretty much expect it to be good, if not great. Every single one of their feature films released so far have been nominated for at least one Oscar (and they've won six overall). In 2010, Up became the second animated and first CGI film to be nominated for Best Picture.

None of their films have really failed critically or commercially, either. On Rotten Tomatoes, both of the Toy Story films have perfect scores, their lowest rated movie (Cars) has a 75% rating, and their second-lowest rated movie (A Bug's Life) has a 91% rating. As of this writing (August 7 2009), six of their films sit on the Internet Movie Database's "top 250 films" list, and only Cars and A Bug's Life are left off that site's Top 50 list for animated films (with Up and WALL-E topping the list).

Of course, if you think they're not business-minded, keep in mind that their films have never failed financially, either. Of the ten films they have released to date, only two (Toy Story and A Bug's Life) have failed to break the $200 million dollar mark in the US, and no film has failed to break the $200 million mark in foreign box office take; the studio's highest grossing film, Finding Nemo, made over $300 million domestically and over $500 million overseas. As of this writing, the average domestic box office take of a Pixar film is around $240 million, and all ten films have made over five billion dollars in combined domestic and foreign box office take.

In a recent compilation of the 50 top grossing movies of the millennium, only nine of them were original stories (not sequels, adaptations or remakes). Five of those were Pixar productions.
posted by Rhaomi at 7:40 PM on April 3, 2010 [2 favorites]

I hate that my son loves Cars so much. It's such a lame movie, and the worst part is to see how ridiculous the merchandising is. They have every car from the movie, even minor characters, and they're each in different sizes and formats. One style to fit a certain kind of track, one size for a pull back and go model, etc.

Though the worst I've seen is a version of Lightning McQueen, the main character, that's covered in mud. It's the exact same car, just with brown tires and some brown on the bottom half of his car. Just sad.
posted by toekneebullard at 8:05 PM on April 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

100 Pixar Character Scales

That's all they found of Nemo.
posted by hal9k at 8:10 PM on April 3, 2010 [8 favorites]

posted by Xezlec at 8:21 PM on April 3, 2010 [2 favorites]

This is pretty cool.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:22 PM on April 3, 2010

The smaller the character, the better the film!
posted by zonkers at 8:50 PM on April 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

Great! It reminds me of those starships of the universe scales. While I can't think of an immediate need for these, I appreciate the work and just know they'll come in handy some day.
posted by klarck at 9:38 PM on April 3, 2010

I was amazed about how accurate the scale was, except for a couple of characters (Edna from "The Incredibles" and Carl from "Up"). The people are a little taller than the cars, the bugs, fish, and toys are tiny, and the monsters are just a little bigger than the humans.
posted by Taco John at 9:56 PM on April 3, 2010

Is that last one a murloc?!
posted by Freyja at 10:04 PM on April 3, 2010

Ten bucks says Bob Parr and his family could beat the lot of 'em.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:36 PM on April 3, 2010

Kevin was such a bizarre twist in Up. Shame that it turned into an action movie cliche at the end.
posted by cavalier at 11:49 PM on April 3, 2010

Bugs look a bit big to me, but it's a while since I saw the film.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:13 AM on April 4, 2010

I don't care what anyone says. Up was an awesome movie, so I'll overlook any of its flaws. It brought both Kevin and Dug into the public consciousness, so that's a good thing.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:05 AM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

The smaller the character, the better the film!

I believe you misjudge Monsters, Inc.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:30 AM on April 4, 2010

Anton Ego is scarily tall.

All the better to look down his nose at you.
posted by djgh at 7:50 AM on April 4, 2010

No Iron Giant? No Susie the girl giant from Monsters, Inc?
posted by Eideteker at 9:53 AM on April 4, 2010

The Iron Giant was from Warner Brothers (although it was directed by Brad Bird)
posted by churl at 1:02 PM on April 4, 2010

Susie the giant girl would be from Monsters vs Aliens (also not a Pixar movie)
posted by cyphill at 2:59 PM on April 4, 2010

Eideteker: Brand Awareness Nightmare Exhibit A.
posted by jscott at 3:16 PM on April 4, 2010 [3 favorites]

Huh, I thought Wall-E and Eve were smaller. Now that I actually think about that, it doesn't really make sense, but I thought of Eve as being about football-sized and Wall-E in proportion to that. I guess a Wall-E that small couldn't really contain very much trash at all...

Weird that apparently somewhere in my brain there were opinions on how big Wall-E is. It's fun the junk I have lying around in this old cranium of mine.
posted by little light-giver at 6:01 PM on April 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

They forgot M-O!
posted by schmod at 10:33 AM on April 6, 2010

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