Pixar has an incredible catalogue featuring some of the most loved animated movies ever created. On October 2, a whole bunch of them are hitting the 4K Ultra HD format, giving us the perfect opportunity to revisit their enduring magic.
Starring the first official Disney princess to hail from the Pixar stable, we’re spirited off to Scotland for a tale of archery, strong will, witchcraft and bears. The adage “Be careful what you wish for” is one that our young heroine Merida really learns the true meaning of.
Cool quote: “I don’t want my life to be over – I want my freedom!” – Princess Merida
“Speed. I am speed…” Memorable words from star race car Lightning McQueen, in this movie that launched innumerable wannabe racers – and a marketing juggernaut. A mishap sees arrogant McQueen go off-road, and learning many a worthy life lesson from the inhabitants of a small town.
Cool quote: “Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer.” – Lightning McQueen
Lightning McQueen and friends return – in a spy thriller! Mater becomes an international tow-truck of mystery, stumbling into the undercover world of British spy car Finn McMissile and his efforts to thwart an evil plan that threatens all World Grand Prix participants – including McQueen.
Cool quote: “What’s everyone on the wrong side of the road for?” – Mater
Clownfish dad Marlin worries obsessively about his wee son Nemo, and when the little guy goes missing, his concerns are justified. Cue an adventure where Marlin teams up with forgetful Dory to find his son – while Nemo and his new dental surgery buddies seek their own route to freedom.
Cool quote: “Just keep swimming!” – Dory
The runaway – uh, swim away – star of Finding Nemo gets her own movie, which sees our loveable but forgetful blue tang setting out on a search for her long-lost parents. Obviously this isn’t an easy mission, but with a little help from her friends Marlin and Nemo, who knows what may happen?
Cool quote: “I remember it like it was yesterday. Of course, I don’t really remember yesterday all that well.” – Dory
Probably too out-there and scary in places for smaller Pixar acolytes, those who are a bit older are in for a treat with this tale of the emotions that live within us, and how they react to a crisis. Prepare for Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as they help young Riley adapt to some huge life changes.
Cool quote: “Congratulations San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza! First the Hawaiians, and now you!” – Anger
There’s a rat in the kitchen, what are you gonna do? Sit back, relax and enjoy a divine meal, if the story here is any indication! Remy is a rodent with top taste and, as it turns out, he’s a mighty fine chef who gains culinary fame via his human puppet, Linguini. But a top critic literally smells a rat…
Cool quote: “If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” – Remy
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Imagine an asteroid-free world where dinosaurs and humans coexist. A fearful young Apatosaurus named Arlo ends up lost on a huge adventure, in which he discovers a young human whom he names ‘Spot’ and adopts as his initially reluctant pet – and friend – as they search for home.
Cool quote: “Sometimes you got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.” – Poppa