Pixar Theory: Plausible or Nonsense?

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The other day I read this article by Jon Negroni which made the hypothesis that all the Pixar movies are in the same universe. No really, Monsters Inc., Brave, Incredibles, Cars, etc. All one world and interconnected. It is very thorough, going into how Brave’s magic creates the intelligent animals and sentient machines, both Cars movies take place after all humans not on the Axiom died off but before they returned, and the monsters of Monsters Inc. are actually the descendants of either those humans or the animals. It is also strangely compelling, turning all the movies into one sweeping arc about the conflict between humans exploiting animals and things while at the same time being the source of the energy allowing them to think in the first place. That said, there are a couple holes in the theory. If you haven’t read it yet you may want to first.

There is life in Cars, in the form of plants. If the plants are still there then the Earth clearly hasn’t been made so toxic that humans couldn’t breathe, and no, not all the humans outside the cleanup crew were put on the Axiom. Furthermore, the Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator probes had been sent to Earth on an annual basis pretty much since the ship left, and the captains says quite clearly that EVE was the first one to come back positive, even as a “false alarm”.

Also in WALL-E, if the cockroach is an example of bugs rebounding faster from the disaster, followed by them acting as intelligent as humans in Bug’s Life, then I would expect him to show a little more intelligence. At most he seems to show the intelligence of a dog, good for a cockroach, but a far cry from human life.

Nonetheless, these are not insurmountable problems, a few tweaks in the theory could very well fix them. So on the whole, while I personally doubt this is the “truth” in the movies, it is certainly good enough for an epic fan fiction ( totally not an insult, I love fan fiction and have even written some myself). I’ll have to watch the movies with this idea in mind and see if it makes a difference. Should be fun.

In other news, I got part one of Samson the Nazirite in the mail today, I’ll have a look at it in a little bit. Looks interesting from what I saw on the website, but it may be a bit too much for children. Oh, by the way, when I ordered it there were only seven hard copies left, and now there are only three, so if you want to get a non-digital one you better hurry.

Till next time,

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