When it comes to companies that are known for not just making some of the best animated films, but some of the best films PERIOD, Pixar Animation Studios is one of the many that will immediately fly off the mind. From their humble beginnings as The Graphics Group, their valiant efforts to revolutionize the industry by making the first ever computer-animated movie, their glorious rise to fame, to their role in helping Disney climb back to the top in the wake of their devastating slump in the 2000’s, they have certainly more than earned their status as one of the greatest cinematic storytelling legends. And with these articles, I’ll be listing off all seventeen of their movies and rank them from worst to best. Get ready to go infinity and beyond, as we take a crack at Ranking The Pixar Movies. Oh, and happy Turkey Day by the way.
NO. 17 – A Bug’s Life (1998)
DIRECTORS: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
This is one of the more lesser talked about installments of the Pixar canon, and to be honest, that’s kind of understandable. What really drags ABL down is how when compared to the rest of the films on here, it doesn’t take a whole lot of risks in terms of its’ story. It’s essentially two plot line cliches that we’ve seen countless of times before merged together, one being the “screw-up underdog has to save the day” type, while the other being the “liar revealed” type. However, that’s not to say that it manages to drag it down to the point where it’s bad; far from it, actually. The characters, while fairly generic, are highly likable, and the animation itself is just superb, showing in great detail what life is like through the eyes of a bug, with a few really intense action sequences to boot. Oh, and have I mentioned that Hopper is the third best antagonist in the entire Pixar canon? Well, I have now. A Bug’s Life: It truly is a life worth living.