Pixar Theory Timeline

Pixar is not only a leader of technology, but has captured our hearts multiple times with their incredible storytelling (Cars 3 aside). And there’s a prominent theory that the Pixar films are all part of the same timeline. This is a timeline that takes that theory into account.

What’s on the Pixar Theory Timeline?

The Pixar theory timeline began as a theory by Jon Negroni (be sure to check it out). Then it gained significant traction, and we thought it only fitting to spotlight the idea in one of our timelines. Normally we wouldn’t have a chronology for the Pixar films, but Negroni’s theory is too good to pass up.

For the full description of how it all fits together, visit the original post, but for a complete viewing order, read on. We don’t include the same amount of explanation, but we do have a detailed list. The idea behind the Pixar theory is that magic caused creatures or inanimate objects to become sentient (as seen in Brave). These sentient objects eventually take over the world from humans, turning it into a world like Cars.

This timeline also expands Negroni’s theory to include Pixar’s short films where we think they should go. Be sure to let us know if one of them would belong in another area of the timeline better, and why. We love to hear your feedback. You can reach us on our contact page. Additionally, if you liked this timeline, you might like some of our others, including our DC Animated Universe timeline.

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How to Use the Timelines

These timelines includes the following:

  1. Sorting by Title, Release Date, etc.
  2. Filtering by Media Type.

Also feel free to click on individual items to see more information!

entries

ChronologicalTimeBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

27

2007

Short Film

Jim Capobianco

2007-11-06

46

2800

Film

Jim Reardon
Stanton

2008-06-27

30

2011

Film

Bob Peterson
Pete Docter

2009-05-29

37

2018

Film

Andrew Stanton
Stephany Folsom

2019-06-21

28

2010

Film

Michael Arndt

2010-06-18

22

1999

Film

Andrew Stanton
Chris Webb
Doug Chamberlin
Rita Hsiao

1999-11-24

21

1995

Film

Alec Sokolow
Andrew Stanton
Joel Cohen
Joss Whedon

1995-11-22

17

1980s

Short Film

John Lasseter

1995-11-22

4

14th Century

Short Film

Brian Larsen
Steve Purcell

2012-11-13

2

Pre-historic

Film

Meg LeFauve

2015-11-25

19

1980s

Short Film

Saschka Unseld

2013-06-21

20

1980s

Short Film

Sanjay Patel

2015-11-25

33

2015

Short Film

Josh Cooley

2015-08-14

16

1980s

Short Film

John Lasseter

1987-01-01

26

2007

Film

Brad Bird

2007-06-29

8

Wild West

Short Film

Doug Sweetland

2008-06-27

35

2016

Short Film

Alan Barillaro

2016-06-17

52

4500

Short Film

Kelsey Mann

2013-08-09

38

2018

Short Film

Peter Sohn

2009-05-29

6

14th Century

Short Film

Andrew Jimenez
Mark Andrews

2006-06-09

9

Wild West

Short Film

Brad Bird
Roger L. Gould

2005-03-15

51

4500

Film

Dan Gerson
Robert L. Baird
Scanlon

2013-06-21

53

4500

Film

Andrew Stanton
Dan Gerson

2001-11-02

45

2100

Short Film

James Ford Murphy

2017-06-16

54

4500

Short Film

Pete Docter

2001-11-02

42

2100

Short Film

John Lasseter

2006-06-09

15

1980s

Short Film

John Lasseter

1999-11-24

36

2017

Short Film

Dave Mullins

2017-06-16

14

1950s-60s

Short Film

Gary Rydstrom

2007-06-29

49

3000

Short Film

James Ford Murphy

2015-06-19

55

4500

Short Film

Enrico Casarosa

2012-06-22

18

1980s

Short Film

John Lasseter

2003-05-30

11

1950s-60s

Short Film

Brad Bird

2004-11-05

32

2015

Film

Josh Cooley
Meg LeFauve
Pete Docter

2015-06-19

12

1950s-60s

Film

Brad Bird

2018-06-15

10

1950s-60s

Film

Brad Bird

2004-11-05

23

1999

Short Film

Jan Pinkava

1998-11-25

31

2011

Short Film

Josh Cooley

2009-11-01

25

2003

Short Film

Ralph Eggleston

2001-11-02

24

2003

Film

Bob Peterson
David Reynolds
Stanton

2003-05-30

34

2016

Film

Stanton
Victoria Strouse

2016-06-17

29

2010

Short Film

Ronnie del Carmen

2009-05-29

1

Pre-historic

Short Film

Teddy Newton

2010-06-18

39

2018

Film

Adrian Molina
Matthew Aldrich

2017-11-22

44

2100

Film

Bob Peterson
Kiel Murray
Mike Rich

2017-06-16

43

2100

Film

Ben Queen

2011-06-24

41

2100

Film

Dan Fogelman
Joe Ranft
Jorgen Klubien
Kiel Murray
Lasseter
Phil Lorin

2006-06-09

47

2800

Short Film

Angus MacLane

2008-06-27

5

14th Century

Film

Brenda Chapman
Irene Mecchi
Mark Andrews
Steve Purcell

2012-06-22

7

Wild West

Short Film

Bud Luckey

2004-11-05

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