Steadfastly avoiding cliché, something which has helped it become the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico, the storyline is sophisticated for an animated feature, and holds many enjoyable surprises along the way
Founded in 1979, Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) was spun-off in 1986 with funding from Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. Walt Disney Co bought Pixar in 2006 in a transaction valuing the company at US$7.4 billion. Pixar has produced thirteen feature films, beginning with Toy Story (1995). Pixar has produced a string of critical and commercial successes: Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011), and Brave (2012).