Director Brad Bird surpasses his original film with a tightly scripted, effervescently animated adventure that makes a cogent point about our over-reliance on screen time.
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).