Get the story to fuel your conversation today. The studio is known for a legendarily immersive creative process , high-concept feature films that are somehow legible to children and adults alike and making people cry.
The feature films have also been opportunities for Pixar animators to flex their new tech — Monsters, Inc. Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter. According to reviews, the storyline deals with Elastigirl heading back to work as a superhero while her husband, the protagonist of the first movie, stays home with the kids.
Focusing on Elastigirl instead of her husband seems to make Incredibles 2 a rare female-led Pixar film. Toy Story Does it have a female main character? Woody, and to a slightly lesser extent, Buzz Lightyear, are far and away the stars of this film, and their conflict-turned-bromance is its beating heart. Toy Story 2 Does it have a female main character? It also brings in several new female characters, including Barbie, voiced by Jodie Bendon, Mrs.
Jessie might be the most substantive female character Pixar introduced up to this point. But the stars of the film are still very much Buzz and Woody and their ongoing friendship.
But again, the film, which centers mostly on the two male best friends, is lacking in female characters. But Mike and Sulley are the heroes. Finding Nemo Does it have a female main character? Nemo is unquestionably a Pixar classic. But does it have a female main character? Marlin and Nemo are the heroes of the film, and their separation and epic journeys back to each other are its central plot.
The Incredibles Does it have a female main character? Incredible, is the central character. The Incredibles, which imagines a world where public opinion has turned against superheroes and people with powers have been forced to live in bland, suburban anonymity, is both a thoughtful take on a genre film and a meditation on aging, domesticity and masculinity.
Cars Does it have a female main character? I have not seen any of the Cars movies because I cynically believe they are the Pixar franchise with the least amount of heart and soul and exist mostly to sell toys. Also, the premise irks me — if the world is only cars, where did they come from? Are the wheels their hands?
The star of the film appears to be Lighting McQueen a red race car who gets stuck in the small town of Radiator Springs. So is his aging mentor, Doc, and his new friend, Mater the tow truck. Ratatouille Does it have a female main character? Remy is a rat who dreams of rising above his station and becoming a chef. He befriends Linguini, a human and a terrible cook at a Paris restaurant. Remy, Linguini, the vicious food critic Anton Ego and Skinner, the enterprising restaurant owner, are all male characters.
Wall-E Does it have a female main character? Wall-E is a subdued movie that tackles heavy themes like environmentalism and humanity in a post-apocalyptic future where the Earth has been destroyed by capitalism run amuck. He spends all day cleaning up after humanity, comforting himself with clips from Hello, Dolly! There is the male captain of the spaceship and various, mostly anonymous humans who are depicted with somewhat fatphobic derision as lazy, screen-addicted, mindless consumers.
Wall-E is the star of the film, and is coded as male and Eve, coded as female, is mainly his romantic interest. Up Does it have a female main character? The heroes, villain and even the talking dog are all male characters. Toy Story 3 Does it have a female main character? They then have to find their way back to Andy again while dealing with a twisted teddy bear named Lotso and his henchmen.
Cars 2 Does it have a female main character? In addition to the racing, an evil group of cars are apparently working to destabilize a popular, environmentally friendly fuel and keep all the cars reliant on oil, so there may be some sort of environmental message in there.
Brave Does it have a female main character? Brave is the story of Merida, a princess of a Medieval Scottish clan, who is set to be married off to one of several boys from neighboring clans.
They arrive to compete for her hand in marriage, but Merida beats them all in the contest. Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, clashes with her mother, Elinor, voiced by Emma Thompson, who wants her to agree to follow tradition and get married. Merida seeks out a spell from a witch that she hopes will allow her to follow her dreams of independence, but she winds up transforming her mother Elinor into a bear.
Monsters University Does it have a female main character? Much like the first film, Monsters University is light on female characters of consequence. Inside Out Does it have a female main character? Inside Out is the story of the anthropomorphic emotions that live inside the mind of an year-old girl named Riley.
Sadness too comes along from much of the ride, and the relationship between Sadness and Joy might be the most fully developed female friendship in Pixar films to date. The Good Dinosaur Does it have a female main character? To be fair, it was released in the same year as the incredible Inside Out, and it understandably got overshadowed. The Good Dinosaur imagines an alternate timeline where the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs never hit Earth, and dinosaurs and humans share the planet.
When his father dies, Arlo winds up stuck far from home with an orphaned human child he calls Spot. In true Pixar fashion, Arlo and Spot team up, despite their differences, and each find their way to their respective homes. Finding Dory Does it have a female main character?
Dory is frustrated by her inability to remember her family and she sets out to find them. Her journey also expands on the scope of the first film. Instead of taking place on and around the Australian coastline, Finding Dory takes Dory, Marlin and Nemo across the Pacific Ocean and all the way to California, where Dory winds up trapped in an aquarium. Dory is unquestionably the main character of this film, with Marlin, Nemo and the other fish she meets along the way relegated to sidekick roles, with the job of supporting her on her journey.
Cars 3 Does it have a female main character? According to, again, the Wikipedia summary, McQueen, already threatened by a new, younger generation of race cars, gets in a devastating crash during a pivotal race. While McQueen is still the hero of the film, Cruz is at least his trainer, and not his love interest. And by the end of the film, McQueen helps Cruz fulfil her dream of racing competitively. Coco Does it have a female main character? Miguel is a year-old boy who longs to be a musician, even though music is forbidden in his family.
He accidentally crosses over to the Land of the Dead, where he tries to track down a famous musician he believes might be his long-lost great-great-grandfather. Coco was the first Pixar movie to feature an all-Latinx cast — a valuable and necessary measure in a film that depicts a specifically Mexican culture.