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The Pixar Theory

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The Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California.

The Pixar Theory is the theory that all Pixar movies take place in the same universe and happen on the same timeline. Sound like another crazy conspiracy theory? Not to some people. Jon Negroni got the idea from a video on and became “obsessed over this concept, working to complete… ‘The Pixar Theory,’” as he said in his blog post about the theory on

The Pixar Theory timeline starts with the movie “Brave,” which takes place during the Dark Ages in Scotland. Merida, the main character, asks a witch for help, but Merida accidentally turns her mother into a bear with the spell the witch gave her.

In this movie, we see animals and objects acting like people. Merida’s mother keeps her human characteristics while she is a bear and the witch’s crow acts and even talks like a human. Evidence of objects behaving like humans is shown when the tools in the witch’s shop fly through the air and the broom sweeps by itself.

Furthermore, Negroni states that, “Centuries later, the animals from ‘Brave’ that have been experimented on by the witch  have interbred, creating a large-scale population of animals slowly gaining personification and intelligence of their own.” This development is essential in the next few movies on the timeline.

On the other end of the timeline is “Monsters Inc.” Negroni believes the monsters were created due to Buy-n-Large. Buy-n-Large, or BnL, is the corporation in  “Wall-E” that polluted the world and managed to obtain world domination. Negroni claims that machines and artificial intelligence, for example, toys, control BnL. Negroni also said, “It’s possible that the monsters are simply the personified animals mutated after the diseased earth was irradiated for 800 years.” Freshman Jillian Ness has a different theory for how monsters came to be.

“I don’t really believe that when humans were destroyed, the animals evolved into monsters. I think that the machines could have made a monster (when) trying to be like animals, but not (that monsters) evolved from animals.”

BnL shows up in several other Pixar movies before “Wall-E.” BnL produces the batteries that powers Buzz Lightyear and is possibly the corporation that forces Carl to leave his home in “Up.” Buy-n-Large manufactured the Axiom, the spaceship the humans are on in “Wall-E,” and all the robots, including Wall-E.

Monsters have either accidentally or purposely caused humans to become extinct. Either way, they realize that getting rid of humans was a mistake. Monsters need humans. They use the screams from children and ultimately, their laughter for energy.

In “Monsters Inc,” the monsters use doors to travel back in time to a time when humans existed. Monsters are also taught that humans are toxic, which, as proved in “Monsters Inc,” is untrue. They are told this because if monsters interact with humans too much, it could alter history and even erase their existence.

But, one human does enter the monster world and interacts with monsters: Boo!

Boo meets Sulley when she is very young and only was with him for a little while, but she always remembered him and tried to find him again. Eventually, she finds a way to time travel, and travels back to the Dark Ages.

Boo is the witch in “Brave,” according to Jon Negroni.

The witch in “Brave” actually closes the door to change the contents of her cottage, like how the monsters use doors. Another piece of evidence is that the witch is obsessed with bears and Sulley closely resembles a bear. But, the most concrete piece of evidence is the carving of Sulley in her shop. Despite the evidence, Veronica Houle, a freshman at Libertyville High School, disagrees with this.

“I don’t think that the witch in ‘Brave’ is Boo,” she said. “It’s a little stretched.”

There are many other connections between the Pixar movies and many more will probably be developed in Pixar’s upcoming movies: “Finding Dory,” “The Incredibles 2,” and “Inside Out” are just a few. Negroni hints that something is different about Dory and says that Dory was experimented on. This may be confirmed or denied in “Finding Dory.”

A reasonable theory for “Inside Out” is that some information will be given concerning why monsters get power through children’s screams and laughter, since “Inside Out” is about Riley’s emotions and Pete Docter, the director of “Monsters Inc,” is directing “Inside Out.”

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