The Pixar Theory : A Timeline that Links all Films

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A fan theory linking all of the Pixar movies, known as “The Pixar Theory” by Jon Negroni and supposedly inspired by a video, contends that every single Pixar movie since Toy Story is simply a different point on one timeline, according to

“Several months ago, I watched a fun-filled video on that introduced the idea (at least to me) that all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe,”states Negroni on his website. “ Since then, I’ve obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call ‘The Pixar Theory,’ a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme.”

First, Negroni explains that “Brave” is the first point in the timeline, explaining that the magic controlled by the unnamed witch is the first step in personifying non-human objects, and that the witch is a key part to the entire theory, according to

Negroni’s  explanation of his the theory continues by explaining that  animal characters develop personification that is ingrained into their consciousness. Human characters “cross the line” by experimenting with and often overall underappreciating these animal characters in such films as “Ratatouille”, “Up” , and “Finding Nemo”. Machines become personified and subsequently disgruntled with humans in “The Incredibles,” “Toy Story” (as well as Toy Story 2 and 3,) “Wall-E”, and “Cars 1 and 2.”

According to the timeline,  “Bug’s Life”follows “Wall-E”, showing that the insects have rebounded more quickly, and therefore are far more intelligent and physically advanced than other animals because they survived the apocalypse- like time period in “Wall-E” (Wall-E himself has a cockroach for a companion.) Bugs usually live up to three months, but the insects in Bug’s Life last all summer, and one exoskeletoned critter even remarks that he “feels ninety again.”

Hints are given  that humans exist during the movie, but they seem to be very uncommon. (One kid allegedly amputates a homeless bug of his wings,) according to

Eventually, animals evolve to levels superior to humans and machines (this category includes toys that feed off of Syndrome’s Zero- Point Energy and eventually the energy of humans,) leading to a new alpha “super species” in the far- off future, as shown in  “Monsters, Inc.”” and “Monsters University.”  This super- species evolution is sped up by an unnamed apocalypse, while the human and machine races did not survive, according to Negroni.

Since humans are the depended- upon source of energy, the super- species harnesses its remaining knowledge of machinery to go back in time and harvests the energy of the humans through energetic sound- waves that they emit, according to

In the “Monsters” series Boo becomes obsessed with learning more about Sully and his world, not knowing if it is a different dimension or planet or time. Her memory of the doors leads her to use magical doors to search for Sully, eventually realizing that he is indeed in the future. She realizes that the magic of the doors lies within the wood, and eventually becomes a part-time woodcarver. As she travels through time, she accidentally leaves behind the “easter eggs” fans have become so familiar with, according to

Proof of this is that every single easter egg in “Brave” is in her shop because she is, of course, the witch who Merida meets in the forest. Her obsession with bears, the carving of Sully in the shop, and the carved model of the Pizza Planet truck (which appears in “Monsters, Inc.” when Randall is banished to a remote trailer next to it and immediately chased by a broom- wielding human who assumes he is an alligator.) Also in the shop would then be explained, as well as her ability to go to different destinations through doors as a witch, according to

Whether or not a decades-old mystery is ever confirmed, The Pixar Theory will live on as future films are released (the upcoming The Good Dinosaur is likely another puzzle piece),” states ” It may even branch out to include the famed Pixar shorts, some of which fans have already connected to other aspects of the timeline.”