Pixar’s 5 Best Moments (So Far)

Sabienna Bowman

Sabienna is a freelance writer, pop culture junkie and unabashed fangirl. She blames an early exposure to The X-Files and the Must See TV era of NBC for her twin life-long loves of sci-fi and sitcoms. She's not sure where her all-consuming love for all things British came from, but it led her to Doctor Who so she doesn't complain.

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  1. Sir Mildred Pierce says:

    My favourite Pixar moment comes from Pixar’s black sheep of the family, Cars.  This is a movie that will teach a whole generation of kids how to control a car on dirt.  The scene where Lightning gets to witness The Hudson Hornet finally do his thing I think illustrates Pixar’s ability as animators.  Pixar has this amazing ability to take be able to combine the real with the unreal all at once.  Throughout the movie you can see how they change animation styles subtley to accentuate different characteristics of the anthropomorphised cars.  In these shots they manage to capture the true weight of the car as it races around on the dirt, but at the same time the subtle movements of a cartoon character, we never forget he’s not just a car.  When the final shot of him turning and we see the car pass overhead in slow motion, it sends shivers down my spine every time.  And right after that he finishes the race using a motion you’d only see a speed skater do, as opposed to a car.