Top 10 Things Pixar Does That Disney Doesn't

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
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    It may be a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, but Pixar’s films are distinctly different. For this list, we’re looking at all the ways Pixar differs from Disney in how it crafts its stories and creates its films. Our list includes creative choices seen in the movies "The Incredibles", "Finding Nemo", "Up", "WALL-E", "Toy Story", and more! Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Things Pixar Does That Disney Would Never Do.
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    10) They Don’t Let Their Characters Sing
    9) They Stick to Animation
    8) They Set Their Stories in Expansive Worlds
    7) They Focus on Adults
    6) They Create More Subtle Antagonists
    5) They Show What Happens After “Happily Ever After”
    4) They Skip Dialogue
    3, 2 & 1???
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  • Piper Jojo Stott
    Piper Jojo Stott 12 hours ago

    Pixar is always original. They never re-hash old movies for any reason. When they make sequels or prequels, they're made to expand on the already wonderful stories! They don't take the same story, tweak it a little, and push it out in a new format like Disney has been doing for the past few years now. Disney might as well be milking their old classics dry. They're great movies, but trying to do them again forces them to change little things and even modernise it a bit with newer actors.
    People sometimes ask me why I like Pixar more when it's a side company. Well, it's because their movies are more realistic in the sense that they cover relatable situations and can be suitable for any age. The amount of research that goes into them is fantastic!
    My personal favourite from Pixar? It has to be the Cars movies. The first one came out when I was 4, and I collected the die cast figures for ages. My Dad opened my eyes to how many real life references are actually in the movies, how the cars are all based on real car makes and models, how they used the voices of certain racing icons, and how little things here and there are based on real car related events, parts, etc. I became somewhat attached to the movies with their environments, events, and, of course, brilliant soundtracks.
    I'm probably the only one who thinks positively of Cars 2. Why? Because I was just excited that another one was coming! I know the story veered off in a strange direction, but it still had all those great things you find in a Pixar movie and made for an enjoyable video game!
    In 2012, my childhood best friend said there was supposedly an Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 coming out. I was honestly doubtful, but thanked her for being right when it happened! My heart stopped when I discovered the trailers for those movies, which now sit among my grand collection of DVDs.
    I've seen every Pixar movie, and plan to see every other one that comes out throughout my life! =^-^=

  • ijul fiksimetropop
    ijul fiksimetropop 18 hours ago



    No.1 they do sequels right

  • TrikiChip Cookie
    TrikiChip Cookie 2 days ago +1

    Don't you remember? In coco, THERE IS singing! There is : un poco loco, and remember me.

  • Ren Hood
    Ren Hood 7 days ago

    Sooo basically reasons why Pixar is better

  • The Domaine Restaurant

    0:53 I hate music too!

  • NinjaKIngAce
    NinjaKIngAce 11 days ago

    4:27 Every, huh? Then who was the villain in Ralph Breaks the Internet?

    10:04 also works

  • Saffron 3501
    Saffron 3501 28 days ago

    I guess you can say Pixar does want Disnot

  • Vidstang
    Vidstang Month ago

    Top ten reasons why Pixar is better than Disney

    MIKAEEL THE GAMER Month ago +1


  • Tristen Allen
    Tristen Allen Month ago +1

    Not every disney movie has a villain just look at brother bear

  • jason lee
    jason lee Month ago +2

    You know what DISNEY more "brighter the fiction the reality is more darker" that's why i love PIXAR more because its base on reality that can be happen to us

  • Stella Snugglz
    Stella Snugglz Month ago

    pixar doesnt create a law they originally took advantage of

  • Stella Snugglz
    Stella Snugglz Month ago

    Pixar is mainly original and doesnt run out of ideas. Disney is brilliant but kinda dry these days.

  • Angel Rain
    Angel Rain 2 months ago

    I love Everything Disney even the villains ,Pixar is ok

  • Ben Daly McKenna
    Ben Daly McKenna 2 months ago +1

    Some Disney heroes can be a little bit selfish at the beginning and learn to be better people like Aladdin, Kuzco and The Beast.

  • Ben Daly McKenna
    Ben Daly McKenna 2 months ago

    Haven’t Disney created more subtle antagonists since buying Pixar? In that section Pixar owns Disney!

  • Evan Moya
    Evan Moya 2 months ago


  • lente Mulder
    lente Mulder 2 months ago

    Me to a dog: I know... you don’t talk very much... I LIKE YOU!

  • Gerbri Schwartz
    Gerbri Schwartz 2 months ago

    Pixars films actually have good morals and teach valuable lessons☝️
    Whilst Disney just.... doesn't😐

  • TrashPanda Gaming
    TrashPanda Gaming 2 months ago

    #1: Pixar can make you cry like a baby

  • fran mate lol
    fran mate lol 2 months ago

    Yeah yeah yeah big deal. 'Pixar is better than Disney' I'm a huge Pixar AND Disney fan. But Pixar had some bad sequels too(Cars 2 lol). Pixar is awesome but Disney is CLASSIC. It's basically Marvel v.s DC all over again.

  • LillyLuxray
    LillyLuxray 2 months ago

    I can’t wait for Dumbo as a Pixar movie

  • Rainbow Flash
    Rainbow Flash 2 months ago

    I actually like how Pixar makes morally ambiguous characters. I don't think that it's a good idea
    to make all your characters flawless and perfect, I believe that it's better to make flawed and
    imperfect characters with both strengths and weaknesses. It makes the characters feel more
    realistic, and it teaches kids that they don't have to be perfect. It doesn't make them harder to love, it just makes me love them even more!

  • Aldy Habibie
    Aldy Habibie 2 months ago

    Ellie: "You know, You dont talk very much...I like you"

    me: * heart crumbles to pieces so hard as i remembered what happens to her and Carl*

    One of my Favorite Pixar character so far even though she only appear in the intro.
    Alright.. i think i'll go crying now.

  • james maines
    james maines 2 months ago

    5 seconds of a clip from Up and I am in my office sobbing...sigh

  • Lilyl
    Lilyl 2 months ago

    What's the point of making two lists if they are just the reversed version of one another? xD

  • Carlo Nassar
    Carlo Nassar 2 months ago

    Disney has also made films that had no characters sing either. And who knows, it wouldn't work for Artemis Fowl anyway.

  • Clutch
    Clutch 3 months ago

    Isn’t it Disney Pixar

  • Mohit Sharma
    Mohit Sharma 3 months ago

    I prefer Pixar over Disney any day.

  • Jezreel Hasman
    Jezreel Hasman 3 months ago +1

    This is kinda a confusing list and reasons

  • Diego M-A
    Diego M-A 3 months ago

    Zootopia tho

  • Emilio Manuel De Pedro
    Emilio Manuel De Pedro 3 months ago

    Pixar should make a live action film. But an original one.

  • Hip Hop Demon
    Hip Hop Demon 3 months ago

    Ehhh who cares. They are like the two sides of one coin. So both are great

  • [UglyBarn58]
    [UglyBarn58] 3 months ago

    Fun Fact!
    A Bugs life almost had a Once upon a time sequence on the starting of the movie

  • Walker 666
    Walker 666 3 months ago

    Actually I love Pixar more than Disney 🙃

  • Oswego Carters'
    Oswego Carters' 3 months ago

    Let me add one: Pixar's better.

    Don't be fooled by this. I like Disney, and I mean this statement as a silly joke. But seriously, I prefer Pixar.

  • Hannah Stein
    Hannah Stein 3 months ago

    *They also give decent squeals*

  • martino epic gamer
    martino epic gamer 3 months ago

    Doesn't Coco kinda count like a musical

  • james Little
    james Little 3 months ago

    @WatchMojo Disney's Animated film had Fantasia with no dialogue just wonderful music you firgot about that!!!!

  • Dockito Informa
    Dockito Informa 3 months ago

    Pixar is Disney's Dc universe

  • Business Bunny
    Business Bunny 3 months ago

    ¡Viva la PIXAR!

  • Gem_Mayako
    Gem_Mayako 3 months ago

    Disney *ALWAYS* have their characters sing in every of their movies.

  • Little cinnamon Toast
    Little cinnamon Toast 3 months ago +2

    “WHAT IF (inserts thing) HAD FEELINGS?”

  • Nicolas Lammineur
    Nicolas Lammineur 3 months ago

    What's the saddesst pixar movie?
    Mine is Up

  • tyler the awesome
    tyler the awesome 3 months ago


  • Sneaky Lemur
    Sneaky Lemur 3 months ago

    To Disney's credit, Lilo & Stitch was a contemporary story that didn't have a "villain"

  • natsha boy
    natsha boy 3 months ago

    The good dinosaur wasn't that good

  • Maxx Gunner
    Maxx Gunner 3 months ago

    Now make a Top 10 Things DreamWorks Does That Disney Doesn't, Please

  • Jason Steelflex
    Jason Steelflex 3 months ago

    Tangled isn't Pixar

  • Captain Barbossa
    Captain Barbossa 3 months ago

    Pixar is BETTER than Disney on every level! Nothing against Disney but no one will ever tell me otherwise.

  • cookiesncream789
    cookiesncream789 3 months ago

    I love both Disney and Pixar 😍

  • Chloe Potter
    Chloe Potter 3 months ago

    I haven’t seen this list yet but,
    I feel like Disney Villans (Hans From Frozen Accept ) Are always quite Obvious.
    (I know there are others.)

  • Mason Mercer
    Mason Mercer 3 months ago

    Zootopia is an exception for #3

  • wiccanmagic97
    wiccanmagic97 4 months ago

    I don't see why people dislike the obvious villains that Disney does. I always took that as that they were so confident in who they where that they decided to not hide it and because of their blatency that it really challenged the heroes like "what are you going to do?" because they are so good - would they have what it takes to get rid of someone so evil?
    And what is with the thing that Disney's heroes never make a bad choice or aren't flawed? Anyone remember Pinocchio ignoring Jiminy - his conscious and ran away and went drinking, gambling and smoking which resulted in him almost being sold off?
    Kuzco, selfish and uncaring. The dude was gonna destroy an entire villages lively hood so he could build a summer getaway for himself!

  • Erin McKeown
    Erin McKeown 4 months ago

    Pixar characters are easy to fall in love with because they are filled with so much struggle. There are no real good or real evil characters, just average people with flaws. That makes them more relatable and realistic, as most people are good with some flaws, or bad with reasons like mental instability, bad relationships, etc, with a gray area where good characters can be turned bad, like Woody from Toy Story was for the second quarter of the movie due to jealousy, and bad characters can turn good.

  • F.f Star
    F.f Star 4 months ago

    Um... Pixar is a PART of disney. Notice all of these films are Disney Pixar. Pretty sure Disney owns part of it.

  • Trappers5677
    Trappers5677 4 months ago

    You forgot one thing... they don’t make racist jokes or black stereotypes

  • J Colin Mizia
    J Colin Mizia 4 months ago

    What is toys had feelings?
    What if bugs had feelings?
    what if cars had feelings?

  • Vinnie Sarantakis
    Vinnie Sarantakis 4 months ago

    Only they would have made Miguels family sing a song about being a family of shoe making and hate music but would comr off as hypocrisy.

  • Shelby Dunn
    Shelby Dunn 4 months ago

    You forgot Cinderella

  • Daniel Mitchell
    Daniel Mitchell 4 months ago

    There are many scened in Coco where Miguel and the other characters are singing.

  • Mathilde Jenkins
    Mathilde Jenkins 4 months ago

    Um... They sing in Coco.... Many are sung by Miguel in Coco

  • Natalie Owens
    Natalie Owens 4 months ago +1

    Umm...Miguel sings quite a lot in Coco?

  • Skylar Lange
    Skylar Lange 4 months ago

    But, but, but......... Coco is a musical?? The characters do sing. Just because the musical numbers are diegetic doesn’t mean they’re not still, musical numbers. None of their other movies are musicals, I’ll give you that. But Coco is absolutely a musical.

  • Corbin Pyles
    Corbin Pyles 4 months ago

    I'm glad they don't let their characters sing because it drives me crazy everytime I hear Disney's musical sounds.

  • Jeremiah Plays All
    Jeremiah Plays All 4 months ago

    Thing disney does that pixar Doesn't:disney needs a kiss in almost every single movie

  • Sandee Grey
    Sandee Grey 4 months ago +4

    Pixar is better than Disney, don't @ me.

  • marlowe mikaza
    marlowe mikaza 4 months ago +1

    I think disney is sexist cuz they make more princess movies than unisexual movies so i seem gay when i watch a disney film
    unlike pixar i cried in up i was fasinated by wall e
    and amaze at Cars,and Cars 3 but not sequel

  • C Ewe
    C Ewe 4 months ago +1

    Disney also released the live action version of Cinderella. Let’s not forget that.

  • Xan Bell
    Xan Bell 4 months ago

    You mean Disney's Pixar? I'm confused, one company owns the other.

  • 1518blumen
    1518blumen 4 months ago

    Pixar is Disney

  • Carmen B
    Carmen B 4 months ago +1

    Y'all didn't watch Coco? There are plenty of songs there, and one in particular is very important to the plot

    • Wander Yonder
      Wander Yonder 4 months ago

      Uhhhh… it's in the thumbnail, and it's mentioned numerous times.

  • Anthony Tavary
    Anthony Tavary 4 months ago +2

    Plus, Pixar is better at doing twist villains than Disney. They time the twist at just the right time, whereas Disney is usually doing their twist villains near the end of the film (with the exception of Stromboli).

  • Thatfunnyfox
    Thatfunnyfox 4 months ago +1

    If Cinderella shoes were perfect then how did one shoe fell out

  • Ben Cater
    Ben Cater 4 months ago +1

    I prefer pixar over any other animation studios

  • Jonathan Queen
    Jonathan Queen 4 months ago +1

    After seeing this, I realized Wreak it Ralph seems more Pixar even though it is Disney.

  • Ahmad and skeleton
    Ahmad and skeleton 4 months ago

    1:01 ok thats the thing that i love about pixer becaus serosly why we need 3 to 10 menuts of boring song

  • J V
    J V 4 months ago +1

    Was I he only one that was creeped out by the live action “be our guest” scene?

  • AverageGamerGuy
    AverageGamerGuy 4 months ago +2

    Did anybody that made this list actually watch Coco!? The main character’s goal is to literally be a singer and sings multiple times throughout the film.

    • Wander Yonder
      Wander Yonder 4 months ago

      Yes. In the thumbnail. Is mentioned numerous times.

  • Patrick Martinez
    Patrick Martinez 4 months ago

    How come no one has noticed the other too 10, “top 10 things Disney does that Pixar doesn’t,” literally are the same list just worded different and in different places on the top 10 -_- pretty lazy watch mojo! For the exception of numbers 5 and 4 on this video.

  • frozen_blondy
    frozen_blondy 4 months ago

    What about treasure planet, big hero 6, hercules, atlantis and more

  • Kermit the Frog Sippin Tea

    Marvel > Universal > Lucasfilm > Pixar > Disney > Fox

  • Rachel Mendes
    Rachel Mendes 4 months ago +1

    They most definitely did not watch coco literally miguel sings all the time, its about him and his music

  • Just Yoshi
    Just Yoshi 4 months ago

    This is literally the same video that just came out, only rearranged :v

  • Pickering144
    Pickering144 4 months ago +1

    2:38 Not true. I've personally never cared much for Peter Pan but don't tell me it doesn't have an expansive world. Fairy tales are often about adventure and larger than life settings.

  • Pickering144
    Pickering144 4 months ago +1

    I must say the insight is interesting but these aren't all accurate. When they talk about "Disney" films as opposed to Pixar they're mostly talking about the princess-type ones. No mention of live action Disney movies (I mean ones that aren't remakes of animated ones) or even some of the less conventional non-Pixar animated ones. How about Zootopia, for example? That has an expansive world, morally complex characters, a more mature theme, a less fantastical setting, and no characters singing unless they're actually supposed to be performing a song.

  • Pickering144
    Pickering144 4 months ago

    Pixar is so cool you forget they're Disney.

  • Jolene Jolly
    Jolene Jolly 4 months ago

    Disney showed a few of what happens to their characters after "happily ever after" like the...sequels to Cinderella, Aladdin and The little mermaid

  • Summer Lee
    Summer Lee 4 months ago +1

    Honestly, I think Pixar is just a little bit better than Disney

  • maddy miller
    maddy miller 4 months ago +1

    Buzz Lightyear: excuse me, I think the word you’re looking for is space ranger
    Woody: what word I’m looking for, I can’t say
    Me: *laughs* Woody, I knew you were an old fashion toy but dang, you don’t need to hit Buzz with that word.

  • Slytherin Reviews
    Slytherin Reviews 4 months ago +1

    In Coco a number of characters do sing, in the LIVE Action reboot of Beauty and the Beast it fills in a number of issues that the animated version of the film with the same name where we don't know what happen to Belle's mother and how the Beast looked like before his change into what we see him instead of just glass paintings we got to see the prince as a human and the Enchantress and not a fly in to said glass, though Aladdin Live Action might touch on a few more things then what the other two Aladdin animate movies and cartoon series

  • Panda Kid
    Panda Kid 4 months ago

    Big Hero Six is a disney movie that does most of the things on this list.

  • Trami Nguyen
    Trami Nguyen 4 months ago

    I love this Pixar movies!

  • Alyssa Wilson
    Alyssa Wilson 4 months ago +3

    But Coco does sing towards the end of the film...

  • Ajinkya Kakade
    Ajinkya Kakade 4 months ago +1

    Disney did a what if with "Wrech it Ralph!!!"

  • 3UR0M4TIC Z3R0
    3UR0M4TIC Z3R0 4 months ago

    Its like comparing Chitoge from Nisekoi to Revy from Black Lagoon

  • Newbie52
    Newbie52 4 months ago

    #10, #8, #7, #6, #4, and #1 were present in Treasure Planet in one way or another. I was young enough to not care about the differences at that point, but what were people exactly looking for in Treasure Planet that wasn't there?

  • Golden GuyGamer
    Golden GuyGamer 4 months ago +1

    Ahhh Wall-e a classic for me at least.It is the best like the BEST movie I ever seen.Also “Earth to Echo”man the end made me cry.

  • bagman817
    bagman817 4 months ago

    Pixar is Disney, so sure. Looking forward to "Top 10 Things that Chevy Does that GM Doesn't"