Saturday, July 02, 2016

Pixar Picks

With Finding Dory out, and printing money, a number of sources have been ranking the entire Pixar output.  A worthy pursuit, considering how consistently good they've been, and for how long.  Even their weakest is pretty enjoyable.

So what the heck, here's my list, from bottom to top.  The highest and lowest weren't that hard, but all that stuff in-between was tricky.

I doubt too many will agree. In fact, since there are 17! permutations, I'm guessing no one does.

17. Brave
16. Cars 2
15. The Good Dinosaur
14. A Bug's Life
13. Finding Dory
12. Cars
11. Finding Nemo
10. Ratatouille
9.   Monsters, Inc.
8.   Toy Story 2
7.   Inside Out
6.   Monsters University
5.   WALL-E
4.   Toy Story 3
3.   Up
2.   The Incredibles
1.   Toy Story


Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Hmm, interesting. Three orders of magnitude more than the population of the US? I would think the odds are fair of a repeat. Someone ought to know how to calculate that. I would wonder if there wasn't some sort of effect tending to order them, certainly the favorites and the worst, and then I would think there would be groupings. I'd take the bet.

3:07 PM, July 02, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

The odds that two people somewhere agree about such a list is pretty good, especially when you weight the choices. The odds of anyone agreeing with me are low. The odds of anyone agreeing with me who reads this blog are infinitesimal.

10:51 PM, July 02, 2016  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Now *that's* good analysis.

3:30 AM, July 03, 2016  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

I do have to ask, because I don't know, is it "odds is" or "odds are"? Of course odds are is familiar, but then so is begs the question. You seem to have it both ways, though I suppose that's a typo. And where did "odds" come from anyway? It looks like it ought to be a word in Game of Thrones.

3:32 AM, July 03, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I noted to myself as I wrote it that I was using "odds" as both singular and plural. Plural is probably correct, but I think you can get away with either depending on the situation.

I'm reminded of the bit about which is correct, "two plus two is five" or "two plus two are five" and, of course, the answer is neither, since they equal four.

As for the deeper math problem, I no longer understand even them most basic combinatorial mathematics. Perhaps I'll ask some friend who knows better what are the various odds.

9:10 AM, July 03, 2016  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Yeah, that's our basic problem, or at least mine: Interesting work that doesn't pay.

12:20 PM, July 03, 2016  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

I'm pretty close to LA Guy's ranking, having seen all of these except the Good Dinosaur and Cars II (which based on your ranking I will probably not see).

My only quibles would be to move A Bug's Life and Finding Dory up ahead of Cars and maybe switching Toy Story 2 and 3. Oh, and I like Brave better than Finding Dory, Cars and Ratatouille.

Wasn't there one more "Cars" film about "Airplanes" (or was that a TV cartoon)?

9:24 AM, July 05, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

The animated feature Planes was a Disney film, and a spin-off of Cars, but was not produced by Pixar.

9:52 AM, July 05, 2016  
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