How Pixar's Animation Has Evolved Over 24 Years, From ‘Toy Story’ To ‘Toy Story 4’ | Movies Insider

  • Published: 20 June 2019
  • From “Toy Story” through “Toy Story 4,” Pixar has revolutionized animation in its nearly three decades of existence. Each new movie requires new technical innovations. “Monster’s Inc.” helped them create fur, “Ratatouille” helped them create wet fur, and “Finding Dory” led them to create an octopus from scratch. In “Toy Story 4,” which comes out June 21, they updated Bo Peep, created Forky, and made perhaps the most realistic-looking cat you’ll ever see in animated form.

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  • Insider
    Insider   5 months back

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    • roberto blasi
      roberto blasi  3 days back

      Toy Story5

    • Chris MacCool
      Chris MacCool  1 weeks back

      Why didn't they make a sequel to Bug's Life pixar could have done anything with that movie.

      And I hope Hicks or makes an animated shorts sequel of Coco where Miguel goes back the Land of the Dead to find out if Hector fade away or not to get closure.

    • Anthero Zoldyck
      Anthero Zoldyck  4 weeks back

      U forgot to mention that camera realystic behavior they created that copies some off technique of camera.behavior on real camera and they made it animated so it will look more real, @[email protected] what just i saying😂

    • Anthero Zoldyck
      Anthero Zoldyck  4 weeks back

      @Devanshu Kushte i think maybe they used they own original software

    • silenthillstrangler
      silenthillstrangler  1 months back

      Something factual, unlike this tripe.

  • Linh Gia Nguyen
    Linh Gia Nguyen  4 hours back

    Now that I think about it…
    Toy Story 1 was low quality af

    • Andrew Lloyd
      Andrew Lloyd  19 hours back

      Toy story have improved their graphics loads, but at the same not to the extent where you notice and it still looks like the 95 version. And I highly appreciate that

      • Sara Alhasan
        Sara Alhasan  21 hours back

        God damn disney

        • alexdiezg
          alexdiezg  1 days back

          To me, the prop shop shots (wow, try to say that 6 times) in Toy Story 4 looked so realistic that they could compare the shots from a prop shop in real life and I wouldn't spot any difference!

          • Raphael Nicku
            Raphael Nicku  1 days back

            9:50 forky as adore delano

            • laikamente
              laikamente  2 days back

              When i saw the cat i forgot i was watching a animated movie

              • E-29
                E-29  2 days back

                Toy story is bad on animation(Though it was pretty good at the moment.) but excellent plot.
                Toy Story 4 was excellent, incredible animation, but terrible plot.

                • Jasmine Tyrrell
                  Jasmine Tyrrell  2 days back

                  0:07 OMG that dog looks so creepy! 😮

                  • Flynn 061
                    Flynn 061  2 days back

                    Pixar 👏🙌

                    • Amazing Havlect / ABFDie

                      Bruh I look at Toy Story 4’s cat and I thought it was real...

                      • SalaDanDer
                        SalaDanDer  2 days back


                        Thank me later

                        • Jack Fee
                          Jack Fee  3 days back

                          Bruh that cats a real cat

                          • Raiverns
                            Raiverns  3 days back

                            Something that helped pixar greatly with lighting was their expansion of the renderman software to utilize raytracing back when they made Cars

                            • Me4Real
                              Me4Real  3 days back

                              The original had less detailed texture work and geometry but it nailed that 'plastic' look. The updated designs look too real! Light seeps through the 'skin' like it would on a real person. Surfaces and materials behaved more naturally under a harsh light.

                              • Vibhu T
                                Vibhu T  3 days back

                                Toy story 1: rtx off
                                Toy story 4: rtx on

                                • james jason
                                  james jason  3 days back

                                  Disney-Pixar's animations aren't the main element that shows its evolution. Disney's animation was God-tire from their cel-animated era. What truly evolved is the technical part of the industry. The render engines, the shading engines, simulation, lighting. Physical Based Rendering, one of the biggest reasons behind CG realism. So lets all also give a round of applause for all the technical artists at Pixar and all other studios. Without them, all we would be getting are playblasts.

                                  • Ludwig
                                    Ludwig  4 days back

                                    Mad respect for Pixar

                                    • quennie y
                                      quennie y  4 days back

                                      is no one gonna comment how sids dog walks tho

                                      • Markavious Berk
                                        Markavious Berk  5 days back

                                        In 2:50 why is Andy's cheeks look so saggy

                                        • Warfare Commenting
                                          Warfare Commenting  6 days back

                                          0:21 - 0:22 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

                                          • Matthew Alvarez
                                            Matthew Alvarez  6 days back

                                            I was watching another video, and thought of this video, and coincidentally, it ways right next to the video I was watching.

                                            • cesar p
                                              cesar p  6 days back

                                              Toy story remastered

                                              • Enzo Ito
                                                Enzo Ito  7 days back

                                                1:47 her legs are not moving

                                                • Jazio Forever
                                                  Jazio Forever  7 days back

                                                  Why is pixar so much better than Disney thou

                                                  • Mr. Someone
                                                    Mr. Someone  1 weeks back

                                                    Just watched the 'Soul' the level of details is INSANE!

                                                    • Wong Cheng Jian
                                                      Wong Cheng Jian  1 weeks back

                                                      Who loves Disney?
                                                      Comment don't like

                                                      • Dbz nonmaster
                                                        Dbz nonmaster  1 weeks back

                                                        Who feels like watching toy story now

                                                        • Mark Anthony Dennis Casas

                                                          Being able to watch the first ever Toy Story Film never made me realize that the graphics were that bad until today. Lol still proud I was able to witness their progress.❤️ And watching this makes me feel like I don't really belong in Pixar Industry.😂

                                                          • -1nterruption -
                                                            -1nterruption -  1 weeks back

                                                            It's amazing to know that gaming is finally surpassing Toy Story in terms of graphics after all these years

                                                            • David Friedenberg
                                                              David Friedenberg  1 weeks back

                                                              No, toy story came out just a few years ago, right?

                                                              • patrickperez
                                                                patrickperez  1 weeks back

                                                                First full length animated movie? What???

                                                                • Nithidaya SJ
                                                                  Nithidaya SJ  1 weeks back

                                                                  ToyStory's CG was not bad, Its the first step for being good..
                                                                  Everything need a start...👍

                                                                  • Captain Virtu
                                                                    Captain Virtu  1 weeks back

                                                                    Toy story 1: Beta

                                                                    Toy story 4: 1.15 with shaders

                                                                    • KingHenryXCV
                                                                      KingHenryXCV  1 weeks back

                                                                      Wait toy story 3 came out 9 years ago😮 didn't know it been at long

                                                                      • OG Israel
                                                                        OG Israel  1 weeks back

                                                                        Toy Story is racist

                                                                        • AwesomeMario 64
                                                                          AwesomeMario 64  1 weeks back

                                                                          YouTube needs to stop making me feel old 😂

                                                                          • v1j2j3
                                                                            v1j2j3  1 weeks back

                                                                            I watched the 1 movie as a kid. That was the best movie I ever saw!

                                                                            • LIL HONEYBUN
                                                                              LIL HONEYBUN  1 weeks back

                                                                              Wait till yall see soul

                                                                              • Hassaan Qureshi
                                                                                Hassaan Qureshi  1 weeks back

                                                                                Bringing everything to life in the most near-perfect way.
                                                                                From toys to cars to monsters, sea creatures, futuristic robots and much more. It changed Disney's animation game which mostly focused on songs and princesses! (No offense to those Disney movies they are amazing in their own game)

                                                                                • Gavin Downs
                                                                                  Gavin Downs  1 weeks back


                                                                                  • Julian Monsalve
                                                                                    Julian Monsalve  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Some idiot commented on an incredibles 2 clip about how he wished Pixar didnt put so much detail into the animation. Makes me angry...

                                                                                    • TekDino
                                                                                      TekDino  2 weeks back

                                                                                      The difference when rtx is on and off

                                                                                      • Yahya BNEgaming
                                                                                        Yahya BNEgaming  2 weeks back

                                                                                        8:32 I just watched the movie 30 minutes ago and my mom thought that the cat was real in that scene.

                                                                                        • Javier Escuella
                                                                                          Javier Escuella  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Ps1 to Ps4

                                                                                          • RecklesFlam1ngo
                                                                                            RecklesFlam1ngo  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Dont remember it looking this bad, though what they did with the tech at the time was incredible

                                                                                            • jed
                                                                                              jed  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Wow so much hard work! Our childhood ♡

                                                                                              • Larry Wilson
                                                                                                Larry Wilson  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Sounds like they learned a lot of their secrets from the company they sprang from in the 80's: Industrial Light and Magic...