Let's be frank. Pixar is a machine. It's a well-oiled machine with a singular purpose and it very effective at its job, but it is a machine. The business of this machine is to produce family-friendly animated box office blockbusters and business is indeed good.
My kids will never know a world in which Pixar does not exist. They will never be deprived of the wonderful stories and mesmerizing visuals of their films.
I'm completely jealous of them.
I can't complain too much, I did grow up in a world with Disney, but my generation was sort of caught between the two big Disney periods marked by The Jungle Book and The Little Mermaid. I was already 14 by the time The Little Mermaid hit theaters, so forgive me for being envious of the great animated period that my kids will grow...