Video: ‘Emotions of Pixar’ Montage Shows Studio’s Knack for Emotional Knockouts

Emotions of Pixar

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Anyone who has ever watched a Pixar movie, at some point or another, has probably been forced to use their shirt sleeve to wipe away a few big tears during an emotional moment. Pixar’s best movies are their most emotionally-draining, especially with classics like Toy Story 3, Up, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. being known for their ability to tap into your deepest feelings.

That said, Lindsay McCutcheon has compiled a moving montage of moments from Pixar films that will hit your heart as hard as a punch from Mr. Incredible. McCutcheon manages to pack nearly 20 years of powerful moments into such a short time frame – it’s both a credit to the editor and the way Pixar can jostle your emotions in such a small scene.

Woody’s face in Toy Story 3 whenever he’s realizing that Andy is growing up never fails to crush my inner being, and the first few minutes of Up are some of the most emotionally-powerful scenes committed to screen in the past 50 years. And, when Sully thinks he has lost Boo, or when…*wipes tears from eyes*…okay, I’m better now.

This video is also pretty timely. Next Friday’s Inside Out, the studio’s fifteenth film, reportedly has its fair share of tear-jerking moments, so McCutcheon may have a future edit on the horizon with scenes from a Pixar movie literally about people’s emotions. No way that will garner any strong emotional reactions, right? And, please, like November’s The Good Dinosaur will really be that touching – a movie about dinosaur befriending a young boy?

Alright, alright, fine – I’ll bring the Kleenex.

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