A recent essay by entertainment journalist Jon Negroni claims to explain how every Pixar film, from Toy Story to Monsters University, are part of one large cinematic universe. For those who aren't a fan of reading, an official website/infographic has been made which explains the Pixar timeline in a much more accessible manner.
The Pixar Theory begins with Brave, in the 14-15th century of human history. From there, due to the influence of magic, humans, machines, and machines evolve into the later Pixar installments. Humans gain superpowers (The Incredibles), animals start to act like humans (Ratatouille and Finding Nemo), and inanitimate objects gain consciousness (Toy Story, Wall-E). Using clues and figues littered throughout the Pixar canon, the films are chronologically linked quite convincingly.
Some of the claims made in the Pixar Theory are a little lofty, but its a cool concept. It would also make the people at Pixar narrative genuises to be able to make 14 films (and counting) interconnected and share a common theme of evolution and interspecies dynamics. A little intellectual for kids movies, but the Pixar Theory does a good job of making you believe its true.
What do you think about the Pixar Theory? Is it the ramblings of a crazed fan, or the enlightened revelation of a cinema scholar? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC