Favorite Pixar Objects


Today, we're walking through our childhoods down Pixar Lane. From toys like Woody in Toy Story to automobiles in Cars, we have been graced with many adorable characters throughout the years that we used to think of as mere objects. Pixar has ordinary household items and makes it feel extraordinary. Looking at their films, it made me wonder: What are your favorite Pixar objects?


Quite possibly the best object to start the list off with has to be the iconic Pixar lamp. Like every item on this list, it's easy to remember the first time you saw the movie as a whole. Maybe you were young in a movie theater with some friends or a special moment you shared with a parent. There's something particularly magical though about every single time the lamp hops across the screen and playfully budges down the I to non-existence. Before the movie starts, the lamp brings back all the memories of the great movies you've seen before by Pixar and what you may be watching at that moment.
Monsters come into our rooms at night and make us scream - which is the energy for their entire universe in Monsters Inc. One small little gal Boo escapes into their city and changes the heart of a scream team on the top of their game. Each door throughout the film has it's own personality, but Boo's has to be an automatic fave. Though her bedroom door is adorable, it's the one last shard that Sully needs to piece it all together and see Boo one more time that gets this spot.

No child or parent ever goes without baring their son or daughter's name on their beloved toys. After seeing Toy Story in theaters when I was a little girl, I began marking all of my toys with not my name actually but Andy's. That permanent marker was on everything - thanks Andy! Every toy that came to Andy knew it was his by the simple act of his name at the bottom of their shoes. They were simply home...until a time arrived to say "So long partner".

Living in Florida I get a spectacular view of the sky. Sometimes when I'm driving around this flatland state, I can look up at the big blue ceasless ceiling...and see a lot of clouds that particularly look like Andy's bedroom wallpaper in Toy Story. Next time you're outside I encourage you to look up; they're there!

From my infinite love of snowmen and collecting them as ornaments, plushies...etc., I can't say this grumpy pants kicked started it all. But a star in one of Pixar's many great shorts Knick Knack, the snowman globe is one of my favorite objects. I love his battle against the environment to score a poolside babe, and then a mermaid fish bowl vixen, and it's just never meant to be.

It's a widely regarded notion that if you don't feel a rampage of sobs during the beginning of Up!, you just aren't human. Ellie - a favorite character of mine ever  is symbolized as the house, which practically acts as a living character on its dangerous trek to Paradise Falls. But Ellie also lives on in the Adventure book filled with her and Carl's adventures as well as the grape pin which goes on to live a life of its own with boy scout Russell.

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