Ever since “Toy Story” was released in 1995, Pixar has become the gold standard in digital animation in film. In the intervening 20-plus years, the studio’s films have included some of the most iconic animated films in history, and several of them have become box-office blockbusters that please audiences of all ages. Now, as the studio quickly approaches its 30th anniversary, the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast wants to decide: what IS the Best Pixar Film of all time?

Host Eric Rezsnyak and panelists Amma Marfo, Amy Pilott, and Andrea Guerrero discussed and debated the top Pixar films (as decided by GPCD listener poll) released as of mid-2023, from “Toy Story” up through “Elemental.”

The Round 1 match-ups are:

Match 1: “Finding Nemo” (1) vs. “Brave” (4)

Match 2: “Inside Out” (3) vs. “Up” (2)

Match 3: “The Incredibles” (1) vs. “A Bug’s Life” (4)

Match 4: “Turning Red” (3) vs. “Ratatouille” (2)

Match 5: “Toy Story” (1) vs. “Luca” (4)

Match 6: “Toy Story 2” (3) vs. “Wall-E” (3)

Match 7: “Monsters Inc.” (1) vs. “Soul” (4)

Match 8: “Toy Story 3” (3) vs. “Coco” (2)

Want to play along at home?

Download the listener bracket here and see if your picks match up with ours!

Looking for more related content?

Check out these other episodes from Great Pop Culture Debate:

Best Disney Animated Film

Best Classic Children’s Game

Best Classic Children’s Game

Best Disney Villain

Best 80’s Children’s Film

And if you want more content, check out Bob Erlenback’s Top 10 Pixar Easter Eggs!

Have a say in future episodes!

Finally, if you want to have a say in what episodes we tackle next, vote in our Topic Polls! And we would love to have you pick your faves in the polls currently open for your votes!

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Host: Eric Rezsnyak

Panel: Amma Marfo, Amy Pilott, Andrea Guerrero

Producer: Curtis Creekmore

Editor: Jeffery Perry

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