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With 'Up,' Pixar Animation Studios has done the unthinkable: they've released 10 straight critically acclaimed, audience-adored, box-office smashes. We're starting to think The Incredibles aren't the only superheroes to emerge from those ultra-cool NoCal digs.

But where does their latest adventure rank in the Pixar oeuvre? And while we're at it, what's the best of the best? And since "worst" would be a total misnomer, the, um, least great of the not-as-great?

We asked readers to choose Pixar's very best and after more than 550,000 votes, we present the results. With 'Up,' Pixar Animation Studios has done the unthinkable: they've released 10 straight critically acclaimed, audience-adored, box-office smashes. We're starting to think The Incredibles aren't the only superheroes to emerge from those ultra-cool NoCal digs.

But where does their latest adventure rank in the Pixar oeuvre? And while we're at it, what's the best of the best? And since "worst" would be a total misnomer, the, um, least great of the not-as-great?

We asked readers for their take on Pixar's very best. After more than 550,000 votes, we present the results.



10. 'A Bug's Life' (1998)

Said voter Anne: "The only movie of theirs I never liked was 'Bug's Life.' I always thought it was a creepy movie."

Total votes: 26,352 (5 percent)



9. 'Toy Story 2' (1999)

Maybe ranking Pixar characters is easier. That's what our friends over at IGN did, with 'Toy Story' hero Woody topping the list. Wrote IGN, "Buzz Lightyear might have more 'buzz,' but Woody is our sentimental favorite."

Total votes: 35,073 (6 percent)

8. 'Ratatouille' (2007)

Pixar's eighth movie was its first to score five Oscar nominations (Animated Feature, Original Screenplay, Score, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing). A year later it was bested by 'WALL-E,' which nabbed six total.

Total votes: 36,735 (7 percent)

7. 'Up' (2009)

Said voter Mandy: "It is my favorite Pixar movie. It was so full of wonder and whimsy and GREAT humor ... I cried 3 times during this movie! I have never done that before."

Total votes: 41,172 (7 percent)


6. 'Cars' (2006)

Said voter Dana: "Nothing can best 'Cars' ... incredible story and cast ... but 'Up' was close."

Total votes: 44,204 (8 percent)



5. 'WALL-E' (2008)

A recent poll on FilmJunk.com found 'WALL-E' the top favorite among its readers, followed closely by 'The Incredibles.'

Total votes: 52,939 (9 percent)



4. 'The Incredibles' (2004)

Said voter Felicia: "I've seen 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille' so many times that I know the scenes by heart. It's almost embarrassing because I'm 40 years old."

Total votes: 65,950 (12 percent)


3. 'Monsters, Inc.' (2001)

Prior to the release of 'WALL-E,' NYMag.com ranked 'Monsters' as Pixar's all-time best, writing, "in telling this fanciful tale of the monsters who haunt children's closets, the filmmakers at Pixar found their perfect story."

Total votes: 67,338 (12 percent)

2. 'Toy Story' (1995)

Forget just Pixar movies, we ranked 'Toy Story' number one on our recent list of the Top 25 Animated Movies of All Time.

Total votes: 89,771 (16 percent)



1. 'Finding Nemo' (2003)

Said voter Val: "'Nemo' was just mind-blowing." And for what it's worth, 'Nemo' is still the highest-grossing Pixar movie to date with $339 million.

Total votes: 97,772 votes (18 percent)


Photo credits: Disney/Pixar