The Pixar Theory

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Fan Theory
Fan Theory: The Pixar Theory
Synonyms: Pixar universe theory, The Grand Unifying Theory of Pixar Movies
Origin: Jon Negroni
Fandom(s): Pixar
Dates: 2013 -
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The Pixar Theory is an extremely popular, and particularly famous, fan theory in Pixar fandom. It states, in its most basic form, that all the Pixar films take place within the same universe. The theory was created by Jon Negroni, who was inspired by a sketch. The theory not only says that all the movies take place in the the same universe but also works out a timeline and how they are all connected. The theory received quite a bit of press coverage. In 2017 Disney, Pixar's parent company, partially confirmed the theory, saying all the films were in the same universe, but not confirming Negroni's timeline.[1]


  • The Good Dinosaur (prehistory)
  • Brave (10th century)
  • The Incredibles and Incredibles 2 (1950s and 1960s)
  • Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (1995–1996)
  • Finding Nemo and Finding Dory (2003–2004)
  • Coco (2006)
  • Toy Story 3 (2007)
  • Up (2007)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Inside Out (2004 or 2015)
  • Cars, Cars 2, and Cars 3 (2110–2804)
  • WALL-E (2805)
  • A Bug's Life (2898)
  • Monsters University and Monsters, Inc. (3100-5201)