I went to see the new movie Wall-E with my little brother Chris this weekend.  Chris and I both liked it – it was another smash hit from Pixar.  Take a look at just a selection of their big hits:

  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Finding Nemo
  • Ratatouille
  • The Incredibles (one of my personal favorites)

I don’t know the exact count, but every movie they’ve created has been a huge success.  I’m a big fan of how they blend great stories with cutting edge technology.  Also, if you’ve been to their web site or have seen one of their movies in theatres, they usually show a “short film” beforehand that never disappoints.  I have a big crush on Pixar.  There, I said it.

I saw this post on the New York Times today and I found it really interesting.  It talks about how Apple and Pixar share a common bond in Steve Jobs, and how apple products are seamlessly integrated in the movie.  During the movie, I noticed the sound of an apple computer turning on (when Wall-E rebooted or finished charging his batteries).  The part that really cracked me up was that someone behind me whispered to a friend “that’s the sound of a windows computer turning on”.  I guess the product placement was lost on that particular person.  Maybe apple has some more work to do in their Apple vs. PC commercials.