The Pixar Detective, Chapter 5: Hair of the Catalyst

Hey everyone! Welcome to The Pixar Detective, a serial novel I put together based on the Pixar Theory. The following is a fictional story that explains the theory that all of the Pixar movies are connected and exist within the same universe, using original characters and artwork. The story answers a lot of questions you may have about this theory, but through its own ongoing narrative.

The story originally launched in April, and we’ve recently completed Part 1!

It is available as an iBook on iTunes, which you can check out here. If you can’t use iBooks, you can also download the PDF version. 

Once you’re finished, check back to our Table of Contents, where we’ll be continuing the story through Part 2. A new chapter is released every two weeks on Tuesdays. And please be sure to leave your feedback in the comments for us to read through. Enjoy!

wallabyandalecPreviously on The Pixar Detective: Still in search of their missing friend Mary, our heroes Stevin Parker, Wallaby Jones and Alec Azam used magic to travel through a door that bent time and space, leading them to a mysterious woodcarving workshop.

Their curiosity was peaked when the knives, pots and pans decided to come alive and attack the trio, causing a violent (and funny looking) battle to ensue. Right before escaping the chaos, Stevin snatched a code book left behind by his friend Mary, revealing the number “1935.”

The revelation sparked an idea within Alec, who turned back to the woodcarving workshop despite the danger that lay within.

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12 replies to The Pixar Detective, Chapter 5: Hair of the Catalyst

  1. that way my milk! I missed it this morning!

  2. I think this chapter is better than the last chapter. I figure that Alec, Stevin, and Wallaby aren’t messing around after Brave, because the people are still scared of a bear, but are they during Brave or before? They’re not going to mess the future up that much are they? I guess it wouldn’t matter too much because Boo (Mary) probably has messed things up in some way.

    I found these two things that you may want to fix.
    Page 2: “Wake up me up…” has an extra up before “me.”
    Page 5: “…after a well-time[d] pinch…” might be missing the [d].

    Looking forward to the next chapter now. Chapter 4 didn’t leave me in as much a state of suspense because it answered a question (where does the door go?) without making a new question. Chapter 5 kind of just leaves a question, now what with the hairs? The chapter scheme that I’ve noticed so far is that you answer a question and leave at least another. 4 was the only one I didn’t really notice another question (maybe I just missed it).


    • Thanks for the excellent feedback as always!

      I appreciate the compliment for Chapter 5. I actually wrote 4 and 5 at the same time, but it ended up being too long. I separated them and sprinkled in some extra character moments to give them good content and timing. In the end, I viewed Chapter 4 as the first “action” scene with the hopes that readers would continue with Chapter 5 not expecting more action and chaos, but on a bigger scale. The only question I really answered with “Here Be Magic” was “Why is Wallaby so uptight about nicknames?” as well as “Why is he going to such extreme lengths to find Mary?”

      You’ll come to find, however, that the formula I’ve been exercising lately (answering a question within each chapter while setting up for more) is strictly a “Phase 1” device that will soon be replaced by a shift in narrative, which I have a feeling people will enjoy.

  3. so what takes place in 1935? the only possible thing i can think of is that is roughly the time period when mr.incredible and the super’s were being born. given mr.incredible is like 30 during the incredibles which takes place in the sixties, so he would of been born in the thirties.

    • Well I definitely have a feeling you’ll enjoy the next two chapters. Don’t forget that we have main characters that have yet to be introduced 😉

    • Around when old guy from UP was born

  4. Jon, i wish i was a writer like you so that i could express more clearely and adequetly my enjoyment of this story, im like a little kid on christmas morning everi other thursday when in turn on my computer and type in This just keeps getting better and better… and better.

  5. This story is about how Boo got her powers and went to Scotland, and it is awesome! I have a suggestion for the next storyline, you should have our three heroes find out how did BnL get to power and explain about the war between BnL and the animals. That is a major turning point in the Pixar Theory, which is EPIC. This storyline is like mining through the details of my personal favorite theory,

  6. I think you’re really awesome for coming up with the Pixar theory and putting it into an actual novel! I actually haven’t read it yet but it sounds really interesting and I can’t wait. Sorry this isn’t really anything but I just couldn’t go on without expressing my immense awe and excitement for this. And I really love finding and making connections between Disney/Pixar movies and this is like a treasure trove! Thank you so much

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  8. As soon as i read the title of this chapter my face was glowing of joy. I relly like where this is going.

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