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The Pixar Theory: How The Good Dinosaur Fits In Pixar’s Universe

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The Storm provides.

In 2013, I wrote the first draft of The Pixar Theory, an essay that makes the case for how and why every Pixar movie takes place within a shared universe.

Just this past year, I published a book that finalized this draft into a more convincing and fleshed out read that you can check out here, but you can get a decent idea of what we’re talking about by reading the original article. Just keep in mind that much of what I wrote in that first blog post has been changed and improved on over the years.

Also this year, I posted how Inside Out (Pixar’s other 2015 movie) fits into the Pixar Theory, which you can check out here for even more context.

Yeah, I know it’s a lot of reading. As we talk about The Good Dinosaur below, I’ll do my best to add refreshers from past articles, so you don’t have to keep clicking around.

Needless to say, this post contains a lot of spoilers for The Good Dinosaur, so if you haven’t watched it yet and don’t want it spoiled for you, then check back later after you’ve had a chance to see the movie. You’ve been warned. 

That said, it’s time to address a question I’ve been getting for over two years now…

THE BIG QUESTION

Does The Good Dinosaur take place in the same universe as ever other Pixar movie? Including Toy StoryFinding Nemo, and even Cars?

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We’re going to address that question and then some. But first, let’s talk about something possibly more important. Let’s talk about what The Good Dinosaur contributes to the shared Pixar universe, beyond how it potentially “fits in.”

In other words, we’re going to talk about how The Good Dinosaur makes the Pixar Universe Theory better.

For one thing, it actually answers some major questions I’ve been asking since day one of putting this theory together. And I know plenty of people have wondered this too:

WHERE DOES “MAGIC” COME FROM?

If you’re at all familiar with this theory, then you’re plenty aware of how magic plays a mysterious role in the shared universe of Pixar. But one thing I’ve never fully understood is where it’s supposed to come from in a world where animals can cook and toys can talk.

I’ve claimed in the past that the wisps of Brave are where this magic originated, or at least point to magic tying in with nature somehow. I’ve also posited that wood is a source of magic, which is certainly evident given how doors have dimension-defying capabilities in multiple Pixar movies, including Monsters Inc, and Brave.

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Humans can use magic from what we’ve seen, or at least some type of it. In my book, I argue that the supers from The Incredibles received their powers through government experiments in order to be spies (at first), which would explain why they seem to have military experience and backgrounds in espionage.

But it’s unclear how technology could make a person fly. It’s unclear how Boo from Monsters Inc., could harness the magic of a door and travel through time. It’s unclear how humans of the distant future could find a magic tree with fruit that could transform them into animalistic monsters (a tidbit from the Monsters Inc., DVD).

But with The Good Dinosaur, we finally have a suitable theory for where this magic comes from, as well as a proper starting point for the Pixar Universe.

THE SET UP

The film opens 65 millions years in the past, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. The opening scene clearly shows us a world like the real one you and I live in, where animals eat from the ground and have primitive senses.

In reality, it’s believed by many that an extinction-level event is what caused the disappearance of the dinosaurs as we know them today. A predominant theory is that an asteroid wiped all of these creatures out, long before mammals like humans ever came to be.

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Pixar accepts this premise and turns it on its head by proposing a world where there is no extinction of the dinosaurs because the asteroid misses Earth entirely. Millions of years later, dinosaurs are still the dominant species on a very different-looking planet, while humans are just now arriving on the scene.

One thing I love about The Good Dinosaur, by the way, is how the film doesn’t rely on any exposition to illustrate what’s taken place since the asteroid missed Earth. We just see an apatosaurus family tending to their farm. Right off the bat, we learn that dinosaurs have become the most intelligent creatures in this world, able to provide shelter, fences, and resources for themselves and other creatures.

They’re smart. They use their appendages in unique ways to ensure their survival. It’s a simple reimagining, but it’s effective. And it parallels nicely with what we’ve come to expect from future animals in the Pixar Universe, notably Remy from Ratatouille, an animal who manages to become a better chef than any other human (in Paris, at least).

So right away, The Good Dinosaur hammers the point that when left to their own devices, animals can become just as intelligent as humans, as we also see in A Bug’s Life with Flik’s inventions and ingenuity ensuring the survival of his entire community.

In the same way, the apatosaurus family of The Good Dinosaur relies on the harvesting of food to get them through a harsh winter. Arlo, the main character, is the youngest of three siblings to the apatosaurus parents who run the farm. To “earn his mark,” Arlo is given the responsibility of catching a feral critter who keeps stealing their food.

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We eventually learn that this critter is what we know as a human. He’s a small, wolf-like boy who doesn’t appear to have his own language beyond grunts, and Arlo adopts him has his pet after the two get washed away by the river, far from home.

From there, the movie shows us their long journey home, and a lot happens over the course of these few weeks. We learn quickly that this part of the world suffers from frequent storms, some of them looking like typhoons. Later, it’s evident that very few dinosaurs are around, despite the fact that they’re the most intelligent species around.

We see a few dinosaurs along the way, but only in small groups, rather than herds. Towns and settlements are apparently scarce, but still alluded to. And every dino is obsessed with survival.

Forrest, the Styracosaurs, chooses to live in the wilderness under the protection of the creatures he carries around with him. This is played off as a joke, mostly, but it shows just how harsh life is in this world for reasons that are left to the imagination.

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It’s also telling that Forrest is just as fearful as Arlo, and with good reason. There’s not much food around, and though these dinosaurs are smart, some are being born with an innate (possibly learned) sense of fear.

We certainly get a feel for how scarce resources are by the time we meet the hybrid Nyctosaurus gang, led by Thunderclap. I say hybrid because like the other dinosaurs in this film, they have many traits that have evolved from the fossils we have on these creatures. In fact, every creature in Thunderclap’s gang is a different species.

These flying creatures are a “search and rescue” team who scavenge the helpless creatures traumatized by the frequent storms. “The ‘Storm’ provides” is not just a weird catchphrase for these beasts—it’s their religion. They worship the storm for giving them much-needed food.

Isn’t it strange that Arlo got sick from eating plants that weren’t fruits like berries and corn? Millions of years earlier, we saw dinosaurs eating grass just fine, so what changed?

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Before we get to that, it’s important to point out how the T-Rex family manages to survive. They have to raise and take care of a bison herd by themselves in order to have enough food, often fighting off vicious raptors desperate for their food. And the T-Rexes are constantly on the move, which probably has something to do with how the environment is too volatile for them to settle down anywhere, as well as the fact that they have to find enough food to feed their food.

WHY?

If dinosaurs have been evolving for millions of years, then why are they having such a hard time, now? In the opening scene, there are many dinosaurs all eating together without a care in the world, so something big had to happen between those good times and the bleak world we’re introduced to countless years later.

Well, I think it’s pretty simple. These dinosaurs are living in a “post-apocalypse” of their own civilization. At one point, they probably had plentiful resources to sustain a massive population, much like you’d expect. But what we see is a shifted environment. The lush jungles filled with edible plants that we know existed millions of years ago have vanished by the time we meet Arlo, just as they would have if the asteroid had hit Earth.

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Simply put, the world slowly became less optimal for the dinosaurs to roam, which the movie goes out of its way to illustrate. Arlo’s family is on the brink of running out of food because rival creatures like the mammals (AKA humans) are stealing their food and thriving in this new environment. These storms are a product of this change, as the world gradually corrects the imbalance of reptiles and mammals caused by the lack of an extinction-level event.

And many years later, the same “correction” will happen between man and another new species: machine.

In other words, Pixar loves cycles. And the Pixar Universe is as cyclical as they come. It’s actually pretty amazing how a simple movie like The Good Dinosaur offers such a close parallel to stories they’ve already told, Pixar Theory or no.

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER PIXAR MOVIES?

If The Good Dinosaur exists in the same timeline as movies like The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, then where’s the evidence of those movies being a result of this alternate universe where dinosaurs ruled the Earth much longer than planned?

What about fossils? Certainly, the Pixar movies would exist in a world where the fossil record is drastically different. What about these strange creatures in The Good Dinosaur that don’t look like any animals we’re aware of, like the dreaded cluckers?

Well, that’s where Up comes in.

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Early on in Up, we see that the famous explorer Charles Muntz has found a place in South America filled with plants and animals “undiscovered by science.” That place is Paradise Falls (or, “The Lost World” as the narrator puts it).

And what is the prize creature that Muntz discovers? It’s no dinosaur. It’s a bird (Kevin). And this is a bird that bears resemblance to the bizarre makeup of the “prehistoric” birds and raptor-hybrids we see in The Good Dinosaur, who have originated from this alternate universe where evolution was never halted.

And that’s not where the weirdness ends. Cut from Up is the explanation for why Charles Muntz is still spry and healthy, despite being much older than 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen. According to Pixar, Muntz found Kevin’s eggs, which somehow have the ability to slow down the aging process (my book covers this in more detail, but that’s the gist).

So Kevin’s existence, as well as this rare, superhuman ability, finally has an explanation. Somehow, the longer evolution of these strange creatures brought about magic  or at least something that resembles magic — that can eventually be harnessed by humans in various ways. After all, what is it really that makes those dogs in Up talk? And is it any surprise that Muntz comes across Kevin’s existence in the 1930s, not long before the sudden rise of supers with strange abilities?

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Remember: The Incredibles takes place in an alternate version of the 1950s and 60s. Mr. Incredible was very young or even born around the same time Charles Muntz was uncovering what could be “magic” properties. This could even serve as an explanation for why academia suddenly turned on Muntz, shaming him for what we know weren’t fraudulent discoveries. Perhaps this was a ploy to keep his research hidden from the world, explaining why only Americans are shown to have powers in The Incredibles.

Sometimes I get goosebumps when these things fit together a little too nicely.

OK, what about the strange animals mentioned earlier? Well, when we explore the dirigible in Up, Muntz shows off his collection of these strange creatures that are so rare, Muntz doesn’t expect Carl to know what they are.

They range from giant turtles and other aquatic life to hybrid mammal/dinosaurs that are reminiscent of Forrest from The Good Dinosaur. And we can now deduce that in the Pixar Universe, many of these creatures existed closer together in time, explaining why they’re displayed as a group.

Side note: One of the reasons I’ve waited to add all of this to the Pixar Theory is because I’m still researching how these creatures connect to other movies, including the angler fish that looks just like the one we see in Finding Nemo.

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So the exotic creatures from The Good Dinosaur apparently exist across multiple Pixar movies, and the absence of an extinction-level event seemingly provides an explanation for why animals have become so intelligent by the time we get to movies like Ratatouille.  And the movie even provides some hints as to why magic exists in the Pixar Universe, and we now know why said universe is alternate to our own.

Is that it?

Ha, no.

FOSSILS AND FUELS.

Oil. It’s something that Axelrod from Cars 2 addresses as the very thing we get from fossils, which he specifically defines as “dead dinosaurs.” But for whatever reason, the world runs out of oil in the Pixar Universe much sooner than we would by today’s standards.

Drilling the way we are today, there’s probably 50-100 years of oil left, which obviously excludes methods that dig much deeper. So really, we’re just running low on cheap oil.

In Cars 2, the sentient cars are running out of oil, entirely. And this makes sense for two major reasons:

  1. Mankind has a 200 billion population by 2105 (according to WALL-E)
  2. There’s less oil on Earth because (whoops!) dinosaurs died out more gradually.

Fossil fuels bring life to us from dead organisms, and we get a lot of it from extinction-events that compact them for easier extraction through drilling (for the record, my knowledge on this topic goes about as far as Armageddon).

Without the asteroid, fossil fuels are a bust.

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In The Incredibles, technology has progressed more rapidly by the 1950s, likely because scientists are seeking solutions to this energy crisis. Syndrome finds a way to harness zero-point energy, and “human” energy will be extracted by toys and eventually monsters indefinitely. The absence of other energy options like fossil fuels might provide an explanation for why human energy is so important in the Pixar Universe.

Yet in WALL-E, mankind lives in a loop for hundreds of years aboard starliners like the Axiom. They harness solar energy with advanced technology that allows them to avoid the laws of entropy (and you can argue that the machines are also kept alive by the humans themselves).

All this points to a world that figured out (much faster) that it needs an alternative to fossil fuels, which is why humanity is still around hundreds of years after the cars die out.

THE LEGACY OF DINOCO.

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So in the Pixar Universe, dinosaurs eventually die out because the world changes without them. But they’re remembered, nonetheless, mostly because humans have passed down their memories of the once predominant species.

By the time we get to “modern Pixar,” there are companies like Dinoco that use these forerunners as their logo. Toys like Rex and Trixie get played with, just as they would in our world. There are even statues in Inside Out that look like dinosaurs we see in the movie.

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The major difference is that in The Good Dinosaur, there’s a specific “passing of the torch” moment between Arlo and Spot. The symbolism is actually tragic in a way, as we see Arlo giving Spot over to a human family willing to adopt him. Unlike Spot, these humans wear furs instead of leaves and alternate between walking on all fours and standing upright, even teaching Spot how to do it by guiding him. This moment crystalizes the rise of mankind in contrast to the dinosaurs, who are quite literally on their last legs.

After all, Arlo will return to his farm and eke out a pretty humble existence as a herbivore. His family will barely survive, as his mother tells him bluntly early in the movie. Meanwhile, humans are already hunting and living off of the newer resources tailor-made for mammals. Pixar could have easily left these implications out, but instead they shine a light on the important role mankind will take up as the world continues to change.

That said, I suspect there are more mysteries to solve here. We have millions of years of history between The Good Dinosaur and Brave, so you can expect brand new narratives to rise out of those films as the studio continues to deliver excellent movies more than worthy of our time.

WRAPPING UP.

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That’s the long version of how The Good Dinosaur fits within the narrative of The Pixar TheoryBut I hope you’ve also gotten some insight into why it’s so important to the theory, in a way that not even Inside Out was able to accomplish, though it also was quite enlightening.

With The Good Dinosaur, we have firm answers for some of the biggest questions many have come across when digging into this theory. It gives us a reason why everything in Pixar movies is so different and set apart from reality. It alludes to the mysteries of magic with a little help from Up, further providing connections I didn’t think we’d ever get.

And we even got Dreamcrusher.

I hope you enjoyed the movie itself as much as I did. My full review is also available in case you’re not already tired of reading, which you can check out here. You’ve probably noticed by now that I’m absolutely in love with The Good Dinosaur, and the review expands more on all of that.

As for the easter eggs, this movie has proven to be quite the challenge when it comes to finding the elusive Pizza Planet Truck and A113. Peter Sohn (director of the movie) confirmed they’re in there somewhere, albeit in clever ways similar to how Brave managed it. I haven’t caught them yet, but I’ve heard the truck shows up as either a rock formation or an optical illusion from the positioning of several rocks and debris. Be sure to share your findings.

Let me know your thoughts, ideas, and rebuttals in the comments, and I’ll do my best to clear anything up!

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  • The Pixar Theory – the full book available on paperback and ebook via Kindle, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, or just a PDF. This will cover the entire theory and every movie in the Pixar universe, updated from what you just read.

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131 thoughts on “The Pixar Theory: How The Good Dinosaur Fits In Pixar’s Universe

  1. In my previous theories I had said that all the magic from the Pixar universe came from the asteroid that missed the Earth. The energy released from the asteroid as it skimmed across the earth’s orbit had imbued this strange foreign energy into all living creatures at the time (aka The Dinosaurs) and some forces of nature (aka The Volcanoes from “Lava”, the Clouds from “Partly Cloudy”, possibly the recurring Storm from “The Good Dinosaur”, etc.)
    The energy had granted sentience to the dinosaurs and forces of nature. The dinosaurs were also granted enhance intelligence, which allowed them to create society for themselves early, which probably took a couple centuries to perfect. With the dinosaurs as the dominant species this kept other developing species from advancing to much and challenging them, namely humans.

    • Actually that’s good

    • Hey man, love your theory. I think it’s worth considering how the “mons and mans” from monsters Inc. tie in. My thoughts are, the dinosaurs eventually become mons, which become monsters. Just look how the dinosaurs appear in the initial sequence, compared to how goofy they are by the time Arlo and his family are born. Anyway, that’s my two cents. Let me know what you think.

  2. The highly advanced societies of the dinosaurs, however, were vulnerable to disputes and wars. Along with the fact that there are about a hundred species of dinosaurs that were granted intelligence and preyed on one another. The fall of the dinosaur civilization is most likely what pushed them to become self-sustaining and form only small groups as described in the article above.
    With the dinosaurs pushed to the side, humans are finally given the chance to develop. All other species of non-dinosaur animals were likely kept at the bottom of the food chain and couldn’t advance for a long time, but the residue energy from the asteroid was imbued in nature (i.e. The trees) and made in almost impossible to escape the affects.

  3. Humans had advance to walk on two legs like the ones at the end of the Good Dinosaur and the mouse-like creatures that came to laugh at Arlo when building his shelter developed the intelligence to understand his situation and mock him. This is also helped by the disapearance of most of the dinosaurs due to civil strife in their societies.

  4. Although that could explain where magic comes from, there’s the fact that this movie takes place 65 million years AFTER the asteroid missed. Which means it took place around the time of Up or Inside Out. We know that something made the dinosaurs disappear. Possibly a war that took place WAY before the one between humans and machines, not long after being gifted their intelligence. That would shave down the majority, but there are still some around in modern day.

    • Not true. The asteroid flew past earth 65 years ago, and the rest of the movie takes place a few million years after that. It is written in the very beginning of the movie itself.

      • The asteroid misses 65 million years ago and the actual events happen in what would be modern day. The creators of the film wanted to make a movie literally showing what it would be like if they never went extinct and were around today.

  5. In my other theories I had pointed out how Kevin (from “Up”) was a prehistoric bird in the modern age. Kevin’s home was in the fog maze in Paradise Falls in South America. The maze probably leads to a world untouched by civilization, the world of the Good Dinosaur. This was made possible by the asteroid’s energies imbuing the earth with “magic” and may not have only granted sentience, but also may have created another layer of reality that lies parallel to the original one that can only be accessed through special entry points. One of which was shown in “Up” in paradise falls.

  6. In the original reality the dinosaurs had received their intelligence and did the whole civilization thing, which didn’t work out after a while and later split into small groups that found these entry points into an environment parallel to their own but couldn’t tell the difference. Many groups of dinosaurs followed them into this new world and inadvertently left the old one behind to other species such as the humans, who advanced and evolved as if the dinosaurs had gone extinct.
    The reason that humans are present in the Good Dinosaur is because humans followed them into the new world ( like how the rats will “follow humans wherever they go” in Remy’s short)

  7. The energies of the asteroid were imbued into nature and affected how humans and animals developed. Humans evolve to manipulate the energies from the asteroid in a way similar to WITCHcraft, which gave them the ability to manipulate nature. It is not clear whether all humans have the potential for this “magic” or if this is only possible for a special type of subhuman.They also had the ability to grant supernatural powers to other humans ( The Legend of Mordu), creating a new type of subhuman (i.e. Supers).
    This would explain why human technology is so advanced by the time of the Incredibles. The augmented development of humans allowed them to develop advance technology at this stage in their evolution ( the NSA’s memory-wiping device from Jack-Jack Attack). In the case of Syndrome, his enhanced intelligence allowed him to create advanced technology for the development of all “normal” humans ( he may have been a Super the whole time as well; super-genius)

  8. Some small things to add to the stuff from before that I also theorize:
    Dinosaur civilization was similar to that of the fish societies in Finding Nemo but on a bigger scale
    The storm in the Good Dinosaur was sentient and was trying to keep modern human outsiders from crossing into the other reality
    The original reality of the Pixar Universe and the second one that the dinosaurs disappeared into move in the same time. Meaning that 2015 here is 2015 in the dinosaur’s reality.
    Animals evolved greater intelligence alongside humans but were kept from overtaking the humans as the dominant species, much like the situation with humans and the dinosaurs

  9. In addition to intelligence, living creatures were granted supernatural properties to their own being as a result of the asteroid’s energies, like the energy from a human or animal’s emotions ( the emotions from Inside Out), Kevin’s eggs of eternal life ( an augmented evolutionary trait brought about by magic from the asteroid), and even the creature itself ( the Newt used in the Potion from Brave [and possibly the Good Dinosaur] and the Dinosaurs themselves as the most high quality fossil fuels in the world, much more than our fossil fuels)

  10. The machine-run company, BNL, found out that dinosaurs were still around after hearing about Charlz Munzts’ discovery of the bird skeleton some time after the events in the Incredibles and hired people to collect the dinosaurs for fossil fuels. These agents, however, were killed by Charlz whenever they got to close. BNL made Dinoco and made due with the fossils underground until Charlz Muntz died in Up. This allowed BNL to penetrate the land of the dinosaurs and wiped them out. Since the Earth was in such bad shape the machines made the humans leave on green energy Axiom ships, while the machines would stay on earth and live off of the super fuel from the dinosaurs (which will run out in the future)

  11. So that’s basically what I have to say. Any thoughts Internet? Jon?

  12. One more thing. The comet affected humans in one other way. When a human die, the energies that existed within humans culminate into a shapeless consciousness. This can be seen as the Will O the Wisps from Brave (Mordu after being crushed) and with Arlo’s dad, Henry, from the Good Dinosaur ( from Arlo’s dream after losing Spot). This effectively suggests that ghosts exist in the Pixar Universe ( particularly the will o the wisp thing)
    This could be a main plot element in the upcoming film Coco, focusing on Dias Delos Muerthos. Ghosts of people could roam the earth forever or watch over their descendants and give advice. They probably disapate into nature since they are essentially made of magic unless they are remembered or summoned.

  13. I like how Jon connected Keven with the the dinosaurs. A lot of people have been toying with
    the idea that Keven is the missing dinosaur/bird link, and it’s great that he used it.

  14. How does the short that goes along with it, Sanjay’s Super Team, fit in with the theory (if it even does)?

    • Well, if it does (which I doubt), then I think it would be in the time before the supers were banned, as the kid, Sanjay, was watching a show about them.

  15. This definitely makes a lot more sense than the Carlin Brothers’ theory on The Good Dinosaur, clearly there’s a good understanding of how evolution works here, how it is gradual and not pre-determined. But there’s still something that doesn’t make sense. How could there be humans?

    Humans evolved as a branch of apes, which evolved from a branch of monkeys, and the first monkeys developed only after the dinosaurs were gone for 10 million years. They couldn’t even start existing until the dinosaurs stopped exising to make way for them.

    How are there humans already when the dinosaurs aren’t even gone yet – it takes a full 60 million years once dinosaurs are gone before humans evolve, and even then, because in this alternate reality the dinosaurs are still around when the climate cools, by the time dinosaurs have been gone long enough for humans to evolve, it’ll be the equivalent of 30 million years in the future and the climate won’t be right for humans, it’ll be warming again and the open plains we need to evolve will be giving way to resurgent tropical forests.

    It seems like something else is off here, something else is different besides the asteroid. Evolution doesn’t just disobey all common sense. And asteroids don’t just do 180 degree turns as if they have antigravity or something. Something else is influencing this timeline – something deliberate maybe, that infused humans with their special energy source on purpose?

  16. Most of the fossil fuels came from plants and animals that live before the dinosaurs. So there would still be fossil fuel, but probably less of it. I think magic has always been in the Pixar universe, and that it was part of the earth since it formed.

  17. The asteroid infused the earth and all living creatures with the “magic” seen in all the Pixar movies. The magic is the exact same thing as the Zero Point Energy in the Incredibles

    The energies mutated all living creatures by granting properties such as sentience (the Mindscape from Inside Out), and emotional energies ( again..Inside Out and a little bit on Monsters Inc.)

    Residual energies from the asteroid was soaked into nature like the trees (the previous “original source” of magic) and mutated living creatures that developed later, like humans and other modern animals, to have the same mutations.

  18. I have a whole personal sub-theory about why everything works the way it does in the Pixar universe.

    Part of it is on this page of the comments section. I posted it on the first Pixar theory page before Inside Out premiered and I predicted most of the stuff that Jon said later.

    I’ve made a few edits and at this point it explains almost everything. It’s spread out across the comments of different pages so try to keep an eye for my user name or just ask in this comments section.

    Plus I think I just found the Pizza planet truck in the Good Dinosaur

  19. In the scene where Spot bites the head off the giant bug you may seem shape of the Pizza Planet Truck under the middle leg of the insect after being decapitated by Spot.

    Nothing official, just something people might be interested in.
    I want to know if I was the first person to find this one.

    • That’s a pleasant image jk 🙂

  20. I really want to add that Zootopia will be Pixar’s newest movie, also proving and adding on to your theory; It would prove that sometime in the Pixar universe, humans don’t exist (or barely exist) and animals are very evolved and civilized, also adding on to or continuing after Bug’s Life.

    • FYI, Zootopia is purely Disney.
      I know that Disney and Pixar films are often confused because they’re both CGI made, but I just want to make this clear: If there’s a lamp, then it’s Pixar. Please keep that in mind.

      • Thank you getting the two mixed up with DreamWorks as well is my biggest pet peeve

  21. I just noticed something interesting: nearly every technological advance Pixar has shown us has been in the United States, but nearly all evidence of increasing animal intelligence has been shown OUTSIDE of the U.S. I don’t know how it fits here, but do you think it means anything?

  22. Even if that deleted bit of story from Up was in the official movie, it wouldn’t work. He would still have been the same age and trying to obtain the egg, which was then supposed to be made into a potion that grants youth. However, Muntz was able to stay spry and healthy for almost 80 years without even seeing the egg! And even then, would an egg with such specific powers be able to create so many different supers?
    I think it was the bones of ancient animals that he got his strength from. That might sound crazy, but think about it: he was surrounded by these bones all of the time, and his dogs even chewed on them! While the egg would probably have been left with its mother, these dinosaur bones were taken back to civilization, donated to museums, studied and tested. Supers coming about would make sense if they were exposed to these animals, who may very well be magic from extra evolution. This could also explain why cars could live for years with no humans around: they run on gas. We keep saying that cars are alive because they, like toys, use humans as batteries. HOW, then, do they live once humans are gone? It may be the fossil fuels themselves! That explains why Wall-e has no living cars: they ran out of gas! Supers probably stopped cropping up because humans were trying to rid themselves of fossil fuels and move on to other sources of energy.
    Before you say anything, I know what you’re wondering: if people were using other sources of energy, why do cars still use gas? Remember, the cars are not only sentient, they also want humans off of Earth. While people came up with energy sources for other things, cars were never really affected by it, purposefully making it so that they could continue to pollute the planet. This backfires on them, however: while humans did leave the planet, cars were quickly running out of fuel. Cars 2 showed us that other energy sources were being looked into, but failing to work.
    So, that’s my theory; it’s not Kevin’s eggs, but dinosaurs themselves, that carry magic (in America at least).

  23. I just want to clarify something about the fossil fuel part. (Though it really doesn’t affect your theory that much)
    Oil isn’t really made of dead dinosaurs, they’re made from microscopic creatures that lived in the ocean millions of years ago. And yes, that barely affects your theory seeing that a great extinction would still affect these creatures, causing a huge layer of the Earth to be covered in dead species. Huge chunks would make it so oil reserves are larger than smaller chunks from gradual extinctions.
    Though I still am curious, does our world have a lot of oil reserves solely because of the occurrences of mass extinctions?

  24. The a113 is in the fence around arlo’s growing field. You can see the planet pizza truck in the opening astroid sequense. And the lox ball is in one of the berries when arlo and spot are running.

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