Negroni, Jon: "Pixar Theory"
Negroni, Jon. "The Pixar Theory." http://jonnegroni.com/2013/07/11/the-pixar-theory/
In JN's words, "Several months ago, I watched a fun-filled video on Cracked.com that introduced the idea (at least to me) that all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe. / Since then, I’ve obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call “The Pixar Theory,” a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme. / This theory covers every Pixar production since Toy Story." Negroni works valiantly to connect the Pixar canon up to MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (2013) and probably fails, but as Chad Dresbach suggests, the discussion is of interest for the human/machine interface in animation, including our relationships to and with our toys and (potentially) AI. Especially useful is the image of "the omnidroid, an A.I. 'killbot' that learns the moves of every super-human and adapts" juxtaposed to the image of a flying caped superhero about to be sucked into the engine of an everyday commercial jet.