And I forgot to mention that we caught Finding Nemo (2003) last night (pun intended). Funny, well written, and very enjoyable. I don’t think I’d rate it as high as Monsters Inc. or Toy Story, but the animation has moved on again, and the characterisations were strong. I think, and this may sound odd, that the lack of a ‘A-list’ celeb on the cast in a lead role let it down. Albert Brooks was OK, and Ellen DeGeneres was hilarious at points (I agree with Hg that the ‘whale talking’ bit had me in tears laughing), but overall it just seemed to lack a little … something… hard to put my finger on, but ultimately you never really got drawn into the story fully, and were left marvelling at the impressive animation a lot.
Ohh and the IMDB site doesn’t have it listed but I’m sure that the ball from Luxo Jnr. has appeared in every Pixar film to date, but I couldn’t spot it. Mind you I missed Buzz Lightyear in the dentist waiting room.