Most kids’ entertainment is about kids. Pixar movies are about adults. They show children what adults are supposed to do — to be brave and self-sacrificing, to defend children even at risk to themselves, to give even in the face of ingratitude. This is wise because, after all, children aren’t going to remain children. Just as we encourage them daily to grow in the practical skills of adulthood, they’ll need these kind of skills too if they are going to be faithful, responsible spouses and parents
The review in the National Review pegs something about Pixar movies that explains how they have transcended the artform so well with nearly every film. I couldn’t agree more.