The Hidden Message in Pixar’s Films

Discover Magazine | May 14, 2011

By Kyle Munkittrick

Comment from Old-Thinker News: There is a very real discussion taking place among the intelligentsia regarding these issues. This 2009 Arizona State University program is an example. The workshop discussed how “…the enhancement of human beings through such technological means affect our understandings of autonomy, personhood, responsibility and free will? Of individual rights, privacy, fairness and equality?”
Is this generation being given a choice, or are our decisions being subtly molded through various media outlets?

I love Pixar. Who doesn’t? The stories are magnificently crafted, the characters are rich, hilarious, and unique, and the images are lovingly rendered. Without fail, John Ratzenberger’s iconic voice makes a cameo in some boisterous character. Even if you haven’t seen every film they’ve made (I refuse to watch Cars or its preposterous sequel), there is a consistency and quality to Pixar’s productions that is hard to deny.

As history moves forward and technology with it, these issues will no longer be the imaginings of films and fiction, but of politics and policy.

Popular culture is often dismissed as empty “popcorn” fare. Animated films find themselves doubly-dismissed as “for the kids” and therefore nothing to take too seriously. Pixar has shattered those expectations by producing commercially successful cinematic art about the fishes in our fish tanks and the bugs in our backyards. Pixar films contain a complex, nuanced, philosophical and political essence that, when viewed across the company’s complete corpus, begins to emerge with some clarity.

What if I told you they were preparing us for the future? What if I told you Pixar’s films will affect how we define the rights of millions, perhaps billions, in the coming century? Only by analyzing the collection as a whole can we see the subliminal concept being drilled into our collective mind. I have uncovered the skeleton key deciphering the hidden message contained within the Pixar canon. Let’s unlock it.

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2 Comments on "The Hidden Message in Pixar’s Films"

  1. One more thing. If any of you think that the world is going to be a better place when an artificial intelligence becomes self-aware, and begins to make the imaginings of carnal human beings become a reality, you’re all very mistaken as well!

  2. The carnal human mind is ruled by the basic instincts. They drive and control all actions and activities of carnal human beings. Its what get people to kill each other individually, or in wars. Symbolically, this psychotic point of view, which is peculiar to carnal human beings, is known as the “beast”. It is rising out of the imaginations of humanity! Its what causes people to do horrendous, hideous, and evil things to themselves, and to others, which are plain for all to see and hear thanks to the spread of information technologies. If you think that the world is going to be a better place as long as the carnal human mind is in control, you’re very mistaken.

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