This YouTube tribute to Pixar will leave you wanting a hug -- and a Pixar movie-night

In a choir of people who sing the praises of Pixar daily, a man named Leandro Copperfield has succeeded in distinguishing himself by producing a tribute to the animation studio that itself is worthy of laud — and maybe a few tears.

Admittedly the first song of three in the video, a new wave tune from the xx, is a strange fit. But I dare you to find a more appropriate sound to accompany the sight of the balloons flying out of the house from Up. (The intercutting with gazing Woody was also a nice touch).

Looking at Pixar’s greatest works (um, which is pretty much all of their works), it’s easy to see why the studio’s movies boast an impressive Rotten Tomatoes streak. Toy Story 3, in fact, was honored today with a Golden Tomato Award for being the site’s highest-rated movie of 2010. (EW’s Owen Gleiberman was among the stumpers.)

So watch this for yourself, PopWatchers — after work, of course, because it’s seven minutes long. And tell me what you think.

Did the use of “La Vie En Rose” make you a little misty? Can you believe the man who made this video allegedly spent 11 days picking out the 500 scenes to use? And anyone want to get together and watch all these movies in a row RIGHT NOW?

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  • jordan

    Toy Story is my favorite, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the underrated A Bug’s Life.

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    • HollyGV

      A Bug’s Life never gets the credit it deserves! It’s definitely one of my favourites… so glad you mentioned this. :)

  • mkt

    love it. love pixar. love life.

  • Britt

    I just watched Toy Story today. The dvd had an ad for Toy Story 3 and I had to skip it because even the trailer was making me misty-eyed. With the exception of Cars and Ratatouille, all of these films have made me choke up at least a little bit.

    • Laura

      Ditto. Watching this video was lovely, but it made me teary. Nothing makes me cry like a Pixar film…

  • steph

    Ratatouille never made me cry, but to this day remains my favorite Pixar film.

  • Marie

    I love Pixar and I love that I grew up watching these movies! It made me really want to watch Wall-e, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles again!! And it made me want to go out and just buy all of the Pixar movies that we don’t yet own!! I LOVE you PIXAR!!!

  • Eli

    I don’t know who I love more. Pixar for making these movies. Leandro Copperfield for making that tribute. Or Sandra Gonzalez for writing this article.

    I salute you all!

  • Jen

    A recent re-watch of Up left me bawling. Those first 15-20 minutes might be the best thing they’ve EVER done. No cartoon has ever touched me that way.

    (seriously, huge gasping sobs)

  • Jannae

    I’m down for a Pixar movie marathon!

  • Amanda

    The guy’s name is Leandro Braga!!!

  • Meli

    It may be a fanvid, but Pixar should seriously buy it and use it as an official promo for their studio. I don’t think they could do a better one themselves.

  • brandon

    The great folks at pixar are, quite honestly, geniuses. The skill and talent they put into their films is staggering. As a result, each and every pixar movie has been received warmly by audiences and critics alike. Its difficult to pick a favorite among so many amazing titles, but ratatouille and wall-e probably are at the top of my list.

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