Is Star Wars a Pixar Movie?

There has been much debate over whether Star Wars is a Pixar movie, and the answer to this question is quite simple – it’s not. While both Star Wars and Pixar have produced some of the most iconic films in cinema history, they are two completely different entities.

What is Pixar?

Pixar is an American animation studio that produces computer-animated feature films. It was founded in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of Lucasfilm before being acquired by Steve Jobs in 1986. Pixar’s first commercial success was Toy Story in 1995, and since then, it has produced many other successful movies like Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Up.

What is Star Wars?

On the other hand, Star Wars is a science fiction franchise created by George Lucas in 1977. The franchise includes movies, books, TV shows, comics and video games. It tells the story of a galaxy far far away where a group of heroes battles against an evil empire led by Darth Vader.

The Differences

While both Pixar and Star Wars have made use of computer-generated imagery (CGI), there are several differences between the two. For one thing, Pixar focuses exclusively on animated films while Star Wars includes live-action movies.

Additionally, while Pixar’s movies often have lighthearted themes and comedic undertones that appeal to children and adults alike; Star Wars has more serious themes such as love, hate, betrayal and redemption that appeal primarily to adults.

The Similarities

Despite these differences between them, there are some similarities between Pixar and Star Wars. Both are known for their groundbreaking special effects that have revolutionized filmmaking techniques over time.

Also both franchises have become pop culture phenomena with legions of fans all over the world who dress up as their favorite characters at conventions or spend hours discussing theories online about what will happen next.


In conclusion, it’s clear that Star Wars is not a Pixar movie. While there may be similarities between the two franchises, they are completely different entities with their own unique styles and approaches to storytelling. Regardless of whether you prefer Pixar or Star Wars, both have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema and will continue to do so for years to come.