Top 10 Primary Pixar Characters

Script written by Richard Bush. These are some of the most memorable CGI lead characters we’ve ever seen. For this list, we’ve chosen who we felt were the most entertaining lead characters from the Pixar catalogue. We’re excluding secondary and supporting players like Dory from “Finding Nemo,” because you’ll find them in our Top 10 Secondary Pixar Characters list. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 primary Pixar characters. Special thanks to our users Andrew A. Dennison, scsvlogs, tstephenson23, Michael5678, sven van de riet and Ali Hamza for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Richard Bush.

These are some of the most memorable CGI lead characters we’ve ever seen. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top10 primary Pixar characters.

For this list, we’ve chosen who we felt were the most entertaining lead characters from the Pixar catalogue. We’re excluding secondary and supporting players like Dory from “Finding Nemo,” because you’ll find them in our Top 10 Secondary Pixar Characters list.

#10: Lightning McQueen
“Cars” franchise (2006-11)

“Cars” follows the story of the successful and overly confident racecar that goes by the name of “Lightning McQueen.” When the anthropomorphic vehicle finds himself doing community service after accidentally damaging a road in Radiator Springs, he soon realises winning isn’t everything. With his smart-mouthed remarks and cocky attitude, he’s got a great screen presence and we can’t help but love him.

#9: Remy
“Ratatouille” (2007)

The thought of eating a meal prepared by a rat may seem a little icky. But with Remy on the case, you shouldn’t worry. Born with a heightened sense of smell and love for food, this young rodent dreams of being a chef. Firm, motivated and animated, Remy is a perfect example of how dedication can get you anywhere – even if you’re a rat.

#8: Marlin
“Finding Nemo” (2003)

For a clownfish, this little guy isn’t exactly haha funny – but we love him all the same. After some ocean divers snatch up Nemo, Marlin sets out to find his son. Driven by determination and the love for his child, we watch this tiny striped wonder battle Great White Sharks, hordes of jellyfish and dentists. Now that’s what we call parenting.

#7: Merida
“Brave” (2012)

Princess Merida is hell-bent on defying convention and choosing her own path in life. After she makes a deal with a witch that ultimately goes belly up, we watch as she becomes a warrior and battles to set things right. With her trademark red hair, the courageous princess shows us if we follow through with our dreams, we must also take responsibility for our actions. She’s a great and relatable cartoon heroine.

#6: Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible
“The Incredibles” (2004)

When “The Incredibles” begins, Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl have hung up their superhero spandex to live the family life. But when Bob Parr is offered the opportunity to jump back into action, it’s a temptation he simply can’t resist. Armed with super strength and quick feet, Mr. Incredible is definitely not someone you wanna mess with. Especially when it comes to those he loves – just check out how he lets his paternal side ooze through when his superhero family gest involved in his dangerous missions.

#5: James P. “Sulley” Sullivan
“Monsters, Inc.” (2001)

While he’s the muse to his scaring assistant Mike Wazowski, Sulley isn’t actually as cuddly as he looks. As the number-one scarer at Monsters, Inc., his frightening roar is legendary. But throw a cute little rug rat into the mix, and this mammoth monster may just go all mushy on you. With the booming voice of John Goodman at hand, Sulley manages to be the meanest, coolest and most likeable monster around.

#4: Carl Fredricksen
“Up” (2009)

This guy just wants to keep himself to himself. After his wife passes away and he’s left chasing their dream of living in the adventurous Paradise Falls, the seemingly miserable Mr. Fredricksen decides to up anchor and go for it. Equipped with his floating house and the company of a loud-mouthed kid called Russell, we get to see Carl get pushed to his elderly limits. And he even cracks a smile every now and then.

#3: Buzz Lightyear
“Toy Story” franchise (1995-2010)

Trust us, intergalactic Space Rangers can be a little touchy. Initially unaware that he’s nothing but a toy, Buzz Lightyear thinks he’s landed on an alien planet when he first meets the other playthings. He also thinks he can fly and shoot lasers. But, voiced by the smooth, calm and collected Tim Allen, Buzz gradually shows us he’s cool as they come – and never ceases to take us to “infinity and beyond.”

#2: WALL-E
“WALL-E” (2008)

Several hundred years in the future, this garbage-collecting robot is cleaning up the desolate mess left by humans on Earth. WALL-E might not be human, but he’s still able to show us he’s got smarts and feelings through his beeps, squeaks and other quirky mannerisms. The result is a stripped-down and honest character that’s got us captivated. We even see his sappy side when he falls in love with EVE. Aww, robot love.

Before we reveal our favourite Pixar personality, here are some Honourable Mentions.
- Flik “A Bug’s Life” (1998)
- Luxo Jr. “Luxo Jr.”(1986)
- Mike Wazowski “Monsters, Inc.” (2001)
- Alfredo Linguini “Ratatouille” (2007)

#1: Woody
“Toy Story” franchise (1995-2010)

Essentially acting as the leader of the pack when it comes to his owner’s toy chest, Woody is one plaything that’s always full of character. When he’s not blurting out quotable phrases like “there’s a snake in my boot,” he’s playing friend and advisor to the other toys. And then there’s the voice of Tom Hanks, whose incredible range brings out the emotion and drama in the rooting-tooting cowboy and makes us love him that much more.

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