They taught us the importance of friendship with Toy Story, schooled us in the art of perseverance with Finding Nemo, made us all melt inside with Wall-E and had us sobbing like babies with Up. Above all, they made it totally OK for grown men to watch cartoons again.
Pixar, the animated movie powerhouse, blows thirty candles out on their birthday cake this week. As well as settling down to view all three Toy Story films back-to-back tonight, celebrate the milestone by reliving 30 of the most life-affirming, problem-solving and day-improving nuggets of advice they've given us over the years.
It's amazing what a knee-high furry green eyeball with legs can do for your moral compass.
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