Dan the Pixar Fan
When T.J. was talking about the Inside Out running time being 87 minutes during last night's podcast, it made me start to wonder where that fell in regards to other Pixar running times (without credits). When I looked up running times online, the times always included the credits, so I just decided to pop in each DVD, skip to the end and find out for myself.

Here's the list, ranked from shortest to longest, for any future reference! Thought it would be handy to have it all laid out in case anyone had a similar thought. I had never done this before and the results are kind of interesting (like how some it's a matter of a couple seconds difference or how Brave is Pixar second shortest film).

UPDATE 3/20/19- Hello everyone! After 4 years, I've finally updated this forum post to reflect the last 6 movies. Since Josh Cooley essentially just confirmed Toy Story 4's running time (89 mins) on Twitter, I had to add it in here. 🙂 Enjoy! Also, side note, did you know both Incredibles films are basically the EXACT same length? Crazy!

UPDATE 05/7/20- (T.J. Edit) Since I noticed a few people searching for this thread again, I figured I'd update it with Onward's totals as well! 

Toy Story- 76 mins
Brave- 84 mins
Monsters Inc.- 85 mins, 8 secs
Toy Story 2- 85 mins, 32 secs
The Good Dinosaur- 86 mins
Finding Dory- 86 mins, 53 secs
Inside Out- 87 mins
A Bug's Life- 88 mins
Up-89 mins
Toy Story 4- 89 mins
Wall·E- 90 mins
Onward- 92 mins, 46 secs
Finding Nemo- 93 mins
Cars 3- 94 mins
Toy Story 3- 94 mins, 22 secs
Monsters University- 94 mins, 24 secs
Coco- 96 mins
Cars 2- 98 mins
Ratatouille- 103 mins
Incredibles 2- 107 mins, 40 secs
The Incredibles- 107 mins, 42 secs
Cars- 108 mins

My wife Brita also thought it was interesting that the difference between the longest and shortest film is 32 minutes! That's a pretty significant amount of time when it comes to movies.
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Wow. I find it kind of funny that Cars, probably the least action-y and most...grounded (having a hard time finding the words) of all the movies, is the longest. 

Then two Brad Birds.

Then three sequels right in a row. 

Then two Andrew Stantons. 

Then no patterns for any of the others.
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Dan the Pixar Fan
Interesting trends! I hadn't noticed those patterns- Directors paired and sequels in a row. Nice one [smile]  
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Very interesting! The largest amount of time between two films is with Toy Story and Brave, at eight minutes. This is of course because Toy Story being Pixar's first movie, and the goal was to just see if a computer animation film could be done. Also cool that the three longest ones came out together, in this order:

The Incredibles
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I love this stuff - this post has Dan written all over it...digging into the details!

Quick question, when you came up with the run times, does the clock start ticking when the Disney logo comes on the screen or is it literally when the movie itself fades in? Also, what about the ending...how are you saying what the end is...right before the credits come up?

Just wondering - I know it wouldn't affect the overall time too much since it would just be a minute or so of total time for the intro fade in of the Disney castle and Pixar logo before the movie kicks off.

I like the patterns as well - good stuff. One thing I noted by looking at it this way (and this is a good thing), is that I don't have any correlation between the length of the film and how much I enjoy it! Whew! I'm glad this didn't uncover some deep rooted thing that I liked the longer films more than the shorter ones. [Big-Grin_zps23ec4c40]
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Dan the Pixar Fan
Thanks man! Anyway, I just skipped right to the end of the film, which would include the opening logos. The logos are included in the running time, plus I also figured they all have comparable intros as far as length is concerend (castle/disney logo-which does probably vary a tad- and then the Pixar logo which is the same length every time). I feel like that's just part of the movie, I didn't read too much into that....good question though! 

As far as the end, I stopped it right when the last cue of music is heard (even if it's black for a few seconds before the music stops, like in Ratatouille). When the music stopped before the end credits came on, I stopped. That's how I did it, but I guess you could do it multiple ways like you mentioned and get something slightly different. I feel this is pretty spot on though! 
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Thanks for digging this information up Dan! For some reason I always thought The Incredibles was the longest film, maybe it is when including credits.
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I think we (or Dan since he's the expert) should also append the total time including the credits to his post as well so we can get a better idea for how long the credits are for each film too! Consider it a project that will be done!
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So a spreadsheet with the times so we can sort to our hearts content, yes, I love it!

You know we're all Pixar geeks when we start creating spreadsheets to track different film stats!
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I always thought Toy Story was longer than that. [tongue]

Cars always seems shorter than 108 mins, I have no idea why!
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Something weird that I came across yesterday is that according to cinemacon, the movie is 94 minutes and according to IMDB, the movie is 103 mins
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Luis504170 wrote:
Something weird that I came across yesterday is that according to cinemacon, the movie is 94 minutes and according to IMDB, the movie is 103 mins

Yeah, I noticed that as well. I'm interested to see what the final timing really is as well. Obviously, when I heard it at the studio it was right from Jonas and Pete's mouths, but you never know, they could have recalled it incorrectly, or the listings online could be including credits for the 94 minute entry. The 103 entry just has to be off, that's too drastically off from what Jonas told me!
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Throwing another update in now that Onward is out. Onward is (rounding up) 93 minutes from the intro music to the point that the Brandi Carlile song first kicks in. So, that puts this on right in the middle of the pack!
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