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The Most Popular Pixar Movies in Every State

The results of this research focusing on the most popular Pixar movies in every state shows that classics win. What are your favorites?

most popular Pixar movies in every state

Okay, this feature is so packed with fascinating information there is no way to reduce it down to just five anythings. We’re talking Pixar movies here, which, we humbly admit, we can never get enough of. And since even people without kids signed up for Disney+ in order to watch Hamilton, more viewers than ever are taking pleasure in the Pixar universe. recently came up with this fascinating list and graphic that we absolutely need to share with you. They plugged in all 22 feature-length Pixar films into Google Trends to discover which movies people in each region showed the most interest in over the past 12 months, and came up with some surprising results. Check them out in the graphic above and the info below:

Most Popular Pixar Movies in Every State

Somewhat surprisingly, Pixar’s most-searched movies across the US aren’t its latest features, but rather the studio’s older original movies and their sequels. Coco, The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out all came out within the last five years, but they didn’t pick up as many wins as some of the older originals.

Here are the top 10 most-searched Pixar movies and the number of states they won:

  1. Cars: 13
  2. Toy Story: 9
  3. Up: 7
  4. A Bug’s Life: 5
  5. Finding Nemo: 4
  6. Ratatouille: 3
  7. The Incredibles: 3
  8. WALL-E: 3
  9. Incredibles 2: 2
  10. The Good Dinosaur: 2

Maybe it’s the parents showing movies they grew up with to their children, or the adults finding comfort in the nostalgia of revisiting their past, but older Pixar flicks have managed to maintain their status as family-friendly favorites after all these years. And apparently, some states had trouble making up their collective minds

Ties for most popular Pixar movies

Sometimes it’s hard to decide on a favorite — seven states had two or more Pixar movies land at the top of their search lists. Utah, known for having the largest average household size in the US, is such a big fan of the family-friendly Pixar movies that it had five films tie for its most-searched favorite: Onward, Ratatouille, Toy Story, Toy Story 4, and WALL-E.(2)

Alaska spent some time searching for a lot of Pixar movies too, picking up four different contenders in the fight for its favorite: Brave, Finding Nemo, Inside Out, and Incredibles 2. The Last Frontier makes it clear they’re fans of strong and inspirational characters.

These results and more, which can be found at, reveal that picking your favorite Pixar film might feel like picking your favorite child. But with (nearly all of) the studio’s animated feature films available on Disney+, you don’t have to choose. We foresee a lot of “Awwwww…” moments and teary eyes in your future.

Now check out the smack down between Disney classic animation vs their live action remakes.

The results of this research focusing on the most popular Pixar movies in every state shows that classics win. What are your favorites?