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A no-brainer for me, when picking movies, is to see a Pixar movie. Sure, I don’t care for all of their movies, but I’ve yet to hate a Pixar movie (well, Monsters, Inc. came close, but then I saw Robots and changed my mind). Pixar has a track record to die for: 7 movies, 7 hits. In fact, Pixar’s track record is even more impressive: 7 projects, 7 releases. When you consider the norm: “A lot of studios talk about a 12-to-1 ratio ,” Andrew Stanton says. “They come in with 12 ideas and one of them makes it.” How does Pixar manage to make hits while everyone else flails around looking for the next TV show to turn into a movie?

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