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Pixar vs Dreamworks Wallpaper by GeekTruth64 Pixar vs Dreamworks Wallpaper by GeekTruth64
I tried a new style to make this wallpaper, using 5 different layers for each character, each with a different filters and then contrast elements, and pencil in a bit, then blending them together just right to make them look more like a painting. With having to do each character individually , you can image it would take a while... :phew:

I'm a big animation fan and watch just about any animated film, regardless of how interesting it appears at first look. These two companies are the big two in the animation film industry, so which one is better? I'm going to shoot out some quick scores in the vain of my Summer movie Posters; in order of release.

First up is Pixar
Toy Story----------9.5---- The first movie of it's kind, still holding strong today, mainly by maintaining the perspective of a child throughout the entire film.
Bug's Life---------7.0---- This one was good, it just wasn't great. Mainly suffered from a weak story.
Toy Story 2-------9.5---- Vary rare that a sequel surpasses the original, but this one managed to nudge it out.
Monster's Inc-----8.5---- Very good movie, that seems to get better every time you watch it.
Finding Nemo-----9.0---- Really love this movie. The animation took a huge leap forward with its water effects. And the story moved along at a very good pace.
The Incredibles----9.0--- Take James Bond and the Fantastic Four, then sprinkle it with Pixar magic and Brad Bird and you've got one of the best superhero movies, that just happens to be animated.
Cars----------------- 8.0---- Alot of people didn't like this movie. I suppose its because of the slow pace, but I liked it because of the slow pace.
Ratatouille---------7.5---- I loved the message of this movie.
WALL-E------------7.0---- This had lots of hints back to old animation styles, where the main characters didn't talk. I liked it, but it didn't have as much rewatchablity to it.
UP------------------9.0--- Another obscure premise brought to life by Pixar. Just a really great adult oriented story disguised as a kid's movie.
Toy Story 3-------10---- As said in my Summer 2010 poster. This is so near perfect, it gets that perfect 10. Well worth the thirteen year wait.
Cars 2----------- No score yet, because I haven't seen it. Though I have a feeling this is going to be one of the rare misses for Pixar.

Now Dreamworks
ANTZ-------------- 6.5---- Many people forget this was actually Dreamworks first animation film. Though arguably forgettable, it's still a good movie.
Shrek-------------8.5---- This introduced the model for future animation films, with a barrage of pop culture references.
Shrek 2----------9.0---- I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. Very good pace to the movie.
Shark Tale------6.5---- Not a bad movie, just not great either.
Madagascar---- 7.5---- More popular culture references loaded into this one, but it manages to keep within its story.
Over the Hedge----8.0---- Actually one of my favorite of the Dreamworks films. It seems to be overlooked by many people though.
Shrek the Third----- 6.0---- Nothing was wrong with the story itself, but there wasn't any laughs or heart to the movie. It remained one note throughout.
Bee Movie----------- 4.0---- The weakest of all on the list. This one couldn't even operate within the rules of its own movie. At no point could I take anything going on seriously.
Kung Fu Panda----- 9.0---- See you can make a great movie without loading it with references to other movies. Great movie carried with good story and voice actors.
Madagascar 2------ 6.5---- Not as good as the first, but not that much worse either.
Monsters .vs. Aliens----- 8.0---- Not to be confused with Cowboys and Aliens.
How to Train your Dragon---- 9.0---- I really liked this one.
Shrek Forever After------- 7.0--- A big improvement over the third, but these movies are showing their age. A good time to end it.
Megamind---------- 6.5--- The Incredibles this is not. Mediocre movie overall, but interesting enough to keep your attention.
Kung Fu Panda 2---- Haven't seen it yet, but if it's anywhere near as good as the first one, I'll like it.

So total scores are
Pixar----------------- 93.5 out of 11 movies. Average score is 8.50
Dreamworks------- 102 out of 14 movies. Average score is 7.28
In the end I think it comes down to the fact that Pixar consistently puts out quality, while Dreamworks is hit and miss all the time, choosing quantity over quality. There are more movies headed our way and the score might change, but for now Pixar is the winner and in my opinion will remain so
Upcoming titled movies
Pixar--------------Brave, Monsters University
Dreamworks-----Puss in Boots, Madagascar 3, Rise of the Guardians, The Croods

Let me know what you think about this match up, in the comments below. :D

*Update- I saw Cars 2 a few days ago on B-Ray and I'm giving it a 7.0 It was one of the weaker Pixar films to be sure, but even at it's weakest Pixar is good. I really liked the intricate ways the cars fought each other in the action sequences. And I liked seeing all the characters and locals again.

And here's my summer posters, including their own reviews.
2011 [link]
2010 [link]
2009 [link]
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wolfqwest5 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wait i thought dream works made ratitoulie XD
they kinda have the same style but
there both there own kind of maddnes?
shrekyourogrelord Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Filmographer
dreamworks is better than pixar
Andromeda-Icarus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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SmokeyandtheBandit Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Honestly. They both have great movie and both have flops.
Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love both!
Mysticalblackangel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose I'm a bit biased because I was raised up on Pixar and Disney my whole life, but I do have to give it to DreamWorks for coming out with some classics. I love every movie Pixar has made, while I love only a handful of Dreamwork's movies (Rise of the Guardians, How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Madagascar, Kung-Fu Panda, Monsters VS Aliens, and Prince of Egypt).

It wouldn't be fair to pick one over the other though. They're both unique in their own way, and both deserve respect and praise. And while everyone wants a big crossover with the companies to happen, it probably wont. Competing companies just do not ever collaborate. It's like you're in a big contest to win a grand prize, would you collaborate with another competitor?   
MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The Doomsday!
nicofdoom2 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Dreamworks master race!
alexapop4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Go dreamworks! Dreamworks dreamworks dreamworks!!!!!!!!!
undeadraposa Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dreamworks already won because they have the Ogrelord.
kylgrv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Pixar FTW!
JackxElsa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
totally DreamWorks
CoffeeQueenDemigod Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love how Hiccup is prttyu much the only human on the Dreamworks side, lol.

I'd have to say I pick Pixar. Not only was Monsters, Inc. my childhood, but Pixar just seems so much deeper ad so much more meaningful than both Disney and Dreamworks. I mean, Dreamworks is a close second, I mean, Hiccup and Jack Frost come from them, not to mention Shrek, but Pixar has Mike Wazowski. Yeah, I'd go with Pixar
zoron246 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
i actually fully agree with the rankings on this. So far I think how to train your dragon 2 looks interesting.
BronyboysDA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
You used layers huh? Shrek was right... he does have layers...
KiaraJaguarLioness Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THis for me isn't an easy decision, but I think I'll choose Pixar, because I really only  like Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and Shrek (the first two only) by Dreamowrks…
NoviceArt123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't now but Dreamworks. HTTYD ♥♥♥, Shrek ♥, Kung fu Panda ♥, Madagaskar ♥.

Pixar olso goot. Because Pixar more creative. :D Still Dreamworks. (Y)
NoviceArt123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont konw
hadescabin13 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist
What do you think of Dreamwork's 2D animated movies?
Cartoongirl908 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I can't choose.
Tazhia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love them both and i agree with :iconartisan-garden: highly :) Although Dreamworks have many movies, some of which i watch weekly and still dont get bored of, Pixar is more for children. For example, Toy story, wall-e, up and cars are for children whilst because The Incredibles has the point of view of a basic super-powered family its more of a family movie. But, yet again, dreamworks has movies for all ages and children. It just a matter of fact if you like something different every few months or if you prefer something amazing in, like, a year. (if your patient-Pixar (not me), if your impatient-Dreamworks)
SinbadHiccup Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Groovy-Gecko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   General Artist
I completely agree with your comments about Pixar being about quality and Dreamworks being hit and miss. :)
poxtigress568 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like DreamWorks... Pixar and Disney are good but not as FREAKING AWESOMELY AWESOME as DreamWorks!
PizzaPupperRoni Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think Pixar and DreamWorks should do a collab! Instead of competing why no join together to make films! I mean DreamWorks has great animation quality and Pixar as the idea plots . I wanna see what they come up with!
Tazhia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree :) That would be amazing :D
Punk-Mutt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
I can't choose.Love them both.
Rainicornpupsters Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry but for me it's Pixar. The're just better at touching moments. Dreamworks disappointed me with it's sequels and some of the humor in Dreamworks is just too over the top. But I do like how to train your dragon.
DarkAngelofOtaku Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Awesome mish-mash of awesome!
Katamata1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I cant choose, I like both of them :love:
ntaylor24 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Opinions well said. :clap:
Frostic-Star Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tottaly Dreamworks, for me, its more entertaining i mean How to train tour dragon was Epic!! Rise of the guardians, was like the best freiking film i had ever seen!! I like UP, But to me i think Pixar is more...I dunno not as fantasiesh as Dreamworks...So DREAMWORKS ALL THE WAY!!
Taran-Ross Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't decide Pixar has been there for me since I was little and dreamworks has been there since the first shrek movie... aaaahhhhh why does everything has to be so hard xD
GogglewearingFreak Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
DREAMWORKS ALL THE WAY!! Pixar's good, but Dreamworks taught me how to live man! How to live!!
Ogrechild22 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome but loved Brave

I'm seeing Rise of the Guardians tomorrow
Tazhia Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DREAMWORKS FOREVER!!!! But because my brother loves Cars and The Incredibles, I'm gonna get him to become a DREAMWORKS FAN!
Dracilla112 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
...I...I don't know >.< Pixar because of Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo, but I also loved HTTYD, Shrek 1/2, Kung Fu Panda, and Megamind from Dreamworks xD

I agree...Bee Movie was awful >.<
SinbadHiccup Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
DreamWorks for ever! :D I Love all their films! :)
TedTeddNTeddy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pixar has more creativity in their movies
alexaAnime1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DreamWorks 4ever!!!
PatheticDevil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
what about despicable me? wasn't that dreamworks? oh and i agree with you on pixar winning mostly because i thought it has more intelligent humor that anyone can laugh at namely No Childhood needed
Ill-Fated-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Though I must say I prefer WALL-E and Ratatouille to the Toy Storys and Finding Nemo, great as they are. Really it would've been a fairer fight if you put it up against Studio Ghibli.
SinbadHiccup Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
DreamWorks! I love DreamWorks more than Pixar!
Sargey4life Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pixar is my favorite out of the two, but I love both
invaderVillo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
mis companias faboritas
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll take Dreamworks over Pixar any day of the week, they're movies have made a WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY bigger impact on me than anything Pixar has done. "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda"(the second of which should have won a damn OSCAR!) are just much more special to me than Pixar's yeah...GO DREAMWORKS!:)
DSteffi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah, I agree with you. I like some of Dreamwork's movies like How to train your dragon, Megamind, Over the Hedge and Shrek since the Shrek movies have a variety in them wherein ogres or other creatures that aren't too perfect can still be princesses. I like that concept. But yeah, Dreamworks does have a hit and miss record unlike Pixar, which has also been a huge part of my childhood and still is up to this day, which has been creating movies that not only have great visual quality but plots and story lines as well that really find a way to your heart and mind. Cars was awesome, loved the pace, loved the story, one of Pixar's greatest, liked the sequel, too, but not as much since it wasn't much of a story more of adventure, but still, it was still nice and nevertheless, I liked it at the end.

Anyhow, awesome wallpaper!


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Bolbec Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant poster, I absolutely love it!
However, I have to disagree with your score for Wall-E, because I would definitely give it a 10, it's tied with Up as being my favorite Pixar movie. I thought the message was great, I loved the chemistry between the robots, and I thought it was really unique.
Otherwise though, great artwork, and I agree with all your other scores :)
GeekTruth64 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Yeah; I do think I scored Wall-E a little low, but I needed to Give Dreamworks a better shot... :D
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