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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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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
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...
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