Disney Spirit Week may be over, but we’re not done having fun!
The time has come to announce the winner of the Couponing to Disney Pixar Cup!
We started with 22 Pixar films. Each day, new matchups were voted on here, in the blog, and on Facebook in the SavEars group. And over the course of fifteen matches and hundreds of votes…
And the winner is….
The very first Pixar movie, the beloved story of a boy and his cowboy, Toy Story is the official winner of the Pixar Cup!
How many of you saw this coming?
I’ll confess, I thought Toy Story would get pretty far, but I didn’t think it would make it out of the semi-finals. I’m a huge Toy Story 3 fan and I thought that climactic action sequence, Senor Buzz, Bonnie’s toys, and a terrific villain would tip the scales for the Sunnyside gang. I was wrong!
I was wrong about quite a few things, actually. I loved putting these brackets together, but I really loved seeing all the votes come in! Y’all know how to keep a girl on her toes. Here were a few surprising facts from all all the rounds.
One film got absolutely no votes: A Bug’s Life. Sorry, Flik, it looks like your competition was too stiff. Blame the heavy hitters Monster’s Inc and Toy Story.
Three movies tied for the second lowest votes, with one vote each: The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2, Cars 3.
The round with the most votes was Round 1, Part 2. A lot of y’all wanted your voices heard when it came to the Cars, Incredibles, and Nemo Franchises. The round with the least votes was the Semi-Finals, Round 2. Maybe all the Up fans were busy that night? I was surprised this vote wasn’t closer. Finding Nemo easily won that round with 73% of the vote.
The closest votes were in Round 1, Part 1 when Toy Story 3 beat out Brave by one vote and in Round 1, Part 2 when Inside Out beat Ratatouille by one vote. This shook me to my core, friends. I expected Toy Story 3 to run away with this whole thing, not have to work so hard for a one victory!
The eventual champion Toy Story, did not win any Academy Awards, while runner up Finding Nemo has one. Up, which didn’t make it past the semi finals, has them both beat with two Academy Awards.
The most surprising thing was how many people loved Monster’s University. Even though it was beaten by Toy Story 2, it got the same number of votes as WALL-E. WALL-E! The little robot who saved the world! I did not know so many people loved the origin story of James P. Sullivan.
Before we close by giving one more round of applause to Toy Story, I have to know: who got knocked out too early? What match-up would you have liked to see? How far did your personal favorite go? Celebrate with me in the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey five years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!