I love Pixar. Pixar kicks Dreamworks ass in my opinion. I mean, I guess I'll always be a child inside, but I'm really excited for that new movie, Up, that's coming out. When I first watched the trailer for Wall-E, I was disappointed as I thought it would be a bomb... because it's about a robot. Not talking. But when I watched the movie, I knew that Pixar could do no wrong. All of their movies seem to be big hits right now - the only one movie I disliked from Pixar was the Cars series.... I think that's it. o_o
Wall-E was a great example of what makes a timeless classic. I will definitely be watching that for many years to come. And the fact that the movie didn't have much dialogue was risk, but it was a risk that paid off. It's so nice to be able to see an animation studio that actually puts art into it's movies instead of just trying to make them appease to the young masses as a passing fad.
I dunno, I'd honestly have to go with Wall-E as the best, with both Toy Story films and The Incredibles as my favourites after that. Making a film marketed to children with barely and dialogue for the whole first hour takes balls of STEEL, and actually pulling it off makes them amazing.
It was probably inspired by it. Let's not kid ourselves, Watchmen was hugely influential on the entire comic book industry (even if not necessarily in all the ways it should have been), and I'm sure the people at Pixar read it at some point.