Disney has become the master of the post credits scenes — or "stingers" as some people like to call it. The Mouse House has managed to keep us tied to our chair in anticipation for what is to come after, or in some cases, during the the closing credits of their movies. Specifically, they have done it with their Marvel movies. From the very first Iron Man to the most recent Avengers: Age of Ultron, Disney has used the art of the stinger to connect its Marvel Cinematic Universe. But their beloved Pixar movies take a different route. Case and point: the post credits scene from Inside Out.
These scenes are less about serializing the Pixar movies and more about driving home a few more jokes. Most of the stingers are a standalone punchline that put a punctuated smile on the movie-going experience. Marvel tried to do it with that deadpan shawarma scene at the very end of the credits for The Avengers, but Pixar always seems to dominate with its creative and playfulness.
During Inside Out's clever and hilarious post credits sequence (actually, it's more mid-credits) there's a collection scenes that continues the story of the movie, but brings you into the minds and emotions of other secondary characters of the movie: the mom, the dad — even a cat. It is quite entertaining, but how does it stack up to the rest of the post credit sequences from other Pixar movies? I ranked it among its peers... because it needed to be done.
10. Cars (2006)
9. Wall-E (2008)
8. Brave (2012)
7. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
6. Finding Nemo (2003)
5. Monster's University (2013)
Another ongoing gag gets a punchline and some well-deserved laughs in the end.
4. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Because it's always fun to see Andy's toys pull practical jokes on each other and be unbelievably silly. Also, there's farting.
3. A Bug's Life (1998)
2. Inside Out (2015)
1. Toy Story 3 (2010)
We grew up with Andy and saw him grow emotionally attached to all these toys, how could this not be the number one post credits scene. It is essentially a "Where Are They Now?" episode that ensures us that all the toys we grew to know and love are going to be fine.
With more Pixar movies on the horizon, we're pretty sure that we'll have more post credits scene to add to this list. I can't wait.