Ever since "Toy Story" shattered box office expectations in 1995, earning over $300 million worldwide, Pixar Animation Studios has been a driving force in computer-generated animation. Though they provided stiff competition for Disney for over a decade, the mouse house eventually purchased Pixar and merged the companies in 2006. Despite being owned by Disney, Pixar has remained a unique animation house that has a distinct feel different from any other studio.
Pixar has also regularly received near-universal acclaim for their films, and "Toy Story 3" and "Up" have both been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Though the quality of animation is frequently astounding, it is perhaps the incredible casts of characters that have powered these films. Boasting character traits that are instantly recognizable in all of us, it should be no surprise that many of them are great examples of the zodiac star signs.
When it comes to diving into the world of star signs, it can sometimes almost impossible to grasp all the information, as there is a seemingly endless glut of what your star sign possibly represents. So, in order to make things more fun and relatable, here is a breakdown of which Pixar character is most closely related to you, based on your zodiac sign.
An Aquarius — born between January 20 and February 18 — is a risk-taker: a bold leader, unafraid to make big bold decisions and have an innate desire for freedom. When it comes to Pixar characters, few fit the Aquarius star sign better than Flik, from 1996’s "A Bug’s Life."
One of Pixar’s most overlooked films, its release was sandwiched between the first two "Toy Story" films, but it remains a Pixar touchstone, frequently drawing upon films like "Seven Samurai" and "The Three Amigos." Aquariuses possess considerable intelligence and a creative mind, which fits Flik’s career as an inventor perfectly.
Flik showcased his leadership abilities when Hopper and his army of grasshoppers came to steal all of the ant’s food. Tired of their continual ravaging of the ant community resources, Flik became an unlikely hero needed desperately by the community. Like a true Aquarius, Flik had his risk-taking mode take over when he organized the ants against the grasshoppers, hiring a group of warrior bugs to fight on behalf of the ants. Although his risk at first appeared unsuccessful, thanks to his ability to take control and think freely, he devised an ingenious plan to save the ant community, using everyone to the best of their abilities.
Pisces: Mr. Pricklepants
Pixar’s beloved thespian Mr. Pricklepants was one of the new toys introduced in 2010’s "Toy Story 3." A doll born to perform (no surprise as he’s voiced by former James Bond Timothy Dalton), Pricklepants is more than happy to dive into a Shakespearian soliloquy at the drop of a hat. Mr. Pricklepants also fully embodies the Pisces zodiac star sign — he’s artistic, compassionate, and always happy to take a break from reality by diving into his favorite theatrical monologues.
Like all Pisces — born between February 19 and March 20 — Mr. Pricklepants feeds off praise and does not care for criticism. Despite the fact that he’s sometimes up in the clouds and detached from reality, he’s actually a very compassionate character. He’s always around when his friends need him, and he was happy to guide Forky through the art of acting in an episode of the Disney+ series "Forky asks a Question." He also took a sabbatical from theatrics to help the toys reunite with Woody in 2019’s "Toy Story 4."
Some characters may not be in a film for very long, but their brief appearance still makes an impression. That is certainly true of Roz from 2003’s "Monsters Inc.," the administrator of Scare Floor F at the Monsters Incorporated facility, and a big fan of organization and timeliness.
True to her Aries star sign, Roz can’t stand waiting around, and is deeply impatient. Her temper is short, but she is nevertheless a consummate professional, and won’t let her temper get the best of her at work, as tempting as the thought might be.
She is constantly frustrated by Mike Wazowski and his inability to get his paperwork in order. Roz is a true Aries in that she refuses to let the one-eyed jokester get away with it, frequently warning Mike that she is always watching him. Roz also has no patience for children running around the workplace, as she takes her role very seriously, and Wazowski is a constant thorn in her side.
Roz isn’t just a stickler for paperwork, however; typical of her Aries sign, there is much more to her than meets the eye. In the original "Monster’s Inc." film, it was revealed that Roz was actually the head of the Child Detection Agency, a major government agency akin to the CIA, and her role as an administrator was merely a cover. Roz is a great reminder for those dealing with an Aries: never underestimate people born between March 21 and April 19.
When it comes to reliable and dependable Taurus, there’s no better fit than Dug, the beloved, endlessly-optimistic dog from 2009’s "Up," the second animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Forever obsessed with squirrels, Dug may be easily distracted, but you can always count on him to be by your side. Even when conflict emerges and Dug gets upset, there’s never any doubt that he’ll come back.
Dug was deeply devoted to his newfound master Carl. After all, the very first thing Dug said to his new human companion was: "My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you."
Dug has proven to be so popular among Pixar fans that he has his own series on Disney+ called "Dug Days," where viewers get to see every facet of the lovable Taurus. The charming pup showcases his unyielding optimism and affection; Dug represents the very best of what it means to be a Taurus (those born between April 20 and May 20): A consistent, devoted friend that would do anything for you.
Gemini: Edna Mode
A Gemini — born between May 21 and June 20 — is not only a beacon of charisma, but they also have a remarkable ability to handle all sorts of challenges, no matter how big or small. As a fashion designer to the stars — or in her case, superheroes — Edna Mode knows how to do it all. Don’t let her tremendously short stature fool you, as this pint-sized lady has a firecracker of a personality.
Edna is never afraid to say what is on her mind, and everyone in the room always has their eyes on her. There’s no surprise she commands attention: according to "Incredibles" director Brad Bird (who provides her voice), Edna is inspired by legendary costume designer Edith Head and fashion icon Rei Kawakubo.
Edna knows exactly what she wants and how to execute her vision — for proof, just look back on her famous "No Capes!" scene. Her good sense of humor is apparent as she’s not afraid to make jokes, and, typical of the Gemini in that she can switch between charming and devious at the drop of a hat. Edna was so popular that she received an upgraded role in "Incredibles 2," where she appears as Jack-Jack’s babysitter. She also had a magnificent scene where she reveals the baby’s super suit, showcasing Edna in all her chaotic, glorious, and hilarious Gemini energy.
"Finding Nemo" gave audiences an expansive story featuring death-defying oceanic exploration — but at its core, it was a tender tale about a father and son. Nemo’s father Marlin is a Cancer through and through, extremely cautious and protective of his son. It’s easy to see why: The film opened with the heartbreaking death of his wife Coral, revealing that Nemo’s egg was the only thing that survived. In this context, it’s considerably easier to understand why Marlin was so overly-nurturing, and why Nemo became so determined to break free and defy his fathers’ orders.
When Nemo was kidnapped, Marlin was understandably devastated. But in true Cancer form, Marlin rose to the occasion and did what it took to save his son. He traversed an unfathomable amount of the ocean, encountering sharks, turtles, and jellyfish, nothing impeding his quest to save his son. Marlin reminded us all what it really means to be a Cancer: He may have been highly suspicious of his surroundings, and extremely wary of strangers, and even overprotective, but he employed highly-imaginative problem solving and a fierce, unstoppable desire to protect his family, and was ultimately able to save the day. For Cancers — those born between June 21 and July 22 — there are few better representations of this Zodiac sign than Marlin.
Leo: Lightning McQueen
If you are a Leo, you adore being noticed. They have an innate ability to lead and have people follow, regularly setting ambitious goals and doing whatever it takes to achieve them. From 2006’s "Cars," Lightning McQueen is the ultimate Leo. One of the best racers in the world, upstart McQueen is an unstoppable force, even if sometimes all that success goes straight to his head. It was this arrogance and selfishness that led to major damage in the sleepy town of Radiator Springs, requiring the racer to re-evaluate his priorities.
Over the course of the three films in the "Cars" trilogy, McQueen went through quite an evolution, and the audience had plenty of time to see this Leo in action. By the time "Cars 3" came out in 2017, McQueen had shed the arrogance (though in true Leo fashion, it still rears its head from time to time) and took on a new vehicle to train.
In moments like this, he showcases natural leadership abilities and a big heart, along with a newfound ambition to become a master trainer. The three films taken together allow us to see all the different sides of a Leo, as well as how one must sometimes grapple with their natural tendencies. For those born between July 23 and August 22, Lightning McQueen is your perfect guide.
Virgos (born between August 23 and September 22) may be shy, but they’re always looking to create, and remain in tune with nature. Despite their coyness, they consistently look to push themselves to be better, doing things over and over until they achieve perfection. The titular character of Pixar’s 2021 film "Luca" is a Virgo through and through.
A sea creature with the ability to take on a human form, Luca constantly longed to explore the shores up above. His parents, however, had different plans, constantly thwarting his plans to rise above. Thanks to Luca’s endless creative drive, they couldn’t stop him, however, and he came to have quite an adventure on land.
Throughout the film, Luca slowly emerged from his shell, though he retained the shyness frequently associated with the Virgo star sign. Luca embodies all of the classic Virgo traits: He loves nature, he’s compassionate, a perfectionist, and his methodical approach ensures success.
When it comes to the kitchen, Libras — people born between September 23 and October 22 — are the very best cooks. They’re cooperative, passionate about food and love learning how to make a dish just right. They care deeply about ingredients, and have respect for where they come from. Libras are renowned for their balance, which also helps them create meals perfect for your palette. It should be no surprise, then, that Remy from 2007’s "Ratatouille" has all the characteristics of a Libra. The sign yearns for a partnership to truly shine, and although Remy and Linguini make quite the odd couple, Remy’s Libra qualities help make them a perfect match.
Remy needed to use his innate sense of diplomacy and cooperation to work with Linguini, as he is unable to communicate with language. Tapping into his physical senses, he discovered through trial and error that he could control Linguini’s body movements by sitting atop his head and yanking on his hair.
The Libra ability to bring out the best in other people is essential to their working relationship, and ultimately brought both Linguini and Remy closer to achieving their goals. Though the concept of a rat running a kitchen seems utterly preposterous (and kinda gross), Remy’s grace, poise, and determination — as well as his incredible cooking skills — made it feel believable.
If you’re a Scorpio — born between October 23 and November 21 — discovering your Pixar character is Sadness might seem upsetting at first. Which is exactly why your character is Sadness.
But bear with us, because there’s a lot more to Sadness from "Inside Out" than meets the eye. While she initially feels relentlessly bleak (she is, after all, the embodiment of despair), without her, Riley’s emotions could never have banded together to save the day. Sadness was an instrumental helper, despite the odds and the fact that all the other characters believe that Sadness is only capable of ruining things — showing off the various complexities of a Scorpio.
Scorpios may be pessimistic and distrusting and prone to spats of jealousy, but they are also resourceful, brave, and passionate. Despite Joy’s persistence that she knows all the answers, it is actually Sadness who is almost always right, and if Joy had listened to her, they probably would have reached their objective a whole lot sooner.
Sadness showed off one of the most impressive tendencies of a Scorpio when she was with Bing Bong: a tremendous sense of empathy. Through her empathetic traits, she could understand Bing Bong in a way that Joy simply could not, providing a lesson to the audience: It’s okay to be sad, and it’s the only way to access the full spectrum of your emotions. Thanks to Sadness leaning into her zodiac star sign, she ultimately proved to be the hero that Riley needed.