PIXAR itself has become one of Hollywood's most successful stories.
Amazing Short CGI Cartoons ~ each trying to stretch the bounds of CGI animation, (very similar to the training ground Walt used when developing the Silly Syphonies.) Each of these shorts, along with the newest "Presto" are works of art, and dare I say THE most successful consecutive string of animated shorts in film history!
Amazing Feature Length CGI Movies, including Histories very first animated feature, "Toy Story". Each and every single animated feature has come to critical acclaim. Each story is unique to itself and have created increasingly more and more visual stunning artistry.
No Hollywood Studio has ever had such a consecutive history of successful groundbreaking films as PIXAR has! And unlike it's "Partner in Disney" PIXAR has managed to create such huge appeal to each of it's movies. And even more amazing is that PIXAR has done all this without focusing in on the "Girly appeal" of princesses!
Only ONE of PIXAR's movies, the one that appears on most everyone's LEAST favorite PIXAR movie list, has any kind of "Royalty". That movie is "Bug's Life" with Princess Atta, Princess Dot, and uh Queen, Phyllis Diller. Of course, even in that movie, the focus is not on them, but on Flik. So even this movie isn't really a girly movie.
Is PIXAR's success partly due to the avoidance of girly movies? Is PIXAR more of a Boy's club? Sure, there have been some romances, but Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead don't fall into that Princess Fantasy Fair Realm. It's probably a good thing PIXAR has steared away from any sloppy princess romance stories.