I find this obsession with some people over the Pixar Universe theory fascinating. When did such obsession come from? Computer animation, in its most basic form is computer coding of binary zeros and ones. From this artists create pixels formed into moving artistic images. I realize this may be over simplifying the creative process but my point is this. Animation is an art form created to tell compelling stories and entertain us. When did it become necessary to fulfill some need to have everything wrapped up in some neat package? Does it really have to be? Do we need conspiracy theories to make people feel like they are in the "know"? Does it really matter if there some connection between films. Let's leave animation as it is, an art form to entertain us by seeing creative artists telling a story.