Top positive review
Bought this for the images from Finding Nemo and Monster's Inc. and was not disappointed.
on August 22, 2015
I bought this cartridge mainly for the Finding Nemo images because they are very versatile for working with other products related to underwater/ocean themed crafting projects which I have been working a lot with lately, but it was a really nice bonus to get lots of great images from Monsters Inc. as well. I haven't seen the movie Monster's University but some of the images from this cart might be relevant for the new movie as well? I wasn't as impressed with the images in this cart for the movie, The Incredibles. I wish Disney had released more images from this movie in this cartridge like props that would allow for scenes to be created with the character images (like the door in the cart for the Monster's Inc. images. There are a very few images from the movie, A Bugs Life, and Wall-e, again no props to help create scenes for these images. But I gave it a five star because I was mainly interested in the ocean themed images from the Finding Nemo movie and they did a super job with those; lots of images to choose from, and very versatile as this is a theme that you could use related ocean themed craft supplies with. Even though the title says "Best of Pixar" it really only covers images from 3 movies, and most of them are for Finding Nemo and the Incredibles and only a tiny few from Wall-e. I wish Disney would release another cartridge for some of the other Pixar movies, maybe they have but I just haven't come across it yet. If they did, I would definitely want to add them to my collection. This is my fifth or sixth Disney Cartridge and the designs are just outstanding in all of them. Its too bad Cricut hasn't been able to get more licensed designs from Disney movies as the quality of the designs are superior to most of the other Cricut cartridges. Now that Cricut has moved to a cloud based model where you can buy single images, there may be more Disney character designs in their online store, I just don't own the Explore and don't plan on owning one so I'm not sure what you can get there with regards to additional designs from Disney movies. Some people had written in reviews that they could not get access to their Disney images from cartridges they had already purchased using Cricut/Provo Craft's new cloud based service with the new Explore machine and even Cricut has a page mentioning that they don't have a licensing agreement to provide these images in the design software for the Explore but someone mentioned to me that you actually can access them. I have no first hand knowledge of this but this might be something you want to check out in more detail if you plan on using this with an Explore machine. When I did my due diligence on the Explore, I had read that whilst you can place a cartridge in the machine so you can link it to the software so it shows up as being owned by you, the software will not read the "shadow layer" which you must create on your own. Just another something to keep in mind if you plan on using this cartridge with the Explore. I haven't actually cut anything out from the cartridge on my Expression so I don't know if there are any bugs, glitches, difficulties with any of the images but I've seen some great scrapbook layouts using these images and was inspired but what I have seen made by other people. When you look through the pages of the handbook, which you can download for free from the Provo Craft website, the layers are very well thought out and designed and is very user friendly and intuitive to follow. I hope this review is helpful and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I will try to answer them if I can.