Critics are often successful not only for their discernment and writing skills but for their ability to zig when others zag, to grab attention (see Armond White). It's so easy to tweak the team at Pixar, who labor long and hard to write, design and execute smart, heart-tugging, gorgeous CG movies with mainstream commercial appeal. Does their enviable string of blockbusters--and status as worthy subjects for USPS special edition stamps-- mean that they are fat establishment targets, subject to dismissal? Now there's something wrong with them? Is excellence no longer a virtue? Is artful arcania preferable?
Methinks there is room for both.