- Finding Nemo: Safety is found only when you are no longer trying to be safe.
- Wall-E: The technology we design to save our lives is the very thing that destroys our ability to live
- Cars: Success is found only when success is no longer the goal
- The Incredibles: The "boring" life turns out to be the real adventure.
- Up! Your protagonist becomes your hero
- Monster's Inc: The only thing to fear is fear itself (sorry for the cliche there)
- A Bug's Life: The humble are exalted and the powerful are humbled.
- Toy Story: You can't lead until you learn to serve
I haven't figured out a paradoxical theme of Ratatouille yet.