While I sympathise with this, Pixar sure do have a lot of main character plus initially 'wacky' sidekick go on a journey and learn an important lesson films. While the messages delivered can still be valuable, the formula can feel very exposed and threadbare on some of them. I think it's an artifact of the 'brain trust' method of creating their films. Certain structures that are plain and clear and work keep coming to the fore.
One reason I liked Frozen, actually, was the genuinely unexpected character twist, which really pointed out the last line of the opening number "beware the