34 Small Pixar Details You May Have Missed That'll Make You Pay Extra Close Attention When You Rewatch
Time to wear binoculars when I watch the next Pixar movie!
I'm sure everyone who's reading this has seen every (or a good amount) of Pixar movies in their life, and what's even better than watching the films is overanalyzing them and looking for hidden Easter eggs.
And while there are many Easter eggs that are easy to spot, there are even more that are not. So here are 34 Pixar Easter eggs that you most likely didn't notice the first time around.
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There's a tiny hint referring to an upcoming Pixar movie called _Turning Red _hidden in Luca.
Several Pixar shorts can be seen on the TV when Hamm is changing channels in Toy Story 2 (1999).
Andy has two books on his bookshelf in _Toy Story _(1995) titled "Knickknack" and "Tin Toy" with the author being "Lasseter" which references John Lasseter's first two 3D animated short films.
The "9 inch nails" sign seen in _Soul _(2020) is a reference to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, two of the movies composers. They're also members of the band Nine Inch Nails.
One of the locations seen in _Cars _(2006) is called the city of Emeryville which is where Pixar Studios is located in real life.
Here is Pixar's Studios in Emeryville, California:
John Walker, the producer of _The Incredible _(2004), is also the name of the principal.
Here's a better look at the principal from the movie and the real John Walker:
One of Hypnosis' screenslaver's in Incredibles 2 looks like a very similar mouse we all know and love.
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Giulia from _Luca _(2021) owns a "Nicolo Pitera" record which is a reference to one of the movie's animator, Nick Pitera.
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Both of the characters' names in _Luca _are types of fish in Italian. In English, Paguro means hermit crab and Scorfano means redfish.
In the Incredible 2 (2018), Edna Mode says that Jack Jack's powers manifest when he listens to Mozart. In the first movie, his babysitter, Kari, plays Mozart for him which triggers his powers.
The street next to the pescheria in _Luca _is Via Vernazza. Vernazza is the town in Italy that Portorosso was based in.
A Mickey Mouse silhouette makes a surprise appearance in _Ratatouille. _
The music that was played in _The Shining _(1980) was also used in Toy Story 4 when Woody meets a new character.
A poster for Walt Disney's adaptation of _20,000 Leagues Under The Sea _(1954) is seen in _Luca _and it's in Italian.
The famous Luxo ball (aka the Pixar Ball) can be seen on a rooftop in _Luca. _
Here are some other spots where the famous Pixar ball has made an appearance:
Another Pixar gem (the Pizza Planet truck) can be seen in Luca during the race scenes.
The same Chinese takeout box that was seen in _A Bug's Life _was also shown in a fridge in Toy Story 4.
In _Inside Out, _there's a board game called "Find Me" in Imagination Land that has clear inspiration from Finding Nemo.
Collette, the chef from _Ratatouille _(2007) can be seen on a magazine cover in Inside Out.
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In Toy Story 2, there's a book with Flick and Dot from A Bug's Life in it.
In Andy's room in the third_ Toy Story _movie, there is a postcard from Carl and Ellie hung on his bulletin board.
On the train in Soul, there is an advertisement for "Brang" which is the company Riley's dad works at in Inside Out.
There's an advertisement for "Eggman Movers" in Wall-E (2008), which is a moving company from _Toy Story. _
There's a quick cameo from one of Pixar's first projects in the newest _Toy Story _movie.
The bugs from A Bug's Life make a quick cameo as toys in Al's Toy Barn during the second Toy Story.
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A little boy in _Finding Nemo _(2003) was seen reading a Mr. Incredible comic book before _The Incredibles _even came out.
Andy's room from _Toy Story 3 _(2010) is full of small Easter eggs including a poster of the mosquito from _A Bug's Life _(1998) and a calendar with one of the punks from _Cars _(2006).
Andy's room, from Toy Story 3 (2010), is full of Pixar Easter Eggs. To name some: there's a poster of Finn McMissile, from Cars 2 (2011), Pixar's (then) next movie; a Pixar University pinnant; a poster with a mosquito from A Bug's Life (1998), and a calendar with one of the punks from Cars (2006). from MovieDetails
Here's a closer look at some of the examples:
And finally, in Toy Story 4 (2019), there's a plate in the antique store that has the famous emblem from Merida's Clan in Brave (2011).
Are there any Pixar Easter eggs that totally caught you by surprise? Are do you know any that weren't included in this list? Feel free to let us know in the comments!
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