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Surprisingly Best Pixar Easter Eggs From Pixar Universe

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We all love Pixar animated movies. When we watch them in theaters, as the frames pass quickly, very few people pay careful attention to the details that the producers are hiding in the movie. Later, thanks to the release of DVDs and Blu-ray movies, Pixar fans have noticed interesting details, also called “eastern eggs”. The interesting thing is that those Easter Eggs are cleverly hidden in the movies, sometimes details of one movie appear in another despite their different release time. Are you curious? Let’s take a look at the best Pixar Easter Eggs!

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1. 1995

95 – an interesting number
95 – an interesting number

Can you notice one of the most surprising and interesting Easter Eggs of all Disney Pixar movies? As you probably know, 1995 was the year Pixar released the first feature-length animated feature film “Toy Story” – the classic that was rated as one of the most successful animated films in terms of the box office. Interestingly, the number 95 since then has also appeared quite a bit in Pixar’s later animated films. For example, the number 95 on the Lightning McQueen in “Cars”, on the train, or even on the shirt of a kid playing at Sunnyside Daycare kindergarten in “Toy Story 3”. No wonder why this number is considered as one of the best Pixar Easter Eggs.

2. From a villain to a cleaning worker?

From a naughty boy to a joyful cleaning worker
From a naughty boy to a joyful cleaning worker

Here is one of the Pixar Easter Eggs Toy Story. Sid Phillips – the kid villain in the first part of “Toy Story”, somehow re-appeared in season 3. No one thinks in the “adult” version, Sid is a stylish cleaning worker. Appearing on the screen for a few seconds, but it is enough to leave an impression? And did you recognize the skull print T-shirt? Even the voice actor for this character is still Erik von Detten. It is definitely among the most surprising Pixar movies details.

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3. One News and Three Different Movies

“Catastrophe Seen as Crisis Looms”
“Catastrophe Seen as Crisis Looms”

In “The Incredibles” – a film written and directed by Brad Bird, “super dad” Bob holds the newspaper with a slightly obscure headline on the front page: “Catastrophe Seen as Crisis Looms”. The headline also appeared in a newspaper in the hands of a character in “The Iron Giant” – a Warner Bros, which was also directed by Brad Bird in 1995. Surprisingly, about 40 years ago, the same title appeared in “Lady and Trump” – a classic Disney movie, born in 1955. Do you know the meaning of these interesting Pixar references?

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4. Easter Eggs from Pixar Movies in Toy Story

Classics on the back of the books
Classics on the back of the books

This is probably one of the best Pixar Easter Eggs ever. In the first part of Toy Story, while the main character Sheriff Woody goes on with his speech, maybe only a few people really notice the books behind. Pixar’s artists are sometimes very good at PR for its classic titles from the last century on the back of books. To be more specific, we have “The Adventures of André and Wally B”, “Red’s Dream”, “Luxo Jr”, “Tin Toy” and “Knick Knack”.

5. The carpet from Toy Story is inspired by one from a horror movie?

The shining versus Toy Story
The shining versus Toy Story

Maybe not many people can realize one of the best Pixar movies Easter Eggs. It is normal for producers to take references from different movies, the same goes for Pixar. The artists have decorated Sid’s house (Toy Story) with a special carpet. It is inspired by the pattern of hotel carpet featured in “The Shining” – one of the best rated horror movies of all time directed by legendary director Stanley Kubrick. The movie came out in 1980, and “Toy Story 3” director Lee Unkrick is a huge fan of this movie. 

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6. I..car?

Who needs an Iphone while we have an Icar
Who needs an Iphone while we have an Icar

This detail is definitely one of the best Pixar Easter Eggs. As some people may know, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is considered as the key investor in Pixar when he bought the studio from Lucasfilm. So by any chance, you might spot an Apple logo on a rival car of Lightning McQueen (Cars) on the track. The number 84 also appears on this car. That is maybe because it was the year when the first MAC appeared in the world. It is probably among the most surprising Pixar hidden details and Easter Eggs ever.

7. “Incredibles” Underwear

Incredible Underwear of Linguine
Incredible Underwear of Linguine

This Easter Egg is indeed among the most hilarious Pixar movie details. In “Ratatouille”, you must be a really attentive person if you are able to discover the underwear of the clumsy chef Linguine bears the logo of the movie “Incredibles”. On the other hand, if you don’t see it, probably countless others will not, either. 

8. Pizza Planet Truck

Pizza Planet Truck travels everywhere
Pizza Planet Truck travels everywhere

The Pizza Planet Truck is one of the Disney Pixar most iconic Easter Eggs. In one scene when Princess Merida goes to meet the witch, if we pay attention, we will see the old witch is crafting a wooden Pizza Planet – a truck that appears a lot in Pixar movies. Pizza Planet truck is a mobile ( and fictional) restaurant selling pizza, making its first appearance in Toy Story. The headquarter of the store is a Toyota Hilux pickup truck, specializing in delicious pizzas but only briefly appearing in Pixar movies. This car is not only available in the US but also appears in Paris in the movie “Ratatouille”. Probably among the best Pixar Easter Eggs, right?

9. Wall-E’s Surprising and amusing Easter Eggs

In Wall-E, we can easily notice a series of interesting Pixar references. First of all, Toy Dinosaur Rex in the Toy Story series is one of items in Wall-E’s collection.

T-Rex in Toy Story
T-Rex in Toy Story

In the scene in which Eve first lands on the Earth, she scans the Pizza Planet truck

Eve scans the truck
Eve scans the truck

Also, can you notice chef Skinner’s scooter in Ratatouille is in the scrap yard of Wall-E.

The old scooter
The old scooter

10. Wall-E’s Surprising and amusing Easter Eggs

The familiar A113
The familiar A113

A113 is the name of a classroom at the California Arts Academy, in which many of Pixar’s major artists have attended. As a result, the A113 series has appeared a lot (camera model, license plate etc …) in their works,from Pixar movies to famous animated series such as The Simpsons series, American Dad!, South Park, Tiny Toon … In Cars 2, Mater’s license plate is also A113. Andy’s mother’s license plate in Toy Story is also this sequence of characters. Sulley is in room A113. Mr. Incredible was taken into custody on the A1 floor, room 13. It is undeniable that this is among the best Pixar Easter Eggs.

11. Toy Story in “Up!”

Can you see the toys?
Can you see the toys?

Another Pixar Easter Eggs Toy Story on this list. In the scene in which Carl’s house soars into the sky, in one view from the neighbor’s room, we can see Toy Story toys, which are the Luxo ball and the pink Lotso teddy bear. Movie Up! released at the end of May 2009 and Toy Story 3 in June 2010. The flowers on the wall have also appeared in Monsters, Inc, too. 

12. Finding Nemo in Coco

Nemo in Mexico
Nemo in Mexico

In “Coco”, alebrijes are strange creatures that act as guide spirits in the Land of the Dead. Although this is not a traditional part of Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos), as these creatures have only been around for a few decades, they are very meaningful to the Mexicans. Being the first Disney Pixar animated movie based on Mexican tradition, producers had tried to illustrate a crucial part of the Mexican. In the movie, alebrijes can be seen in only a few seconds. If not mistakenly looking, somewhere has appeared alebrijes creature like Nemo in “Finding Nemo”, right? What interesting Easter Eggs from Pixar Movies.

13. “We keep this love in the…Inside Out?”

Carl and Ellie in Inside Out
Carl and Ellie in Inside Out

In Inside Out, if we pay attention, we can see in the memory orb that appears the images of Carl and Ellie. In Up!, their love story is considered as the highlight of the movie. Although only depicted in the first 10 minutes of the movie, the love story between Carl and Ellie has brought us through all levels of emotions, at first we smile but then we cry. This is undeniably one of the most touching and the best Pixar Easter Eggs ever. 

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