Since it began making movies for Disney, Pixar has always been known for its intricacy and attention to detail. You’re probably already familiar with the A-113 Easter egg, a reference to a room at the California Institute of Arts where Pixar filmmakers like Brad Bird and John Lasseter used to take classes. But a lot of the time, the little winks that Pixar is able to squeeze into their films are not as easy to spot, whether they are nods to their own movies or just other Disney movies in general.
As Pixar’s first real villain, you probably remember the sadistic Sid from the original Toy Story movie. What you may not have realized is that Sid makes an appearance in Toy Story 3 as a garbage man – just look for the skull shirt.
You see a lot of different vehicles in a movie about an alternate universe that is populated by cars. But if you watch closely, you’ll see a visitor from another Pixar world – the Pizza Planet Truck.
While waiting for a dreaded dental visit, everyone needs a little reading material to ease their minds, even the characters in Finding Nemo. Just look at the boy in the waiting room – he’s reading a Mr. Incredible comic book.
When Carl’s house first flies off in Up, he passes a high-rise window of a little girl’s bedroom that seems pretty innocuous. What you might have missed was it includes not only the famous Luxo ball but also Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear from Toy Story 3.