Pixar is known not just for its brilliant animations and captivating storylines but also for the amount of effort that goes into the details of each and every movie. Details that take a keen eye and a detective’s perception to notice.

Easter eggs and hidden details in Pixar movies are like leaves in Autumn—they’re everywhere. And once you notice one of them, you’ll find loads more. For all of you Pixar-loving Pandas out there, Bored Panda has created this list of some of the very best hidden details. Remember to upvote your fave Easter eggs as you continue scrolling and let us know what other hidden Pixar details you stumbled upon! When you’re done, have a look through our list of overlooked Toy Story details right here.

Pixar has its roots as part of the Lucasfilm computer division back in 1979. It was only in 1986 that it became a corporation with funding from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. While in 2006, Disney bought Pixar for a whopping 7.4 billion dollars.

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In “Toy Story 4,” Mr Potato Head Is Voiced Posthumously By Don Rickles (Who Passed Away In 2017)

In “Toy Story 4,” Mr Potato Head Is Voiced Posthumously By Don Rickles (Who Passed Away In 2017)

The Pixar team mined through more than two decades of Rickles’ voice sessions, outtakes for other films, theme parks, toys,...etc. to piece together the performance.

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In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out

In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out

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In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds

In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds

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Kimora Cameron
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how these movies are actually paying attention to facts! Keep it up, pixar!

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The animation studio likes to make constant but subtle references in its movies. Not only does it sprinkle little hints that help tie each film in with all the others, but it also likes to refer to the real world. Not to mention all the metaphors hidden throughout!

It’s because of these hidden details that there are plenty of people out there who believe that every single Pixar movie happens in the same universe and that each film is connected. In fact, hidden details have inspired some fans to try and piece all the movies together into a single, coherent timeline.

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Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music... Even Though It Would've Been Easy To Just Fake It

Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music... Even Though It Would've Been Easy To Just Fake It

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In "Up" (2009), Ellie's Things Are Rounded While Carl's Things Are Square, Matching Their Respective Character Designs

In "Up" (2009), Ellie's Things Are Rounded While Carl's Things Are Square, Matching Their Respective Character Designs

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divydumdrop hello
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, that´s a really cool detail. It also shows their personalities, since Carl is more rigid and Ellie seems more well-rounded and like an out of the box thinker.

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Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet

Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet

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For example, Jon Negroni has painstakingly outlined just what happens in this universe by creating the so-called Pixar Theory.

Others have even created websites like this one based on that theory. (Spoiler alert, apparently, Monsters, Inc. happens sometime between the year 4500 and 5000, and involves time travel because humans have, supposedly, been wiped out.)

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For Monsters Inc. (2001) Due To Mary Gibbs Who Played Boo Being So Young, It Was Difficult To Get Her To Stay In The Recording Booth To Perform Her Lines. So They Decided To Follow Her Around With A Microphone And Cut Her Lines Together Using The Random Things/Noises She Say Whilst Playing

For Monsters Inc. (2001) Due To Mary Gibbs Who Played Boo Being So Young, It Was Difficult To Get Her To Stay In The Recording Booth To Perform Her Lines. So They Decided To Follow Her Around With A Microphone And Cut Her Lines Together Using The Random Things/Noises She Say Whilst Playing

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When Mike Marks An X On The Calendar In Red Marker, It's Brighter And Fresher Than The Rest Of The Marks, Which Have Dried

When Mike Marks An X On The Calendar In Red Marker, It's Brighter And Fresher Than The Rest Of The Marks, Which Have Dried

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In "Cars" The Canyons Are All Old Cars And Hood Ornaments

In "Cars" The Canyons Are All Old Cars And Hood Ornaments

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In Finding Dory, Jacques's Bag Is Cleaner Than All The Other Bags. This Is Because He's A Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Which Means He Eats Dead Tissue And Other Organisms

In Finding Dory, Jacques's Bag Is Cleaner Than All The Other Bags. This Is Because He's A Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Which Means He Eats Dead Tissue And Other Organisms

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ImaDerp
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now THAT my friends is attention to detail

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In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill Is A Moorish Idol. This Species Is Known To Not Handle Captivity Well, So Him Being The One Who Constantly Comes Up With Escape Plans Makes Sense

In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill Is A Moorish Idol. This Species Is Known To Not Handle Captivity Well, So Him Being The One Who Constantly Comes Up With Escape Plans Makes Sense

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was little I didn't understand what was happening in the movie, and I thought HE was nemo's dad.

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In "Up" (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years

In "Up" (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years

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varwenea
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This image was enough to break my heart during the opening scenes.

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In Inside Out (2015), Riley's Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

In Inside Out (2015), Riley's Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

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In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family

In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family

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In Ratatouille, The Dog Barking At Remy Is Doug From Up

In Ratatouille, The Dog Barking At Remy Is Doug From Up

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The Playing Cards In Riley's Imagination Feature Her Dad's Face As The King, Her Mom's Face As The Queen, And Her Face As The Jack (Except The J Is Changed To An R For "Riley")

The Playing Cards In Riley's Imagination Feature Her Dad's Face As The King, Her Mom's Face As The Queen, And Her Face As The Jack (Except The J Is Changed To An R For "Riley")

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For A Scene In Ratatouille (2007) Where Linguini Is Wet From Jumping In The River, They Got A Member Of Crew (Kesten Migdal) To Jump In A Swimming Pool In A Chef's Uniform To See Where The Uniform Would Normally Stick To On The Body When Wet

For A Scene In Ratatouille (2007) Where Linguini Is Wet From Jumping In The River, They Got A Member Of Crew (Kesten Migdal) To Jump In A Swimming Pool In A Chef's Uniform To See Where The Uniform Would Normally Stick To On The Body When Wet

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In One Closeup Shot, You Can See That Andy Marked The Height Of His Various Toys Against The Door Jamb

In One Closeup Shot, You Can See That Andy Marked The Height Of His Various Toys Against The Door Jamb

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Nicole Tomme
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So cute. I can totally see my kid wanting his toys measured too.

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In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke

In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does everybody in movies hate broccoli it's so yummy

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For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida's 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements

For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida's 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements

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At The End Of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007) Anton Ego Is A Little Bit Fatter. This Is Especially Poignant Since He States, "I Don't Like Food, I Love It... If I Don't Love It I Don't Swallow."

At The End Of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007) Anton Ego Is A Little Bit Fatter. This Is Especially Poignant Since He States, "I Don't Like Food, I Love It... If I Don't Love It I Don't Swallow."

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Wall-E. My 8 Year Old Noticed Rex, While Wall-E Is Organizing His Findings In His Home

Wall-E. My 8 Year Old Noticed Rex, While Wall-E Is Organizing His Findings In His Home

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postboredom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woah. The 8-year-old has eagle eyes..how did he notice that :o

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In The Incredibles (2004), Director Brad Bird Wanted To Give Dash A Realistic Out-Of-Breath Voice In Certain Scenes So He Made Actor Spencer Fox Run Four Laps Around The Pixar Studio Until He Got Tired

In The Incredibles (2004), Director Brad Bird Wanted To Give Dash A Realistic Out-Of-Breath Voice In Certain Scenes So He Made Actor Spencer Fox Run Four Laps Around The Pixar Studio Until He Got Tired

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In Coco (2017), A Collection Of Piñatas Of Other Pixar Characters Can Be Seen Hanging From A Building

In Coco (2017), A Collection Of Piñatas Of Other Pixar Characters Can Be Seen Hanging From A Building

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In Monsters U Power Comes From Screams Which Appear As A Gaseous State In The Scream Tanks. Because Power Here Is A Gas, Light Switches Are Valves And Instead Of Wires There Are Pipes

In Monsters U Power Comes From Screams Which Appear As A Gaseous State In The Scream Tanks. Because Power Here Is A Gas, Light Switches Are Valves And Instead Of Wires There Are Pipes

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The Name Of Pixar’s 2018 Short, Bao, Is A Play On Words. 包, Pronounced “Bao”, Is The Mandarin Chinese Word For “Dumpling”; However, This Pronunciation Is Shared By 宝, Meaning “Treasure” Or “Baby”, And 保, Meaning “Protect” Or “Defend”

The Name Of Pixar’s 2018 Short, Bao, Is A Play On Words. 包, Pronounced “Bao”, Is The Mandarin Chinese Word For “Dumpling”; However, This Pronunciation Is Shared By 宝, Meaning “Treasure” Or “Baby”, And 保, Meaning “Protect” Or “Defend”

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Bob Par In The Incredibles (2004) Has Most Of His Cubical Taken Up By A Pillar Which Is Why It's So Cramped, I Can't Believe I Never Noticed This Before

Bob Par In The Incredibles (2004) Has Most Of His Cubical Taken Up By A Pillar Which Is Why It's So Cramped, I Can't Believe I Never Noticed This Before

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After Cars (2006) Lost Out On The Oscar For Best Animated Movie To Happy Feet (2006), Which Utilized Motion Capture, Pixar Placed A "Quality Assurance Guarantee" At The End Of Their Next Movie Ratatouille (2007) To Remind The Academy They Animate Every Single Frame Of Their Movies Manually

After Cars (2006) Lost Out On The Oscar For Best Animated Movie To Happy Feet (2006), Which Utilized Motion Capture, Pixar Placed A "Quality Assurance Guarantee" At The End Of Their Next Movie Ratatouille (2007) To Remind The Academy They Animate Every Single Frame Of Their Movies Manually

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John Smith
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Motion capture doesn't have less quality. Animators still have to go through each frame to refine. It's simply a way to get realistic expression and movement, similar to how some drawn Disney movies used actors and even live sets to give animators realistic models to work off of. Clearly Pixar puts a lot of detail and effort into their animation. But saying that motion capture is of lesser quality is like saying that computer animation is of lesser quality compared to drawn animation, which is of course not true, they're simply different methods. Plus a movie is judged by more than its animation. Instead of recognizing this Pixar acts like a sore loser.

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In Finding Nemo, Bruce The Shark Starts Crying When Marlin Starts Talking About Nemo, Saying “I Never Knew My Father”. Male Sharks Mate With The Female Then Leave, So Baby Sharks Never Actually Meet Their Father

In Finding Nemo, Bruce The Shark Starts Crying When Marlin Starts Talking About Nemo, Saying “I Never Knew My Father”. Male Sharks Mate With The Female Then Leave, So Baby Sharks Never Actually Meet Their Father

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In Incredibles 2 (2018), Elastigirl’s New Super Suit Is Designed By Devtech. Her Suit Is The Only One To Be Damaged, Indicating Edna Mode’s Superior Designing Ability

In Incredibles 2 (2018), Elastigirl’s New Super Suit Is Designed By Devtech. Her Suit Is The Only One To Be Damaged, Indicating Edna Mode’s Superior Designing Ability

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In Toy Story 4, The Red Thread That Was Used To Sew Woody's Arm Back On Is Still Visible

In Toy Story 4, The Red Thread That Was Used To Sew Woody's Arm Back On Is Still Visible

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So that's why they announced the movie 5 years ago then released it this year they had to animate INDIVIDUAL THREADS omg.

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The Carpet At Sid’s House In Toy Story (1995) Was Intentionally Made The Same As The Carpet At The Overlook Hotel In The Shining (1980), One Of Many References To The Horror Film Throughout The Pixar Series

The Carpet At Sid’s House In Toy Story (1995) Was Intentionally Made The Same As The Carpet At The Overlook Hotel In The Shining (1980), One Of Many References To The Horror Film Throughout The Pixar Series

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JessG
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are actually a few references to The Shining in Tot Story. Rm. 237 is THE room in Shining, and that number is everywhere in the TS movies. License plate, Velocoraptor237, daycare Rm. 237....it's everywhere

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Sid Makes An Appearance In Toy Story 3, Showing That He Got A Job As A Garbage Collector

Sid Makes An Appearance In Toy Story 3, Showing That He Got A Job As A Garbage Collector

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Toy Story 4- On This Glue, It Is Written That It Was Manufactured In Emeryville, California, Which Is Where Pixar Studios Is Located

Toy Story 4- On This Glue, It Is Written That It Was Manufactured In Emeryville, California, Which Is Where Pixar Studios Is Located

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Shelp
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that's a clever and well-hidden detail!

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In Toy Story 2 (1999) , The American Flag Is Replaced By The Globe In Rest Of The World

In Toy Story 2 (1999) , The American Flag Is Replaced By The Globe In Rest Of The World

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Scyth
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does the globe show the Soviet Union? And what's up with Pakistan?

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If You Look Closely After The Lightning Strikes The Umbrella Wall-E Is Holding The Electricity From The Bolt Charges His Battery Back To Full

If You Look Closely After The Lightning Strikes The Umbrella Wall-E Is Holding The Electricity From The Bolt Charges His Battery Back To Full

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In Incredibles 2 (2018), The Pilot's Uniform Has Ribbons/Bars That Represent The Color Schemes Of All The Other Pixar Movies To Date

In Incredibles 2 (2018), The Pilot's Uniform Has Ribbons/Bars That Represent The Color Schemes Of All The Other Pixar Movies To Date

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In The 2010 Film By Pixar “Toy Story 3,” One Of The Toys Featured Is A Stuffed Totoro Doll From The Studio Ghibli Film “My Neighbor Totoro”

In The 2010 Film By Pixar “Toy Story 3,” One Of The Toys Featured Is A Stuffed Totoro Doll From The Studio Ghibli Film “My Neighbor Totoro”

Over the course of the character’s entire screen time he never speaks a single word, mirroring his debut film where he only speaks in roar and growls.

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A Magazine In Riley's Living Room Features Colette From Ratatouille On The Cover

A Magazine In Riley's Living Room Features Colette From Ratatouille On The Cover

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varwenea
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's cool. She deserved to be on the cover!

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During The Opening Titles, The Windows On The Disney Castle Light Up To Make The Incredibles Logo

During The Opening Titles, The Windows On The Disney Castle Light Up To Make The Incredibles Logo

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