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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Your Local Lizard
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2 months ago

Respekt

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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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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

Awww

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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 months ago

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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Verena Gitterle
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2 months ago

Coco is a great movie

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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 months ago

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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varwenea
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2 months ago

Oh, nice Easter egg!

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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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Kimora Cameron
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2 months ago

cute!

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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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Your Local Lizard
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2 months ago

I dont even notice this in real life

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#9

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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JiminKimLip7
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2 months ago

Definitely didn't noticed that!

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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 months ago

Now THAT my friends is attention to detail

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#11

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 months ago

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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#12

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 months ago (edited)

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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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

I love Inside Out so much

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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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2 months ago

WAIT HER NAME IS HELEN-

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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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TheHolyFatherOfToast
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2 months ago

CROSSOVERS!!!

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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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Your Local Lizard
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2 months ago

oh wow

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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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Your Local Lizard
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2 months ago

DETAIL

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#18

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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shemeowsalot
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2 months ago

awwwww

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#19

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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True Blue
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2 months ago

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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Kimora Cameron
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2 months ago

WOW. this is DEDICATION.

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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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Lucy Gray Baird🐦🐍
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2 months ago

Awww. So he loved the food :)

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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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2 months ago

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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Scagsy
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2 months ago

Method acting by proxy

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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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John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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2 months ago

That's... kinda dark

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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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Harold Summer
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2 months ago

Nope, didn't see that one. Very clever.

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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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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

I JUST WANNA SQEEEEEEZE HIS CUBBY CHEEKS

deepti Singh
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2 months ago

lol

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MERCI LANGSTON
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2 months ago

I cry every single time I watch this.

b l a n c
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2 months ago

i loved this short so much, it's so cute!

b l a n c
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2 months ago

but also sad, very sad

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AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago

or 抱 which is hug

Torchicachu
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2 months ago

i remember going to the theater to see incredibles 2 and this was the first thing - i had forgotten about pixar shorts and was really confused

Bill Newsome
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2 months ago

Bao is not a dumpling...more of a steam bun. Jiao is dumpling.

Zoe Troxler
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2 months ago

it was so sad

Judi Michelle
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2 months ago

This short had me shook

Reagan J
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2 months ago

Bao is dark

John Doe AKA "READ MY DAMN COMMENT OR REPLY BEFORE YOU DISLIKE!" 2 months ago

I like this. Just like Coco, Pixar taking the initiative of inserting jokes and references that usually only people of the represented culture would understand.

PodgyPigeon
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2 months ago

awwww

Mei-Yee Dun
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3 weeks ago

I got nightmares from watching this short film. :(

Lisa Chambers
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1 month ago

Okay so that didnt tell us how to pronounce it properly. Bow? Ba-o? B-owwww?

The one and only
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2 months ago

Awww so cute!

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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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ImaDerp
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2 months ago

Poor Bob XD

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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 months ago

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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Boop
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2 months ago

Aww :(

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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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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

NO cape!

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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 months ago

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 months ago

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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Your Local Lizard
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2 months ago

When i was a little kiddo Sid was a scary lookin nightmare

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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 months ago

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 months ago

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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2 months ago

i want to eat that floating egg

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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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Cora Han
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2 months ago

You can find an explanation here: P14Jx8b.jpg P14Jx8b.jpg

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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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Kit Tan
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2 months ago

The crossover we never knew we needed

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#39

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 months ago

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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ArrowAce
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2 months ago

Wow i never noticed

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