Pixar is known for making amazing movies with great plots and captivating storylines. This animation studio creates real masterpieces with intricate details and numerous Easter eggs – some of them require watching multiple times to understand them! As hard as they are to spot, Pixar’s Easter eggs and hidden details often lie in plain sight, you just need to be more attentive and have a little extra time to find them. Here are 12 really cool details in Pixar movies no one spotted until know.
You’ve probably noticed that Carl and Ellie have two different character designs that are very peculiar – Ellie is very rounded, while Carl is rectangular. This peculiarity doesn’t end with their appearance – Ellie’s and Carl’s things are also shaped according to their character designs!
Kids would never have noticed this detail, but grown-ups simply couldn’t miss such an homage to The Shining. The pattern on the carpet at Sid’s house might look familiar – that’s because it’s the same pattern we’ve seen on the floor at the Overlook Hotel! There are more horror references in Toy Story movies, like room #237, which is the exact room number from The Shining.
The creators of Coco paid special attention to guitar chords – after all, the whole movie is dedicated to music! Coco was performing the actual songs fitting a melody with the right chords! They didn’t have to do it, but they did, and we love it.
It’s almost impossible to spot, but if you look closely at the nature in the movie, you will notice that the canyons and hills aren’t just some random nature-looking designs – they are actually old cars designed to look like hills, mountains, and canyons!
Pixar can be really smart about plot details and character designs. For example, did you ever notice that Mr. Incredible was originally dressed in a blue suit, while Elastigirl’s suit color was red? As a result, their baby girl got named Violet!
Toy Story 2
You might remember this scene with an American flag from Toy Story 2, but what you probably don’t know is that it looks a bit different in other countries. For the movies that were shown in the rest of the world, the American flag was replaced with a globe.
Do you remember that scene from Finding Nemo when Marlin mentioned that he never knew his father and Bruce, a huge white shark, started crying like a baby? Well, it’s because sharks never get to know their fathers in real life! Male sharks leave their shark family immediately after mating, so baby sharks grow up fatherless.
Pixar just loves to sneak in characters from its other movies. In Coco, there’s a scene where you can see a bunch of our beloved Pixar characters as piñatas hanging from a wall of a building. It’s almost impossible to spot them!
This one is tricky to spot because the detail is almost untraceable. Still, some fans were excited to notice that there are pipes and valves for light and light switches in Monsters Inc. They were created due to the fact that energy in Monsters Inc. comes from screams, which are depicted as gas. That’s why electric switches and wires wouldn’t work!
In the scene where Dash is running across the water, director Brad Bird wanted his voice to sound as realistic as possible. That’s why he made Dash’s voice actor, Spencer Fox, do a few laps around the studio. He was genuinely out of breath, and so was Dash!
Inside Out is both fun and immensely psychological, so no wonder the creators paid special attention to the color palette in the movie. As Riley goes from the normal mood to sad and then depressed her clothes also change – they go from bright colors to dark ones.
Up is an incredibly realistic animated movie. In different scenes with the hill overlooking the town, you can see that the city has changed a lot over time. Just like in real life!