Imgur user Rizzivision recently published a fascinating post outlining a series of interesting details from various Disney/Pixar films.
The list is full of tiny observations and cross-references to other films in the Disney/Pixar universe that will make any film geek giddy. If you enjoy reading about interesting and quirky details in films, be sure to check out the subreddit /r/MovideDetails!
1. In The Lion King, unlike the other lions, Scar’s claws are always displayed throughout the movie.
2. In Cars, the flies are actually tiny VW ‘Bugs’ with wings
3. In Zootopia, while Officer Judy Hopps is ticketing cars around the city, she never crosses the street illegally. She always uses a crosswalk and looks both ways before crossing
4. In Monsters Inc, Sully’s chair has a hole in it to accommodate his tail.
5. In Cars the truck stop advertises “convertible waitresses” i.e., topless.
6. In Ratatouille, Anton Ego’s typewriter resembles a skull and his office a coffin.
7. In Inside Out, two of the memory orbs on the shelves contain scenes from Up. One features Carl & Ellie’s wedding, while the other shows their house.
8. In Toy Story, Woody is trapped in a crate which is stuck under a ‘Binford’ tool-box. Binford is the fictional tool company in the TV show Home Improvement which starred Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear.
9. After the plane is blown up in The Incredible, Helen (Elastigirl) knows the plane debris is going to fall on them due to seeing the reflection in the water.
10. In The Little Mermaid when King Triton is introduced, you can see Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Kermit the Frog in the crowd.
11. In Hercules, the Fates tell Hades all the planets will align but only show 6 planets. These are the 5 planets plus Earth that the ancient Greeks were aware of and could see with the naked eye.
12. In The Brave Little Toaster, all of the walls in the cottage are cleaned only as high as Blanky can reach.
13. 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.
14. The Magic Carpet from Aladdin makes an appearance in Moana
15. The hold up scene in the Incredibles is an homage to a similar scene from Die Hard with a Vengeance, which also starred Samuel L. Jackson.
16. In Toy Story 3, Buzz Lightyear’s batteries are exposed showing the Buy n Large brand, the same company responsible for making WALL-E.
17. In Monsters, Inc. there are multiple sizes of coffee cup for each of the different sized monsters.
18. In Inside Out, while going through Imagination Land, a game box can be seen in the background with Nemo on it called, Find Me.
19. In Coco, you can see a poster for The Incredibles.
20. Insuricare, the company that offers “car life insurance” to the cars in Cars 2, is the same company Bob Parr works for in The Incredibles.
21. At the end of Ratatouille, Anton Ego is a little bit fatter. This is poignant since he states, “I don’t like food, I love it… if I don’t love it I don’t swallow.”