Video Of The Week — Pixar Confirms The Shared Universe Theory

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Arlo from the Good Dinosaur makes an appearance in Monsters University (Photo Credit Disney/Pixar)

Disney is famous for creating interrelated plot lines across its superhero blockbusters – from Iron Man to The Avengers to the television series, Agents of Shield. Now, the movie studio has confirmed a theory first suggested by a fan in 2013 — the animated movies made by its subsidiary, Pixar, also share a common universe.

A113 - the classroom number common to many Pixar Films is portrayed twice in Finding Dory (Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar)

In a video released by Pixar early last week, the filmmakers revealed many Easter eggs —a reference to visual clues hidden in the various movies that reward eager fans similar to a traditional egg hunt. These include the delivery truck from Toy Story’s Pizza Planet, which has made an appearance in every Pixar movie except The Incredibles. Some like Arlo, the protagonist, in The Good Dinosaur, had a cameo role in both Toy Story and Monsters University, long before the movie was made.

These, of course, are just a handful of the hundreds of fun Easter eggs waiting to be discovered. So the next time you are watching a Disney or Pixar movie, be sure to pay close attention for the subtle connections.

Resources: fastcompany.com, Pixar-Facebook

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  • flower999
    flower999Monday, May 10, 2021 at 5:25 pm
    Now this is why I luv DOGO! I love the pizza planet Easter egg! 🍕🍕🍴🍽🏅
    • dnssoupqueen
      dnssoupqueenTuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:53 am
      Dis why I love Pixar
      • gold3nglare
        gold3nglareWednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8:12 am
        Huh. That is very interesting. But easter eggs are always fun to look out for in movies and television shows.
        • alphawolf13
          alphawolf13Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8:10 am
          I. am. speechless. I knew about the Luxo ball, pizza plant, A113, and Arlo, from the good dinosaur, and some others, but I missed A LOT!
          • weepingmachines
            weepingmachinesWednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:30 am
            a113 is in every pixar movie but monsters inc, and pizza planet is in every pixar but the incredibles. luxo balls in everything. i cannot believe how they managed to hide a truck, a toy, and written language in a dinosaur film. wow.
            • dnssoupqueen
              dnssoupqueenTuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:54 am
              A113 is the name of the classroom at Cal Arts where Pixar animators learn to animate.
            • pusheenicorn
              pusheenicornSaturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:50 pm
              I know a lot of Easter eggs. Did you know that A113 is a number of a classroom that lots of Pixar animators went to? They pop up as Easter eggs in lots of Pixar movies, on licence plates and other places like that. 🤓
              • jolie0402dogo
                jolie0402dogoSaturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:36 pm
                Who knows they're easter eggs!?
                • s1027213
                  s1027213Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm
                  OMG.i can not belive all those times i have wached those movies i have not seen all of those easter eggs and others
                  • s1027213
                    s1027213Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:36 pm
                    p.s i can not belive i have not seen all those secrets and the fact i have seen all of those movies at least like 3 times
                  • nugget_master20
                    nugget_master20Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:16 am
                    How did i not notice that and i saw all of the movies at least twice
                    • z_e_b
                      z_e_bWednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:12 am
                      ok......I never noticed that before and I have seen all those movies.