Hey Gang! As you know Pixar loves to throw in fun little easter eggs into there film, inside jokes, cameos of other Pixar characters, and several other things that make watching these Pixar movies that much more fun. There's been a collection of Toy Story 3 easter eggs that recently hit the internet, and I thought I would share some of these with you because they're pretty cool.
Here's what's been pointed out so far.
The original evil Toy Torturing kid Sid will make a cameo in the film! I was really hoping for this. I thought he would have ended up in an insane asylum, but it turns out he ened up being a garbage man. You'll be able to point him out because he's still sporting the skull t-shirt.
Home Town Map:
Behind Andy's bed is a map of the world marked with pushpins. Those pushpins each correspond to the hometowns of the film's production team.
Cutting Blvd Sign:
W. Cutting Blvd. is the street where Pixar was originally located in Richmond, CA.
Newt Crossing Sticker:
On the door behind Andy is a yellow Sticker which says Newt Crossing. This is a reference to another Pixar movie that is supposed to come out in 2012 but it's having development problems.
Here's the synopsis for that film:
Newt marks the directing debut of multiple Academy Award winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, who made his Pixar debut with the short film Lifted, which premiered in front of Ratatouille. What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science. Will be released in Disney Digital 3-D
Check out the car poster by Andy's bed. That's a hint at a new character, Finn McMissile, who will debut in Cars 2. A full design for the character was shown off at last year's D23, showing Finn as a James Bond-esque Aston Martin.
Since the first Toy Story, Andy's mom has had the license plate A113, this is a reference to an animation room at CalArts. This number pops up across the animation world as an in-joke in dozens of films and TV series, everything from The Iron Giant to The Simpsons. In Toy Story 3, the plate is surrounded by a frame that says "Tiger Pride," a reference to director Lee Unkrich's hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and his high school mascot.
Courtesy of Studio Ghibli, Totoro himself makes an appearance in the form of one of Bonnie's plush toys.
John Morris the original voice of Andy retuned to lend his voice to the character again in Toy Story 3. He's 26 years old now.
Buy n Large:
The Buy n Large batteries brand is from the Pixar film Wall-E.
The train engine in the opening sequence has a big 95 on the front, a reference to the year that the first Toy Story was released and the racing number of Cars' Lightning McQueen.
Kid Sporting a lightning McQueen t-shit.
The calendar in Andy’s room which used to show an image from A Bug’s Life now has a picture of a Snot Rod, a character from Cars.
The yellow banner flag haning on the wall says PU, which stands for Pixar University, a professional-development program for Pixar employees.
Look for a number of toy variations on other Pixar characters. Check out Boo and Mike from Monsters, Inc. and a wooden Lightning McQueen.
There's a sticker at the bottom of Andy's toy chest of Nemo from Finding Nemo.
Lotso is one of the new main characters in Toy Story 3, he had a cameo in the film Up, but also appeared 15 years earlier in the first Toy Story film.
Postcard from Carl Fredricksen:
The postcard on Andy's board says Carl and Ellie Fredricksen who are from Pixar's film UP.
The 237 number in the screenname is a reference to director Lee Unkrich’s favorite movie The Shining. Which is one of my favorite movies as well.
The version of Ken in the movie is modeled after Animal Lovin' Ken from 1988.
The version of Barbie they use in the film is modeled after Great Shape Barbie from 1983.
This is just a few of several other easter eggs loaded into Toy Story 3! When you see it this weekend make sure to keep a lookout for them!