Inside Out is an incredibly dense film with heart, soul, and a bevy of Easter eggs, hidden features, and references to other Pixar movies. It, being a Pixar film, also has an incredible amount of Easter Eggs. Short of maybe Marvel Studios, no one does Easter eggs like Pixar and they did not disappoint with their latest offering. The Pixar Pizza Truck? Check. A113? Check. John Ratzenberger? Check. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
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Nemo Has a Cameo
About halfway through the movie, Joy is making her way through Imagination Land. If you look in the background, there is a stack of old board games. Right on top is a blue box, for a game is called “Find Me” which has a big picture of Nemo on it.
That's a Familiar Looking Castle...
In the long term memory banks of Riley's mind, there is a Princess Dream World which has a castle that gets blasted into confetti and glitter by a wrecking ball. That castle is none other than the Disney Castle.
That Chinese Food Is Everywhere in Pixar
During the dinner scene where Riley has her first meltdown (when Anger takes over), and when we meet the emotions in the parents' heads, they are all eating Chinese Food.
You may just recognize the logo on the boxes; it’s actually a very long-running Pixar Easter egg. Most notably seen in A Bug’s Life as Manny’s Chinese Cabinet of Metamorphosis, that same food box has also appeared in Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., and Ratatouille.
Riley's Brain Uses Images It Knows
Cards appear throughout Inside Out, both within and outside of Riley’s subconscious. (They are most prominently seen in the various attempts to build a full house of cards in Imagination Land.)
If you look closely, the face cards feature Riley (as her own separate class, R) and her parents (as the King and Queen, respectively).
It's a nice choice stylistically and a subtle way of showing how the pre-teen girl views her family dynamic.