Second only to maybe Marvel Studios and their wealth of comic references, cinema's Easter egg king is most certainly Pixar. The animators work on these films for years at a time and like to sneak in little jokes and references for fans to discover for years to come. People scour these films with a fine tooth comb looking for anything that throws back to Pixar film history, or makes references to upcoming films that just might hint at Pixar's next big hit. This list of Pixar Easter eggs has over 200 fun facts and little details you might not have noticed from all Pixar’s films.
Pixar Animation Studios have not only consistently plugged their own films with sneaky little nods, but they've also invented recurring companies and items spread throughout their filmography. This both ties together all the Pixar movies, and cuts down on annoying and distracting product placement for real companies.
For example, either Dinoco or Buy n Large appear in nearly every Pixar film. Pizza Planet also makes an appearance in literally every single Pixar film except The Incredibles. And let’s not forget the other Pixar inside jokes including the the crazy places they hid A113 (the classroom where most of the guys met in college), the Luxo ball (which was first featured in an early Pixar short), and many Apple references (Steve Jobs co-founded Pixar, after all), which are all a part of the Pixar universe.
We've decided to do a round up of ALL the Pixar Easter eggs and sort them into groups (by movie for the most part). As it stands, we’ve contained over 200 Easter eggs in 100 categories! There are even a couple references to Newt (a movie they never even finished making), Star Wars (owned by parent company Lucasfilm), and some Kubrick films as well. Enjoy the wonderful world of Pixar with these cleverly hidden Easter eggs!
The Pizza Planet Attends the Radiator Springs Grand Prix in Cars 2
The Pizza Planet truck can be seen attending to the Radiator Springs Grand Prix. He also appears in the background of a triptych poster of the movie, in front of Buckingham Palace.
Pizza Planet Delivers to a Monsters University House Party
The Pizza Planet truck is parked outside the first house party.
Nemo The Clownfish in Finding Nemo Appears Several Times in Monsters, Inc.
• Before Mike says "And he is... outta here!" as they're throwing Randall through the door, Nemo can be seen hanging on the wall in the form of a plaque.
• Boo gives Sulley a Nemo toy before he leaves her room. (Monsters, Inc. was made before Finding Nemo, so this was a sneak peek.)
• On the wall behind the sushi chef at Harryhausen's, there is a picture of a clownfish.
Toy Story's Pizza Planet Truck Appears in Wall-E
EVE scans the engine of a Pizza Planet truck for plant life shortly after her arrival on Earth, and shuts the hood afterwards.
You'll remember Pizza Planet as the fictional pizza place that appears in Toy Story. Some reference or to Pizza Planet or use of the Pizza Planet truck appears in every Pixar feature, except The Incredibles.