Easter Eggs and Hidden Facts in Toy Story 3

Easter Eggs and Hidden Facts in Toy Story 3

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Jun 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM PDT
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Here are some hidden things and information in Toy Story 3 which people who watched it may have missed. Here are some of them:

· "A113," the number of a classroom at CalTech where many Pixar animators studied, shows up as an Easter egg in every Pixar film. In the "Toy Story" series, it's the license plate on Andy's mother's car.

· Sid, the bully from the first movie who wears a skull T-shirt, appears as a garbage man in the new film wearing the same skull T-shirt.

· There's a postcard on Andy's dresser addressed from the featured characters from last year's "Up," Carl and Ellie Fredrickson.

· Lightning McQueen from "Cars" is referenced a few times throughout the film: A miniature toy car at the day care center, on a child's shirt at the center and on a fictional train that shares McQueen's number, 95. That number is itself an Easter egg, referring to 1995, the year the first "Toy Story" was released.

· • A calendar from Pizza Planet is clearly seen. Pizza Planet has appeared in every Pixar film except "The Incredibles."

· Pixar has a history of hiding a character to be featured in a later movie somewhere in a current film. Nemo first appeared in "Monsters, Inc." and "Toy Story 3" newcomer, Lots-o-Huggins Bear (who, ironically, is not very huggable), first appeared alongside a bed in "Up." A poster on Andy's wall shows a character from next year's "Cars 2." It shows Finn McMissile, a British sports car/secret agent who plays a major role in the sequel.

· Buzz Lightyear's batteries are from "Buy 'N' Large," the giant corporation responsible for ruining the planet in "WALL-E."

· Totoro, the furry, friendly creature from Hayao Miyazaki's Japanese animated classic "My Neighbour Totoro," shows up as a toy that Woody meets. Pixar founder John Lasseter has called Miyazaki an inspiration for his work, and Lasseter produced his most recent film, "Ponyo."

· A significant amount of the film takes place at a day care center. At the daycare center, Mr. Ray the Scientific Stingray from "Finding Nemo" makes a cameo. Nemo himself appears as a sticker on Andy's toy box.

· "Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich performs one line in the movie, as the voice of the Jack in the Box character.

· The "Toy Story 3" screenplay took 2 1/2 years to write and storyboard.

· John Ratzenberger keeps his streak alive of appearing in every single Pixar film made to this point. For "Toy Story 3," he reprises his role as Hamm.

· Ken, voiced by Michael Keaton, was based on a 1988 version of him called "Animal Lovin' Ken" which included his "own chimpanzee to care for and love." Um, okay. The Barbie featured in the film is based on a 1983 version titled "Great Shape Barbie."

· Ken wears 21 different outfits in the movie.

· Woody has 229 animation points of movement in his face. Buzz has 215 animation avatars in his face.

· There are 302 characters in the film.

· 'Toy Story,' 'The Matrix' among top 10 movie trilogies

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In this video game image released by Disney Interactive
In this video game image released by Disney Interactive, Buzz Lightyear blasts Emperor Zurg's robots in a scene from "Toy Story 3." (AP Photo/Disney Interactive)
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