Check This Out: All the Hidden Easter Eggs in Pixar's Up
If you're a Pixar fanatic (like me) then you already know all about this. Or you probably found a few of these yourself. But if not, our friends over at SlashFilm have put together a fantastic feature looking at all the Easter eggs hidden in Pixar's Up. As is always the case, they hide many references and other goodies in their movies, and I wanted to point out a few of them today (although you can see the rest of them on their site). Pixar always hides characters from upcoming movies in their current releases. Believe it or not, Dug the Dog was actually seen in Ratatouille, and a new character from Toy Story 3 is apparently hidden in Up.
Below are two shots of my favorite Easter eggs. The first one is from Ratatouille, in which you can see Dug's shadow on the wall. If you go back and watch the scene, you can definitely tell it's him, even though his bark isn't the same (obviously). The one below that shows the bedroom where "under her bed is one of the new stars of Toy Story 3," as confirmed by producer Jonas Rivera. Click the lower photo for a bigger version.
Another favorite Pixar Easter egg is the inclusion of "A113" somewhere in the movie. Kind of like George Lucas' 1138, this number is included because it's a reference to the classroom at CalArts in Santa Barbara where character animation was taught. John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Brad Bird, and Pete Docter were all students and have included it in every Pixar movie to date. It can be found in Up early on in the scene where Carl goes to court after hitting the construction worker. A113 is the court room number next to the door (see the photo above). It's not that hard to find in this, but it's an Easter egg I always look for in their movies.
Up also has a lot of Easter eggs hidden in Russell's merit badges. Not only is there a merit badge of the Luxo Jr. ball, but there is also apparently a merit badge of the spinning rainbow cursor from Apple computers as well as a hamburger with a birthday candle in it, a reference to Merritt Bakery in Oakland. There might be more hidden, but it's obviously hard to find them. You can see all of the Easter eggs in Up on SlashFilm.