Disney have finally confirmed the fan theory that all Pixar films take place in the same cinematic universe.
After a few decades of continued speculation, the studio released a video on the official Toy Story Facebook page revealing the secret hidden clues or ‘Easter Eggs’ in certain scenes connecting in each film.
The video opens by featuring Pixar’s most recent release Finding Dory, highlighting that Riley from Inside Out is in the background visiting the aquarium.
Then a scene from Inside Out features a tenuous link to Forrest Woodbush from the 2015 film The Good Dinosaur.
Next the video shows that Arlo from The Good Dinosaur is in a toy form in Monster’s Inc. Followed by Sully from Monster’s Inc. showing up as a carving in a piece of wood in Brave.
Following that, Merida from Brave is shown in a tapestry above a fireplace in Cars 2. Then Lightening McQueen from Cars can be seen in the background of a nursery in Toy Story 3.
Lotso from Toy Story is then shown on the floor of a child’s bedroom in Up as the house attached to balloons floats past the window. This is followed by Doug from Up appearing as a shadow barking at Remy from Ratatouille, and then a scooter from Ratatouille shows up in Wall.E. in a scrapyard.
There is then a discontinuation of the flowing connection as the video leaps back to Ratatouille and compares the sign of ‘Gusteau’s’ to that of ‘Gastow’s’ in Cars. Either there wasn’t any hidden clues in Wall.E. to link to the next film, or the makers of this video made a mistake.
Next the video shows the cars from Cars appearing in The Incredibles, followed by a kid in the dentist office in Finding Nemo reading a comic with Mr Incredible on the back.
Reverting back to Monster’s Inc., a Nemo toy is handing to Sully by Boo, with the video pointing out there is also a Jessie doll from Toy Story 2. After that a scene of Buzz Lightyear running is shown, with the shot frozen on a group of bug toys from A Bug’s Life.
Finally from A Bug’s Life the Pizza Planet delivery van is featured, which refers to the scene from Toy Story.
The video has been titled as ‘Pixar Easter Eggs’, with Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter revaling that the forthcoming Toy Story 4 would have the most Easter eggs in it yet of all the Pixar films:
“The champion of all Pixar films for Easter eggs, I promise you, is going to be Toy Story 4. We’re pulling out the stops to put stuff from all of our films into that. It’s going to be fun.”