Pixar loves to hide Easter eggs in their films, little references to movies and characters from the animation studio’s past and future. two years ago we put together a compilation of WALL-E easter eggs, and last year we published a listing of easter eggs in Up, so we decided to do the same thing for Pixar’s latest film, Toy Story 3. We’ve found over 60 easter eggs and bits of fun trivia, our most extensive easter egg feature to date!
If you haven’t seen the film, be warned that this article references and scenes from the film which may be considered spoilers. I’ve tried to keep plot details out of this or vague. All of the screenshots were compiled through trailers, commercials and the batch of clips that Pixar has released to promote the movie (I’m sure there are many more easter eggs hidden in the 80% of the movie not online). Enjoy!
Lets begin with Andy’s room…
A few pieces of art hanging on the walls in Andy’s room were actually created by “Toy Story 3” art coordinator Erin Magill when she was in high school. There are more than 300 stickers in Andy’s room.
Among the stickers on Andy’s wall are references to other Pixar movies, like below you can see a sticker referencing Finding Nemo.
On Andy’s door is a yellow sticker:
This newt crossing sign is a reference to a Pixar movie initially slated for release in June 2012, which has since fallen into development heck.
Here was the film’s announced synopsis:
newt marks the directing debut of multiple Academy Award winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, who made his Pixar debut with the short film Lifted, which premiered in front of Ratatouille. What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science. Will be released in Disney Digital 3-D
The character of Andy is voiced by John Morris, the same actor who voiced Andy in the original films.
In Toy Story 3, Andy is about to leave for college, but in real life Morris is 26 years old. (photo from 2008)
In Toy Story 2, baby Molly was voiced by Lee Unkrich’s daughter, Hannah. The director re-purposed those same recordings for Molly in the home video footage shown at the beginning of “Toy Story 3.”
Another character who returns for Toy Story 3 is Andy’s toy-torturing neighbor Sid. Here is a photo of Sid from the original:
Unfortunately there is no photo of the cameo online yet. Sid appears as a garbage man. You will recognize him because of his black and white skull t-shirt.
The calendar in Andy’s room which used to show an image from A Bug’s Life now has a picture of a Snot Rod, a character from Cars.
Both calendars, even though set years apart, are turned to the month of August.
Above Andy’s closet is a street sign for W. Cutting Blvd….
the street on which Pixar’s original headquarters were based. The pins on the map in Andy’s room correspond to the hometowns of “Toy Story 3” production staff.
Andy has a banner hanging on one of the walls in his room that reads “P.U.”
P.U. stands for Pixar University, a professional-development program for Pixar employees.
A postcard on the board on top of Andy’s dresser says…
“Carl and Ellie Fredricksen” on it.
Who of course, are from last year’s Pixar film Up.
On the same board is…
A Sports schedule sponsored by Pizza Planet.