Did You Catch All Of Pixar Animation's 'Inside Out' Easter Eggs?

We hope you've had time to see Pixar Animation's latest triumph, Inside Out, in theaters. It's one of the best movies of the year so far, and there's a good chance it will make several year-end lists for being one of the best of 2015 overall.

And like every Pixar movie, it's ripe with easter eggs referencing all of the animation studio's movies that came before it. Some are hard to spot, others are pretty easy to see. And we run through as many of them as we can below. Check out all the Inside Out easter eggs after the jump!



There are several easter eggs that are hard to spot because they're in the thousands of memory orbs inside Riley's mind, but the most abundant memories in the orbs are filled with moments from Carl and Ellie's opening romance story from the first 10 minutes of Up.

The Pizza Planet Truck

Pizza Planet Truck

It's not easy to spot, but director Pete Docter and co-director Del Carmen say that the Pizza Planet truck can be seen three times throughout Inside Out. More than likely, it can be spotted in one of the memory orbs inside Riley's mind, but there's plenty of automobiles in San Francisco, so the Pizza Planet truck may be among them. It's just a shame they couldn't stop San Francisco from ruining pizza.

For the Birds

For the Birds

During the drive to their new home in San Francisco, Riley and her family drive by the birds from the Pixar short For the Birds, sitting on a telephone wire.

The Good Dinosaur

Good Dinosaur Details

Riley and her family make a quick stop to take some photos of dinosaur statues on the side of the road, and one of those prehistoric creatures just so happens to be from Pixar's upcoming movie The Good Dinosaur (watch the teaser trailer right here).

Oui, Chef


In Riley's family's San Francisco apartment, if you look on one of the tables, you'll see a cooking magazine that features Colette from Ratatouille on the cover.


Pixar - A113

This number makes an appearance in every single Pixar movie as a reference to the CalArts animation classroom where brilliant minds like Pete Docter and John Lasster got their start. In Inside Out, Riley's classroom is A113, and she also passes by the same number as graffiti spray-painted on a building when she's running away. Also, the train car that Bing Bong, Joy and Sadness hop on is 113.

A Familiar Playground


In one of Riley's childhood memories, she's at a playground, coming down a slide. With the exception of the different, slide, the rest of the playground is an exact copy of the same one seen at Sunnyside Day Care Center in Toy Story 3.

Around the World

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Inside the mind of Riley's teacher, there's a globe that Anger is smashing its head on. That exact same globe also appears in Andy's room in all three Toy Story films. You can also see the globe in Riley's classroom.

La Luna

La Luna

Another easter egg in Riley's classroom references another one of Pixar's short films as a poster features the star-fishing boy from La Luna.

Pete Docter is Angry

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Director Pete Docter is the voice of Anger inside the mind of Riley's father. And it's no coincidence that Docter is a voice inside Riley's father's mind, because he also made the move from Minnesota to California for his own job.

Chinese Takeout


The Chinese food boxes that Riley and her family are eating out of are the exact same boxes from A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc.,  Toy Story 2 and Ratatouille.

Hey, Ted

Monsters Inc

The giant legs of the monster Ted from Monsters Inc. can be seen in Inside Out. However, they don't belong to a full monster, as they appear as a giant prop between stages on the studio lot of Dream Productions.

Imagination Land Board Games

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Imagination Land has a whole bunch of random stuff inside of it, but there's one particular board game that directly references another Pixar movie. There's a box for a game called Find Me! and right on the box is a fish that looks exactly like little Nemo from Finding Nemo. There's also a game called Dinosaur World that could reference The Good Dinosaur, but it's less of a direct reference.

Forget it Jake, It's Chinatown

Inside Out

It's an easy joke for cinephiles to get, but in case you didn't get it, here's the deal. Towards the end of the movie, two cops are questioning the cloud woman whose husband was blown away by Joy, Sadness and Bing Bong in Imagination Land. When they come busting through town again, one of the cops gets worked up about it, but the other says, "Forget it, Jake. It's Cloudtown." That's a variation on the same quote about the corrupt Chinatown from the iconic film noir appropriately called, Chinatown.

The Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

In the nightmare sequence where Riley's new apartment becomes spooky, you can hear part of the score from the popular Disney Parks attraction The Haunted Mansion.

Having a Ball

Toy Story - Pixar Ball

The iconic ball with a red star on it can be spotted in a flashback looking at Riley and Bing Bong playing together. In addition, Riley's backpack has a sticker with the red star on it.

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

One of Pixar's good luck charms, John Ratzenberger continues his streak by voicing Fritz, one of the workers who helps rebuild the control panel in Riley's Headquarters at the very end of the movie.

Skull and Camouflage Shirts


One of the "cool girls" in Riley's classroom is sporting a skull t-shirt that is the inverse of the same shirt that Sid wore in the original Toy Story. In addition, one of the other girls is wearing a camouflage shirt where the pattern is made of Toy Story characters


Inside Out

In Dream Productions, there's a poster on the wall for a dream called I'm Falling for a Very Long Time Into a Pit, and the design is a dead ringer for the poster for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

The Tri-County Area


Throughout the Toy Story movies the Tri-County area is referenced as the setting for the franchise. It appears Inside Out takes place in the same fictional Northern California area as some banners in the hockey arena where Riley has tryouts tout the victory's of the Tri-County youth hockey league.


Cars 2

The cars in the city of San Francisco are all inspired by the vehicles of Cars 2, and supposedly some of them have bumper stickers from the Pixar sequel as well.

Hockey Rink or Museum?

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As a tribute to the Walt Disney Family Museum, Riley's hockey rink exists in the the exact spot that the real-life museum is located in San Francisco. It seems like a weird tribute to replace an iconic location with a fictional one, but whatever.

Jangles the Clown

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Story artists Ronnie del Carmen and Domee Shi revealed that Jangles the clown is a tribute to the late Joe Ranft, a Pixar writer, animator and storyboard artist. The clown is modeled after Ranft's own Buttocks the clown costume.

Dead Mouse


Finally, this is kind of a twisted easter egg. But when Riley and her family arrive in their new San Francisco apartment, there's a dead rat in the middle of the floor. It's sad to think about, but the rat looks a lot like the little chef Remy from Ratatouille. I'm sure even little kids immediately thought of Remy when they saw that dead rat. Maybe there's bugs from A Bug's Life in there too.

That's all the easter eggs we could round up. Thanks to Yahoo, ScreenRant, The Disney Blog, Pixar Post, Hypable and Inquisitr for offering additional insight into the easter eggs of Inside Out. There's likely many more than this that we'll learn about once we start seeing the movie over and over again, but this is a pretty good start. Let us know what we missed in the comments!