30 Small Details Hidden In Pixar Movies That You Might Have Missed

Published 4 years ago

Who doesn’t love Pixar movies? They’re fun, quirky, and are always full of relatable characters – and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably seen Finding NemoRatatouille, and the Toy Story movies countless times. However, colorful characters and enthralling stories aren’t the only things the animation studio is known for. Turns out Pixar loves to hide all sorts of tiny details in their movies – details you only notice if you look veeeeery closely.

People are pointing out all of the small details hidden in Pixar movies that you might have missed and the amount of attention they put into them will leave you amazed. From paintings in the background to the toppings on pizza – see them all in the gallery below! And if you want more, check out our previous post here!

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#1 When Mike Marks An X On The Calendar In Red Marker, It’s Brighter And Fresher Than The Rest Of The Marks, Which Have Dried

#2 In “Toy Story 4,” Mr Potato Head Is Voiced Posthumously By Don Rickles (Who Passed Away In 2017)

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The Pixar team mined through more than two decades of Rickles’ voice sessions, outtakes for other films, theme parks, toys,…etc. to piece together the performance.

#3 In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds

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#4 In “Up” (2009), Ellie’s Things Are Rounded While Carl’s Things Are Square, Matching Their Respective Character Designs

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#5 Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music… Even Though It Would’ve Been Easy To Just Fake It

#6 In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out

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#7 In “Cars” The Canyons Are All Old Cars And Hood Ornaments

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#8 In Finding Dory, Jacques’s Bag Is Cleaner Than All The Other Bags. This Is Because He’s A Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Which Means He Eats Dead Tissue And Other Organisms

#9 In “Up” (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years

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#10 In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family

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#11 Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet

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#12 For Monsters Inc. (2001) Due To Mary Gibbs Who Played Boo Being So Young, It Was Difficult To Get Her To Stay In The Recording Booth To Perform Her Lines. So They Decided To Follow Her Around With A Microphone And Cut Her Lines Together Using The Random Things/Noises She Say Whilst Playing

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#13 In Inside Out (2015), Riley’s Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

#14 Bob Par In The Incredibles (2004) Has Most Of His Cubical Taken Up By A Pillar Which Is Why It’s So Cramped, I Can’t Believe I Never Noticed This Before

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#15 In Ratatouille, The Dog Barking At Remy Is Doug From Up

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#16 In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill Is A Moorish Idol. This Species Is Known To Not Handle Captivity Well, So Him Being The One Who Constantly Comes Up With Escape Plans Makes Sense

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#17 The Playing Cards In Riley’s Imagination Feature Her Dad’s Face As The King, Her Mom’s Face As The Queen, And Her Face As The Jack (Except The J Is Changed To An R For “Riley”)

#18 In Monsters U Power Comes From Screams Which Appear As A Gaseous State In The Scream Tanks. Because Power Here Is A Gas, Light Switches Are Valves And Instead Of Wires There Are Pipes

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#19 In One Closeup Shot, You Can See That Andy Marked The Height Of His Various Toys Against The Door Jamb

#20 In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke

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#21 For A Scene In Ratatouille (2007) Where Linguini Is Wet From Jumping In The River, They Got A Member Of Crew (Kesten Migdal) To Jump In A Swimming Pool In A Chef’s Uniform To See Where The Uniform Would Normally Stick To On The Body When Wet

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#22 For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida’s 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements

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#23 Wall-E. My 8 Year Old Noticed Rex, While Wall-E Is Organizing His Findings In His Home

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#24 In Coco (2017), A Collection Of Piñatas Of Other Pixar Characters Can Be Seen Hanging From A Building

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#25 In The Incredibles (2004), Director Brad Bird Wanted To Give Dash A Realistic Out-Of-Breath Voice In Certain Scenes So He Made Actor Spencer Fox Run Four Laps Around The Pixar Studio Until He Got Tired

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#26 In Incredibles 2 (2018), Elastigirl’s New Super Suit Is Designed By Devtech. Her Suit Is The Only One To Be Damaged, Indicating Edna Mode’s Superior Designing Ability

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#27 The Name Of Pixar’s 2018 Short, Bao, Is A Play On Words. 包, Pronounced “Bao”, Is The Mandarin Chinese Word For “Dumpling”; However, This Pronunciation Is Shared By 宝, Meaning “Treasure” Or “Baby”, And 保, Meaning “Protect” Or “Defend”

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#28 In Finding Nemo, Bruce The Shark Starts Crying When Marlin Starts Talking About Nemo, Saying “I Never Knew My Father”. Male Sharks Mate With The Female Then Leave, So Baby Sharks Never Actually Meet Their Father

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#29 After Cars (2006) Lost Out On The Oscar For Best Animated Movie To Happy Feet (2006), Which Utilized Motion Capture, Pixar Placed A “Quality Assurance Guarantee” At The End Of Their Next Movie Ratatouille (2007) To Remind The Academy They Animate Every Single Frame Of Their Movies Manually

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#30 At The End Of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007) Anton Ego Is A Little Bit Fatter. This Is Especially Poignant Since He States, “I Don’t Like Food, I Love It… If I Don’t Love It I Don’t Swallow.”

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