24 Times Pixar Paid Very Close Attention To Detail6 min read
One thing about Pixar: They think of EVERYTHING.
In Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear’s wings are identical to actual airplane navigation lights.
In Toy Story 2, Barbie mentions that retailers didn’t order enough Buzz Lightyear toys to meet demand, which was very true.
In Monsters, Inc., the clocks on the scare floor actually move along with the passage of time.
Bruce cries about never meeting his dad in Finding Nemo because, like the males of some other species, male sharks don’t stay around after mating.
Dash is sitting in the front seat of the car instead of the back because The Incredibles takes place in the ’60s, before it was recommended, and later required, that children sit in the back.
Speaking of cars, when Lightning McQueen and Mater are being chased by Frank in Cars, McQueen is shaking a lot more because race cars have firmer suspensions.
In Ratatouille, the ratatouille that Remy makes was designed by real-life chef Thomas Keller, based on a recipe that takes four hours to prepare.
There’s a robot in WALL-E typing on a keyboard that’s made up of only 0s and 1s, indicating they’re communicating through binary code.
Carl’s blimp is parked in an accessible parking spot of Fenton’s Ice Cream at the end of Up.
Young MacGuffin’s lines in Brave may sound like gibberish to most people, but he’s actually speaking Doric, a dialect spoken in Northeast Scotland.
In Monster’s University, the statue’s foot at the School of Scaring is noticeably lighter than the rest of the statue because of everyone rubbing it for good luck, a tradition at many schools.
In Inside Out, Joy never casts a shadow because she’s a source of light.
At the beginning of The Good Dinosaur, the continents on Earth are still connected, since it takes place 65 million years ago, before they shifted apart.
The bag that Jacques is in at the end of Finding Dory is clean because he’s a skunk cleaner shrimp and they’re known for keeping tanks and fish clean because they eat dead cells, tissue, parasites, and bacteria.
In Cars 3, Chick Hick’s eyes move as he is presenting on television, making it look as if he’s reading from a teleprompter.
When Héctor’s friend Chicharrón is forgotten in Coco, the hammock he and Hector are sitting on shows a shift in weight.
In Incredibles 2, Elastigirl speaks out of the side of her mouth because Holly Hunter, who voices the character, is deaf in her left ear.
Gabby Gabby’s eyes in Toy Story 4 move slightly when she moves her head, like a doll.
Officer Colt Bronco in Onward drives a Ford Bronco, which is fitting because, you know, horses.
In Soul, the first soul that’s matched with their mentor is named 108,210,121,415, which matches the estimate for the number of humans that have existed on Earth.
And finally, the telescope scene in Luca features the actual star cluster Pleiades.
Are there any that I missed? Which ones surprised you the most? Let me know in the comments!
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