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Tiggerific Trivia ~ Monsters University Hidden Gems

Monsters University Hidden Gems

Did you know?
Pixar has a tradition of hiding Easter eggs or "Hidden Gems" in full-length animated films for it's fans to spot. Last week as we watched Monsters University Peter and I just about burst with enthusiasm (yes, we are that geeky) as one by one they appeared on the screen.

The number:
“A113” appears in every Disney-Pixar animated film. It's popped up on the license plate on Andy's Mom's minivan in Toy Story to the courtroom number in Up. In Monsters University it is the School of Scaring classroom which is pictured above. It is a reference to a CalArts classroom in which John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, and Andrew Stanton while at CalArts.

The Truck:
The Toy Story Pizza Truck has appeared in every Disney-Pixar animated film except the Incredibles. It was scanned by EVE in Wall-E, parked in front of a mobile home in A Bug's Life and Monster Inc, it does a drive by in Finding Nemo and appears twice in Up. In Monsters university it is sitting in the driveway next to the JOX fraternity house. Look carefully as Mike is riding the pig past the fraternity houses.

The Luxo Ball:
The 1986 short film Luxo Jr. was the first Pixar Animation Studios release during the studio's official launch. The Luxo ball is jumped on by Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story and makes an appearance in the girl's room that flies by in Up. In Monster University it is pictured as graffiti on the wall during the Scare Games.


We spotted a few more Hidden Gems but we're saving them for another Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia.

Have a Tiggerific Day!  
Focused on the Magic Deb
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  1. Nice trivia, Deb! Great stuff!

  2. Thanks Mike! I really enjoyed seeing #MonstersU and the Hidden Gems where just a lot of fun to spot.

  3. I love looking for the Easter eggs in all the Pixar movies! I actually few of them while watching Monsters University. It usually takes me watching a few times before I find any, so I was excited to find some the first time I saw it!

  4. I need to rewatch all the Pixar movies now so I can pick them. I did notice the ball though and thought it look familiar but I couldn't pin point how.

  5. I had no idea that Disney did that .... Hmmmmm I don't watch Disney but I am going to with my GS just to see what I can see. Interesting bit of Trivia

  6. It is so much fun! We were nudging each other and nodding as we were watching MonstersU. I can't wait for the DVD so we can find some more!

  7. Lol, now you have an excuse (not like Disney fans ever really need one;) to watch all the old Pixar movies. I thought the ball was one of the harder ones to spot.

  8. Me too! I've heard that the dinosaur from Pixar's next movie and possibly some Toy Story characters are in there too!

  9. Fantastic trivia this week! Did you actually take pics of the movie screen? You really ARE good!

  10. You know I love the Pixar Easter Eggs - what a GREAT catch!

  11. I've watched the movies a LOT over the past few years and started collecting the info - http://www.disneybabiesblog.com/p/history-and-trivia.html I've got a list of some/most of them!

  12. I love the Pixar Easter Eggs! I'm excited to watch for these on DVD!!

  13. Love the trivia, so fun to see all the hidden gems in the movies.


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