Video Of The Week — Pixar Confirms The Shared Universe Theory

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Arlo from the Good Dinosaur makes an appearance in Monsters University (Photo Credit Disney/Pixar)

Disney is famous for creating interrelated plot lines across its superhero blockbusters – from Iron Man to The Avengers to the television series, Agents of Shield. Now, the movie studio has confirmed a theory first suggested by a fan in 2013 — the animated movies made by its subsidiary, Pixar, also share a common universe.

A113 - the classroom number common to many Pixar Films is portrayed twice in Finding Dory (Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar)

In a video released by Pixar early last week, the filmmakers revealed many Easter eggs —a reference to visual clues hidden in the various movies that reward eager fans similar to a traditional egg hunt. These include the delivery truck from Toy Story’s Pizza Planet, which has made an appearance in every Pixar movie except The Incredibles. Some like Arlo, the protagonist, in The Good Dinosaur, had a cameo role in both Toy Story and Monsters University, long before the movie was made.

These, of course, are just a handful of the hundreds of fun Easter eggs waiting to be discovered. So the next time you are watching a Disney or Pixar movie, be sure to pay close attention for the subtle connections.

Resources: fastcompany.com, Pixar-Facebook

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491 Comments
  • ticktok
    ticktokFriday, October 18, 2019 at 11:46 am
    So much disney
    • lovepup1
      lovepup1Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm
      I never Evannocited most before until know
      • ritis
        ritisTuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:26 pm
        That's so cool! I heard other people talking about it.
        • ticktok
          ticktokFriday, October 18, 2019 at 11:47 am
          I heard people talking about that to.
        • Hey guysMonday, June 17, 2019 at 7:48 am
          Nice movie
          • spykitten
            spykittenFriday, June 7, 2019 at 12:07 pm
            AWESOME!!!
            • tfue123
              tfue123Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:22 am
              awsome ilove dc hudred persent
              • ef123
                ef123Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm
                I love movie Easter eggs 🥚 it’s the best!!!!!!!,
                • spykitten
                  spykittenSunday, June 16, 2019 at 1:56 pm
                  I SO agree!
                • joeFriday, April 19, 2019 at 7:05 am
                  DC is the best
                  • kellencatmaster
                    kellencatmasterFriday, April 5, 2019 at 9:13 am
                    Iron Man is not disney, he is marvel.
                    • ethanfay23
                      ethanfay23Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:49 am
                      well actually he is because Disney bought out Marvel so Marvel is basically controlled by Disney.
                    • profoxy
                      profoxyMonday, March 25, 2019 at 4:30 am
                      What??????