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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  • traeheart77
    traeheart77Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:53 am
    I LOVE PIXAR BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME BUT MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MARVEL STUDIOS BECAUSE THAT IS BETTER THAN AWESOME IT IS GONNA MAKE ME SPEECHLESS. (marvel is way better than awesome so dont judge me okay).....
    • spykitten
      spykittenMonday, March 9, 2020 at 10:36 am
      I love Pixar!
      • contolfreak
        contolfreakTuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:59 am
        Disney is so magical I would love to see this ;3
        • kasekeno-157316675321
          kasekeno-157316675321Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:35 am
          wow that was so cool
          • bsc
            bscSaturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:45 am
            Wow!
            • ilovemummy
              ilovemummyTuesday, January 21, 2020 at 3:57 pm
              i have disney plus it good :]
              • meisboi
                meisboiMonday, December 9, 2019 at 11:23 am
                it is cool ;)
                • 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.