Monday, May 23, 2011

Movie Fun - Wall-E

As I'm researching more and more, I'm finding out that not only are there the small references we've seen, but that Pixar hides these specific "Easter Eggs" in all of their films!

After recently watching Wall-E and realizing I couldn't find any, I decided to do some research!

There's always a reference to Apple, thanks to Steve Jobs' contribution to Pixar so many years ago.  Wall-E is no different.  The most obvious (?) reference is Wall-E's charge sound.  When fully charged, he plays the Apple start up sound!

Another standard, the pizza planet truck, is shown early in the movie, while EVE is scanning for plants.

A-113, an inside joke among Cal Arts, the school founded by Walt and Roy Disney.  A-113 references the animation classroom and is an Easter Egg in all of the movies, and apparently also referenced shows from the Simpsons to Tiny Toon Adventures.  In Wall-E, A-113 is the directive that EVE is following.

Luxo, Jr. - the lamp used in the Pixar short, is referenced when Wall-E makes a statue of EVE from garbage.  One of her arms is the older lamp!

The mechanical mice on the Axiom are known as Rem-E - referencing Ratatouille!

In Wall-E's house, you can find several eggs:

  • Hamm (Toy Story) is on the shelf
  • Look closely for Barbie's Car!
  • A Buzz Lightyear lunchbox can also be seen
  • The orange caution cone from Toy Story 2 can be seen inside the house and also in garbage piles.
There are so many more of these to look for, so if you're curious, check out the Pixar Wiki.  I also found some examples on Slashfilm.  Keep checking back as I'll be trying to do these weekly!

2 comments:

  1. This is very cool! I had no idea. Good excuse to re-watch all my faves :)

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  2. Thanks for the follow...Stopping by to follow back. I'll have to start looking for these in the movies!

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