Toy Story 3 Madness: Part II – Allusions

16 Feb

How Well Do You Know Pixar?

Pixar has been known to drop references in their films from movies that they’ve produced in the past or upcoming movies that they are working on that are yet to be released, and Toy Story 3 is no exception to this little quirk. So lets make this into a game; we’ll call it:

How Well Do You Know Pixar?

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Q1: See anyone familiar in the following shot?

Hey... isn't that...?


Q2: Just another day at the daycare… Hey, isn’t that __ from __?

Do I know you?


Q3: Do I sense a little tension here?  Hey, another familiar face!

Another familiar face!


Q4: *Gasp* Impostor!!  Who doesn’t belong here?

Impostor!


Q5: A little shameless product placement; can you spot it?


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A little stumped? Click here for answers =)

Q1: See anyone familiar in the following shot?

Hey... isn't that...?

If you’ve guessed Mr. Ray the Scientific Stingray from Finding Nemo (voiced by Pixar story artist, Up co-director, and voice of Dug the dog: Bob Peterson), then you’re right!



Q2: Just another day at the daycare… Hey, isn’t that __ from __?

Do I know you?

Yeps! It’s Lightning McQueen from Cars!!  Don’t see him?  He’s right next to the girl with the polka dots headband.


Q3: Do I sense a little tension here? Hey, another familiar face!

Another familiar face!

It’s the moo-ing tractor from Cars!!  Sneaky little thing…


Q4: *Gasp* Impostor!! Who doesn’t belong here?

Impostor!

See that furry grey bunny thing in the back?  It’s Totoro from Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro. It has been said that John Lasseter — Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer and director of Toy Story/ToyStory 2 —  is very good friends with Hayao Miyazaki, who is basically considered the Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg of Japan.  Wonder if Totoro appears in any other sequences in the film or just this one shot..


Q5: A little shameless product placement; can you spot it?


If you look carefully, you’ll see that this group of avid gamblers are betting with Re-Volting batteries — the sponsor of racer #84 in Cars.

So did you pass the test? =)

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Check out Part 1&3!!

Toy Story Madness: Part 1 – New Trailer

Toy Story Madness: Part 3 – Random Pixar Facts

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