13 Times Pixar Movies Were Even More Accurate Than You Realized

Most of the time, movies do their best to be accurate. Sometimes it’s not possible, or changing a certain detail can make for a better story, or maybe one that’s easier to follow, more palatable, etc.

Pixar is famous for their attention to detail, but if you think you know what that means, you might have to think again once you scan these 13 totally crazy accuracies that exist in their films.

13. This is downright hilarious.

And also delightful.

In Toy story 2 (1999) When Al is about to hang up with the Japanese Toy museum buying Woody. He says “Don’t touch my mustache”. This is him mispronouncing. “どういたしまして” (Dōitashimashite) which means You’re Welcome in Japanese. from MovieDetails

12. They could have used a bloodhound.

But then they wouldn’t have been able to hear anything over the baying.

In Up (2009), Dug is the only dog to successfully track down the Tropical Bird because he is the only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All the others are Guard Dog breeds. from MovieDetails

11. It’s from getting things out of the oven.

And trying to do it too fast.

in ratatouille (2007) colette has a scar on her wrist. The scars are actually from burn marks that chefs in real life have… i think from MovieDetails

10. Kind of makes you feel even more sorry for him.

And he was already a pretty sympathetic character.

In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense. from MovieDetails

9. This is really amazing attention to detail.

I never would have imagined some of that.

In Ratatouille (2007) When Linguini is chopping leeks for the soup you can see a green smear on the cutting board that actually happens when cutting green vegtables. Also his bite marks are still there from when Remy bit him a couple of days before. from MovieDetails

8. Marine biologists must have been so delighted.

There really is something for everyone.

In Finding Nemo, Bruce the shark starts crying when Marlin starts talking about Nemo, saying “I never knew my father”. Male sharks mate with the female then leave, so baby sharks never actually meet their father. from MovieDetails

7. I wonder if Spencer knew what he was getting into.

He probably still would have signed up, but still.

In the Incredibles (2004), director Brad Bird wanted to give Dash a realistic out-of-breath voice in certain scenes so he made actor Spencer Fox run four laps around the Pixar studio until he got tired. from MovieDetails

6. To be fair, I don’t think kids like any veggies on their pizza.

No matter where they live.

In Inside Out, the pizza toppings were changed from broccolis to bell peppers in Japan, since kids in Japan don’t like bell peppers. Pixar localised the joke. from MovieDetails

5. I do like to learn something new every day.

This is some great research.

In the Pixar short Boundin’ (2003), a Model T is seen driving up a hill backwards. This is because Model T’s relied on gravity to supply their engine with fuel, and driving up a steep hill could cause the engine to stall. The solution, if you had to drive up a steep hill, was to drive up in reverse from MovieDetails

4. Some rules just can’t be broken.

It wouldn’t make sense!

In “The Incredibles,” the reason the court room scene is drawn as opposed to animated like the rest of the movie is because it is illegal to record in a courtroom without proper supervisions. from MovieDetails

3. I guess it being creepy is just a bonus.

It works, though.

In Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’(1997) the grasshopper leader Hopper remarks that the ant princess Atta don’t “smell like the queen” while moving his antennas across her face. That’s because it’s how insects IRL actually smell since they don’t have noses. from MovieDetails

2. That’s a lot of people.

I hope there’s plenty of room in the afterlife.

In Soul (2020), the first soul assigned is number 108,210,121,415. This lines up with the current estimate from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), which estimates that more than 108 billion humans have existed on earth. from MovieDetails

1. You instinctively know it looks right.

And now you know why!

In Cars (2006), Lightning McQueen’s body shakes much more than Mater’s because McQueen is a racecar with firmer suspension, which means the bumpy roads make him shake more aggressively than normal cars that have softer suspension. from MovieDetails

I need to be more detail oriented I think. Sheesh!

If you’re a Disney fan and have more fun facts like these stored in your brain, share them with us in the comments!