Pixar’s Attention To Detail Was Off The Charts And Here Are Some Examples

If you’re even a casual fan of Pixar then you know that they don’t waste one single moment of any of their movies. Every detail is planned and executed with thought and meaning behind it, and fans delight in searching out all of the “easter eggs” they can find.

That said, even the most avid fans might have missed these 13 tidbits – because the level of detail is honestly hard to imagine.

13. I love everything about this movie.

The fact that it can teach us things, too, is super cool!

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

12. I never would have noticed that.

But maybe people who are more familiar with aviation would.

In Toy Story (1995) and most other depictions, Buzz Lightyear has accurately colored airplane navigation lights on the tip of his wings. from MovieDetails

11. Well now I want to eat this, clearly.

You can try it in real life!

In Ratatouille (2007), the ratatouille that Rémy prepares was designed by Chef Thomas Keller. It’s a real recipe. It takes at least four hours to make. from MovieDetails

10. I always wondered about that.

I just assumed they knew what they were doing.

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

9. They don’t need the rest of their numbers and letters.

So why would they be on the keyboard?

In Wall-E (2008), there’s a robot typing on a keyboard with only ones and zeroes, a reference to how technology is mainly made from binary code: ones and zeroes. from MovieDetails

8. It wasn’t just wishful thinking.

Those things used to be hard to find.

In Toy Story 2 (1999), Tour Guide Barbie’s statement about retailers not ordering enough Buzz Lightyear dolls to meet demand is a fact. Toy sellers underestimated the box office performance of Toy Story (1995) when it was released, they did not order enough dolls to keep up with demand. from MovieDetails

7. If anyone deserves it, he does.

Carl deserves everything in the world.

In Pixar’s UP (2009) Carl’s Blimp is parked in the handicapped spot at the end of the movie from MovieDetails

6. It would be such an easy thing to blow off.

But you had to know they would take the time to get it right.

Viewed Monsters Inc. yet again but in 4K HDR (thanks Walt!) and noticed wall clocks inside the factory stay true to the script – Monsters arrive 10 mins before 9am and clocks progressively move forward until Monsters clock out at 6pm. Wonder if French viewers objected to the long working hours. from MovieDetails

5. If you’re old enough, you probably knew this.

But these are the designs of the actual original Barbie dolls.

Image Credit: Buzzfeed

4. Not just a joke.

Now I feel kind of sorry for poor ol’ Bruce.

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

3. If you know about racing, this probably isn’t a surprise.

But for the rest of us, it’s super cool!

In Cars 2 (2011) different versions of the movie in different country features different racing driver aside from Lewis Hamilton. US and International features Jeff Gordon,Spain Fernando Alonso,Germany features Sebastian Vettel,and Russia features Vitaly Petrov from MovieDetails

2. If you have kids this is important.

Because you know they’re going to ask you.

In The Incredibles (2004). Dash is sitting in the front seat. Reflecting the lax child seating laws of the period, 1962. It wasn’t until the 80’s that child seating laws were enacted. from MovieDetails

1. Now I want to learn a new language.

I wonder if there’s anyone around who could teach me.

For Brave (2011), actor Kevin Mckidd opted to speak in Doric (a native Scottish dialect). Pixar had wanted him to speak in comedic gibberish, but were “blown away” when he suggested a native dialect. He only spoke 3 lines of Doric in the movie. from MovieDetails

Wow, I definitely didn’t see these and now I want to rewatch the movies.

What’s your favorite Pixar “easter egg?” Tell us in the comments!