Mickey Mouse is Disney’s most iconic character, which is why they love finding creative ways of incorporating his image into almost each and every animated movie they make. This means fans can always watch Disney movies and try to spot Mickey.
Disney has been hiding Mickey in their movies for decades, which means you can practically play this game forever. Some hard-to-spot examples are Dumbo’s bath and Shang’s horse. Both feature Mickey’s outline.
In one scene in "Tangled," Rapunzel and Flynn go to a bookshop. If you've learned anything by now, you know that books make for great easter eggs, and animators rarely skip on the opportunity to hide shoutouts in them.
You have to look closely, but if you do, you'll be able to see that the bookstore holds many books that have turned into Disney films. There's a copy of "The Little Mermaid on a table," "Sleeping Beauty" can be found next to the window, and finally, "Beauty And The Beast" is on the wooden floor.
Woods of California
Everyone remembers the heartbreaking scene in "Beauty And The Beast" when Belle loses her father during a storm in the woods. We don't recommend rewatching this tragic scene, but if you do, you'll notice that there's a sign in the woods.
At first, the writing on the sign looks worn-down and incomprehensible. If you pause the scene and squint, you might be able to make out two names: "Anaheim" and "Valencia." Disneyland is in Anaheim, while Valencia is where CalArts is located. These two places mean a lot to Disney animators.
The first "Toy Story" movie was originally released in 1995. Not many know that it was actually Pixar's first feature-length film, as well as being the first movie ever to be produced using only CGI. This could be the reason why the real estate company that sells Andy's house is called “Virtual Reality.”
CGI changed the entire film industry in wild ways. Today, almost anything can be made using this technique, which is why we get so many cool movies with special effects. Pixar gave a nod to the technology in this easter egg.
A "Thank You" in Disguise
Lilo and Stitch, which came out in 2002, is one of Disney's most underrated films. This could be because it doesn't feature a princess rather tells the story of an orphan. In one scene, the main character, Lilo, goes to an animal shelter with her sister. Lilo wants to adopt a dog but picks Stitch, who is clearly not actually a dog.
Stitch's adoption papers seem like they are just that, but if you stop the scene and read them, you'll find they aren't adoption papers at all, but a thank you in disguise. The note thanks to everyone who was involved in making the movie.