Many of Pixar’s creations have children as the main characters. This makes sense as that’s their main audience. But, this also gives them an opportunity, time after time, to provide these children with toys from the “Toy Story” franchise.
We only need to pause the movies and look for the toys. In this case, Boo’s room from “Monster, Inc.” shows us she likes to play with Jessie, who we first met in “Toy Story 2” as Woody’s lady friend.
Up's Toy Story
"Up" was an emotional rollercoaster for all of us. The opening scene is a masterpiece in itself. If you were caught up in the film's heartfelt story, you might have missed a character you should be familiar with. Of course, at the time, you wouldn't have recognized the pink bear.
Lotso is the bad guy in "Toy Story 3." "Up" Came out in 2009, and "Toy Story 3" in 2010. The animators were giving us easter eggs we wouldn't have even known to look for! How clever.
Nemo and Buzz
"Finding Nemo" (2003) was one of Pixar's breakthrough hits. Because "Toy Story" was their first film, they like trying to incorporate it in almost every movie they make. There is a dentist named Dr. Sherman in"Finding Nemo."
In his office, there's a toy box, and if you look closely, you'll see that the toy box has a couple of toys you'd recognize. Buzz Lightyear is just outside, while inside of it, you can see Boo's bear from "Monsters, Inc."
Finding Inside Out
The sequel to "Finding Nemo" "Finding Dory" didn't make the same splash as the original movie, but it can still be enjoyed for its visuals as well as its easter eggs. "Inside Out "came out in 2015, and it taught us all valuable lessons about the importance of our feelings.
In 2016, "Finding Dory" hit theaters. In one scene, we can see poor Dory stuck in an aquarium. It seems that one of the girls looking at her is actually the girl from inside out, Riley, when she was younger.
The Genie's Crab
"Aladdin" is one of the movies that were made during a period of time that is now known as Disney's "Golden Age." Some of their best films were released around that time. "Aladdin" is prized for the Genie's character, who got a lot of its personality for its voice actor Robbie Williams.
In one scene, only for a brief second, the poor Genie's finger is bitten by a crab. This crab is no other than Ariel's sidekick Sebastian!