Pixar impresses us again and again with their amazing movies alone, and so the fact that they also get super sneaky with them basically makes them movie geniuses.
They recently released a video showing connections throughout their films, which adds even more fuel to the fire that there’s a giant Pixar universe out there somewhere in which we all wish we could live.
Maybe you’ve noticed some of the connections on your own, maybe not. Either way, they’re simply awesome and Branding Mafia is mind blown at this display of creativity.
First up, we have an aquarium scene from Finding Dory. All of the kids are having a great time watching the fish, including...
Yep, that Riley. From Inside Out.
Zooming into Riley’s head, we see Joy and the crew looking at old memories.
Specifically, “the time with the dinosaur.”
Specifically specifically, THIS guy from The Good Dinosaur, the one that keeps you if he names you.
So what about Arlo? Don’t worry, they’ve got him covered too.
He’s right here...
On the floor of a fake child’s room in Monsters University.
We all know the star student of Monsters U is James P. Sullivan...
Who’s right here...
In the movie Brave.
Also in Brave is this family.
They just so happen to be hanging on this building in Cars 2.
Oh yeah, remember Lightning McQueen?
So do the kids from Toy Story 3...
...because they play with him all the time.
Ugh and they play with this guy, but he must have gotten off the grill of that truck he was stuck on at the end of the movie, because someone else played with him as well.
See? Here he (or another Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, at the very least) is hanging out with this girl from Up.
I think we can all agree, however, that Dug from Up is easily one of the best characters.
So maybe that’s why they (kind of) used him in Ratatouille.
Also in Ratatouille, Chef Skinner goes on a crazy chase through the streets on his moped.
That moped ends up in a dump in Wall-E.
But wait, there’s more from Ratatouille! Remember the famous Gusteau’s?
Cars 2 put its own vehicular twist on it with Gastow’s.
Here we have Doc Hudson from the first Cars movie.
He got to make a cameo in The Incredibles as well.
And of course, Mr. Incredible was there too. He was a pretty popular guy...
...Seeing as the kids in the lobby of the dentist office in Finding Nemo like to read about him.
Speaking of Finding Nemo, I think we can all figure this one out pretty easily.
Oh but wait, looks like Boo was also a Toy Story fan, seeing as Jessie’s right there.
And finally, Toy Story keeps it in the family with a cameo of characters from A Bug’s Life.