This one has been around for years. Ever since some intrepid, young fan noticed a little something out of place or a familiar image, the idea that all Pixar movies belong in the same shared universe has been out there. There’s a lot backing the theory up too as many people have identified clues in each film that point to one another. Of course, this kind of thing isn’t usually acknowledged outright by the creators. It took decades before the folks behind Disney’s Aladdin confirmed the opening scene with the narrator selling the lamp was the same ‘person’ as Genie. Maybe it’s been long enough, since today, Pixar officially posted proof on their Toy Story Facebook page!
The video posted early this morning touches on 18 separate connections between films showing how a character or icon pops up from everything between The Good Dinosaur to Monster’s Inc.
This isn’t the first time Pixar has teased about their shared universe connections. It’s been a poorly kept secret for years that the Pizza Planet delivery truck has been spotted in more films than just Toy Story and eagle-eyed fans have even found carvings in the witch’s hut in Brave that share a stark resemblance to a certain scary monster. This video doesn’t give away every easter egg Pixar has dropped into their films, but it does acknowledge that they exist, which supports the headline of this article: the Pixar Connected Universe Theory is confirmed!
And now, without further ado, the video can be found right here:
Oh my spurs! You ain’t never seen Easter eggs like these, partner. 👀
Posted by Toy Story on Sunday, January 15, 2017