http://moviepilot.com/posts/3867638Finding Dory is only three weeks away which means the Pixar universe is about to expand again and there will be all new Easter Eggs to find — If you don't want to read the full article feel free to check out the video version here:
Its impossible to know exactly what they are going to throw at us, but I’ve got a few ideas to help you get started! These are my Top 10 things to look for in Finding Dory!
10.–8. Pizza Planet Truck, A113, and the Luxo Ball
Lets start off with the easy ones — these three Easter Eggs appear in every single Pixar film, with the exception of the Pizza Planet truck which is only missing from The Incredibles.
Rest assured though it will be in Finding Dory. Director Andrew Stanton said on Twitter to look for it in the first 20 min.
A113 (if you don’t know) is the class room number at Cal Institute of the Arts where many animators hone their craft. As such, this Easter Egg can be found in other animated features — not just Pixar movies.
The Luxo Ball, or Pixar Ball (I’m never sure which to call it), first appeared in Luxo Jr. Pixar’s first ever film. Luxo Jr. is an animated short created by Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter that shows two lamps playing with the iconic ball.
Fun Fact: Luxo is actually a real-life brand of lamps, but the iconic Pixar Lamp, “Luxo Jr,” is not one one of their products, it's an original design by Lasseter himself. In fact as far as I know, it can only be purchased as part of a rare collectible Blu-Ray edition of Up.
The ball is not much easier to come by, and can only be purchased in person from the Pixar gift shop on location at their studio in Emeryville. Finding Dory will partly take place in an aquarium that I'm sure will have its own gift shop — that would be a good place to look!
If you missed any of these three in The Good Dinosaur, the Pizza Planet truck is in the asteroid belt, the Luxo ball is part of their "acid trip" and the A113 appears in the fence posts around the chickens.
7. P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
One of the only things Dory could remember in Finding Nemo was the name and address of the dentist who kidnapped Nemo and 13 years later we all still remember it too.
A picture of Darla, the infamous fish-killing niece of P. Sherman, can already be seen in this image — which we now know now is a fish quarantine area. This makes me wonder if the employees here have a connection to the dentist in Finding Nemo. Maybe her parents work there or are related to P. Sherman? That could explain Darla’s fascination with fish and/or why Nemo was going to be her gift. In any case I’d keep my eye on all boxes and envelopes to see if they have had a delivery from the iconic address.
Oh how I love Lava the short film that played before Inside Out and tells the love story of two volcanoes. In Lava we see two sea turtles that look very much like Crush, although I doubt its actually him.
We also know Lava is supposed to be part of how Hawaii was formed and we know in Finding Dory that they are traveling from the great barrier reef to California, which puts Hawaii right in their path! Plus, it looks like they are traveling with the sea turtles to get there! I mean if there is not a Lava Easter Egg they are seriously missing an obvious opportunity!
5. John Ratzenberger
If you don’t know, John Ratzenberger has voiced a character in every single Pixar movie, and is sure to do so again. This may sound like low-hanging fruit, but I bumped it up on the list because Finding Dory presents him with an interesting opportunity. In Finding Nemo he voices a school of fish that Marlin and Dory encounter on their way to Sydney, but since they are traveling in a different direction this time I’m doubting they will run into the same school of fish. This means for the first time Ratzenberger could voice two different characters within the same series.
The obvious move would to have him play a similar role but just voice a different school of fish. They have been getting sneakier with him though — in The Good Dinosaur he only had one nearly unrecognizable line as Earl the raptor.
4. Alexander Gould
This is another voice Easter Egg. Alexander Gould was the original voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo, but since then he has done some growing up, his voice has changed and now Nemo will be played by Hayden Rowlence.
Pixar didn’t forget about Gould though and has announced that he will have a cameo role in Finding Dory. This could be hard to spot simply because I don’t know what he sounds like these days, but be on the lookout in the credits for his name to see who he was!
Buy-N-Large is the company in Wall-E that eventually takes over and ruins the Earth with over-pollution. The trailers from Finding Dory seem to make it pretty clear that pollution will be a heavy theme in the movie, with trash littered all over the place under water.
Not to mention Finding Dory is directed by Andrew Stanton who just so happened to also direct Wall-E. Plus, Pixar has used this Easter Egg before: BnL can also be spotted in Up as the company that makes Carl leave his house and Toy Story 3 on Buzz’s batteries.
2. Someone/thing from CoCo or Cars 3
It's a tradition in Pixar to hide an egg for their next upcoming film in their current film. For example Hank the septapus can be seen in the swimming scene of The Good Dinosaur. Pixar’s next two films are Cars 3 and CoCo, both of which are scheduled to come out next year.
For Cars 3 all I can suggest is: Look for cars.
Coco is supposed to follow a boy named Miguel from Mexico who discovers a family mystery regarding Dia de las Muertas — the day of the dead. There is not much to go on except for this pic of Miguel and the logo so any kid with a guitar is suspect as is any skull imagery!
1. The Tank Gang
It has felt like a forgone conclusion that Nemo’s tank mates from Finding Nemo would make it back into the sequel, but now I’m not so sure.
Director Andrew Stanton recently tweeted that if you are reeeeeeally patient you will get to see them (maybe). This to me sounds like a post-credits scene, so if you have not seen them by the time the movie ends make sure you stick around till the end. The question is: Will they have gotten out of the bags yet?
And there you go, there are my top 10 things to look for in Finding Dory, I hope this helps you in your egg hunting, after you see the movie you’ll have to come let me know what you found. Also, let me know down in the comment section below any Easter Eggs you hope to see or any you think I may have missed.
I hope that helps get everyone started! What other Easter Eggs do you hope to see in Finding Dory? Let me know which ones you find after the movies comes out on June 17!