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The Secrets of ‘Up!’

posted by Nell Minow

Look for these hidden goodies in this week’s release of the Pixar movie “Up,” the story of an amazing adventure that begins with a house lifted aloft by balloons. How many can you find?up-pixar.jpg

  • In the sequence where Carl’s house first lifts up, the Luxo Jr. ball can be seen in the girl’s bedroom as the house goes by her window.
  • The Pizza Planet Truck, which first made an appearance in Toy Story, has made a cameo in nearly every Pixar film. In Up, the Pizza Planet truck can be seen at an intersection when Carl’s house flies over the town. The truck makes as second appearance in the Fentons Creamery parking lot at the end of the film.
  • The number A113, which refers to Brad Bird and John Lasseter’s former classroom at CalArts, makes an appearance in every Pixar film. A113 is the courtroom number when Carl makes an appearance to plead his case.
  • Fentons ice cream parlor in the movie is based on the real Fentons Creamery in Oakland, California.
  • The flight number on Carl and Ellie’s tickets to Venezuela is 2319 – the same number as the alert in Monsters, Inc. when George Sanderson has a kid’s sock on his back.
  • When Russell and Carl join Muntz for dinner in his dirigible, Carl is actually served the scallop dish from Ratatouille.


    • jestrfyl

      Extreme minutiae – I love it! Is there a site that lists all these connections? Sadly, no one I know is impressed by this knowledge. But I think it is cool.

    • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

      It is fun to feel like an insider, isn’t it? Here’s one good compilation: http://www.moviemistakes.com/eastereggs

    • UP lover

      i think that at the very beginging of the movie, the house from monster house is seen on the street.

    • Alex

      There is lotso from toy story 3 in this when the girls room is like a disco it is in the corner next to her bed

    • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

      Thanks, Alex!

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