Thursday, November 11, 2010

Toy Story 3 and The Shining

I really like how Pixar always hides easter eggs in their films.  Toy Story 3 is full of them but today I am just focusing on the references to The Shining.  If you know anything about Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich it's that he loves The Shining.  So here are the three references in the film that I know of.

Check out the license plate on Sid's garbage truck.


and this screen name.


Both are references to room 237, the room Danny is told never to enter in The Shining.


This next one is a little tougher.


Check out the crazy design on the tissue box.


This is not the first time Pixar has used that carpet design either.  Can you find it in the original Toy Story?


10 comments:

  1. If anyone doesn't know, the commentator above is referring to the floor pattern of Sid's house in (I think) the original Toy Story being the same as the one you see in the last picture.

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  2. Sids house... not sure how I know that. Great catches on the Room 237 things, and honestly, I have NO clue how you picked up on that tissue box... Great eye & article!

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  3. Room 237 is in reference to the classroom number that many of Pixar's original animators had their first animation class at while they were enrolled at California Institute of the Arts. John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker, Henry Selick and Tim Burton all were classmates and the number 237/room 237 is in reference to that and placed in many pixar films as an easter egg.

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  4. Patrick- That's A113. It's the license plate on Andy's Mom's van.

    Jax - You're right, it's the carpet at Sid's house.

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