Disney reveals three hidden gems from Pixar feature Monsters University, including the famed CalArts classroom, Room A113, the Pizza Planet delivery truck and Luxo.
Pixar fans love to scour the screen in search of the Hidden Gems the filmmakers sneak into each film: WALL•E’s explorations uncover a Mike Wazowski antenna ball, paying homage to Monsters, Inc., and in Up, the classic Luxo Jr. ball can be seen in the girl’s bedroom as Carl Fredricksen’s house flies by her window.
Disney has unveiled three such gems from Pixar’s Monsters University, shown below:
A113 – The School of Scaring classroom number is A113, which refers to the former classroom of John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton at CalArts. The number makes an appearance in every Pixar feature film.
Pizza Planet – The Pizza Planet truck is in the driveway of the JOX fraternity house when Mike is riding Archie the Scare Pig down Greek Row. The Pizza Planet truck, which first made an appearance in Toy Story, has made a cameo in nearly every Pixar feature film.
Luxo – The Pixar Luxo ball is in graffiti on the wall behind Claire Wheeler and Brock Pearson during their introduction to the Scare Games’ first challenge. Pixar Animation Studio’s groundbreaking short film Luxo Jr. was the first computer animated short film released by Pixar during its first year as a studio in 1986.
Source: Walt Disney Studios
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.