With Toy Story 3 hitting DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, November 2nd, ComingSoon.net has decided to take another look at some of the Easter Eggs hidden in the film. We’ve gone through the film frame by frame and added to our list from earlier this yeah, but there may still be more out there and it’s up to you to help find them. Keep checking back, because we’ll be updating our list as more eagle-eyed readers let us know what they managed to spot.
Beware if you haven’t seen the film, some of the images below contain some spoilers.
1. Hometown Map
Behind Andy’s bed is a map of the world marked with pushpins. Those pushpins each correspond to the hometowns of the film’s production team.
2. Cutting Blvd Sign
Stealing street signs may be more of a Sid Phillips move, but we’ll forgive Andy for this one; W. Cutting Blvd. is the street where Pixar was originally located in Richmond, CA.
3. Finn McMissile
Check out the car poster by Andy’s bed. That’s a hint at a new character, Finn McMissile, who will debut in Cars 2. A full design for the character was shown off at last year’s D23, showing Finn as a James Bond-esque Aston Martin.
Since the first Toy Story, Andy’s mom has had the license plate A113, a reference to an animation room at CalArts. The number pops up across the animation world as an in-joke in dozens of films and television series, everything from The Iron Giant to “The Simpsons.” In Toy Story 3, the plate is surrounded by a frame that says “Tiger Pride,” a reference to director Lee Unkrich’s hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and his high school mascot.
Courtesy of Studio Ghibli, Totoro himself makes an appearance in the form of one of Bonnie’s plush toys.
6. Buy n Large
Buzz Lightyear doesn’t run on just any old brand of batteries! Those are Buy n Large brand, straight from WALLE.
The train engine in the opening sequence has a big 95 on the front, a reference to the year that the first Toy Story was released and the racing number of Cars‘ Lightning McQueen.
8. Lightning McQueen Shirt
Speaking of Lightning McQueen, it looks like this Sunnyside Day Care kid happens to be a fan.
9. Toy Characters
Look for a number of toy variations on other Pixar characters. Check out Boo and Mike from Monsters, Inc. and a pretty nifty looking wooden Lightning McQueen.
10. Newt Crossing
Newt was scheduled to be Pixar’s 2012 summer release but has since been taken off the schedule and it is unknown whether the story will ever see the light of day. Since it seems that Andy is a fan, let’s hope it gets back on track.
11. Nemo Sticker
Check out the sticker at the bottom of Andy’s toy chest for a very familiar clownfish.
12. Before There Was Lotso
There are even Toy Story 3 Easter Eggs in other Pixar films! Not only did Lotso make his first appearance in Up, but a very early version of the toy actually appeared in the first Toy Story film fifteen years earlier:
13. Mr. Ray and a Tractor
Look who CS poster Gracie spotted on the toy shelf! It’s Mr. Ray, Nemo’s singing stingray teacher. In the same shot, Goodridge noticed a tractor from Cars.
14. Luxo Jr.’s Ball
/Film found a familiar bouncing ball hidden among the tiles outside Sunnyside Daycare.
15. Tin Toys
These scared fellows in the corner are the some of the same terrified toys that appeared in Pixar’s early short, Tin Toy (thanks to /Film)
16. More (Revolting) Batteries
We already saw the Buy n Large brand batteries, but here’s another brand: Revolting. That’s the same imaginary company that sponsored Chick Hicks (voiced by Toy Story 3‘s own Michael Keaton) in Cars. (thanks to /Film.
Velocistar237 is more than just a dinosaur toy. He’s also a fan of The Shining, just like Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, who lists it as his favorite film. The numbers 237 are famously the numbers of the hotel room in the film. (thanks to /Film)
18. Ellie and Carl
It looks like Andy is pen pals with Carl and Ellie Fredricksen from Up. It’s hard to spot, but /Film caught this postcard on Andy’s post-it board.
20. Wally B
22. Grown-Up Sid
23. More Tiger Pride
24. The Six Million Dollar Man
25. Room 237
26. Pixar University
27. Pizza Planet
28. Luxo, Jr.
30. The Evil Dead
Post your own findings below and we’ll add them to the list!