By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the second trailer for Up, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Pixar’s May 29, 2009 outing. It is now also available over at Apple.com in all formats for your pleasure.
Now as I am sure have spotted, there are a number of items in the trailer that could possibly reference other Pixar works. Spungella has taken screenshots of the possible references here. These include the Luxo ball, the toy airplane from Toy Story, and even possibly WALL•E written in the metal of the North-South-East-West on the roof.
One reference of particular interest is a stuffed toy bear. You may remember in Pete Docter’s last film, Monster’s Inc., that Boo shows Sulley a number of her toys including a squeaky Nemo toy from Finding Nemo. Pixar are notorious for referencing upcoming films of their own. Could this bear be a reference to The Bear and the Bow, due out Christmas 2011? Some may recall that Finding Nemo referenced both The Incredibles and Cars, so it wouldn’t be a stretch for Pixar to reference up to 3 films ahead in production, especially if TBatB has been pushed forward to Summer 2011 to replace newt.
On a side note, Carl sends in this picture where he thinks there might be a Mickey the Mouse reference in the Up logo. I think it’s just coincidence.
Thoughts? Leave a comment below.