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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:37 pm
by azzstar
People say that Boo’s room featured to most in jokes in one scene, I say they are wrong. Here we have a scene from Finding Nemo which I am claiming to contain the most Pixar in-jokes in one scene.
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Number 1 is Buzz light year lying on the floor
Number 2 is the aeroplane Buzz used to demonstrate that he can fly
Number 3 is the doll of Mike Wazowski, which he made boo cry when he refused of giving the doll.
Number 4 is a toy which is found in Boos room(As you could see below) and is recycled by Pixar and featured in this paticular scene.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:43 am
by The Star Swordsman
Oh wow man, I only noticed the Buzz in that scene. I didn't see the other stuff. NIce find.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:19 am
by Sky
azzstar - Cool! I didn't even notice those other toys there. Well done. :mrgreen:

I agree with all of them, but I'm not sure about number 3, though... It looks more like Mr Potato Head, or an upside-down tea pot. I'll try to get a clearer screenshot to study it closer. (Sorry to sound like I'm disagree with everything to be annoying. I just want to make this list as accurate as possible).

Also, are you able to read what is on the newspaper in the dentist's waiting room in Finding Nemo? And the children's books in the waiting room? I tried reading them myself, but couldn't recognise anything.

And could you possibly post up higher quality screenshots here? 'Cause then it makes the references easier to approve or disprove. Thanks!


azzstar wrote:I would love have helped with the list of Toy Story and A Bug's Life, but the sad thing is that I don't a DVD version of those movies. Also it is quite hard to spot in-jokes with the VHS. As soon as I get DVDs for those movie I will try to extend the list of in-jokes.

Oh, right. I see. I'll try and look for some myself, since I have the DVDs of those movies, when I have some spare time. I think the ABL in-jokes are less obvious than in some other Pixar films, that's why they're so hard to spot. If you do manage to find some on your VHS tapes, you can just give me a detailed description of where the in-jokes are, or even an exact time, and I can get a screenshot for you on your behalf.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:22 am
by Skippy
In Cars, I think a truck with the Toy Story initials TS drives by in very start of the flash back sequence, when Sally is explaining what life was like before the highways was built, but I don't own it so I'm not sure.

Can some please check this for me? If it isn't TS, what was it (it went by so fast I wasn't sure)?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:45 pm
by azzstar
rachelcakes1985 wrote:azzstar: I agree with all of them, but I'm not sure about number 3, though... It looks more like Mr Potato Head, or an upside-down tea pot. I'll try to get a clearer screenshot to study it closer.
And could you possibly post up higher quality screenshots here? 'Cause then it makes the references easier to approve or disprove. Thanks!

It’s quite hard to get a screenshot with good quality. When I upload the image to the web it seems to lose some quality, but I’ll try my best to get better quality. Also if you get hold of clearer screenshot you’ll discover that number 3 is laying on top of a Luxo Jr ball, you need to zoom in to see it. Now that’s Number 5.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:23 pm
by azzstar
May I have the privilege of starting the shorts.

Here's two for Jack-Jack Attack
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In this Particular scene we could recognise the Luxo Jr Ball, But has anyone recognised the toy trolley containing them colorful blocks which has made a earlier appearance in Finding Nemo.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:02 am
by Sky
azzstar - When I eventually open up the short films section I will add that in. You still submit short film references but I just won't add them straight away. Actually, it would be good if you submitted them because then I can just go back to this thread later.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:39 pm
by azzstar
rachelcakes1985 wrote:azzstar - When I eventually open up the short films section I will add that in. You still submit short film references but I just won't add them straight away. Actually, it would be good if you submitted them because then I can just go back to this thread later.

Okay

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:44 am
by Sky
I would love it if this thread could be made a sticky. *cough*

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:39 pm
by azzstar
Here's one for Monsters Inc
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The Aeroplane from Toy Story, which Buzz used to show that he could fly.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:44 pm
by azzstar
rachelcakes1985 wrote:I would love it if this thread could be made a sticky. *cough*

True, it should be made into a sticky.

Heres another for Monsters inc.
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Look at the background, see if you could located a well known character.

Here's one for The incredibles
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The object circled, Is a toy which has made a early apperance in Toy Story 2, as seen below:
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I'm on a role.
Heres's one for Finding Nemo;
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In the dentist room the you could see a mobile(top right hand corner), that has also made an apperance in Monsters Inc, seen below
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*Edited. I combined all of your posts.* -- Mitch

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:05 pm
by Mitch
rachel - I'll inquire of bawpcwpn as to what he thinks, and then I'll see what I can do. ;)

azzstar - I'm sorry that I combined all of your posts, but I am trying to save board space; plus, it makes a thread look less "messy" overall. Unless several hours have gone by, it would be great if you could simply edit your original post to include your new findings instead of making three or four comments in a row.

Thank you. ;)

Administrators/Moderators: If my action is deemed inappropriate and/or unnecessary, please do not refrain from correcting my error.

-- Mitch

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:06 am
by Sky
Mitch - Thanks a lot. ;)

azzstar - Woah, I think you've outdone yourself this time. You have a knack for finding familiar objects in the background that would usually go unnoticed. Great job! :mrgreen: I really want to know want to know what the Japanese writing translates as on the sushi chef's hat... I bet it's an inside joke.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:24 am
by Colette Linguini
You have a good eye, azzstar!

Are we sure that all of these finds are meant to be "in-jokes" or has Pixar simply been recycling these little props? Specifically, the mobile from Monsters Inc. found in Finding Nemo... couldn't that have been there just for the sake of reusing the prop so they would not have to create a new mobile?

ashley

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:33 am
by Sky
Sometimes they are done as in-jokes, and other times they are done to save time so instead of building a new prop, they just go into their catalogue from other films and see if they can use a past object (this is how the Pizza Planet truck tradition was started). And sometimes it's both. But either way it would still count as a reference and as an in-joke (even if it was put in the film out of convenience, in the first place).