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‘Brave’ Continues Hallowed Pixar Tradition of Hiding Trucks in Their Movies

Eagle-eyed fans of Pixar can tell you that the studio is a big fan of littering their movies with Easter Eggs; which is a fun way of saying they stick junk from their past films in the background of their current films. Most prominently, they have a long standing tradition of hiding the Pizza Planet truck – which first appeared in the original Toy Story – in every film that they make (other than its strange snub in The Incredibles). Want proof? This Pixar Wiki entry on the truck has compiled a screen grab of each case of this rusty junker showing up in a Pixar product.

But what about Brave, you may be asking? Well, the film has been out for a couple weeks now, and Walt Disney Studios seems to be worried that people are going to stop talking about it, so they’ve emailed around some handy screen grabs that point out the secrets they have in store for us this time around. Both come in the scene where the film’s princess protagonist, Merida, visits the wood carving shop of the tricky old witch she strikes a deal with. The first image, which should come as no shock, features Toy Story’s now iconic pizza delivery truck. Look, it’s right there sitting on her workbench:

This time they didn’t just stop with sticking in the truck, though. A shot of the shop’s inventory also features a fun little treat for those obsessive enough to pour over it. You see that pile of wood carvings right there? You see that one that’s in the front row, down by the right? Well, heckfire, if that isn’t Sulley, the big blue monster from Monsters, Inc., then I don’t know what is.

Okay, Disney/Pixar, we’ve now been thoroughly delighted by your attention to detail. You win… you win.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at templeofreviews.com

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