The Secret of “A113” [crossovers & easter eggs]

Seen any popular animated movies recently? Chances are, it would have had “A113” hidden somewhere clever and inconspicuous — consider it the animators way of saying hello to their friends. If you’ve never noticed this before, prepare to have your mind blown!!!

classroom at California Institute of the Arts

(L to R) Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter posing outside room A113 in the 1990s.

The code “A133” is a ‘Easter egg’ — an inside joke — that refers to a classroom number at California Institute of the Arts. I could go on about how much I love Easter eggs like these, Pixar animations, anything Brad Bird has a hand in creating, and, well, mostly all things animated really, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking from here:

ÒA113Ó moment in TOY STORY. ©Disney/Pixar.  All Rights Reserved.

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ÒA113Ó moment in RATATOUILLE. ©Disney/Pixar.  All Rights Reserved.

ÒA113Ó moment in FINDING NEMO.©Disney/Pixar.  All Rights Reserved.

'Brave,' 2012

Cars - A113

Monsters University (Professor Knight's classroom door number)

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Lilo & Stitch - A113

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A113 in Iron Giant - Darkintheboy

Brad Bird's The Iron Giant (registration plate. Well, most of it.)

Cool huh. I am imagining this is you right now:

Flik

~ by Fionnlagh on May 5, 2014.

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