The Antique Shop In Toy Story 4 Has The Most Easter Eggs Of Any Pixar Film

Did you notice them?

Going into any Pixar film, you know you’re going to see a bunch of Easter eggs buried in the background of scenes.

Some of the Easter eggs are pretty easy to spot, for example, in Monster’s Inc. you can see a Luxo ball and a Jessie doll and at one point Boo tries to give Sully a Nemo toy – this was two years before Finding Nemo was even released!

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Others can be pretty tough to find on your first viewing. One that’s a little more obscure is in Toy Story 3, the batteries that power Buzz Lightyear have a BnL logo on them – this is a reference to Buy N Large, the company that controls the government services in WALL-E.

If you go back and watch The Incredibles 2, you’ll even see Duke Caboom hiding in Jack-Jack’s crib.

If you love looking for Easter eggs in films, Toy Story 4 is going to be your new favourite film, because it apparently has the most hidden references of any Pixar film.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the film’s director Josh Cooley said Second Chance Antiques must hold a “record” for most Easter eggs.

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“I wanted [the antique store] to feel almost like a jungle to these toys so that they can get lost just within this one world, and we did a bunch of tests early on to see, can we even render the amount of stuff that’s just in this store?

“And now it’s one of those things that I think people will take for granted watching it — and they should, because they shouldn’t be thinking about the technology — but behind the scenes, it’s mind-blowing. We were able to hide so many Pixar-specific Easter eggs inside there that it’s just gotta be a record.”

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Cooley added that every Pixar movie ever made is represented in that store and that viewers will likely notice “some things that are very obvious” like the Dinoco sign, which is from both Toy Story and Cars, as well as a painting of Charles Muntz from Up playing poker with his pack of dogs.

“There are also some that are a little less obvious and then there are some that you’ll actually need to freeze-frame and zoom in to see. Really, really random deep cuts that you’re not going to notice unless you physically stop and actually look at the frame.”

There are signs for TripleDent Gum from Inside Out and PJ’s Pop from A Bug’s Life and there are plenty of references to Pixar’s short films as well. Hidden in the pinball machine you’ll see Tinny, the star of Pixar’s short Tin Toy which inspired Toy Story.

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There were even some Easter eggs Cooley didn’t know were included, “We always knew we’d fill this whole store and make it Easter egg central, and it is chock full of stuff, but they gave me over 10 pages of a document of all of the things that are in the store and there was stuff I didn’t even know was buried in there — and I’ve been looking at these shots for years.”

Looks like we’ll need to get back to the cinema to find a few more of them!

Pixar Wasn't Sure About Toy Story 4's Ending Until They Saw Tim Allen's Reaction To It

"I finished it and I had a real tough time."

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Toy Story 4.

It turns out that Tim Allen was more invested in the process of creating Toy Story 4 than you probably thought.

According to CinemaBlend, Tom Hanks previously admitted to showing up when he was needed for the film, while Tim actually read the script ahead of time and ended up being one of the deciding factors when it came to the movie’s ending.

At a press conference before the film’s release, producer Jonas Rivera said Tim’s reaction to the ending was the reason they decided to go ahead with it.

Jonas told Tim, “You know, Tim, we never told you this, but we actually used your reaction a little bit as inspiration. When we met and recorded and walked you through the ending, your reaction was like our first [clue], because we realized we were throwing the ball pretty far with that ending.

“We were pretty hesitant, even at Pixar, we were going ‘should we do this?’ When we read it and we were talking to you and we saw him kind of recoil back like, ‘OK,’ we could tell it hit you. If we could get Tim Allen, like our Buzz Lightyear himself, to sort of sit back and ponder it, maybe we have something there.”

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The team at Pixar went through various drafts of the script before deciding on the ending that got Tim’s stamp of approval.

At another press conference, Jonas once again said that Tim reading the script helped them realise they had the right tone.

“You didn’t know it, but you gave us the first kind of receipt that that might be the right story math.”

During the film we see Bonnie is outgrowing Woody and then, later on, Bo Peep is introduced back into the story.

It’s a comment from Buzz Lightyear that helps Woody decide what his future will be, and it’s one of the saddest things to happen in the Toy Story movies – he must decide whether to stay with his kid, or choose the love of his life. Both would have devastating consequences.

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Tim recounted how he felt when reading the script and it’s clear that he was very emotional about the whole thing.

“As I’ve said many times, I read through it and then the end kind of was mercurial. Then I read it and it was so bold. I wrestle with loss in my family, loss in my life – I was a philosophy major in college – and losing and gaining, it’s like the sadness.

“Number 4 was like a daughter getting married. There’s great sadness because she’s leaving, but great sadness because she’s also gaining. That’s what this is about.

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“I told Tom the same thing — he hadn’t read it. I finished it and I had a real tough time. But I have a lot of other baggage about losing things and how this whole world is. The beginning is emotional! And they trick you with this emotion thing at the beginning to get sucked into it. And then Kaboom is so funny. Everybody new is so wonderful to watch. Why do I even show up though?”

Buzz is in fewer main scenes than any other Toy Story film, but is very important to the film’s ending. Plus, it wouldn’t be Toy Story without Buzz!

The Early Reviews Are In For Toy Story 4 And It Comes As Little Surprise That Keanu Reeves Steals The Show

Duke Caboom – Canada's greatest stuntman and movie star.

Pixar has proven they’re still on top of their game with early reviews of Toy Story 4 saying it’s one of their best sequels yet.

The film, which is set for release on June 20, comes 24 years after the first film and nine years since Toy Story 3.

Reviewers have spoken very highly of the film and pointed out how Keanu Reeves steals the show, which comes as little surprise but still makes me even more excited to see the film when it’s released.

I mean, this behind-the-scenes video really gives you everything you need to know about Keanu’s role in the film…

We cannot wait to see this film!

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