Disney Easter Eggs Part V
Calasandra Spray (TheLorian)
After exploring all of the connections between the Disney princesses, a single universe for these characters is slowly becoming more clear. However, if it’s not yet convincing, there’s plenty more to come. Branching off from the princesses, Disney makes some major connections during “Toy Story,” “Up,” “Coco,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters, Inc.”
During the third “Toy Story” film, before Andy starts packing up his room, Buzz climbs up onto his desk, and viewers are given an overview of his bulletin board. Pinned up among the other paraphernalia is a letter from Carl and Ellie, the cute couple from “Up.” Conversely, during the film “Up” when the house is floating away, we are given a quick glimpse into a child’s room containing the Lots O’ Huggin Bear and signature ball from the “Toy Story” series. Thus, “Toy Story” and “Up” are shown to exist in the same world.
“Toy Story” stars Buzz and Woody, who appear in another film as well, “Coco.” Roughly five minutes into the film, as Miguel runs through the streets of Santa Cecilia, piñatas of our “Toy Story” heroes can be seen hanging from the rafters of a nearby shop. With them hangs a piñata of Mike Wazowski from “Monsters, Inc.” Also in “Coco,” roughly forty-seven minutes into the film is a poster of “The Incredibles” as skeletons. This is shown briefly on the left wall as Miguel and Hector are on their way to the talent show but are interrupted by the events of the festival. Through the events in “Coco,” we can then infer that “Coco,” “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” and “The Incredibles” share a universe.
Mr. Incredible from “The Incredibles” also appears in the film “Finding Nemo.” Closer to the end of the film, when the dentist is preparing to give Nemo to his niece and all of the fish freak out and create a racket, the camera pans to show us the disturbed patients in the waiting room. One of these patients is a young boy who is reading a Mr. Incredible comic book, featuring his retro blue suit. Another cameo in “Finding Nemo” is Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story.” When Nemo first arrives at the dentist’s office and looks around in a panic to gauge his surroundings, a toy chest is shown to be in the room. Laying in front of the toy chest is a Buzz Lightyear action figure.
The connection that brings these movies full circle is in “Monsters, Inc.” At the end of the film when Sully returns Boo to her room, we are shown Jessie from “Toy Story” laying on Boo’s table and the “Toy Story” signature ball on her floor. Boo excitedly shows Sully her toys, which includes both Jessie and the ball, but also a Nemo toy. Taking all of these cameos into account, Disney has given viewers a clear pathway to place “Toy Story,” “Up,” “Coco,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters, Inc.” in the same universe.