25 Things You Didn't Know About The Pixar Films


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Barbie in the Toy Story films is voiced by Jodi Benson who also voices iconic Disney Princesse Ariel in the little Mermaid.

25 Things You Didn't Know About The Pixar Films


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Barbie in the Toy Story films is voiced by Jodi Benson who also voices iconic Disney Princesse Ariel in the little Mermaid.


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In Monsters Inc., when Boo attempts to get Sully to stay and play at the end of the film, she offers him a toy Nemo...which although super cute was actually the first hint at Pixar's next film, Finding Nemo.


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The mysterious number 'A113' that appears in all of Pixar's film's is a reference to a classroom number at the California Institute of Arts where many of the animators of Pixar and Disney studied.


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In Up, 20,622 balloons are shown lifting Carl's house, but in reality it would take between 9-12 million balloons to lift a house the size of Carl's.


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Although it is never addressed in the film, Andy knows Carl and Ellie from Up as a postcard from them is hanging on his pin board!


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Joss Whedon, who is credited with co-writing the Toy Story script, came up with the idea for neurotic dinosaur Rex who he saw as the "voice of sensibility" of the characters.


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In his original overhaul of the script, Joss also wanted Barbie to rescue Buzz and Woody but Mattel weren't confident that Toy Story would be a success so didn't allow the character to join the gang on screen until Toy Story 2.


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Reese Witherspoon was originally cast to voice Merida in 2012's Brave, but was replaced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald when scheduling conflicts prevented her from voicing the redheaded princess.


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Brave features four actors from the Harry Potter series: Kelly Macdonald played Helena Ravenclaw, Robbie Coltrane (Lord Dingwall) played Hagrid, Emma Thompson (Queen Elinor) played Professor Trelawney, and Julie Waters (The Witch) played Molly Weasley!


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The Pizza Planet truck has appeared in every Pixar film aside from The Incredibles. It does, however, appear in The Incredibles video game.


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According to the internet, A Bug's Life is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, with many of the animations scenes mirroring the epic Japanese classic.


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Toy Story 3 villain, Lotso, has also appeare in three other Pixar films.


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Cars is Pixar's most profitable film yet, generating over $10 billion in merchandise sales alone.


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In 1995, it took 4-13 hours to render each frame for Toy Story, as it was the first fully computer generated film.


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With over 1500 individually sculpted, curly red strands that generated about 111,700 total hairs on her bonnie wee head, Merida was just as much work for the Pixar animation team.


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Merida is also the first ever Disney Princess to not have an American accent.


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The villain in Up is named Charles Muntz after the man who stole Walt Disney's production rights in 1928, Charles Mintz. Google him!


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Legendary sound designer Ben Burtt is the man behind the voices of Wall-e and popular Star Wars character R2D2! He has also created sounds for Indiana Jones and Star Trek.


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Understandably, the popularity of Finding Nemo made the demand for clownfish as pets skyrocket, but due to excessive capture and sale of 'Nemo's' their number as a species dramatically declined! Not cool kids.


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Depending on the country you watch Inside Out in, Riley refuses to eat different types of vegetables so that it makes sense in that country. So, whilst she refuses to eat broccoli in our version, in Japan she refuses to eat green capsicum!


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The man who helped design Eve in Wall-e also designed the iPod! Eve? Apple? We think working with Apple's Chief Design Officer was more than a biblical coincidence...


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Pixar created a fully functioning admissions site to promote Monsters University.


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Bill Murray was considered for the role of Buzz Lightyear and Sully in Monsters Inc. Whilst he was offered the latter, he never returned Pixar CCO's phone call.


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Toy Story 2 almost never happened after someone accidentally wiped all of the film's files! Thankfully a member of the Pixar team kept a back-up copy to work on at home after having a baby.


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Dory is the most-liked Pixar character on Facebook, with over 25 million likes. Nemo, for comparison, has an equally mind-blowing 22 million likes.