'Midnight Meat Train'-Spotting: The Best Movie In-Jokes

Best Movie In Jokes

Best Movie In JokesIt’s a Meta World After All
Pixar has its own version of the Hitchcock cameo. Beginning with Toy Story, the Pizza Planet delivery truck has made an appearance in each of its animated films except for The Incredibles. In Brave,  you’ll spot it as a wood carving in the witch’s cottage. Another Pixar touchstone is “A113,” a reference to the CalArts classroom where directors John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton studied. In Toy Story,  it’s the license plate on Andy’s mom’s minivan. But that’s not all folks, if you’ll excuse a cross-studio reference: Each Pixar film teases future productions. Another of the witch’s woodcarvings in Brave is of Sulley, anticipating next year’s Monsters Inc. sequel, Monsters University.

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  • Sam Raimi's 73 Oldsmobile is in every flick he does, with Quick and the Dead possibly being the only exception, unless he hid it really well.

  • Hidden under Sharon Stone's chassis?

  • Sara El-Behiri says:

    The print on a tissue box in Toy Story 3 bears the same pattern as the carpet from the hotel in the Shining. Lee Unkrich, the Pixar director, is a HUGE fan.

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  • SD says:

    It is obscure and I always thought of it as an easter egg but when Spencer Tracy's character is first introduced in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World he has his hand tucked into his suit and is dressed the same as his one armed character from Bad Day at Black Rock.

  • mh says:

    Fight Club starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter has a a street scene with cinema marquees showing "Seven Years in Tibet", "The People vs Larry Flynt" and "Wings of a Dove".

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