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Hidden Disney·Pixar - From Cars 2 to Brave

Walt Disney Studio artists were famous for hiding inside jokes or placing caricatures of each other in their cartoons or animated films. Pixar's animators, having some of their own fun, created their own tradition by hiding references to upcoming films in previous releases.

In Toy Story 3 (2010) one of the Sunnyside preschoolers wore a Lightning McQueen t-shirt, paying homage to the upcoming Cars 2 (2011). Prior to that, Disney·Pixar's UP (2009) featured a pink Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear from Toy Story 3, which appeared in a little girl's room with the Pixar ball - both visible as Carl & Ellie's house flew through the city.

Cars 2 T-Shirt from Toy Story 3 © Disney·Pixar

Toy Story 3's Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in UP © Disney·Pixar

As Disney·Pixar's thirteenth animated feature premieres in theaters on June 22, 2012, here's a flashback to BRAVE's first Easter Egg, a hidden cameo in 2011's Cars 2.

With the World Grand Prix shifting to Great Britain, the villains attempt to destroy Lightning McQueen and any support for alternative fuels. With Mater & Lightning flying through London's streets, Holley clears a path by pushing Dr. Z's henchmen, Acer and Grem, into the Left Turn Inn.

As the villainous pair crash into the Left Turn Inn, they end up spilling dozens of pints on the pub's patrons. As soon as the oil spill clears, clearly visible is a Scottish tapestry featuring the fearless highland family from BRAVE as cars.

Acer & Grem pushed into the Left Turn Inn - Cars 2 © Disney·Pixar

Patrons enjoying pints in the Left Turn Inn - Cars 2 © Disney·Pixar

Acer & Grem splash the Brits with their pints - Cars 2 © Disney·Pixar

The Left Turn Inn's Scottish Tapestry features Cars characters from BRAVE - Cars 2 © Disney·Pixar

Original Family Tapestry from BRAVE © Disney·Pixar

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Reader Comments (5)

This is so cool! I had no idea! I wonder what the hidden characters in Brave were...I didn't see any!
June 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara
Hey Sara, Thanks for stopping by. As far as we know, Brave has the traditional Pixar Easter Eggs (Pixar Ball & Pizza Port Truck), along with a few others. We haven't found them... yet! We'll keep looking and try to get them up. -Neil (FindingMickey.com)
July 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFindingMickey
For those wondering what the hidden easter egg for the next Pixar movie is, if you look closely at the wood carvings in the witch's house you'll see a block of wood with an etching in it of Sully from the upcoming Pixar movie Monsters University.

Also, does anyone know where the A113 reference is? I've heard it's hidden somewhere written in Roman numerals as ACXIII, but I'm not sure where it's hidden.
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin
During the short clip at the end of the movie, where the crow delivers the woodworks, Mickey's face can be seen hanging out of the back of the cart.
November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWoody
Is't Winnie the Pooh also hidden in the wood carvings?
August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob Ritz

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