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Pixar’s Lee Unkrich On His Love Of The Shining
The director on Kubrick references in Toy Story 3 and more

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The carpet pattern upstairs in Sid's house in Toy Story? Straight out of the Overlook Hotel, although Unkrich takes no credit for that (“I wish I could”), it being the work of production designer/fellow Shining fan Ralph Eggleston.

 


What he gladly takes credit for are the multiple references to the film in his own Toy Story 3. “On the garbage truck where Woody thinks the toys are being crushed, the licence plate says RM237,” he says.

 


“The security camera in Sunnyside Daycare, there's one shot where you're looking down at the room and you see a little nameplate and the model number's 'Overlook R237'."

 


"The PA system was modelled after the PA system in The Shining that's in Stuart Ullman's office. The tissue box near it also has a print Shining fans might recognise..."

 


"When Trixie the dinosaur is text-messaging her friend, his code is Velocistar237. And that wasn't just text on the screen, it ended up being a line Woody had to say, so it was very exciting for me to have Tom Hanks verbalise a Shining reference for me.” Presumably he explained the reference to Hanks? “No! I don't think I ever told him!”

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1 Ah yes The Shinning
One of my very favourite Simpson's Halloween Specials. More

Posted by squeezyrider on Thursday October 11, 2012, 09:33

2 Oh HIM!?
I've conversed with 'Lee' via email a few times regarding contributing content to his amazing blog... I never realised it was Pixar's Lee Unkrich!? I feel so stupid! For a Shining obsessive such as myself his blog is a god-send and a phenomenal effort - his childhood memories of the impact this film had on him mirrors my own. More

Posted by tommypocket on Wednesday October 10, 2012, 22:18

3 Great Interview
Started following Lee on twitter and his Overlook Hotel tumblr when he started. I must say I have found an extra appreciation for The Shinning since following. It made me rewatch a few times and The shinning has moved up my favourite film list. I could happily watch it again today. Looking forward to Room 237 doc More

Posted by NeilIsKing on Wednesday October 10, 2012, 21:16

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