Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the LFF
Movie News

Jon Voight On For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also cast in the Potter spin-off
More Movie News

08 January 2014
First Still From Monsters University Short Arrives
Team Oozma Kappa party on down
More Movie News

Monsters University (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pixar's Monsters University Easter Eggs Unveiled
Look out for these in-jokes in the Monster prequel

27 June 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Disney Pixar

submit to reddit

Regular Pixar viewers know that certain in-jokey references crop up over and over again in their films. And with Monsters University already out in the US and with its UK release approaching on July 12, we've got our hands on the pictures showing this film's Easter eggs.

First up is the most famous: the reference A113. This was the classroom at CalArts where the animation programme was based - and since John Lasseter and Brad Bird, among others, were graduates of the programme, it has become a tradition to reference it in Pixar films (in Brave, it was rendered in Roman numerals). Here, it's the number of the classroom for Scarers at Monsters University.

Next there's a clear look at the bouncy ball from Luxo Jr, Pixar's first Oscar nominee and only their second film. It's scribbled on the wall behind the presenters as they introduce the first event in the "Scare Games".

Finally, and hardest to spot, is the Pizza Planet truck parked in a driveway during a fraternity party. The truck first appeared in Toy Story but has since appeared in (probably*) every Pixar film - there was even a small wood-carved version in Brave.

For everything else in the film, however, you're going to have to go see Monsters University on July 12. The film stars John Goodman and Billy Crystal once again, with Don Scanlon directing.

*There's some controversy over whether it appeared in The Incredibles; only blurry screengrabs suggest that it's there, but John Lasseter told this magazine circa Cars that it was in every film, so we're assuming he knows whereof he speaks.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Podcast 67: Steve Carell And Seth Rogen
Okay, no more Mr. Nice Guys...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)