If you grew up in the 90's, you will be more than familiar with Pixar. The studio that produces the iconic and loveable animated movies.
Pixar began 1979 as "the Graphic Group", part of Lucasfilm computer division before spinning-off into a separate corporation in 1986, with funding from Apple founder Steve Jobs, who became its majority shareholder.
Pixar set the benchmark in computer animation with their first ever feature length movie Toy Story back in 1995. Before its release though, Toy Story though went through countless re-writes to better reflect the theme and tone Pixar desired. Grossing over $373 million worldwide, the film was widely acclaimed by critics and is now considered to be one of the best animated films ever made.
Since 1995, Pixar has gone on to produced 17 feature films each one a massive success, including Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Up, Inside Out and its latest offering Finding Dory.
For years fans have long held the theory that the animated movies are connected and take part in the same universe. It's common knowledge that there is a reference to "A113" (A1-13 was the animation classroom at the California Institute of Arts in the Character Animation Program) in every movie. The Pizza Planet truck also features somewhere in each movie. However there has never been any official indication that the "Pixar Theory", a fan based theory that all Pixar movies take place in the same universe is true.
That is until now...
Posted on the Disney's Toy Story Facebook page, a short film entitled "Easter Eggs" has been released by Pixar, showing that in fact, the Pixar films do share the same universe!
The video shows how every Pixar Movie is linked though unique "Easter Eggs" that have been placed in each movie. Almost every Pixar movie contains a reference to another feature film or contains a character for another Pixar Movie.
Take a look at the video below and you will see how Pixar have managed to connect each of their animated movies together.