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Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Small Mailman » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:52 am

With the release of Cars 2 comes the search for the many easter eggs and hidden references that are present in every Pixar film. I love these little easter eggs, and I always see threads that compile them whenever a new Pixar film comes out, so I thought I would be the one to helm Cars 2. After seeing the film, post any easter eggs you found here! :)
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby aZnCdn » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:12 am

Was hoping someone would post some up so I know what to look for...
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Sunny » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:54 am

A few I noticed:

- In Paris, "Gastow's" was the obvious one! A nice little reference to Gusteau from Ratatouille

- I could be wrong about this, but that little Italian village with the central fountain did look very similar to the setting for "One Man Band" (the short that played in front of the original Cars). Some of the cars were even playing a variety of instruments in a manner reminiscent of the short.

- The ever-present "a113" came up when Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell were showing the photographs of the "mystery engine" to Mater - you can see it on the bottom of the picture. While we're on the topic of that scene, I think I remember "Model 12" being referenced - and of course, Cars 2 is the 12th Pixar feature film.

- Of course, there were also a variety of references to real-life locations and characters. My personal favourite was the Pope Mobile.
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Geoff-uk1234 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:19 am

Sunny wrote:- In Paris, "Gastow's" was the obvious one! A nice little reference to Gusteau from Ratatouille

Yeah, I looked on Pixar Wiki and found a picture of it.
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby jiminy23 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:43 pm

Noticed that the sign at the Radiator Springs Drive-In Theater was advertising a movie called The Incredimobiles! :)
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Rayhawk » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:28 pm

You probably already knew this, but Siddley had A113 on his wing!
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Bryko614 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:30 pm

-In the beginning when Miles Axelrod is climbing through the jungle he's in the set from Up when Carl tries to get rid of Kevin and Dug.

-The PP truck appears at the end in the audience of the Radiator Springs GP

And this isn't a Pixar reference, but I loved that Mater's POV screen in the casino showed a "chance of winning" detector in the bottom-right corner :lol:
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby bryanbmp » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:52 am

I agree with that one from UP, the set was pretty obvious

any idea of where the mystery character from BRAVE is????
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby YouUnculturedSwine » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:42 am

Darn, y'all got everything I did already. I would wonder where the Brave character is, considering the whole world is populated by Cars. It's most likely in a picture or design somewhere...
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Small Mailman » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:09 am

Of course,
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during the credits, Pixar appears as one of the last things on the map, and when the ending animation is done, there's a little ad for "Luxo Air" beside the rolling credits I believe.


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The ad for Lotso that appeared on the poster also appears in Tokyo when they first arrive. You can see it in an overhead shot. Also, I noticed an ad for something "In A Cup" with similar style and animation to the ones in Wall-E.
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Netbug009 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:50 am

Gustou's is also featured in the credits when they have a shot of France. :D
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby pixarfan9099 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:52 am

I don't think this needs to be spoilered, but Mater's birthday is the same day as a notable Pixar person. Free air to whoever can guess which one.
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Draik » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:37 am

During the race in London (I think!) one of the advertisements on the side of the racetrack said "Lasse-tyres" or something similar, referencing John Lasseter.
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby Pixel Candy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:38 am

Darn, Draik beat me to it! I do believe it was Lassetyre. ;)
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Re: Cars 2 Easter Eggs and References.

Postby bryanbmp » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:57 pm

Draik wrote:During the race in London (I think!) one of the advertisements on the side of the racetrack said "Lasse-tyres" or something similar, referencing John Lasseter.



I saw that one too

I read somewhere that the boats from the Porto Corso Bay were inspired by the ones seen on Finding Nemo, would this be true???
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