MTV spoke to Pete Docter, director of Up and one of the main men at Pixar Studios, and he decided to share a sweet little morsel for fans of the studios’ films as well as fans of Easter Eggs. Docter admitted that the newest member of our favorite group of toys to be featured in next summer’s Toy Story 3 will have a brief cameo in Up, which will be released on May 29, 2009.
We all know that Disney/Pixar movies just love their Easter Egg surprises, whether it be a tiny appearance by the insects of A Bug’s Life in Toy Story 2, various toy versions of characters being played with, such as a Nemo toy shown in Monsters Inc. before Finding Nemo was anywhere near release, and any of the many others we’ve seen. The difference here is that the Easter Egg is usually revealed later, after the character has become hugely popular in its own film, not before we know who they are.
To go one better, Up producer Jonas Rivera explained where exactly the new toy can be found.
Well, if you look very closely [you’ll see it]. I won’t tell you who it is, but I’ll tell you where it is.
There’s a shot where a little girl is in her room and the house goes by. She’s playing with her toys. She’s playing with her little plane. She gets up, and she looks [out the window] – under her bed is one of the new stars of “˜Toy Story 3′.
You have to look close. It’s not [Ken], it’s someone new.
Click over to the other side to watch the trailer and look for yourself.
Here is where the conspiracy theories begin. MTV went and did a little sleuthing to find this part with the little girl right there in the movie’s trailer. In the spot that Rivera was talking about, you can clearly see three things in the lower areas of the bed: a small orange thing they say looks like a Cheeto, slippers, and a teddy bear on the left. You can click the image above to see a screen of this part, or, you can click the link in this paragraph to see the extreme close-up of the bear in-question.
The thing that has me curious is how easy it seems. The bear is the most obvious thing that we see here, so is it just that easy, OR is it something really under the bed that we haven’t noticed yet. Maybe it is this Cheeto-looking thing, who knows. All I do know is that Rivera clearly says that if you look really closely, it’s there, and you don’t necessarily have to look closely to see that cuddly teddy bear.
Of course, in the end, none of this is really all that significant, but it is fun!