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I recently came across some questions about WALL-E and Space Odyssey (featuring HAL9000), and I thought that directive A-113 (which I admit I misremembered as AE-134) and the faulty component AE-35 had a passing, albeit minor, resemblance.

It seems unlikely one inspired the other, but where does A-113 come from?

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A113 is a common theme in pixar films.

The directive is reference to the "classroom number used by character animation students at the California Institute of the Arts", which was A1-13.

The Pixar fandom page, has an entire article on A113, explaining how it has appeared in most Pixar films.

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