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In the wedding scene (prior to his family being taken into witness protection) we learn that his name is Robert Parr. Minister: Robert Parr, will you have this woman to be your lawful wedded wife? and it was Robert "Bob" Parr when he met Elastigirl in the first place. "Oh, well...I thought I'd see you there." He let out a chuckle as he shook his ...


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By keeping monsters afraid of humans, Monsters Inc. was able to exploit human children in a pretty horrible way for their own gain. It's not stated in the movies, but that seems like a strong motivation to me. Society would have a hard time basing its energy consumption on terrorizing Boo if it knew that she was an adorable little girl who was perfectly ...


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As phantom42 points out in comments, the other Buzz Lightyear and Emperor Zurg dolls believe they're real, but we do meet some other toys that might qualify as "fresh out of the box": the aliens in the claw machine. BUZZ: Who's in charge here? ALIENS: The claw! They certainly don't seem to know they're toys. Their worldview is based entirely around ...


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A Pixar employee, Jay Ward, who was fairly involved in Cars, was asked about this shortly after the posting of Negroni’s theory in an interview with Jason Torchinsky at io9. He rebuts the theory: JT: What do you think about it? JW: I think somebody had a lot of time on their hands. They may have had some other recreational activities… JT: So ...


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The film's original script strongly indicates that Buzz and Woody are gliding (referred to as "soaring") rather than engaged in any sort of powered flight. Although it makes reference to them "flying" over the roof of the car, I think we can assume this is intended hyperbolically rather than literally. BUZZ: This isn't flying. This is falling -- with ...


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Based on Toy Story 4, where we see an animated toy chair named Chairol Burnett, and Bonnie creating a toy named Forky, it seems that objects that are not inherently toys can be animated, although it only seems to be objects used as toys. Other non-toys include a garden gnome in Toy Story 2, and Christmas ornaments. A common fan theory is that the ownership ...


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There does not seem to be any information about the start of this myth in any official sources that I've been able to find. Some probable reasons could be: 1. Children really are toxic - when they're sick with human diseases. Perhaps, at some point in history, probably when measles, mumps, poxes and scarlet fevers were a serious danger, some Scarers ...


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A few of the 'supers' in the pictures are identifiable; Frozone by his distinctive ice trail, Dynaguy by his helmet crest and Meta-Man by his trademark pose. The others depicted don't appear in the film or any of its associated materials, in particular; There are only two known supers with wings (both insectile, one fictional) No known supers have a ...


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In the Toy Story segment of Kingdom Hearts 3, it’s explained that some unknown force unique to that world causes toys in that world to become imbued with Hearts (a spiritual organ responsible for your ability to feel emotions, which is apparently distinct from a person’s soul), and that this imbuement is what causes the toys to come to life. Their ...


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I think the idea is that no new toys realise they are toys initially, particularly ones that come with a backstory like Buzz and Zurg. They come to the realisation they are toys after children start playing with them. If you watch the Toy Story special "The Toy Story that Time Forgot" the new Battlesaurs toys also exhibit this behaviour - they believe their ...


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I believe that the answer is as simple as that his name really is Bob Parr and there is no evidence that it has changed. The witness relocation issue really isn't that much of a problem because memories are erased. Normally the government agent and Bob's old friend Rick Dicker would cover such an incident by paying to keep the company quiet, relocating ...


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The ratatouille is a traditional French dish. It is safe to assume that the critic had had it when he was a kid (like a paella if you are Spanish, apple pie for an American kid, tagliatelle alla bolognese for an Italian... and my list of cliché dishes goes on and on). The Epic Win for Remy is to offer the critic a dish that is popular in their cuisine (thus,...


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It might have been a hoax by the CDA, but for a completely different reason--playing the long game. Keeping monsters scared of children keeps monsters from touching children, or interacting with them within arms-length. Because here's the problem with children: they grow up into parents. I remember being afraid of monsters as a little kid. My parents ...


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Because I love advancing alternative theories... Buzz thinks he is Buzz Lightyear because he was programmed to think he was Buzz Lightyear. (Disclaimer: I am software programmer.) Consider: Woody has no programming. He has no electronics at all except a random drawstring that plays back a sound. Woody does not think he is a toy. The aliens do not think ...


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Both films appear to be set in the same geographical region; The fictional "Tri-County" area and they both appear to have food items from the same Chinese restaurant seen in Toy Story 2 You could also note that the tech seen in the films (Skype, eBay, internet, flat-screen TVs) would seem to localise the films sometime between the late 1990s and the ...


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I don't believe that there is a canonical explanation, but the impression I received was that the Children Detection Agency promulgates the belief to help protect the source of power, the children. By forcing an entirely hands-off approach, there is no physical evidence, especially no injury, that might lead to the human world cutting off all access or ...


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None of this is official, but here's one possibility. One thing that uniquely differentiates Woody from Buzz and the Battlesaurs is that he is very, very old. He's probably older than both Andy and his mother seeing as he comes from an old black and white TV show and Andy's mom describing him as "an old family toy". Perhaps his extreme age has made him ...


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Yes. Not only do they live in the same world, they also somehow know Carl and Ellie from Up. In Toy Story 3, Andy has a postcard from the couple. In Inside Out, Riley apparently has very hazy memories of them. Additionally, the same playground equipment company appears to exist in each world.


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There are a considerable number of money-spinners on his wall of fame The Mr Incredible Cadets An album of covered songs ("Mr Incredible Sings...") Merchandise aplenty (lunchboxes, patches, pez dispenser, branded Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game, etc). An action figure and various toy cars A branded cereal ("Incredible Pops!") Mr Incredible Official Fan Club A ...


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I'm not at home to confirm this from the dvd/blu-ray, but according to The Pixar Wiki According to a DVD bonus feature, Monstropolis was founded after all of the monsters, who once co-existed with humans, were all chased off the mainland, and eventually moved to an island in an unknown part of the world (which Monstropolis is implied to be located) where ...


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Winston does pick up on this when the Supers walk out for the signing on the ship. He asks Evelyn something along the lines of, "What's with the new masks?" To which Evelyn replies, "Yeah, they've got night vision." The quotes are not exact just from my memory, but the point is what counts. Being that Evelyn is the tech guru, it wouldn't seem out of the ...


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Given the information we have seen in Monster's Inc. and Monster's University, we cannot make any assumptions about whether the "Door bridging technology" would be capable of reaching distant planets (assuming they had doors or suitable portals to connect to). In and of itself, the Door bridging technology appears to be highly advanced (by Human standards) ...


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Integrity is a central premise of Ratatouille. All of the "bad" characters use cooking as a means to deceive and all of the "good" characters use food as an expression of their personal integrity. The major plot-line revolves around the tension between integrity and easy but undeserved success. Given this theme, we can see that Remy offers the critic a ...


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The official Monsters University website offers an insight into the various departments offering "22 majors and 34 minors" with an emphasis on Scaring and Engineering. Specific courses mentioned include the practical (Canister Design, Door Design, Scaring, Computer Sciences) through to the more liberal (Acting, Directing, New Age Philosophy, Dance & ...


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The Incredibles kids also realize this because they witness Frozone, who was trying to help them escape the hench-heroes in "The Incredibile", suddenly change sides and start attacking them as soon as the goggles are slipped on him. That's a pretty clear cause-and-effect, even for Dash.


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Unclear ...but evidence points to the Supers being born with their powers. I'll start off by saying it is quite evident from the first film that the "second set" of Supers were born with their powers, meaning Violet, Dashiell and Jack-Jack. E also seems to hold to the same assertion that two Supers having children should produce a Super. Edna: Shh! ...


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There is nothing to suggest this, except that speech. I think Hardscrabble is simply trying to drive home the point of Sully's lazy work ethic. Every scream can possibly alert parents, but the scream power is what they're after. Once it's had a monster can jump right back through the door and the risk is completely minimized. If Sully gets a crier ...


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It's not the back cover, it's the tombstone headline on the front page. It also has the subheader "The Astounding Story". Beyond that, the writing below is unreadable and the picture (of buildings) doesn't seem relevant. Unlike other easter eggs, this headline doesn't seem to relate to any of Pixar's prior or upcoming films. Best guess is that it was either ...


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From Jon Negroni: Pixar Theory author Jon Negroni posted The Pixar Theory, Part 3: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ on December 3, 2015. The Good Dinosaur hammers the point that when left to their own devices, animals can become just as intelligent as humans, as we also see in A Bug’s Life with Flik’s inventions and ingenuity ensuring the survival of his entire ...


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While not "canon", Pixar's head of story for the films said Woody was one of a kind The was recently an interview conducted with Mike Mozart (Disney Artist and toy collector) by the Super Carlin Brothers in which Mike tells of a story from Joe Ranft (Pixar's head of story until his death in 2006). However, once the video aired on YouTube, Andrew Stanton (...


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