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20+ Cartoon Details You Can’t Unsee Once You’ve Noticed Them

Toy Story was the first feature film that was entirely computer-animated. To save production costs, some sideline characters were just duplicates of other characters. It’s been 25 years since it was made, and animation today is on a whole different level. But one thing never changes: while working on a movie for years at a time, animators always manage to have a little fun by leaving viewers little Easter eggs.

Here at Bright Side, we found some new cool cartoon details you’ve probably never noticed before.

1. In Coco, the golden tooth on the guitar hints that it’s Hector’s.

2. In Ratatouille, the critic is skinny because he doesn’t eat the food he doesn’t love. At the end, he becomes fatter.

3. In The Incredibles, most of Bob’s office space is taken up by a pillar.

4. In Wall-E, the captain is physically incapable of wearing the original captain’s uniform. So he just wears it around his neck.

5. In Ratatouille, the critic sentences restaurants to death. His typewriter resembles a skull and his office is in the shape of a coffin.

6. In The Incredibles, Buddy colores his inner eye-mask with a marker.

7. In Inside Out, Riley’s clothes reflect her emotions.

When she’s in harmony with her emotions, she wears a rainbow T-shirt. Later, she wears a yellow jacket, symbolizing the other emotions being suppressed as she tries to be happy. At the end, when she doesn’t feel anything, she wears a black sweater.

8. In Coco, Miguel’s skeleton hands show little signs of age because he’s young. Hector’s hands are scratched because he was an adult when he died.

9. A female mantis kills her partner. That’s why in A Bug’s Life, Manny, a mantis, is married to a butterfly and not a mantis.

10. In Monsters, Inc. the countdown starts from 7 because the manager has 7 fingers.

11. In Hercules, when Pain and Panic are turning Hercules into a mortal, the potion has skulls in the bubbles.

12. At the beginning of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Astrid makes Hiccup a second braid. At the end of the movie, it’s still there.

13. In Coco, the sidewalk tiles are in the shape of bones.

14. In Toy Story, all of Andy’s friends are duplicates of Andy.

15. In Inside Out, Bing Bong can’t read because he was being imagined before Riley learned how to read.

16. In Aladdin, Aladdin throws an apple at Jasmine. In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was a way to propose.

17. In Toy Story 3, you can spot Andy’s measurements of his toys on the doorway.

18. In Up, both young Carl and Russell have one collar tip untucked over their vests. It shows that they’re very alike.

19. In Ratatouille, Colette, like many professional chefs, has a burn mark on her forearm.

20. In Anastasia, many famous historical figures appear during the song, Paris Holds the Key to Your Heart.

You can spot the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud; the French painter, Claude Monet; an American dancer, Isadora Duncan; a French actor and singer, Maurice Chevalier; an American aviator, Charles Lindbergh; a French-American dancer, Josephine Baker; a French sculptor, Auguste Rodin; and an American novelist, Gertrude Stein.

21. In Coco, Hector is wearing torn clothes and no shoes. When he’s welcomed back to the family, his clothes are clean and he has shoes, representing the family legacy.

22. In Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa, a spark plug was used to represent a monkey’s bad habit.

What’s your favorite animated movie?

Preview photo credit Ratatouille / Pixar