20 Fun Facts About Pixar!


1. Pixar was originally started as a division of Lucasfilm in 1979.

2.  In 2006, Disney bought Pixar for $7.4 billion.

3. Pixar's iconic lamp mascot is named Luxo Jr., and it is named after a 1986 short of the same name.

4. The Pizza Planet truck appears in almost every single Pixar movie.

5. Finding Nemo is the best-selling DVD of all time; it has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. 

6. Up was also the first Pixar movie to be shown in 3D.

7. There is a mind-blowing theory that all Pixar films exist in the same universe. 

8. Steve Jobs bought Pixar for $5 million in 1986.

9. Woody in Toy Story was originally supposed to be a talking ventriloquist’s dummy.

10. Toy Story has two references to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

11. There are at least 100 different races of monsters in Monsters, Inc.

12.  Dory Lane and Marlin Drive are both intersecting streets in the Bay area suburb of Redwood City, close to Pixar headquarters.

13. The Incredibles became the first Pixar film to feature an entirely human cast of characters.

14. Costco originally planned on selling Ratatouille-themed wine, but the Wine Institute convinced Disney to pull it from shelves because it might encourage under-age drinking.

15. When Carl and Ellie go picnicking in Up, they choose the same tree seen in A Bug’s Life

16. For Cars, the filmmakers brought in a broadcast sports director to help advise the racing scenes.

17. Andy doesn’t have a dad in Toy Story because it was extremely expensive to animate another human for the movie.

18. Wall-E was named after Walt Disney, whose full name was Walter Elias Disney. Makes sense eh?

19. Boo from Monsters, Inc. was voiced by Mary Gibbs, the daughter of a storyboard artist for the movie. Boo’s real name in the movie is Mary, too.

20. Toy Story 4, set to hit theatres in June 2019, will likely be Pixar’s last sequel— at least for a while. 

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