Jon Negroni's theory connecting all Pixar movies will leave you confused and delighted.
1. We Knew It!
For years, fans speculated that all the films in the Pixar catologue inhabited one shared universe, based on multiple clues and Easter eggs. Well, it appears Pixar finally officially confirmed this theory by posting this video on the official Toy Story Facebook page.
The video goes in depth exposing many of the links between their films. For example, did you happen to notice Jessie from Toy Story 2 lying in Boo's room in Monster's, Inc.? This is just the beginning of these purposeful hints that all these characters share the same world.
As if you needed more proof that Toy Story and A Bug's Life happened in the same space, here we see the Pizza Planet delivery truck from Toy Story featured in a scene in a Bug's Life. The Pizza Planet delivery truck is actually a crucial clue into proving this entire theory.
It looks like this big, blue monster may have visited multiple humans over hundreds of years. You can clearly see an inscribed depiction of him here during a scene in Brave. Just how deep do the links go in these films?
A great story is passed on from generation to generation, proven by this tapestry seen hanging in Cars 2. You're probably already starting to put together a crude chronological timeline of films in your head, assuming this info dump isn't giving you too much of a brain-ache.
And here we see the star of Cars, Lightning McQueen, make a tiny cameo in Toy Story 3. If you're having a fan theory overload, maybe take a step back for a moment and cleanse your brain palate with another popular Toy Story theory, specifically about Andy's mom.
Ready for more? Blink and you missed it, but Toy Story 3's surprise villain, Lotso the hugging bear, appears in a child's room in Up as balloons float by. We're starting to notice a pattern that if you watch a new Pixar film, keep your eyes on any toys in the scene.
In yet another crossover (believe me, there are still dozens more), we see the shadow of Doug the talking dog from Up make a lightning (not McQueen) quick cameo in Ratatouille. A mighty marathon session may be in order to see how many more cameos you can catch in all the other movies.
If you want to really (and I do mean really) dig deeper into this shared-universe theory, consider reading this essay from film blogger Jon Negroni. He dives deep into how and possibly why all these films are connected. It's a good thing Pixar has a working relationship with Disney, because they're the only company that could accommodate this much magic.