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Luxo Jr. Animatronic Lamp arrives atop Pixar Pier Marquee

The animated drawing lamp known as ‘Luxo Jr.’ is the icon of Pixar Animation Studios. You’ve probably seen it as it jumps around and flattens the ‘I’ in the Pixar logo before the studios’ animated films. Now, fans visiting Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure… Read More »Luxo Jr. Animatronic Lamp arrives atop Pixar Pier Marquee

Inside Toy Story Land – details make the magic

Disney’s team of talented Imagineers partnered with Pixar’s theme park development team to bring the world of Toy Story to life in a fully realized land unique to any before seen at Walt Disney World. Upon entering the world of Andy’s backyard, guests are shrunk… Read More »Inside Toy Story Land – details make the magic

Monster University Easter Eggs from Pixar

If you’re like me, you love to scour Pixar’s feature films in search of the Hidden Gems (aka Easter Eggs) the filmmakers sneak into each film: WALL•E’s explorations uncover a Mike Wazowski antenna ball and Eve scanned the Pizza Planet Truck, and in Up, the classic Luxo Jr. ball can be seen in the girl’s bedroom as Carl Fredricksen’s house flies by her window. If you’re looking for the hidden gems from Monsters University we have confirmation from Disney*Pixar right here in the form of these screen shots:

A113 – The School of Scaring classroom number is A113, which refers to the former classroom of John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton at CalArts. The number makes an appearance in every Pixar feature film.


Pizza Planet – The Pizza Planet truck is in the driveway of the JOX fraternity house when Mike is riding Archie the Scare Pig down Greek Row. The Pizza Planet truck, which first made an appearance in “Toy Story,” has made a cameo in nearly every Pixar feature film.Read More »Monster University Easter Eggs from Pixar

Happy Birthday to Pixar’s Luxo Jr.

It was all started by a Lamp… Things got a little busy yesterday and I forgot I had this story to tell. The lamp that launched an Animation Studio premiered for the first time twenty-five years ago yesterday. August 17th, 1986 the short film “Luxo,… Read More »Happy Birthday to Pixar’s Luxo Jr.