Animators Code – Disney/Pixar secrets

by ChinaBambi

Disney and Pixar have been hiding something from us for years in countless of their movies. We all have seen it many times without ever realizing it: The mysterious code ‘A113′. This hidden combination of a letter and numbers is everywhere. What is the meaning of easter egg, and does it really appear THAT often?

Here it is on the license plate of Andy’s mom’s car in Toy Story

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A box in A Bug’s Life.

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The diver’s camera in Finding Nemo

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The coordinates of Mr. Incredible’s cell in The Incredibles

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On a train and Mater’s license plate in Cars

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A tag on one of the rats in Ratatouille.

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The code for the Abandon Earth protocol in WALL-E.

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The courtroom number in Up.

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On a plane (and more cars) in Cars 2.

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Engraved in Roman numerals above a doorway in Brave.

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On a door in Monster’s University.

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Here it is in Lilo & Stitch.

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The Iron Giant.

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The Princess and the Frog.

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The Brave Little Toaster. 

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American Dad.

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The Simpsons. 

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The Avengers.

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This secret code refers to something so simple…

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A113 is the classroom number at the California Institute of Arts, where many animators (including plenty who now work for Disney and Pixar) got their start. It was the classroom for first year graphic design and character animation, where many animators discovered and mastered their craft. Using the number in their movies is friendly nod to other animators that once shared a magical classroom where it all began. And that’s awesome.

I can’t wait to try to find the code in the next Disney/Pixar movie I watch!

Source: Boredom Therapy 

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