There’s so many visual delights to be found in the imagery of Pixar’s films, it’s easy to miss a lot of the smaller nods and connecting threads throughout the films. It’s not like The Simpsons, where you could spend a lifetime untangling all the small jokes, but The Incredibles, WALL-E, and, especially, the Toy Story franchise are packed with small gags and clever signals that make re-watches especially fun and involving. A quick Google search will unveil a myriad of these Easter Eggs, but longtime Pixar axiom Andrew Stanton, who directed Finding Nemo, WALL-E, John Carter, and Finding Dory, took to the Pixar YouTube page today to point out the biggest Easter Egg yet, joined by Modern Family star and Finding Dory voice actor Ed O’Neill. I’m not one for hyperbole but prepare to have your mind blown beyond all comprehension of what the word “mind-blowing” could possibly mean.
Check out Stanton and O’Neill’s reveal right below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Finding Dory:
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.