The license plate in toy Story
The left side of the camera in Finding Nemo
The coordinates of Mr. Incredible’s cell in The Incredibles
Even in Roman numerals in Brave
On the door in Monster’s University
Another license plate…this time in Lilo & Stitch
The trolley number in The Princess and the Frog
And even as far back as on the door in The Brave Little Toaster!!!
So, what is A113?
Cleverly enough, it’s the classroom number where many animators learned their craft. A113 refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of Arts. This room was used for first year graphic design and character animation, where many of the animators at Pixar and Disney learned their craft. By putting “A113″ somewhere in the film, these animators are giving themselves and future generations of Disney magicians a nod for their jobs well done.
This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen hidden in animation and Disney movies. Share it to spread the joy, knowledge and tell your friends something they don’t know.