Released on December 25 on Disney +, Soul is the latest masterpiece from the legendary Pixar studio. You can read our full review of the film by clicking here. Today, we go in search of easter eggs, a true tradition of films from the studio to the lantern.
One of Joe Gadners mothers coworkers looks strangely like Edna, in The Incredibles. The fact that the two women wear big round glasses, a similar haircut, and that they both work in tailoring is surely no accident.
As they approach the Grand Bazaar General, Joe asks 22 about his voice. She replies that her voice and her appearance are only illusions, and that she can change them at will. She then takes a form and a voice that are not unlike those of Carl Fredricksen, the hero of the film. Up there, directed by Pete Docter, the director of Soul.
When Joe Gardner and 22 enter the Grand Bazaar General, we can see the famous Pizza Planet truck, which has appeared in (almost) every Pixar since. Toy Story.
Also in the Grand Bazaar General, we can see a whale, a nod to the one seen in The world of Nemo, and who swallows Marin and Dory before they arrive in Sydney.
On the same plane, we can also see the Eiffel Tower, seen in the film Ratatouille, directed by Brad Bird (the director of Indestructibes) in 2007, and whose action takes place in the French capital.
You can also see the Aerial Subway that Elastic Girl must stop in The Incredibles 2, directed by Brad Bird, and released in 2018.
At the top you will notice an airship reminiscent of the one used by Charles Muntz, the films antagonist Up there, the Pete Docter.
In the Grand Bazaar Gnral, you can also see a lamp, which obviously recalls the one from Pixars first short film, Jr. Luxury, released in 1986, and has since become the symbol of the studio. (Just by the way, the camera the soul holds in the middle of the shot could also be a reference to the movie. Up there, since at the beginning of the film, we learn that Carl Fredricksen and his wife loved to take a picture of themselves. But maybe we are pushing the envelope a bit far )
22 had several mentors, who resigned, failing to ensure that the young soul finally found its flame. Prestigious mentors, such as Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Mother Theresa, Copernicus, Mohamed Ali. On the wall, on which 22 hung the badges of his former mentors, we can find that of Joe Ranft, co-writer of Toy Story, 1001 Legs and Toy Story 2, and co-director alongside John Lasseter of the film Cars. Joe Ranft died in 2005 at the age of 45 in a traffic accident, worked alongside Pete Docter, the director of Soul : they wrote together, alongside John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, the film Toy Story, first feature film from Pixar studio.
We can also see the name of Joe Grant, one of the greatest animators of the Disney studio. He animated the character of the Witch Queen of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disneys first animated feature film, co-wrote the screenplay for Dumbo, and worked on some of the studios biggest films: Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, The Lady and the Tramp, The beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He died in 2005 of a heart attack, on his drawing board, at the age of 96.
Finally, we can also read the name of Jack Kirby, genius designer, who co-created with Stan Lee some of the most iconic superheroes of Marvel, owned by the Disney studio, including Captain America, Thor and Hulk. By placing them among the mentors of 22, Pete Docter pays homage to these legends who have deeply inspired his work.
Second tribute to Jr. Luxury, when 22 takes Joe to his lair to go to the Zone. We can see, placed on the ground, a ball which obviously recalls the one which strikes the famous lamp, and which will cause him so much trouble in this revolutionary short film.
22 takes Joe to the Zone, where the souls of people in trance meet, in artistic activities or when they are in deep meditation. In the living room of a tattoo artist, we can see a Mexican drawing on the wall, a nod to the film Coco, released in 2017, and which was also about Death and music.
Slight nod to Nemos world, with this sign P742, which could refer to P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, the address of the dentist that Dory repeats over and over, after having seen it written on diving glasses. The wave drawn below P742 seems to confirm that it is indeed a reference to the Nemos world.
Stuck in the body of a cat, Joe meets a mouse pulling a slice of pizza in the streets of New York. A little nod to Ratatouille and his gourmet rat? Without a doubt.
More subtle, this wink will delight fans of Monsters, Inc., the first movie directed by Pete Docter. On the metro, you can see the number 2319. In addition to being the train number, it is also a reference to the code 23-19, indicating that the highest alert rate (the unexpected entry of a child in Monstropolis) was affected. A code feared by all monsters
You have to be very attentive to notice this little nod to The other way around, third film directed by Pete Docter. In the subway train that brings Joe Gardner home after his concert with Dorothea Williams, we can see in the background an advertisement for the brand BRANG, company with which the father of the young Riley obtained a position in San Francisco.
Governing the Grand-Avant and the Grand-Aprs, the Jerry (Michel, in French) are real design gems, with this perfect blend of 2D / 3D. In addition, they remind us of the logo of Finder, the file manager provided with MacOS from Apple. A wink not so absurd as that, since Steve Jobs was the owner for many years of the Pixar studio, before selling it to Disney, thus becoming the majority shareholder of the group. Moreover, another Pixar film had paid tribute to Steve Jobs and the Apple brand: the film Rebel, one of whose characters was named Lord MacIntosh.
And you, had you noticed all these details? If you have found others that we have not mentioned, do not hesitate to share them with us in the comments.
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