All the hidden Easter eggs in Pixar's Luca

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22 Jun 2021, 15:46

Pixar’s Luca is about two teenage boys at the Italian seaside — who are also sea monsters. Now streaming on Disney+, the production designer Daniela Strijleva told Variety that the animation is filled with blink-and-you'll-miss-them Easter eggs.

“We had lots of fun in the graphic design,” said Strijleva about the hidden goods.

Italian director Enrico Casarosa said about the film: "Disney+ is wonderful because so many people will get to see it. So many kids will get to see it."

Talking to CinemaBlend, Enrico said: “We always put a little Luxo ball, we always put some special names and numbers like A-113. Those are around.

"There is a well-hidden Pizza Planet truck, let me give you some background – it's more toward the third act of the movie."

Enrico added: "We have a little Turning Red secret one, but it's very well hidden and we don't want to spoil any surprises for Turning Red. So that might be more of a later reveal."


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Rewind back to Abuelita in 2017’s Coco. Remember the boat that Luca (Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer) see? Well the boat’s name refers to Abuelita, whose name was Elena.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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As Luca first looks around the piazza, look out for the poster to Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The 1954 film poster sits alongside a Roman Holiday poster.

Giulia’s Bedroom

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The boys meet Giulia (Emma Berman) once on land and as humans. Look out for Disney-themed references in her bedroom including a stuffed Donald Duck by her bed and an original book of Le Avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

Pixar Ball


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As the boys plough through town near the end of the film, you’ll see the Pixar Ball. The Luxo ball is sat on a rooftop - and is a Pixar favourite.

The A113 Easter Egg

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In Luca, the significant number A113 appears on the train ticket Alberto gives to Luca.

A113 is an inside joke appearing as an easter egg in many animated films. It was created by alumni of California Institute of the Arts and refers to the classroom used by graphic design and character animation students.

Viewers jumped on Twitter to share their reviews of the film which was released on the streaming service Disney+ last Friday.

One fan said: “I’m not crying, I’m not crying #Luca is the most sweetest and adorable animation you’ve ever seen, thanks @Pixar.”

A second added: “finished watching #Luca and that was the most beautiful film I’ve seen I can’t stop crying.”

Another wrote: “I am absolutely speechless. Never had an animation make me feel so emotional. I am crying for 2 hours already, it was truly remarkable.”