Something has been hiding in countless animated movies that you have watched by Disney and Pixar. You have probably seen it time and time again without ever realizing it: A113.
This combination of a letter and numbers has been appearing in animated movies for years. Don’t believe it? An online movie enthusiast was scouring through these movies to find examples and came up with plenty from both Pixar and Disney movies. The hidden message is everywhere.
The plate on Andy’s mom’s car in Toy Story.
A box in A Bug’s Life.
This camera in Finding Nemo.
The coordinates of Mr. Incredible’s cell in The Incredibles.
On different vehicles in Cars.
An ear tag in Ratatouille.
The code for Abandon Earth protocol in Wall-E.
The courtroom number in Up.
On even more vehicles in Cars 2.
Engraved in Roman numerals in Brave.
On this door in Monster’s University.
And then… in Lilo & Stitch.
The Iron Giant.
The Princess and the Frog.
The Brave Little Toaster.
And it all refers to something so simple.
A113 simply refers to 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 (and other studios) were taught. By putting “A113” somewhere in the film, these animators are able to give a nod to the other people doing what they do. And that’s awesome. Try to find the numbers in the next animated movie you watch. Chances are, you will. Share this neat hidden message with others.