16 Easter Eggs That Producers Safely Hid in Famous Movies and Cartoons
In their movies, directors often make references to other films or iconic events. Though It’s not easy to notice these Easter Eggs, the most attentive viewers will still find them. Here are 16 hidden details in movies and cartoons that will make your next rewatch so much more fascinating.
- In Wednesday’s dance, you can see Jenna Ortega using moves similar to the ones Lisa Loring had in The Addams Family in the 1960s.
- Some animals in the taxidermy shop were dressed like Tim Burton’s characters. For example, the mouse is wearing the same costume as the main character in Beetle Juice (1988).
- The black ruffled dress obviously stood out on Wednesday Addams among her peers wearing modern white attire at Nevermore Academy. In addition to its uniqueness, it is also strikingly similar to the red “wedding dress” worn by Winona Ryder’s character in Beetle Juice (1988).
In Futurama, there are references to the number 1729. It’s known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number. The thing is, the writers of this sci-fi sitcom are mathematicians with degrees in this and other areas. They still love numbers, and it’s their way of expressing love for the exact sciences.
Ms. Marvel (2022)
In the end credits in Ms. Marvel, you can see a truck with a caption “Trust A Bro” from Hawkeye.
Toy Story of Terror (2013)
In Toy Story of Terror, Bonnie wears a T-shirt with DJ Bluejay on it. It’s one of the toys Buzz met in Small Fry (2011).
Violent Night (2022)
In Violent Night (2022), the catering company “Farkus and Dill” is named after the bullies in A Christmas Story.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)
In Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Geppetto’s son is named Carlo. This is most likely an homage to Carlo “Collodi” Lorenzini, who wrote the original Pinocchio story in 1883.
Scream 5 (2022)
When the main characters of Scream 5 are on the school grounds discussing what happened to their friend, there is a bag of grapes on the table. This detail is in the new film as a nod to the first one of the franchise, where the characters were also eating grapes and discussing what had happened.
In Ponyo (2008), in the nursing home where Lisa works, you can see a toy that looks like the duck spirit from Spirited Away (2001).
In Aquaman (2018), you can see the book The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft. Director James Wan drew inspiration from this writer and wanted to pay tribute to him.
Moon Knight (2022)
In Moon Knight, when Steven is looking through Mark’s phone, you can see several missed calls from Layla and one from Duchamp. In the comics, Duchamp is a French soldier who became friends with Mark.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
In Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), you can see Libby, who controls the communications of the spaceship, using a special earpiece. It’s an homage to lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek (1966-1969).
In Uncharted (2022), there’s a scene where the main characters enter a church, a nun passes by, and Nate says, “Nuns! Why does it always gotta be nuns?” It’s a reference to the iconic phrase Indiana Jones says in the first film, “Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?”
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)
In Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Josh wears a sweater similar to Danny’s in The Shining (1980).
Glass Onion (2022)
The title Glass Onion is an homage to The Beatles, after one of their songs under the same name. Rian Johnson wanted to use glass as an extended metaphor in the film to mean something hidden in plain sight. Besides, the director wanted to show a lot of unusual and absurd images in the glass sculptures and other things of Miles Bron. For example, he had a sculpture “The Fool on the Hill,” which is another reference to The Beatles song.