Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable characters in the world, having captivated generations for decades. Although his popularity has never faded, the Disney mascot has recently experienced a bit of a resurgence due to great new shorts starring the character. The artistic style of the shorts has been gorgeous, mixing classic character designs and humor with a modern setting. In the most recent short, while admiring the beautiful backgrounds, a familiar Pixar easter egg could be seen. Take a look at it after the break!
Previously, one had to rely on movie buffs in order to discover easter eggs buried in films, but finding Pixar easter eggs in the studio’s latest films has become a traditional challenge that many undertake. From the A113 symbol, to nods at previous films, to even winks at upcoming films, Pixar has mastered the art of the easter egg like no other studio. Several of the easter eggs, such as the Luxo, Jr. ball seen in the studio’s first short released under the Pixar name, pay homage to the animation house’s legacy. Pixar easter eggs have gotten so popular that they are now being found in Disney projects, such as in the newest Mickey Mouse short, Dog Show, which featured that famous Pixar ball (above).
Actually, the Disney Television Animation team has been inserting many clever references into the Mickey shorts, 11 of which have made their debut thus far. In one of the earlier shorts, a portrait of Walt Disney could be seen in the background, while another featured a quick appearance by Cinderella and her castle. In addition to being a cool easter egg, the guest spot by the Luxo, Jr. ball is another example of just how far Pixar’s arm extends through the Disney company. Take a look at the entire short below:
If you are not watching the new Mickey Mouse shorts, I implore you to do so, as they are great artistic endeavors that are incredibly entertaining and it would be great to see many more appearances by the iconic character on television and cinema screens in the future. Previous shorts can be seen at MickeyMouse.com, while new shorts premiere on the Disney Channel on Friday nights.