Trivia: Pixar Shorts

  • Actor Allusion: In Hawaiian Vacation, Chuckles the Clown's luau chant translates to "Bound and rebound", a reference to the short Boundin' , which was narrated by Bud Luckey, the voice of Chuckles.
  • Adored by the Network: On ABC Family.
  • Executive Meddling: Subverted. It's assumed that the decrease of the women's bust size in Knick-Knack is Disney executive censorship as usual, but John Lasseter and the studio actually made the decision to do so themselves.
    • Parodied in Your Friend the Rat, which ends with a prolonged legalistic crawl warning people that Pixar does not encourage people to have contact with rats. Remy and Emile bitch about the inclusion of this producer-imposed warning (which is Comically Missing the Point of their presentation) and even push the crawling words aside as best they can.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In George and AJ, Russell is voiced by Peter Sohn, the animator on who he's based, as a result of the incomplete animatic nature of the short.
    • Most of the theatrical shorts with voices will have a Creator Cameo from the director or one of the animators.
    • The guy who does Carl's voice in George and AJ? Steve Purcell who fans of Sam & Max would know very well.
    • Bobby McFerrin, fresh off his success from "Don't Worry, Be Happy," does the music for Knick Knack.
  • Permanent Placeholder: In Knick Knack, the "Blah Blah Blah" song during the credits was actually a result of vocalist Bobby McFerrin improvising. McFerrin, a vocalist famous for his a cappella work, was hired by Pixar to compose and perform the soundtrack for the film. The work print he was given to compose over featured "blah blah blah" as a placeholder for the credits, and he ran with it. The folks at Pixar liked it so much that it made the final cut.
  • Writer Revolt: The team were burned out after the monumental efforts made to get Tin Toy to work and had just seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit, leading to the creation of the slapstick-heavy Knick Knack. As John Lasseter put it, "We just wanted to make a cartoon!"
  • Write What You Know: Knick Knack came from John Lasseter and his wife's tradition of buying a snow globe every time they went on vacation.