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Pixar tends to have a lot of positive references to other films.

Pixar films with their own pages:

  • Brave:
    • To Finding Nemo: Aside from the "rebellious child and strong-willed parent learn to appreciate each other after a crisis" plot, there's Bear!Elinor's pupils widening into Black Eyes Of Animal-ity when she becomes a "real" bear, just like Bruce the great white shark's eyes go black when he goes into feeding frenzy-mode.
    • "Sorry, I don't speak bear."
    • The Witch's answering cauldron says she's gone to The Wicker Man festival in Stornoway.
    • Clan Macintosh's sigil looks suspiciously Art Nouveau.
    • The shot of The eldest of the four princes with a human body and Mor'du's head is a reference to Porco Rosso.
    • In a moment of frustration, Merida shouts out "Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab!", a trio of catchphrases from beloved Scottish comic strip Oor Wullie.
    • Merida sabotages a competition where she is the prize by entering said competition herself. Her fellow Rebellious Princess Calla of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears did the exact same thing in the episode "Girl's Knight Out." Calla's tournament also included an archery portion (although it also had others).
    • Merida must have been taking archery lessons from Robin Hood; their style, skills, and even their winning tournament shots are very similar.
  • A Bug's Life:
    • The dumb, goofy Gentle Giant, Dim. Dim being really dim...
    • In the Hilarious Outtakes: "To infinity and beyond!"
    • The (failed) attempt at intimidating the flies that attempted to harass Francis, which was the reason why Flik even mistakenly believed they were warrior bugs in the first place, was a spoof on Robin Hood. Also, after they demolished the bar in their attempt to flee, Francis pulls Slim out in a parody of King Arthur pulling out Excalibur. The music that plays in that scene sounds similar to the Master Sword theme from The Legend of Zelda.
    • Hopper's demise bears some resemblance to General Woundwort's end in Watership Down.
    • This quote from Hopper.
      Hopper: (to Atta) It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, Princess, one of those 'circle of life' kind of things.
    • The fly's POV of simultaneous images of Francis yelling at him seen through his compound eyes is a nod to The Fly (1958).
  • Finding Dory:
    • In an early scene, Marlin tells Dory "Mr. Ray doesn't have time to worry about fish who wander." This is a nod to A Fish Called Wanda.
    • Bailey's echolocation abilities are depicted identically to the motion trackers from Alien.
    • The touch pool scene seems reminiscent to the caterpillar room scene at Sunnyside Daycare in Toy Story 3, where little kids unknowingly make smaller creatures' lives living hells.
    • Also, the scene where Hank and Dory hijack the aquatic animal transport truck in the finale is like an exaggerated version of the Pizza Planet Truck scene in Toy Story 2.
    • In one shot in the Quarantine lab, the camera stays on a pipe labeled "TM-59" for five seconds. This is a reference to the Submarine Voyages ride at Disneyland, California. Opening in 1959, the Submarine Voyages attraction is located in Tomorrowland, and currently has been adapted into a ride themed on Finding Nemo. Hence, TM (Tomorrowland) 59 (1959).
  • The Good Dinosaur: The first time Arlo meets the Velociraptors, they're lurking in tall grass.
  • Pixar Shorts:
    • Near the end of BURN-E, the titular character's view of the Axiom going into hyperjump is based on the famous scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey, when Dave Bowman enters the Stargate.
    • One of the discarded kid's meal toys in Toy Story Toons: Small Fry was based on Condorman. note .
    • WALL•E is driving a lunar exploration vehicle in the ending scene of Your Friend the Rat.
    • Time Travel Mater is an homage to Back to the Future, including a scene where Mater fears Lizzie might fall for Lightning and alter the time stream.
    • In Partysaurus Rex, when the bath toys are lamenting how they can't play after bath time due to a lack of arms, one toy cries out in anguish, "No more tears!".
    • In the same short, the fuzzy toilet seat cover is Sulley's fur.
    • The Adventures of Andre and Wally B.: The "my" in My Dinner with Andre is named Wally.
    • An inside one: in Hawaiian Vacation, as mentioned in the DVD commentary, Chuckles the Clown's luau chant translates to "Bound and rebound", a reference to the Pixar short Boundin' . This trope gets double points because Boundin' was narrated by Bud Luckey, the voice of Chuckles.
    • Presto is not a shout-out to Tex Avery. It is a CGI Tex Avery short done by someone who isn't Tex Avery.
    • Mater Private Eye explains that Mater lost his left headlight in a "carified" recreation of the scene from Chinatown where Jake gets his nose slit open by a thug, down to the dialogue.