Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some Might Call This Filler, But I Call It A Photo-Heavy Tribute To My Favorite Chris Sanders Film

Friday is Lilo & Stitch’s 11th birthday! As a li’l treat, here’s a bunch of Disney-themed 'Easter eggs' from that wonderful film.

First up, a teensy-tiny photograph of Mickey Mouse!

This next Easter egg was the most visually obvious, but is probably the least well-known: A loving nod to Disney's 1939 adaptation of The Ugly Duckling. (Watch it here!)

With Lilo & Stitch directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois both having worked on Mulan, is it any surprise that there are not one, but TWO references to the film?

Speaking of Chris and Dean...

A Walt Disney World postcard being sold in Hawaii? Okay, I'm confused.

According to Wikipedia, "A113 (sometimes A-113 or A1-13) is an inside joke present as an Easter egg in animated films created by alumni of California Institute of the Arts, referring to the classroom number used by graphic design and character animation students at the school."

Yes, that's Dumbo! Not only does the lovable little elephant have ears to rival Stitch's, but Dumbo's watercolor backgrounds were the inspiration for Lilo & Stitch's.

Great character design never goes out of style. Just look at these modestly modified versions of the classic Pooh characters.

Last up, the Pixar ball! If Chris Sanders could've foreseen his future troubles with John Lasseter, this small reference may not have made it into the final film. :(

All right, that's all I've got. If you know of any others, please drop me a note in the comments section!

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1 comment:

  1. "A Walt Disney World postcard being sold in Hawaii? Okay, I'm confused." No stranger than the San Francisco and Chicago postcards being sold above it...

    ...oh my god, someone steal this idea from me and do it! A postcard store that sells postcards from other places. Imagine someone goes on vacation in Hawaii and sends the folks a postcard from Chicago because, hey, there's no rule that says a postcard has to be of the place you're visiting. And people who actually dig postcards would get a real kick out of it.

    On second thought, forget I ever mentioned this. It's too good an idea. The person who gets this going will make a fortune.