Anyone who grew up watching Pixar movies will easily recognize the Pizza Planet Truck from the original Toy Story movie. This truck also appears in 21 other Pixar movies, proving that all of the movies take place in the same universe! This theory is called the Pixar One World theory.
Along with the Pizza Planet truck, many fans have noticed “A-113” appearing in multiple Pixar movies. This number was actually the animation classroom at California Institute of the Arts in the Character Animation Program as an ode to the place many animators learned their craft.
Easter eggs within movies are always exciting to come across, but the Pizza Planet truck is consistently the one where I shout “PIZZA PLANET TRUCK” and point at the screen like a crazy person.
1. The Pizza Planet truck is first introduced in “Toy Story.”
The truck is part of the plot in “Toy Story” to get back to Andy. The truck appears roughly 34 minutes into the movie.
2. It’s spotted outside a trailer in “A Bug’s Life” near a bug circus.
The truck appears 26 minutes and 18 seconds into “A Bug’s Life.”
3. The toys drive off in the truck in “Toy Story 2” in a race to save Woody.
The truck appears once again in “Toy Story 2” when Buzz steals it to find Woody. It can be seen at 1:12:38.
4. The car is seen again parked outside a trailer in “Monsters, Inc.”, and it looks awfully familiar.
Randall gets sent through a door in “Monsters Inc.” and ends up in a scene from “A Bug’s Life.” It can be seen at 1:12:43.
5. The truck can be seen for a fleeting moment in “Finding Nemo” as Gil details his fantasy escape from the dentist’s office.
Gil’s fantasy escape from the dentist’s office shows the truck flash on the screen at 39:56.
6. The Pizza Planet truck is one of the talking vehicles in “Cars.” Its name is Todd.
In “Cars”, the Pizza Planet truck is named Todd and can be seen in a group of vehicles outside the Los Angeles International Speedway before the Piston Cup. This can be seen at 1 hour and 32 minutes.
7. You may need to pause the film to catch the truck in “Ratatouille,” but it’s there.
The truck can be seen far off in the distance at 1:14:12 as Remy is getting chased by Skinner. I don’t know who found this but respect them!
8. Eve searches inside an old Pizza Planet truck in “Wall-E.”
Eve finds the truck during her time on Earth at 21:09.
9. Here’s the truck as Mr. Fredrickson takes to the skies in his house in “Up.”
The truck appears a few times in the film but can most easily be spotted on the street as Mr. Fredrickson’s home floats away at 22:10.
10. Lotso hitches a ride on the back of a Pizza Planet truck in “Toy Story 3.”
Big Baby, Lotso, and Chuckles ride on the back of the truck at 51:25.
11.The truck is a race spectator again in “Cars 2.”
The truck appears in “Cars 2” at 1:37 with new animation for the Radiator Springs Grand Prix.
12. The witch has a carved figure of the truck in “Brave.”
At the 32:45 mark, the witch can be seen with a carved version of the truck.
13. The truck appears outside a frat party in “Monsters University.”
The truck can be seen at 18:46 when Mike and Sulley run into a party.
14. You can spot it in a memory ball in “Inside Out.”
The truck was spotted inside a memory ball in inside out at 37:47.
15. The truck floats through space in “The Good Dinosaur.”
In the far left of the screen, you can see the truck start floating among the asteroids at 1:03 into the movie.
16. You can spot the truck underwater in “Finding Dory.”
Dory swims by the truck on the ocean floor during a flashback at 17:50.
17. The truck appears at the derby rally in “Cars 3.”
After Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez turn up at a demolition derby, the truck speeds across the screen 45 minutes into the movie.
18. And the truck drives by Miguel’s window in “Coco.”
At only 4 minutes into the movie, the truck races across the screen after an empty glass bottle is taken from Miguel.
19. It can be seen briefly in “The Incredibles 2” in an alley.
Look to the right of the screen after Mrs. Incredible follows after the Screenslaver, where you’ll see the truck at the 1:01:36 mark.
20. The truck appears as a tattoo on the back of a man’s leg in “Toy Story 4.”
This is the only time we don’t see a physical version of the truck in a Pixar movie. It can be seen at 34:16.
21. The truck can be seen in the middle of traffic in “Onward.”
As Barley is paying the bridge toll, the truck can be seen on the highway at the 24:14 mark.
22. And most recently the truck is a bit faded inside the Hall of Everything in “Soul.”
The truck is sitting near the entrance of the Hall of Everything at 26:45 in “Soul.”