Toy Story 3 (2010)
In the third “Toy Story” the gang is donated to daycare. There is one scene in this animated masterpiece that has caused many people (old and young) to pause the film immediately. This scene is where a villain from one of the past movies is now shown as the sanitation worker. You have to be pretty sharp to notice, but when you do, that pause button sure comes in handy!
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Some movies add such a subtle form of foreshadowing, we can’t help but admire them for it. “Beauty and the Beast” is one of those films. In this pivotal scene, Gaston tries to attack the Beast. As he approaches, little skulls are show up in his eyes, moments before he’s thrown from the ledge. This subtle artistry is worthy of pause.
Back in the day, Disney animators’ hidden Easter eggs were inside jokes between them. If viewers ever saw the secret tricks, they would spread the news of it through word of mouth. These days, thanks to streaming services and the ability to screenshot animators are forced to step up their game to keep these moments hidden. In “Aladdin,” when Aladdin asks Genie to turn him into a prince, animators planted a not-so-hidden, surprise. Genie takes out a book, and while he flips through recipes, he pulls out a crab – Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid.”
Finding Dory (2016)
In this animated sensation, we follow Dory as she navigates her way through life as a forgetful fish. While Dory is in the midst of trouble, you’ll spot an unexpected villain, that is, if you look closely enough. On the wall behind where Dory is encased, we see a photo of one of the main villains from “Finding Nemo” – Darla, the girl with the braces. You may have to pause to catch it, though.