Filmmakers prefer to use little details to convey hidden meanings to their audiences. They’re called easter eggs and finding them in movies is a lot of fun. It’s as if you’re speaking with the artist in a hidden language that isn’t limited by time and place. All it needs is some practice and close observation. Sometimes you also need extensive knowledge to understand those small details. For example, did you know that in Pixar’s Inside Out, the pizza toppings were changed exclusively for the Japanese version of the film, from broccoli to bell peppers? Or why is every clock in The Joker set to 11:11?
Hunting for Easter eggs in well-known films is, without a doubt, the most popular activity among fans. Because it shows how well you know that movie. And if you, as a fan, say that you didn’t pay much attention to the little details, that’s totally not okay. We’ve compiled a list of 25 interesting but little-known facts about great films. You might be very surprised by the majority of the Easter eggs you’ll find here. Scroll down for more details.
#1 The look of terror on Alan Rickman’s face was genuine as he proceeded to chase them around the set for the next 30 minutes screaming “Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?”
#2 In “Hercules” (1997) Hades says “guys, relax. It’s only half-time” exactly at the 46-minute mark, the halfway point of the 92-minute movie
#3 In Big Hero 6 (2014)
#4 In Up (2009), as the only hunting dog, Dug can successfully track down the tropical bird (Golden Retriever). All of the others are breeds of guard dogs.
#5 In Avengers: Endgame, when Captain America leaves to return the Stones, the rest of the team anticipates his return. Bucky says his farewells knowing that Steve won’t return to his timeline, a testimony to their friendship!
#6 This Ambulance’s back design in Joker (2019) reminds me of something I’ve seen before.
#7 Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: Up(2009), Cars 2 (2011)
#8 Steven Spielberg shot E.T. in chronological order to aid the child actors and capture the most genuine emotions for the finale, as it would be the final time they’d all be together.
#9 In Incredibles (2004), Elastagirl’s original suit was red, while Mr. Incredibles’ suit was blue. What was the name of their first child? Violet
#10 In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), all the wide shots of luke flying across Tatooine in his speeder were achieved by placing a mirror underneath a version of the prop with a motor and wheels
#11 There’s a familiar face in the mirror at the beginning of Joker (2019).
#12 Garrett Morris has a brief appearance in a scene in Ant-Man (2015). Morris was the first person to play Ant-Man in a 1978 Saturday night live skit called superhero party
#13 In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense
#14 The “Welcome Home” cake in Coraline has a double loop on the O. A double loop on a lowercase O, according to Graphology, indicates that the person who wrote it is lying. There is only one double loop, meaning is welcome but not at home.
#15 In Man Of Steel (2013), Henry Cavill (Superman) was asked to shave his chest for the collapsing oil rig scene, however, he refused to say that superman had chest hair, citing the famous “death of superman” graphic novel as a reference
#16 In “Lilo & Stitch” (2002), watercolor backgrounds are used exclusively. the studio had some financial failures and was doing ambitious things elsewhere, so they left the filmmakers to their own devices, off at the florida studio. The only other watercolor films are Dumbo and Snow White
#17 Professor Lupin sleeps for most of the train ride to Hogwarts. The year is 1993, and the date is September 1st. The previous night, there was a full moon; he was exhausted after his transformation the night before.
#18 Helen’s hotel room painting is an illustration of her separation from the family in The Incredibles 2.
#19 The poster for the movie Legend (2015) hides the two-star review between the Kray Twins’ heads, mocking one of the film’s negative reviews.
#20 In Lord Of The Rings, Gandalf can be seen carrying his pipe everywhere inside his staff
#21 Pennywise is almost always secretly watching his victims in unexpected and unusual places in IT (2017), but no one seems to notice.
#22 In Avatar (2009), the room of the evil imperialists is designed to look like an American flag
#23 In “Inside Out”, the pizza toppings were changed from broccolis to bell peppers in Japan, since kids in Japan don’t like bell peppers. Pixar localized the joke
#24 In Tangled (2010), mother Gothel kisses Rapunzel’s hair instead of her forehead and says, “I love you the most.”
#25 Every clock in “Joker” (2019) is set to 11:11. one theory as to why states that the clock doesn’t move because everything is happening in arthur’s head”