Friday, March 25, 2011

Pixar Freeze Frame! - Finding Luigi in Finding Nemo

It's a special spin on an enduring feature!

The Freeze Frame! post has been a standard of 2719 Hyperion since the site's inception back in the Fall of 2006.  We've showcased a number of Freeze Frames relating to Pixar movies, but have just barely explored the tip of the cameo and inside joke-filled iceberg that exists within the Pixar canon.  Thus we have decided to create a special category-within-the-category--the Pixar Freeze Frame!  Yes, we know we aren't breaking any new ground or discovering the undiscovered; such Pixar content has been generally well-documented via any number of sources.  But we thought it would be fun to expand our Freeze Frame! archive and hopefully expose our readers to some moments they may have missed heretofore.

Pixar loves to cross-pollinate its films with in-house cameos and it is those fleeting moments we will be focusing on in the weeks ahead.  Despite the fact that most of Finding Nemo took place under the sea, a few non-aquatic Pixar characters managed to sneak into the picture.  Luigi, the 1959 yellow Fiat 500 from Cars, zooms by quickly during the final moments of the movie.  It is definitely a split-second appearance, occurring as the Tank Gang makes their final escape from the dentist's office to the ocean.  It's an especially notable cameo in that it preceded the release of the movie Cars by three years!

More Finding Nemo Freeze Frames are on the way.  Stay tuned! 


Connie Moreno said...

WOW! This is so cool!!