Pixar are arguably the greatest movie studio in the world. Though their recent output has drawn its fair share of criticisms (what with a noticeable decline in quality over the past few years), there’s no denying that the California-based animation giant possesses a unique kind of magic.

Year after year, animation-inclined geniuses like John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Brad Bird and Pete Docter have continued to put out some of the greatest movies ever made: Toy Story, Wall-E, The Incredibles and Monsters Inc. - just to name a few – are all considered to be groundbreaking achievements in animated filmmaking. And though there’s so much to enjoy with regards to the immensely detailed Pixar canon, one particular tradition sticks out more than all the others…

The Easter eggs. Pixar love their Easter eggs. So much so, in fact, that spotting them has become a kind of part-time hobby for Pixar die-hards. It’s well-established that the studio like to leave clues based around their upcoming movies in current releases, and most of those Easter eggs have been made pretty obvious nowadays. But what about the Easter eggs that you never noticed before? We’re talking about the seriously secret ones that are incredibly easy to miss if you’re not staring at the screen with hawk-man precision.

We’ve assembled 10 of the sneakiest inclusions here… how many did you already know?

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This article was first posted on March 23, 2013