14 Pixar Characters Who Have Been Around Longer Than People Remember

Pixar has mastered the art of the Easter egg. They're not shy about shoehorning their intellectual property into the next inevitable blockbuster, but a surreptitious cameo from Luxo the Pixar lamp lost its luster a while ago.

That's why it's extremely cool to learn that, for almost two decades, they've been sneaking characters that don't even exist yet into their features and shorts. As it turns out, you've known WALL-E, Nemo, and Dug for longer than you realized:

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Dug's shadow: 2007 2009 CRACKED Before the world knew he was an adorable, harmless little goober, Up's Dug scared the bejeezus out of Remy in Ratatoui

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The bust of Forrest Woodbush: 2015 5 MONTHS LATER GRACKEDCO A couple dinos from The Good Dinosaur appear as statues in Riley's memory of a trip to San

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The car-sed tapestry: 2011 8-8 2012 CRACKED An unsettling all-car version of Brave's DunBroch family tapestry appears in Cars 2.

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The movie that never was: 2010 NEWT XING [NEVER1 CRACKEDC COM Toy Story 3 snuck in a reference to Newt, a film that was supposed to come out in 2011,

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Fin McMissile undercover: 2010 2011 In Toy Story 3, Andy has a of an oddly anthropomorphized version of the Cars 2 co-protagonist.

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Lotso lurks: 2009 2010 CRACKED Toy Story 3's sneak-attack antagonist Lotso had an apt cameo in Up -- a forgotten toy, brooding in the corner of a dist

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The collegiate cameo: 2013 2015 The star of The Good Dinosaur briefly appears as a distinctly Pixar-ian toy, inside a Monsters University scare emulat

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WALL-E'S side Gig: 2007 2008 CRACKED Before he was a lovestruck, possibly genocidal protagonist, WALL-E was a futuristic bus driver in the Ratatouille

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Nemo forced to witness sushi prep: 2001 2003 CRACKED Two years before Finding Nemo, a Nemo-like fish appears wide-eyed and mouth agape in this mural b

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Mr. Incredible waits patiently: 2003 2004 GRACKED A little kid in the vet's waiting room during the Finding Nemo pelican kerfuffle is reading a Mr. In

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Increibles DOs: 2017 2018 In Coco, when Miguel and Hector are heading to the talent show, there's a spooky skeleton-ized poster for Incredible 2 in th

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Guitar in the car bar: 2017 5 MONTHS LATER CRACKEDCO The cotter Pin Bar in Cars 3 dangled the guitar from Coco right in front of our noses.

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Hank's on the banks: 2015 2016 CRACKEDCON We get a quick glimpse of Hank, the seven-tentacled octopus from Finding Dory, when Arlo falls into a pond i

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