Pixar’s first peek at a never-before-seen character from 2010’s Toy Story 3 will appear briefly in the upcoming movie, Up.
“On Monster’s Inc, when Sulley is putting Boo back in her room, and he’s going to say goodbye to her, she hands him all these toys,” said Pete Docter, a director on Up and Monsters and a writer on the Toy Story films. “One of them was this fish – which was Nemo – but nobody knew it at the time, because Finding Nemo hadn’t come out yet. We have a similar thing in Up.
And the toy glimpsed isn’t Woody or Buzz but a whole new Toy Story character. “We’re showing a character from Toy Story 3 that nobody knows about,” Docter said. “That’s somewhere in there.”
“There’s a shot where a little girl is in her room and the house goes by,” the producer said of a seemingly simple reaction scene near the beginning of the film, in which a young girl is surprised by the flying house soaring past her bedroom. “She’s playing with her toys. She’s playing with her little plane. She gets up, and she looks (out the window) – under her bed is one of the new stars of Toy Story 3.”