【tdr0056】Characters from XXXX in Toy Story 2?

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The fully CG-animated feature film “Toy Story 2” was released on November 24, 1999 (on March 11, 2000 in Japan), around four years after the original “Toy Story”. This is the third animated feature film produced by the Pixar Animation Studio.

In this film, some characters from another film secretly appear. The film is “A Bug’s Life”, which was released right before the release of Toy Story 2 on November 25, 1998 (on March 6, 1999 in Japan). Some characters in “A Bug’s Life” are found in “Toy Story 2”.

First, in the scene where Buzz and other characters are on the way to the Al’s Toy Barn, the gluttonous caterpillar Heimlich is crawling on a branch on the background. He appears on the screen only for 2 seconds, so it’s very difficult to find him.

Then, you can spot another character inside the Al’s Toy Barn. Around six of the Heimlich figures are displayed as a set. There are also figures of the twin pill bugs ‘Tuck and Roll’ and the timid beetle ‘Dim’.

In the outtakes at the end, the main protagonist ant Flik and Heimlich appear. As you see, Heimlich appears a lot on the screen.

By the way, there are several other connections unrelated to the characters between “Toy Story 2” and “A Bug’s Life”. For example, the planet where Buzz is flying the opening sequence of “Toy Story 2” is actually a remake of the Ant Island in “A Bug’s Life”. Also, computer graphics of plants are based on the data in “A Bug’s Life”.

There are many other items from “A Bug’s Life”. For instance, there is a picture from the film in the calendar for August in Andy’s room.

If you have a chance to watch “Toy Story 2” again, why don’t you look for elements from “A Bug’s Life”?

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