Did You Ever Notice “A113” In A Lot of Disney Movies? Here’s What It Means!


Toy Story

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Did you ever notice the code “A113” popping up in Pixar/Disney movies?

No?

Let us refresh your memory as it pops up in A LOT of those!

A Box in “A Bug’s Life”

A Bug's Life

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The Diver’s Camera From “Finding Nemo”

Finding Nemo

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The Coordinates of Mr. Incredible’s Cell in “The Incredibles”

The Incredibles

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On a Train and Mater’s License Plate in “Cars”

Cars

Cars 1

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A Tag on One of the Rats in “Ratatouille”

Ratatouille
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The Code for the ‘Abandon Earth’ Protocol in “WALL-E”

Abandon Earth

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The Courtroom Number in “Up” (Sorry for the Feels Caused)

Up

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On Siddley’s Tail in “Cars 2”

Cars 2

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Engraved in Roman Numerals Above a Doorway in “Brave”

Brave

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As you can see, there’s plenty more instances where the code pops up.

So, what’s the mystery?

A113 refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of Arts. It was the classroom for first-year graphic design and character animation, where many of the animators at Pixar and Disney, and several other studios, discovered and mastered their craft. The use of A113 in their films is a friendly nod to one another that they once shared a classroom without which they would never be doing what they’re doing now.

Can You Recognize Any Famous Directors Here?

Can You Recognize Any Famous Directors Here
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So, now that you know the mystery behind the code, let us show you some more instances where it makes an appearance.

On This Door in “Monster’s University”

Monster's University

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It Even Shows Up in Non-Pixar Films Such as “Lilo & Stitch”

Lilo & Stitch

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The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

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The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

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The Brave Little Toaster

The Brave Little Toaster

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American Dad

American Dad

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Aaaanndd….

The Avengers!

The Avengers

TAvengers

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So, now you know the secret behind the secret code!

Let us know if you’ve caught glimpses of it in any other Disney/Pixar movie in the comments below!

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