To celebrate the release of Finding Dory, I have some exciting new Easter Eggs and Bonus clips for you! I also threw together a great little recipe that you can eat while watching!
Let’s start with the Easter Eggs you will find in Finding Dory:
NOSTALGIC WHEELS – The truck that is featured late in the movie features a logo from the 1986 short “Luxo, Jr.” produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The short’s success helped launch the studio, and the image of the desk lamp appears in Pixar’s iconic logo today.
The license plate on the truck sports A113, which is reminiscent of the CalArts classroom for first-year graphic design and character animation where many of the artists and animators at Pixar began to build their craft.
Sets Art Director Don Shank’s name can be seen in the truck’s grill.
TAG IT – The tags donned by the lazy sea lions snoozing outside the Marine Life Institute together bear the iconic A113. While Rudder’s tag reads A1, Fluke’s says 13.
FIELD TRIP – Riley from 2015’s “Inside Out” appears in a group of kids touring the Marine Life Institute. She is clearly featured in a frame with Dory.
MAP IT – The registration number for the zodiac boat that picks up Dory in the bay outside the Marine Life Institute is PA1200, which represents Pixar’s address: 1200 Park Avenue.
Next, let’s watch some of these bonus clips:
Now, before you watch the movie, you need to make these Finding Dory snacks to eat while watching! They are so easy and so much fun to make!
This recipe will yield a 9 x 13 pan:
4 Tablespoons butter
16 oz. bag marshmallows (I used large but mini works just as well)
1 box Kellogg’s Finding Dory cereal (with 1/4 cup of the marshmallows set aside for the topping)
1/2 cup Wilton royal blue candy melts
2/2 cup Wilton bright orange candy melts
Blue and orange sprinkles (optional)
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE RICE KRISPIES
1. Spray a 9×13 pan with a non-stick coating spray and set aside.
2. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat.
3. Add the marshmallows to the butter, stirring constantly until melted.
4. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt (optional) until well-coated.
5. Transfer the cereal mixture to prepared pan and press down firmly.
6. Cool for 30 minutes in pan.
7. In a microwave safe bowl, add the blue candy melts. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until melted.
8. Using a spoon, drizzle the blue melted chocolate on top of the marshmallow treats.
9. In a microwave safe bowl, add the orange candy melts. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until melted.
10. Using a spoon, drizzle the orange melted chocolate on top of the marshmallow treats.
11. Add 1/4 cup of the Finding Dory marshmallows (found in the cereal) to the top of the marshmallow treats, placing them on top of the melted chocolate.
12. Optional: Add sprinkles to the top of the marshmallow treats. Let “set” for 20 minutes.
12. Cut the treats into 12 medium squares.
You can store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Have you seen Finding Dory yet? My kids loved it!