Wednesday 9 February 2011


Some familiar faces outside the famous CalArts room.

Obviously, the blog is largely based around the famous 4 letter code, A113, the room number on a room at CalArts (the famous animation school set up by Walt Disney), where oh so many famous animation legends have walked out of - John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Tim Burton etc... So I thought it would be a good idea to compile a huge list of all of the uses of the code I can find, the blog is named after it after all! Feel free to comment and let me know of any more you've found.

Pixar films

Pixar mash-up (left - right, starting on the top row):
Toy Story (registration plate), Finding Nemo (camera code), WALL-E (code on
Auto), A Bug's Life (serial code on cereal boxwall), Ratatouille (code on Git
 the Lab Rat's ear), Cars (headlights)
The Incredibles (Mr. Incredible's cell number. Very cryptic.)
Mater and the Ghostlight (registration plate, left); Cars (as above, right)
Up (courtroom number)
Brave (in Roman numerals above the door)
Monsters University (Professor Knight's classroom door number)

Disney films

Lilo & Stitch (registration plate)
The Princess and the Frog (train)
Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers (registration plate)

Other animated films

Brad Bird's The Iron Giant (registration plate. Well, most of it.)

Animated TV series

The Simpsons (Krusty's prisoner number) - note that this episode, Krusty
 Gets Busted
, was one of a few directed by eventual Incredibles director, and
CalArts alum, Brad Bird.
American Dad (registration plate)
Do the Bartman (Bart's prisoner number) - A Simpsons music video, also
directed by Brad Bird, who it seems thinks A113 makes a great prisoner ID.
Thanks to reader Tre.

Live-action films

Marvel's The Avengers (top-left corner of the news coverage at the end of
the film)

Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Agent Hanaway's specialised ring, left, and a registration plate, right)

Terminator Salvation (login override password)

Cars Land - As in Cars, the code appears on Mater's rear registration plate,
this time at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. Thanks to Pixar News.

The code also features three times (once audibly) in Brad Bird's live-action debut, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (as well as Pixarian Teddy Newton lending his voice to a scene), Disney's Meet the Robinsons, Planet 51 and even in live-action epics, such as Terminator Salvation, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Marvel's The Avengers! We'll add them as we find them, but if you happen to have a screenshot of any of these (or other) references, please email them to us at!


  1. coool !!! never noticed,...........

  2. Don't forget the music video for The Simpsons 'Do The Bartman' when Bart's prisoner number is A-113. The music video itself was directed by Brad Bird :)

  3. Isn't that Colette from Ratatouille next to the 113 courtroom sign in UP?

    1. Ha! I've never noticed that before... she does bear a striking resemblance!

  4. A11013 On Club Penguin8 June 2013 at 22:47

    Never Noticed it before until i went to this page :p

  5. Cool except when you google the train in princess in the frog it shows the number is 820? So someone has changed it ??

  6. Yea me too :P @below

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