Disney•Pixar: International Easter Eggs

A look at how Disney/Pixar tells timeless stories that are cross-culturally relevant as well. Some changes detailed within include:

  • A Direct Reflection of Culture: Riley’s Dad from Inside Out daydreams about hockey for U.S. audiences and soccer in international versions.
  • Appealing to Local Tastes: Did you know that broccoli is widely enjoyed in Japan? For Inside Out, Riley is instead repulsed by bell peppers.
  • Sometimes There Is No Direct Translation: Despite there being no spoken word in the iconic opening sequence of UP detailing Carl and Ellie’s relationship, necessary alterations were made to communicate Ellie’s dream to live in a place called ‘Paradise Falls.’

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