A113 and Disney Animators

So we all know about the Pizza Planet truck, but have you ever noticed this suspicious code, that seems to appear in every Pixar film, including on the license plate of Andy’s mom’s car in Toy Story… This adds a few more images to a collection I came across while researching this http://imgur.com/gallery/06KRM
a box in A Bug’s Life
the diver’s camera from Finding Nemo
the coordinates of Mr. Incredible’s cell in The Incredibles
on a train and Mater’s license plate in Cars
a tag on one of the rats in Ratatouille
the code for the Abandon Earth protocol in WALL-E
the courtroom number in Up (apologies if any feels caused)
on Siddley’s tail, a screen and again on Mater’s license plate in Cars 2
engraved in Roman numerals above a doorway in Brave
and on this door in Monster’s University.
It even shows up in non-Pixar films such as Lilo & Stitch
The Iron Giant
The Princess and the Frog
The Brave Little Toaster
American Dad
The Simpsons
The Avengers
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.