Real movie lovers know that directors sometimes sneakily hide details, inside jokes, or hidden messages during filming to reward their eagle-eyed fans. Some are more obvious, like the cameo in Saving Mr. Banks (2013) of the Oscar that Walt Disney won, but some are such gems only die-hard fans and detectives can spot them.
In Moana (2016), Moana has a pig and a rooster as sidekicks during the film. It is a sailor tradition to get a tattoo of a pig and a chicken on each foot in order to survive a shipwreck. This is because chickens and pigs often survived shipwrecks due to their buoyant containers.
Toy Story (1995)
In one of the first few scenes, we see Woody being held up with cloud wallpaper in the background. At the end of the third movie, when Woody says goodbye to Andy, the movie ends in the clouds which are identical to his old wallpaper.
In the beginning of Joker (2019) there’s a familiar face in the mirror.
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). The script for Sean Bean’s Council of Elrond speech was rewritten the night before filming. Bean taped his lines to his knee so he could read them when necessary. Some of the characters frustrated expressions in the scene are actually the actor glancing at his lines.