Today Pixar announced their biggest Easter egg ever with the introduction of Hank, the film’s cantankerous octopus with camouflaging capabilities! But as it turns out this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hank as this clever dude has been in more Pixar films than we could have ever imagined!
“Pixar is known for the hidden gems that appear in its feature films, including the Luxo Ball, the Pizza Planet Truck and A113, which is a nod to the animation classroom at CalArts, where several filmmakers attended. But the octopus—who’s actually a “septopus,” as he’s missing a tentacle—has remained a secret for two decades. “Hank started off as a bit of an inside joke between those of us who were here at Pixar in the very beginning,“ said Stanton. “But since then, finding a place for him in our films has become part of our culture, and I’m glad we finally get to introduce him properly to fans.”
Watch the hilarious clip from earlier below and learn more about Hank and his lucrative movie career!!