Claim:   Image shows a risqué shadow sneaked into a scene from Toy Story 3.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, July 2010]

I found this image on Toy Story 3, I was wondering if this scene was real.


Origins:   When we started this web site way back in 1994, the very first articles we published were about various risqué images and messages supposedly slipped into Disney films — a few of them real, most of them products of viewers’ imaginations. The years since then have seen the addition of a third class of risqué Disney film “Easter

eggs”: fakes created through the process of digital image manipulation.

The June 2010 release of Toy Story 3, the second sequel in the popular PIXAR/Disney Toy Story series of films, was quickly followed by the circulation of the image displayed above, which purportedly captured a risqué scenario hidden in the film: the toy characters reacting with wide-eyed shock to the off-camera sight of their now grown-up owner, Andy (who is about to leave home to begin college), engaging in a decidedly adult activity suggested to viewers by the shadow the participants cast on the floor of Andy’s room. (The image was typically posted on the web or e-mailed with a title of “Andy’s All Grown Up” or “Andy’s Room — All Grown Up.”)

This tableau did not actually appear in any version of Toy Story 3, however. It was created by simply adding the suggestive shadow image into a scene which originally featured rather ordinary shadowing effects:

Last updated:   15 January 2015

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