My 7 Favourite Easter Eggs in Movies

I love the whole idea of Easter Eggs in movies and with a Panasonic 4K TV, you will find it a little bit clearer to catch some of these. 
The real and the planted easter eggs in movies
Can you name the movie?
I have to admit, when I first heard of these I thought they meant just that, that there were actual eggs hidden in movies and we had to find them like a giant Easter egg hunt!

I know!

Just in case there is anyone left out that doesn't know what is meant by "Easter Eggs in movies", it means inside jokes, hidden messages or homages to other films placed somewhere within the movie.

So from my memory and a little help from the guys over at Movie Easter Eggs here is my top 7 Easter Egg Movie Moments:

1.  Lion King in Toy Story

Hakuna Matata is sung in the car from Toy Story.  We used to sing this with Max so is always a nice surprise to hear.

There are many Easter Eggs in all the Disney and Pixar movies.  Some are very obvious such as Rapunzel attending Queen Elsa's coronation, and some are not so clear such as finding the number A113 in all the films.

2. R2D2 in Indiana Jones

I've heard about this one and make a point of looking out for it whenever I'm watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I get involved in the film and completely forget to look out for it.  That is until the credits roll and my memory kicks in again!

R2D2 features in Indiana Jones

3. Stan Lee & Alfred Hitchcock Cameo Appearances

I love that both of these guys feature in their films.  Obviously being a Marvel fan I look out for Stan Lee within seconds of the movie starting and one of my favourites is seeing him in Big Hero 6!  As for Alfred Hitchcock - he manages to star in a film which is set entirely in a lifeboat.

Hitchcock's cameo on Lifeboat film

Stan Lee in Big Hero Six

4.  Spider-man & Itsy Bitsy Spider theme 

I know this one is quite obvious but I love it anyway!  When electro catches his spider in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 he plays out Itsy Bitsy Spider with the power grid.

5. James Bond in Star Wars 

This one I didn't know until after the movie, so now I need to watch it again (I know, I've only watched it once!) to catch Daniel Craig as Stormtrooper 007.

Daniel Craig as 007 Stormtrooper

6. Teen Wolf uses Hill Valley Hospital

In the TV series Teen Wolf (yep, taken from the film) in season 5, the hospital is evacuated and patients are moved to Hill Valley Hospital.  Nice touch for Back to the Future fans.

Hill Valley mentioned in Teen Wolf
7.  Harry Potter's Marauder's Map getting sexy!

The newest one I've seen is the sex scene on the Marauder map, yeah you read that right!    This clip is filmed at the end of Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban!!  Who knew!!

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Do you have any favourites?  I'd love to hear them.


  1. I've heard of the concept of Easter Eggs but never spotted any. Loved reading your post. Those footprints are funny but rather naughty in a kids film. And I've just zoomed on your Indiana Jones shot and see C3P0 is with R2D2.

    1. I love that C3PO is there too! Probably my favourite that one :)

  2. these are excellent. i like the reference to the "40 year old virgin mary" in Evan Almighty as the same actor played in the 40 year old virgin film. I will be looking out for these in future! x

    1. Ohh I'll watch out for that next time it's on x


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