PolicyMic.com author Rachel Redfern has put together a list of the 10 secret ingredients hidden in every Pixar movie. Click here to read the full article, and be sure to notice item #2 – “A Voice We All Recognize.” Redfern writes:
“John Ratzenberger, while delightful in Cheers, has become a pivotal touchstone in every Pixar film, a familiar anchor that audiences can count on. He has voice acted a role in every Pixar film to date. Ratzenberger played P.T. Flea in A Bug’s Life; Hamm in Toy Story; Yeti, the Abominable Snowman in Monster’s, Inc.; the school of moonfish in Finding Nemo; The Underminer in The Incredibles; Mack the truck in Cars and Cars II; Mustafa the waiter inRatatouille; John in Wall-E; Tom the construction worker in Up; and Gordon the guard in Brave.
Pixar even saluted his 19-year tenure with them in Cars when Ratzenberger’s character watches a mash up of his own Pixar work. As his character comments, “Wait a minute they’re just using the same actor over and over. What kind of cut-rate production is this?” -”