Pixar Wiki

Star Wars is a movie franchise created by George Lucas.

References in Pixar

Toy Story

  • Buzz tells Woody that Zurg is planning to build a weapon that can destroy entire planets, similar to the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • When Sid asks Woody where his rebel friends are now, he parodies the scene in A New Hope when Grand Moff Tarkin demands that Princess Leia reveal the whereabouts of the rebels.
  • Darth Vader's breathing sound effect is used for Buzz's breathing when he first appears.
  • The TIE Fighter laser blast is used for Buzz's laser in the Buzz Lightyear commercial.

Toy Story 2

  • Zurg is based off Darth Vader, one of the main villains of the original Star Wars trilogy.
  • Darth Vader's breathing is used for Video Game Buzz's breathing.
  • When Buzz runs his hands through the battery hologram, the noise is identical to the noise of a lightsaber.
  • Zurg (being Darth Vader of the Toy Story universe) greets both Video Game and Utility Belt Buzz with the same greeting that Darth Vader used on Obi-Wan in A New Hope, only with Obi-Wan's name replaced with Buzz's.
  • In their climactic battle, Utility Belt Buzz accuses the robot-like Zurg of having killed his father, to which Zurg responds that he is his father, causing a horrified Utility Belt Buzz to yell, "NOOOO!!!" This is a parody of the famous scene in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, where Luke Skywalker learns that Darth Vader is his father.
  • The robot that pops out of a wall like a camera resembles the Perimeter Droid who pops out of the door to Jabba the Hutt's palace in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. When Buzz blasts said robot with his laser, the TIE Fighter laser blast is heard.
  • The scene where Buzz travels through the tunnel and it closes behind him upon entering is based upon a similar scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

  • In the episode "Stranger Invasion", Buzz and Zurg parodied the infamous "I am your father!" scene again. They also parodied a Lightsaber battle.

Monsters, Inc.

Finding Nemo

  • While Marlin and Dory are escaping the Anglerfish, which swallows Marlin whole at one point while he is grabbing onto its dorsal light organ, the Lightsaber sound effect can be heard when the Anglerfish spits Marlin out, still grabbing onto its light
  • Nigel's line "Well don't everybody fly off at once." mirrors Han's line "Well don't everybody thank me at once." in A New Hope.

The Incredibles


  • The way Auguste Gusteau's ghost guides Remy mirrors the way Obi-Wan's force ghost guided Luke in the original Star Wars trilogy.
    • Coincidentally, Ratatouille was released thirty years after A New Hope.



  • Charles F. Muntz's blimp The Spirit of Adventure mirrors the empire fleet ship from the original trilogy, and when his dogs are told to take down the house, they parody the Red-5 scene in A New Hope.
  • During the credits, there is a picture of Carl Fredricksen and Russell going to see a Star Wars movie.

Toy Story 3

Monsters University

  • One of the scare techniques Mike mentions is a "Tauntaun grimace with extra slobber", a reference to the Tauntaun from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Toy Story of Terror!

  • One of the scores is titled "I've got a bag feeling about this." This references the Star Wars catchphrase: "I've got a bad feeling about this," which is heard in every movie.

Toy Story That Time Forgot

  • When Reptillus Maximus insists that Rex and Trixie should stay, The Cleric reluctantly agrees to let them and says, "I find their lack of armor disturbing." This is a reference to Darth Vader's line, "I find your lack of faith disturbing," in A New Hope.

Inside Out

Cars 3

Toy Story 4

  • The opening message from every Star Wars film, "In a galaxy far far away," is used when Bunny is helping Ducky to kick Buzz in the head.
  • Action figures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ponda Baba can be seen battling inside the pinball machine, with the latter emitting the Wilhelm scream.
    • Coincidentally, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was released the same year.