The heartstring-tugging animation wizards over at Pixar are known for slipping winks and visual references to real Bay Area locations into just about every one of their films. It makes sense, since the company's based in Emeryville, and the little in-jokes -- like Oakland ice cream parlor Fentons' guest appearance in Up -- make the movies that much more fun for us locals.
But this time? This time they're hitting where it hurts: They took a swipe at San Francisco's foodie culture.
In this clip from Inside Out, which opens June 19 with an all-star cast of voice actors (Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black), and which is sure to be delightful as all hell (despite your most valiant attempts to maintain a wall of cynicism and/or disdain for so-called children's entertainment), a family that has recently moved to San Francisco attempts to grab some pizza. Some normal, average pizza. They are not pleased with what they find.
Watch the clip below. Is it just us, or do a few clues (the absence of tomato sauce, the employee's appearance, the racks of bread in the background) wink rather pointedly toward our beloved Arizmendi, in particular? Their Emeryville location is, incidentally, literally next door to Pixar studios. Discuss.