Disney has kicked off April 1 by unveiling “the ultimate Pixar Easter Egg.”
The animation studio knows we love their Easter Eggs, nods to past projects (and classrooms) tucked into in their new movies. So today Pixar introduced us to the Finding Dory character they claim to be the ultimate of those hidden-in-plain-sight gems: Hank the Octopus. Who happens to be adept at camouflaging. So, yes, you could claim he appeared invisible in every Pixar movie.
Hank is voiced by Modern Family actor Ed O”Neill, who introduces the octopus (actually a “septopus,” as he”s missing a tentacle) in a new video alongside Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton, who also helmed 2003″s Finding Nemo.
Watch the video below to see how Hank”s abilities can be helpful to Dory and to find out why O”Neill is so gleeful upon realizing his status as “the ultimate Pixar Easter Egg”:
Finding Dory opens in theaters on June 17, 2016.