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How to spot a movie Easter egg

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

TV presenters Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood show us how to spot a movie Easter egg.

In an era of tablets and mobile phones, parents and kids are still making time to watch family favourite films together according to new research from TalkTalk TV. Nine out of ten parents regularly watch films with their children with one in three admitting their kids watch their favourite film on repeat an average of 10 times.

Yet despite watching their kids’ favourite films over and over times, two thirds of parents have never spotted a movie Easter egg, which isn’t surprising when the majority aren’t aware of what one is. (FYI – it’s a visual nod to a previous character or film cleverly hidden in a scene. And big budget films are often littered with them.)

Get in on the joke

So, while 15 per cent of parents’ favourite films their kids watch on repeat is Frozen, the question is: have they ever spotted Rapunzel roaming the streets of Arendelle?

This Easter TalkTalk TV is helping parents get in on the joke by creating a helpful video on how to spot a movie Easter egg fronted by TV presenters Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood. It’s full of tips designed to impress your kids as the family comes together for some bank holiday viewing. Families can take a break from the chocolate and hunt for hidden references in films instead by taking part in TalkTalk TV’s Easter Egg Hunt.

Angellica Bell said, “Our children must have watched the Lego Movie over twenty times now! If I’m honest, it’s quite useful for me as it gives me a chance to catch up with housework and Michael usually takes a cheeky nap on the sofa. But now we’re clued up on our movie Easter eggs thanks to TalkTalk TV, when we next sit down with the children to watch the Lego movie for the millionth time, it will certainly be a lot more fun for us too.”

The TalkTalk TV top 10 movie Easter eggs can be found in:

  1. The Greatest Showman
  2. Moana
  3. Incredibles 2
  4. Finding Dory
  5. Paddington 2
  6. Coco
  7. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
  8. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  9. Mary Poppins Returns
  10. Christopher Robin

Angellica and Michael’s top movie Easter egg tips video: