– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Anyone who knows Pixar knows that they love them some Easter eggs. Each of their films is chock-full of animation industry inside-jokes as well as hidden Pixar characters and future film hints.

However, there is one character that has yet to be found…and it’s been revealed in Pixar’s latest film, FINDING DORY.

“Until now, Hank has been our most closely guarded secret,” Pixar director Andrew Stanton said to Inside the Magic. “There are even people internally at Pixar who don’t know about this.”

“Hank started off as a bit of an inside joke between those of us who were here at Pixar in the very beginning. But since then, finding a place for him in our films has become part of our culture, and I’m glad we finally get to introduce him properly to fans.”

Check out the video reveal for yourself.

Okay, so it turns out it was a bit of an April Fool’s joke. Either way, it was a cute, fun little exercise from the Pixar folks, and it was a great way to remind folks that FINDING DORY is on its way still!

What did you think of this Easter egg “reveal”? Let us know in the comments down below!

FINDING DORY hits U.S. theaters on June 17, 2016.

SOURCE: Inside the Magic, Disney Pixar

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.