A 1-13

Written by probationideadlyi on October 20th, 2014. Posted in

Directive A-1-13 a113

was a secret directive originally commissioned by Shelby Forthright in the year 2110 AD. It was programmed into the Autopilotsauto aboard all the starliners. The directive stated that Operation Cleanupmo had failed, and that Earth could never be habitable again. As a result, Operation Recolonize had to be cancelled, and the Auto units were ordered not to allow any of the starships to return to Earth under any circumstances.

Autopilot of the Axiom attempted to implement Directive A-113 with the help of go4when  brought back an example of plant lifethe plant, but was ultimately defeated when the the captain switched him to manual control.


A113 -sometimes A-113 or A1-13 is an inside joke, an Easter egg in animated films created by alumni of California Institute of the Arts, referring to the classroom used by graphic design and character animation

A113 appearances

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  • A Bug’s Life – Code on cereal box as Flik enters the bug city
  • Finding Nemo – Model number of the camera used by the scuba diver
  • The Incredibles – Room number in Syndrome’s lair (not seen, mentioned by Mirage). The prison level where Mr. Incredible is held is “Level A1” in Cell #13 (A1 & 13). The power level control room monitors “Level A1” section “13”, which is where the rocket is
  • Ratatouille – Git, the lab rat, has a tag on his left ear that reads “A113”
  • WALL-E – The code for the directive given to the Axiom‘s autopilot to never return to Earth, the first (and currently, only) time A113 had any real significance to a Pixar film’s plot. It also seems to spell out part of WALL-E’s name, wA11-3 (partial Leet). Also, when Eve and WALL-E arrive on the Axiom, as they leave the docking bay, the doors are marked Deck A-224 – 1 added to each digit of the reference
  • Up – The number of the court room that Carl Fredricksen goes to after he hits a worker to protect his mailbox
  • Brave – written in Roman numerals (ACXIII) above the interior of the door to the witch’s cottage
  • Monsters University – The lecture hall where Mike and Sulley have their first class has this number on the door

Other films

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – At the bottom right corner of the monitor when President Snow is watching Katniss decide whether to kill someone in the arena
  • Alpha and Omega – On the back of Garn and Debbie’s truck, seen when Humphrey is talking to Marcel and Paddy
  • Lilo & Stitch – License plate number on all vehicles, including Cobra Bubbles’ rental car, Captain Gantu’s spaceship, Nani’s car, fire truck, tanker truck, and license plate in Lilo’s room (used in Stitch’s model of San Francisco). Also in direct-to-video film Leroy & Stitch
  • Bugs Bunny’s Lunar Tunes– In the scene with the Key Witness, one of the videos the Witness shows is “Satellite View A-113.”
  • The Brave Little Toaster – The apartment number where “The Master” lives
  • Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers – The license plate number of the carriage that has Mickey held as captive
  • The Princess and the Frog – A trolley is labeled number A113
  • Meet the Robinsons – The license plate of Cornelius ‘Lewis’ Robinson’s adoptive parents
  • Terminator Salvation – Seen on the computer screen (as a login override code) during the assault on a Skynet base. Timeframe – 00:09:32
  • Planet 51 – License plate on Lem’s car is A113
  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story – Continuation rule for deathmatch is read as number 113 [sic]. This may or may not be coincidence because the A was forgotten
  • Terra Nova – In “Genesis (Part One)“, the security camera showing Jim Shannon in unauthorized areas is labeled “CAM A113”
  • Cars 2 – A113 is the number on Siddeley’s tail.A113 is also the number on Mater’s license plate, and is part of the image number on the spy photo of Miles Axelrod’s engine
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolJosh Holloway/Hanaway’s weaponized “class ring” has A113 emblazoned on the side, and it is Tom Cruise/Ethan Hunt‘s extraction access code given over the phone and on the plate of a car in front of the Kremlin during the big explosion,time at which the bomb’s deactivation button is pushed “1.13 seconds”
  • Monsters University – A113 is the classroom of Scare 101
  • The Avengers – A113 can be seen in the top left corner of a news video feed near the end of the film, when a hostage is recountingCaptain America‘s rescue

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