Hank the "septopus" was a lot harder to create than people can imagine.
- Hank, the octopus, is the first kind of animation that Pixar's ever done. It was a back and forth collaboration between art and animation to get the tentacles just right. It took about a year to create a Hank that was worthy of showing it to the directors.
- One shot of Hank alone took six months to create. (Spoiler: it's the tank scene).
- Hank is the hardest kind of animation the studio has ever produced.
- Since they placed the mouth at the bottom of Hank's face (nearly invisible), the animators gave more expression to Hank's eyes and brows.