According to Wiki:
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 students including John Lasseter and Brad Bird.
You can see John Lasseter explaining it here:
Here you can find all technical memo's and publications of Pixar. Most of them can be directly related to the movie they are developed for, or used in by the images provided.
Note that many of their publications are published in SIGGRAPH, which is one of the worlds biggest conferences/journals on Computer Graphics/animations. So they do new and innovative ...
1) Where are other ships and what happened to them?
The movie does not provide us with the answer as to what happens to the other ships.
At this point we can do nothing but to speculate all those whats and whys.
Of course you don't clutter all those giant ships at one place. They are spread across the universe (well within permissible distance). Those ...
Possibly, but it doesn’t seem to be by design.
A Pixar employee, Jay Ward, who was fairly involved in Cars, was asked about this shortly after the posting of Negroni’s theory in an interview with Jason Torchinsky at io9. He rebuts the theory:
JT: What do you think about it?
JW: I think somebody had a lot of time on their hands. They may have had some other ...
There is only one movie pair in this list that is a real and proved issue.
A Bug's Life and Ants.
As you can read here, and in more detail in Steve Jobs's biography, it really seems like there was something going on at the time between Pixar and Dreamworks, and in particular between Dreamwork's Jeffrey Katzenberg and Pixar's Steve Jobs & John Lasseter.