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Catching Fire Easter Egg Revealed: The Mockingjay is Coming

WARNING: Spoilers ahead! The secrets of the Catching Fire blu-ray Easter Egg are revealed in this post, so if you want to find it yourself, STOP READING!


Thanks to Welcome to District 12 (the same site that figured out the Easter Egg on the first film‘s blu-ray), we now know where the Easter Egg on the Catching Fire blu-ray is, and what it reveals!

I haven’t been able to check it out yet, as the DVD/blu-ray won’t be released in Australia until later this week, but according to Courtney at Welcome to District 12, after the privacy warning and the Divergent trailer, you will come to this screen:


There is a Panem seal and on the top and bottoms are random numbers and messages that appear very quickly. The message at the bottom is this:

President Snow sees RED at the sign of the Mockingjay in a Capitol Broadcast
But our supporters who press it will see something entirely different.
Never forget that hope is about to spread her wings.

There is an animation that is shown before going into the disc’s menu. Wait it out, and as the Panem seal changes into the Mockingjay, click the red button on your blu-ray remote, as the message above says “President Snow sees RED” and “supporters who press it will see something entirely different”.

The screen will then show this image, which has a quote from the book:


From my understanding, there is then an in detail look at The Hob, with close up shots of its every day happenings. Before long, Peacekeepers arrive to burn it down, which leads to the flames turning into the Mockingjay, and the clip ends with this:


As said in the article from Welcome to District 12,


Obviously, this is giving audiences a lead up to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. So basically, I’m flipping out, and this has gotten me really pumped up for the last two films.

Thanks so much to Welcome to District 12 for figuring this out. If you want to read their account of discovering the Easter Egg, click here. I can’t wait to try it out on my blu-ray when it arrives!


About Hannah Chong

At 20-years-old, Hannah just graduated from university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Creative and Professional Writing and a minor in Entertainment. Loves puns, sleeping, film and TV, books, her husky and musical theatre.
  • Tash

    I’m looking forward to trying this too! Very cool piece of guerilla marketing before Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2 =)

  • Babs

    Having the hardest time replicating this 🙁

    • oh noo! I’m sorry. 🙁 my blu-ray should arrive at my door in a couple of days, so first thing I’m gonna do is try finding the Easter Egg, and I’ll let you know how it goes/if I do anything different!

      • Babs

        I don’t know why this put me in as a guest-but I did figure it out. We were jumping the gun. But thanks just the same for the offer!

  • Babs

    Pretty cool-love this “hidden ” stuff!

    • me too! it’s so exciting and makes me feel like a detective. kind of. haha

  • Pulchritudinous

    This pretty much confirms how the Mockingjay films will be marketed. 😀

    • Babs

      I think the marketing was brilliantly done for Catching Fire. I loved the Capitol Couture, the site was wonderful and I am very excited to see what they do with Mockingjay.

      • this is making me so excited! is it November yet? lol and Babs, you are right! the marketing was amazing for Catching Fire – I think it fit perfectly with the film. now I’m looking forward to more “Mockingjay” type marketing, like video adverts that look as if the Capitol has been hacked by Beetee, propaganda, etc. I have no doubt they won’t let us down!

        • Babs

          Almost makes me want to be in advertising!! I am sure they will not disappoint!

  • xoxotippadee

    I finally did this! I never paid any attention to those static sounds on the menu screen until after the marketing for P1, and then I KNEW it was Beetee trying to break in, but I never noticed the Panem seal faintly flickering to the mockingjay! So cool. I’ve always wondered what else went on in the Hob, and it was awesome to get to see that.