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Anyway, remember when Sid was confronted with the horrifying revelation that his toys are actually alive? Well, dedicated Disney fans are now having nightmares over a real-life Babyface that exists in the world – you know, the freaky doll head/spider body hybrid.


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In the first Toy Story, Sid’s toys caught our eye (and scared us!) because of their unconventional looks, but just like Buzz and Woody, they were toys with feelings too. This post is all about them and their story!

Sid's Toys from Toy Story: Names, Trivia, and More

We all know Sid from Disney and Pixar‘s Toy Story, as the vicious next-door neighbor of Andy who loves terrorizing toys. We all watched in horror as he experimented with every single toy he could find. And we sympathized with all the toys who lived in fear of him. 

Disney only gave us a few clips and glimpses of Toy Story Sid’s toys. This made me curious about the little critters that gave us a scare as kids.

What are the names of Sid’s toys in Toy Story? Are Sid’s toys alive? Can they talk like Buzz, Woody and other toys? What happened to Sid in the Toy Story universe?

Together let’s find the answers to all these great questions concerning Toy Story, Sid’s toys, and more.

If anything, people certainly have their thoughts about Sid’s Toys…

Who Is Sid in Toy Story?


We meet Sid as a young boy in the first installment of the Toy Story franchise. In our first encounter with him, he starts out as a terrifying 11-year-old.

Sidney ‘Sid’ Philips lives next door to Andy at the beginning of the film. As we all know, Andy is the owner of our favorite toy duo – Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

It’s easy to spot Sid right away from the other characters because of his iconic black shirt with a skull print and his overall scary presence. He is also known for the metal braces he wears throughout the first movie. 

Sid has a sister named Hannah, whom he often bullies. He even takes some of her toys and experiments on them.

Because he enjoys disfiguring things, all of the toys are naturally pretty terrified of him. They are also scared of his equally harsh bull terrier, Scud, who chews on toys like the alien from Pizza Planet (aka, the LGM, or Little Green Men). Together, they make a destructive duo.

For the toys, the worst possible thing that could happen is to fall into Sid’s hands, and I completely agree. He didn’t even care whether the toys were his or someone else’s!

As kids rooting for our toy heroes, Sid was the movie’s ultimate villain.

Toy Story Sid's Toys, Buzz Lightyear, And Woody

The Story Behind Toy Story, Sid’s Toys, and the Rest

Sid owns a lot of toys but they are not what we might consider “normal” toys. This is because of Sid’s habit of destroying his toys and making experiments from them. 

Sid builds his Mutant Toys by disassembling other toys, then combining their different parts together. Each of his toys are made up of different pieces taken from different toys.

As we see in the first Toy Story, Sid’s Toys live in his bedroom where they hide in the room’s darkest spots. They stay in the shadows, probably fearing Sid will torture or experiment on them even more if they are caught. 

At first, Buzz and Woody think that these toys are cannibals. The two later realize that they are wrong. Sid’s Mutant Toys just want to fix the other toys their owner has taken apart or tortured.

Though scary, his toys are not at all bad like him. As we see in Toy Story, Sid’s toys help out Woody in saving Buzz. Talk about teamwork!

Eventually, his toys find a way to finally make Sid realize how wrong his actions are. Together with Buzz and Woody, they finally manage to make Sid stop all his terrorizing and destruction of the toys.

How did they scare the bully? Watch the clip below to relive this great climactic scene.

Toy Story: Sid’s Toys, Names, and Meanings

Now that we have a refresher on what happened to Toy Story Sid’s toys, let’s meet the Mutant Toy friends one by one.



Babyface might be the most recognizable out of all of Sid’s toys. People also call him Spider Baby or Babyhead.

He gets his name from his looks: a doll’s head with one eye missing and a body shaped like a spider. (Yeesh! It gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it!)

We find out that Babyface’s head is actually taken from Hannah’s doll while his body is made out of an erector set.

Babyface leads all of Sid’s toys and also aids in fixing the toys that Sid destroys. He plays a big part in helping Woody and Buzz escape from Sid’s clutches. The baby doll toy knows how to communicate in Morse code.

Do you remember Babyface during the final confrontation scene? He frightens Sid by suddenly jumping on his head. At the end, we get to see Babyface rejoicing together with his Mutant Toy friends, and Woody and Buzz, when their plan becomes a success.

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Ducky is sort of PEZ dispenser looking, with a rubber duck head, and the torso of a baby doll. He is able to stand and hop around because his base is a sticky spring.

Being one of the few “luckier” toys, Ducky can verbally communicate, using duck noises.

With Babyface leading them, Ducky is also part of the team who goes to save Buzz. He creates a hole for him and his fellow toy Legs to go through and rings the doorbell.

This serves as a signal for Woody to release Frog, making Scud chase after him. Because of this, the toys are able to save Buzz.

Ducky was extremely instrumental in their plan to make sure two our favorite toys were able to escape destruction by Sid.

The Frog

The Frog

Just like the name implies, The Frog is a wind-up tin frog, but he has missing limbs. Well, except for his left front leg. 

The Frog can move because of his hind legs that have been replaced with wheels that don’t match. They consider him as the fastest mutant toy, because of these wheels.

His speed comes in handy in the movie. They use Frog as bait in Buzz’s rescue mission.

At Woody’s orders of “Wind the Frog!”, the Frog moves after being wound up. Scud chases him outside of Sid’s room providing the perfect distraction for Buzz’s daring escape. 



Hand-in-the-Box is a scary-looking, yellow-green hand with an arm who is stuck inside a jack-in-the-box.

His spring is markedly similar to the spring body of one of Andy’s toys called Slinky. 

Naturally, Hand-in-the-Box is another important part of Woody’s plan to save Buzz.

He works in tandem with all of Sid’s toys in their rescue mission.

His main job was to open the door so that The Frog can go outside and be lifted to safety away from Sid’s dog, Scud.

Jingle Joe

Jingle Joe

Jingle Joe looks like a mismatched soldier with no legs.

He has an action figurine head called Combat Carl.

And he has a rectangular tube body based off of a Melody Push Chime.

I distinctly remember playing with a toy like this when my siblings and I were growing up! Only, it wasn’t quite as scary as Jingle Joe in Toy Story

It is fun to note that his right arm is a Mickey Mouse arm! Hidden Mickey’s are everywhere! 🙂



Legs is just like her name suggests: a pair of legs.

Simply put, she is composed of a female doll’s lower half, which is then connected to a plastic toy fishing rod.

Ducky partners with Legs in the plot to save Buzz, and also in the necessary part of scaring the crap out of Sid. She seems to often help by being a way for other toys to escape or travel around. 

Later she pulls Ducky and The Frog back to safety when they’re saving Buzz. Legs is also the one to lower Babyface on Sid’s head which ultimately scares him.

Pump Boy

 Pump Boy

Pump Boy is the second fastest toy among Toy Story Sid’s toys right after The Frog.

He gets his speed because he’s a yellow 1954 convertible car. To me, he resembles the cars you ride in the Roger Rabbit attraction “Toon Spin” at Disneyland.

The catch is that Pump Boy doesn’t have wheels. Sid replaced those with the limbs of a baby doll, to the surprise of absolutely no one at this point!

People also refer to him as Walking Car or Mutant Car.



Rockmobile is definitely one of the weirdest toys that you will ever encounter. He appears to be a complete mishmash of different things.

Mainly, though, Rockmobile is a combination of 3 distinct toys: an action figurine, a sumo-wrestling action figure, and – believe it or not – an insect toy. I definitely do not remember playing with any frightening insect heads with pincers growing up!

Anyway, Rockmobile has the head of an unnamed insect which looks like a housefly or a mantis or possibly some combination of both. 

It’s sort of hard to tell, but underneath his head is the torso of the action figurine called Combat Carl, which is holding a steering wheel.

Rockmobile uses this to control the direction he is going while he moves around Sid’s room and the backyard at Sid’s house.

Combat Carl’s torso is then connected to another torso. The last part belongs to the sumo-wrestling action figure of Rocky Gibraltar. Rocky’s arms serve as Rockmobile’s legs. 

What a confusing toy!

Roller Bob

Roller Bob

Roller Bob has the upper half of a pilot action figure. His lower half, however, is connected straight into a skateboard, probably using screws.

Aside from Legs, Roller Bob is also one of the main toys that is able to transport his friends around the house, room, and yard.

Roller Bob brings Woody and his fellow toys into Sid’s yard, while they are planning to rescue Buzz.

5 Cool Facts About Toy Story / Sid’s Toys That You Should Know

Check out these cool facts about Toy Story, Sid’s toys, and more!

Cool Fact No. 1: There are more than nine “Sid’s Toys” in Toy Story.

Sid has more than the nine Mutant Toys mentioned above. However, Disney did not give them much exposure or screen time in the movie. 

We only see them in the background and during the final confrontation with Sid. At that point, they all come alive and help scare the vicious Sid. (Not to be confused with Sid Vicious, though I would guess there is at least some inspiration there…)

Some of these background toys include the following:

  • a burned doll called Charred Doll
  • a red-colored pickup truck
  • Squeeze Toy Alien known as a Little Green Man (LGM)
  • two deformed Combat Carls called Louis and KFC Owner
  • two headless dolls called Marie Antoinette and Little Sister. 
Toy Story Sid's Toys with Sid, Buzz Lightyear, and Sheriff Woody [Source: Disney]

Cool Fact No. 2: Sid’s Toys do not only appear in Toy Story 1! 

If you miss them, there are more shows, and even video games, where they are seen as characters. 

You can catch them in the short skits called Toy Story Treats where they make several cameos inside Andy’s room.

If you feel less like watching them and more like playing with them, don’t worry. They also appear in two videogames: Toy Story (the videogame) and Toy Story: Animated Storybook

Toy Story Video Game

Cool Fact No. 3: In Toy Story, Sid’s toys can’t speak. 

Yes, you read that correctly.

Not a single one of Sid’s toys can express themselves through recognizable spoken words. This is in direct contrast to the most of other toys who talk to each other.

Note: There are some exceptions in Andy’s room, like Etch-a-Sketch, but for the most part, they can all speak verbally to one another.

In fact, among Toy Story Sid’s toys, only Ducky is really able to make much noise at all. Ducky can make quacking noises, but he’s still unable to talk like the other toys.

There’s no clear reason for their inability to talk. That being said, Disney fans speculate that it has something to do with the way Sid tortured them and experimented with their toy parts.

Toy Story Sid's Toys [Source: Disney/Pixar]

Cool Fact No. 4: We see Sid’s future in Toy Story 3.

Ever wondered what happened to Sid after the toys scared him? What did he grow up to be?

Sid grows up to become a garbageman. Thankfully, he appears to have stopped torturing toys. He probably learned his lesson after all his toys confronted him.

Fun fact: Sid is the only human character that any of the toys speak to in Toy Story. Specifically, Woody speaks to him in the backyard.

Sid appears in Toy Story 3 where he arrives at Andy’s house to pick up the trash. 

How do we know for sure that this is Sid? Well, for starters, he wears the same black shirt with a skull printed on it. P.S. Did you know that you can get your own?

This time, though, he wears a yellow vest since he is now a garbageman. He also sports a goatee.

Lastly, Sid also appears at the end of the film when the toys all escape from the incinerator. 

Sid in Toy Story 3

Cool Fact No. 5: Sid also appears in another Disney fan favorite.

Did you know that Sid also appeared in the Monsters Inc.universe? How did Sid manage to arrive there? 

Well, in theMonsters Inc. comic book mini-series called the Laugh Factory, Sid plays a guest role.

During Episodes 3 and 4, Sid can be seen causing trouble in the Monsters’ world. Although his name is not mentioned in the comics, it’s clear that this is, in fact, the kid we know from Toy Story and Sid’s toys.

In the third episode, he uses the Monsters’ door-travelling technology to his advantage. He uses it to steal toys. One might guess he’s doing this so that he can torture them, too!

In the fourth episode, Sid aids two criminals, Randall and Henry J. Waternoose, escape from prison.

The group makes a deal with one another: they give him the door-traveling technology in exchange for his help in their revenge plan on Mike Wazowski and Sulley. 

Both of the times, the CDA or the Monsters Inc. Police catches Sid and returns him to his own world.

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Factory

In Toy Story, Sid’s Toys Have Feelings, Too

Although they only played a major role in the first Toy Story, Sid’s Toys still captured our hearts.

As kids watching Toy Story, Sid’s toys creeped us out, in part because they looked very different from what we usually consider “normal” toys. However, we discovered that they are just misunderstood, and in fact, have good intentions and deep feelings just like all the other toys. 

They are also very lovable, too. We can’t help but feel sorry for them when we learn about how badly Sid has treated all of them.

Thankfully, they all make it out better in the end, as Woody and Buzz chase off after the moving truck.

To cap it all off, check out the Toy Story infographic below with some fun facts and stats about the Pixar movie that started them all!

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Don’t forget to check out this fun rundown on the great Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, or Toy Story That Time Forgot, and, of course, the final movie, Toy Story 4.

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Toy Story

1995 American animated film directed by John Lasseter

This article is about the 1995 film. For the franchise, see Toy Story (franchise). For other uses, see Toy Story (disambiguation).

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animatedcomedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The first installment in the Toy Story franchise, it was the first entirely computer-animated feature film, as well as the first feature film from Pixar. The film was directed by John Lasseter (in his feature directorial debut), and written by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, and Alec Sokolow from a story by Lasseter, Stanton, Pete Docter, and Joe Ranft. The film features music by Randy Newman, was produced by Bonnie Arnold and Ralph Guggenheim, and was executive-produced by Steve Jobs and Edwin Catmull. The film features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, R. Lee Ermey, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, and Erik von Detten. Taking place in a world where toys come to life when humans are not present, the plot focuses on the relationship between an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and an astronaut action figure, Buzz Lightyear, as they evolve from rivals competing for the affections of their owner, Andy Davis, to friends who work together to be reunited with Andy after being separated from him.

Following the success of their 1988 short film Tin Toy, Pixar was approached by Disney to produce a computer-animated feature film told from a small toy's perspective. Lasseter, Stanton, and Docter wrote early story treatments, which were rejected by Disney, who wanted the film's tone to be "edgier". After several disastrous story reels, production was halted and the script was rewritten to better reflect the tone and theme Pixar desired: "toys deeply want children to play with them, and ... this desire drives their hopes, fears, and actions". The studio, then consisting of a relatively small number of employees, produced the film under only minor financial constraints.

Toy Story premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on November 19, 1995, and was released in theaters in North America on November 22, 1995. It was the highest-grossing film during its opening weekend,[2] eventually grossing over $373 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 1995. The film received critical acclaim, and holds a rare 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was praised for the technical innovation of the 3D animation, wit and thematic sophistication of the screenplay, musical score, and vocal performances (particularly Hanks and Allen); it is considered by many to be one of the best animated films ever made.[4] The film received three Academy Award nominations (Best Original Screenplay (the first animated film to be nominated for this award), Best Original Song for "You've Got a Friend in Me", and Best Original Score) as well as winning a Special Achievement Academy Award.[5] In 2005, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[6] The success of Toy Story launched a multimedia franchise and a series of three sequels, starting with Toy Story 2 (1999).


A group of living toys, who assume lifelessness around humans, are preparing to move into a new house with their owner Andy Davis, his sister Molly and their single mother. The toys become uneasy when Andy has his birthday party a week early; to calm them, Sheriff Woody, Andy's favorite toy and their leader, sends Sarge and his green army men to spy on the gift opening with a baby monitor. The other toys (which include Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex the tyrannosaur, Hamm the piggy bank, and Bo Peep the porcelain doll) are relieved when Andy receives nothing that could replace them. Andy then receives a last-minute surprise gift – a Buzz Lightyear action figure who believes he is a real space ranger. Buzz impresses the other toys with his various features and becomes Andy's new favorite, making Woody jealous.

The day before the move, Andy's family plans for a dinner at Pizza Planet, where Andy is allowed to bring along only one toy. To ensure Andy chooses him and not Buzz, Woody tries to use the radio-controlled carRC to knock Buzz behind the desk, but accidentally knocks him out a window instead. The other toys believe Woody deliberately tried to kill Buzz, but Andy arrives and takes Woody before they can exact retribution. A vengeful Buzz stows away in the car, and confronts Woody when the car stops at a gas station on the way to Pizza Planet. The two fight, fall out of the car, and are left behind.

After a further argument, the two hitch a ride on a Pizza Planet delivery truck and sneak into the restaurant. Buzz mistakes a claw crane full of Little Green Men for a rocket, and Woody climbs in after him. Andy's sadistic next-door neighbor Sid spots and captures the two and takes them to his house, where they encounter his Bull Terrier Scud and his much-abused "mutant" toys made from parts of other toys he has destroyed.

As Woody tries to find an escape route, Buzz is shocked by a TV commercial that reveals he is indeed a toy. In denial, he attempts to fly, but breaks his arm off and falls into despair. After Sid's toys fix Buzz, Sid returns and tapes Buzz to a large rocket, planning to destroy him the next morning. Woody helps Buzz realize that his purpose is making Andy happy, restoring Buzz's resolve. Sid takes Buzz out to launch him, but Woody rallies the mutant toys to frighten Sid into never harming toys again, freeing Buzz.

Woody and Buzz pursue Andy's moving truck, but Scud sees them and gives chase, biting Woody. Buzz fights off Scud, while Woody, freed, climbs into the truck and pushes RC out, using him to distract Scud and rescue Buzz. The other toys, thinking Woody is now trying to get rid of RC, toss Woody back into the street. Having escaped Scud, Buzz and Woody pursue the truck on RC, and the other toys spot them coming and realize their error. During the chase, RC's batteries run out, forcing Woody to ignite the rocket still strapped to Buzz. As they launch towards the truck, they become airborne, and Woody drops RC into the truck. Buzz opens his wings to sever the tape just before the rocket explodes; he and Woody glide over the truck and fall through the sunroof of Andy's car, landing safely beside Andy.

At Christmas, in the new house, Sarge and his men spy on the gift opening again while the other toys wait. Mr. Potato Head is delighted when Molly gets a Mrs. Potato Head, and Woody and Buzz jokingly ponder what gift could be "worse" than Buzz, only to nervously smile at each other when Andy gets a dachshundpuppy.

Voice cast

See also: List of Toy Story characters

  • Tom Hanks as Woody, a pull-stringcowboy doll who is Andy's favorite toy.
  • Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger action figure and Woody's rival, who later becomes his best friend.
  • Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, a cynical potato-shaped doll with put-together pieces on his body.
  • Jim Varney as Slinky Dog, a dachshundslinky toy.
  • Wallace Shawn as Rex, a nervous green Tyrannosaurus figurine.
  • John Ratzenberger as Hamm, a smart-talking piggy bank.
  • Annie Potts as Bo Peep, a porcelain shepherdess doll and Woody's love interest.
  • John Morris as Andy Davis, The toy's owner.
  • Erik von Detten as Sid Phillips, Andy's next-door neighbor, who destroys toys for fun.
  • Laurie Metcalf as Mrs. Davis, Andy and Molly's mother.
  • R. Lee Ermey as Sergeant, the leader of a large troop of plastic green army men.
  • Sarah Freeman as Hannah Phillips, Sid's younger sister.
  • Penn Jillette as the Buzz Lightyear TV commercial announcer.



John Lasseter's first experience with computer animation was during his work as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation, when two of his friends showed him the light-cycle scene from Tron. It was an eye-opening experience that awakened Lasseter to the possibilities offered by the new medium of computer-generated animation. Lasseter tried to pitch The Brave Little Toaster as a fully computer-animated film to Disney, but the idea was rejected and Lasseter was fired.[8] He then went on to work at Lucasfilm and in 1986, he became a founding member of Pixar. In 1986, Pixar was purchased by entrepreneur and Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs. At Pixar, Lasseter created short, computer-animated films to show off the Pixar Image Computer's capabilities. In 1988, Lasseter produced the short film Tin Toy told from the perspective of a toy, referencing Lasseter's love of classic toys. It won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, the first computer-generated film to do so.

Tin Toy gained Disney's attention, and the new team at The Walt Disney Company—CEO Michael Eisner and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg in the film division—began a quest to get Lasseter to come back. Lasseter, grateful for Jobs' faith in him, felt compelled to stay with Pixar, telling co-founder Ed Catmull, "I can go to Disney and be a director, or I can stay here and make history." Katzenberg realized he could not lure Lasseter back to Disney and therefore set plans into motion to ink a production deal with Pixar to produce a film. Disney had always made all their movies in-house and refused to change this. But when Tim Burton, who used to work at Disney, wanted to buy back the rights to The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney struck a deal allowing him to make it as a Disney film outside the studio. This opened the door for Pixar to make their movies outside Disney.[11]

Both sides were willing. Catmull and fellow Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith had long wanted to produce a computer-animated feature, but only by the early 1990s were the computers cheap and powerful enough to make this possible.[13] In addition, Disney had licensed Pixar's Computer Animation Production System (CAPS), and that made it the largest customer for Pixar's computers. Jobs made it apparent to Katzenberg that although Disney was happy with Pixar, it was not the other way around: "We want to do a film with you," said Jobs. "That would make us happy." At this same time, Peter Schneider, president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, was potentially interested in making a feature film with Pixar. When Catmull, Smith, and head of animation Ralph Guggenheim met with Schneider in the summer of 1990, they found the atmosphere to be puzzling and contentious. They later learned that Katzenberg intended that if Disney were to make a film with Pixar, it would be outside Schneider's purview, which aggravated Schneider. After that first meeting, the Pixar contingent went home with low expectations and was surprised when Katzenberg called for another conference. Catmull, Smith, and Guggenheim were joined by Bill Reeves (head of animation research and development), Jobs, and Lasseter. They brought with them an idea for a half-hour television special called A Tin Toy Christmas. They reasoned that a television program would be a sensible way to gain experience before tackling a feature film.

They met with Katzenberg at a conference table in the Team Disney building at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Catmull and Smith considered it would be difficult to keep Katzenberg interested in working with the company over time. They considered it even more difficult to sell Lasseter and the junior animators on the idea of working with Disney, which had a bad reputation for how they treated their animators, and Katzenberg, who had built a reputation as a micromanaging tyrant. Katzenberg asserted this himself in the meeting: "Everybody thinks I'm a tyrant. I am a tyrant. But I'm usually right." He threw out the idea of a half-hour special and eyed Lasseter as the key talent in the room: "John since you won't come work for me, I'm going to make it work this way." He invited the six visitors to mingle with the animators—"ask them anything at all"—and the men did so, finding they all backed up Katzenberg's statements. Lasseter felt he would be able to work with Disney and the two companies began negotiations. Pixar at this time was on the verge of bankruptcy and needed a deal with Disney. Katzenberg insisted that Disney be given the rights to Pixar's proprietary technology for making 3-D animation, but Jobs refused. In another case, Jobs demanded Pixar would have part ownership of the film and its characters, sharing control of both video rights and sequels, but Katzenberg refused. Disney and Pixar reached an accord on contract terms in an agreement dated May 3, 1991, and signed on in early July. Eventually, the deal specified that Disney would own the picture and its characters outright, have creative control, and pay Pixar about 12.5% of the ticket revenues.[20] It had the option (but not the obligation) to do Pixar's next two films and the right to make (with or without Pixar) sequels using the characters in the film. Disney could also kill the film at any time with only a small penalty. These early negotiations became a point of contention between Jobs and Eisner for many years.

An agreement to produce a feature film based on Tin Toy with a working title of Toy Story was finalized and production began soon thereafter.[21]


The original treatment for Toy Story, drafted by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter, had little in common with the eventually finished film. It paired Tinny, the one-man band from Tin Toy, with Woody, a ventriloquist's dummy, and sent them on a sprawling odyssey. Under Katzenberg, Woody was the main villain, abusing the other toys until they rallied against him; after Disney executives saw the storyboards, they relinquished creative control to Pixar.[23] The core idea of Toy Story was present from the first treatment onward: that "toys deeply want children to play with them, and that this desire drives their hopes, fears, and actions." Katzenberg felt the original treatment was problematic and told Lasseter to reshape Toy Story as more of an odd-couple buddy picture, and suggested they watch some classic buddy films, such as The Defiant Ones and 48 Hrs., in which two characters with different attitudes are thrown together and have to bond. Lasseter, Stanton, and Docter emerged in early September 1991 with the second treatment, and although the lead characters were still Tinny and the dummy, the outline of the final film was beginning to take shape.

The script went through many changes before the final version. Lasseter decided Tinny was "too antiquated"; the character was first changed to a military action figure and then given a space theme. Tinny's name changed to Lunar Larry, then Tempus from Morph, and eventually Buzz Lightyear (after astronaut Buzz Aldrin). Lightyear's design was modeled on the suits worn by Apollo astronauts as well as G.I. Joe action figures. Also, the green and purple color scheme on Lightyear's suit was inspired by Lasseter and his wife, Nancy, whose favorite colors are green and purple, respectively.[27] Woody was inspired by a Casper the Friendly Ghost doll that Lasseter had when he was a child; he was a ventriloquist's dummy with a pull-string (hence the name Woody). This was until character designer Bud Luckey suggested that Woody could be changed to a cowboy ventriloquist dummy. Lasseter liked the contrast between the Western and the science fiction genres and the character immediately changed. Eventually, all the ventriloquist dummy aspects of the character were deleted as the dummy looked "sneaky and mean". However they kept the name Woody to pay homage to the Western actor Woody Strode. The story department drew inspiration from films such as Midnight Run and The Odd Couple,[30] and Lasseter screened Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky for further influence.

Toy Story's script was strongly influenced by the ideas of screenwriter Robert McKee. The members of Pixar's story team—Lasseter, Stanton, Docter, and Joe Ranft—were aware that most of them were beginners at feature-film writing. None of them had any feature story or writing credits to their name besides Ranft, who had taught a story class at CalArts and done some storyboard work. Seeking insight, Lasseter and Docter attended a three-day seminar in Los Angeles given by McKee. His principles, grounded in Aristotle's Poetics, dictated that a character emerges most realistically and compellingly from the choices that the protagonist makes in reaction to his problems. Disney also appointed the duo Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow and, later, Joss Whedon to help develop the script. Whedon found that the script wasn't working but had a great structure. He added the character of Rex and sought a pivotal role for a Barbie doll; the latter transformed into Bo Peep as Mattel would not license the character. Whedon also re-visioned Buzz Lightyear from being a dim-witted but cheerful and self-aware character to an action figure who isn't aware that he's a toy—an epiphany that transformed the film.[33] The story team continued to touch up the script as production was underway. Among the late additions was the encounter between Buzz and Squeeze Toy Aliens at Pizza Planet, which emerged from a brainstorming session with a dozen directors, story artists, and animators from Disney.


Katzenberg approved the script on January 19, 1993, at which point voice casting could begin.[35]

Lasseter always wanted Tom Hanks to play the character of Woody. Lasseter claimed that Hanks "has the ability to take emotions and make them appealing. Even if the character, like the one in A League of Their Own, is down-and-out and despicable."[35]Paul Newman, who subsequently accepted the role of Doc Hudson in another Pixar film, Cars, was considered for the role of Woody.[36] To gauge how an actor's voice might fit with a character, Lasseter borrowed a common Disney technique: animate a vocal monologue from a well-established actor to meld the actor's voice with the appearance or actions of the animated character. This early test footage, using Hanks' voice from Turner & Hooch, convinced Hanks to sign on to the film.[35][37]

Billy Crystal was approached to play Buzz, and was given his own monolog, utilizing dialogue from When Harry Met Sally. However, he turned down the role, believing the film would be unsuccessful due to its animation. Crystal regretted this upon seeing the film; he subsequently accepted the role of Mike Wazowski in another Pixar film, Monsters, Inc.. In addition to Crystal, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Jim Carrey were also considered for the role of Buzz.[38][39][40][41][42][43] Lasseter took the role to Tim Allen, who was appearing in Disney's Home Improvement, and he accepted. Crystal later stated in an interview that he would not have been right as Buzz, and that Allen was "fantastic" in the role.[45][46]

To cast Andy, Pixar held an open call for young male actors to bring a toy with them. Morris brought multiple toys, specifically 45 X-Men figures, contrary to the instructions of bringing just one, and Pixar re-acted to his dumping of the toys with laughter.[47]

Toy Story was both Hanks's and Allen's first animated film, and they recorded their lines together to make their characters' chemistry and interactions realistic.[48]

Production shutdown

Every couple of weeks, Lasseter and his team showed Disney their latest storyboards or footage. Pixar impressed Disney with its technical innovation, but convincing Disney of the plot was more difficult. At each of Pixar's presentations, Katzenberg tore much of it up, giving out detailed comments and notes. Katzenberg wanted primarily to add "more edginess" to the two main characters. Disney wanted the film to appeal to both children and adults, and they asked for adult references to be added to the film.[35] After many rounds of notes from Katzenberg and other Disney executives, the consensus was that Woody had been stripped of almost all charm. Hanks, while recording the dialogue for the story reels, exclaimed at one point that the character was a jerk. Lasseter and his Pixar team had the first half of the film ready to screen, so they brought it down to Burbank to show to Katzenberg and other Disney executives on November 19, 1993—an event they later dubbed the "Black Friday Incident".[35] The results were disastrous. Schneider—who, due to his inability to secure a deal with Pixar, was never particularly enamored of Katzenberg's idea of having outsiders make animation for Disney—declared it a mess and ordered that production be stopped immediately. Katzenberg asked colleague Thomas Schumacher why the reels were bad. Schumacher replied bluntly, "Because it's not their movie anymore; it's completely not the movie that John set out to make."

Lasseter was embarrassed by what was on the screen, later recalling, "It was a story filled with the most unhappy, mean characters that I've ever seen." He asked Disney for two weeks to rework the script, and Katzenberg was supportive. Lasseter, Stanton, Docter, and Ranft delivered the news of the production shutdown to the production crew, many of whom had left other jobs to work on the project. The crew shifted to television commercials while the head writers worked out a new script. Although Lasseter attempted to keep morale high by remaining outwardly buoyant, the production shutdown was "a very scary time", recalled story department manager BZ Petroff. Katzenberg put the film under the wing of Walt Disney Feature Animation. The Pixar team was pleased that the move would give them an open door to counseling from Disney's animation veterans. However, Schneider, who had wanted to shut down production altogether and fire all recently hired animators,[52] continued to take a dim view of the project and went over Katzenberg's head to urge Eisner to cancel it. Stanton retreated into a small, dark, windowless office, emerging periodically with new script pages. He and the other story artists then drew the shots on storyboards. Whedon came back to Pixar for part of the shutdown to help with the revision, and the script was revised in two weeks as promised. When Katzenberg and Schneider halted production on Toy Story, Jobs funded the project personally. Jobs did not insert himself into the creative process, but instead managed the relationship with Disney.

The Pixar team came back with a new script three months later, with the character of Woody altered from being the tyrannical boss of Andy's toys to being their wise and caring leader. It also included a more adult-oriented staff meeting amongst the toys rather than the juvenile group discussion that had existed in earlier drafts. Buzz Lightyear's character was also changed "to make it more clear to the audience that he really doesn't realize he's a toy".[52] Katzenberg and Schneider approved the new approach and, by February 1994, the film was back in production. The voice actors returned one month later to record their new lines.[35] When production was greenlit, the crew quickly grew from its original size of 24 to 110, including 27 animators, 22 technical directors, and 61 other artists and engineers.[53] In comparison, The Lion King, released in 1994, required a budget of $45 million and a staff of 800.[53] In the early budgeting process, Jobs was eager to produce the film as efficiently as possible, impressing Katzenberg with his focus on cost-cutting. Despite this, the $17  million production budget proved inadequate, especially given the major revision that was necessary after Katzenberg had pushed them to make Woody too edgy. Jobs demanded more funds to complete the film and insisted that Disney was liable for the cost overruns. Katzenberg was reluctant, but Catmull was able to reach a compromise.


We couldn't have made this movie in traditional animation. This is a story that can only really be told with three-dimensional toy characters. ... Some of the shots in this film are so beautiful.

—Tom Schumacher, Vice President of Walt Disney Feature Animation[55]

Recruiting animators for Toy Story was brisk; the magnet for talent was not mediocre pay but the allure of taking part in the first computer-animated feature. Lasseter said of the challenges of computer animation, "We had to make things look more organic. Every leaf and blade of grass had to be created. We had to give the world a sense of history. So the doors are banged up, the floors have scuffs."[35] The film began with animated storyboards to guide the animators in developing the characters. 27 animators worked on the film, using 400 computer models to animate the characters. Each character was first either created out of clay or modeled from a computer-drawn diagram before reaching the computer-animated design.[56] Once the animators had a model, its articulation and motion controls were coded; this allowed each character to move in a variety of ways, such as talking, walking, or jumping.[56] Out of all the characters, Woody was the most complex, as he required 723 motion controls, including 212 for his face and 58 for his mouth.[35][57] The first piece of animation, a 30-second test, was delivered to Disney in June 1992, when the company requested a sample of what the film would look like. Lasseter wanted to impress Disney with several things in the test that could not be done in traditional, hand-drawn animation, such as Woody's yellow plaid shirt with red stripes, the reflections in Buzz's helmet and the decals on his spacesuit, or Venetian blind shadows falling across Andy's room.

Every shot in the film passed through the hands of eight different teams. The art department gave each shot its color scheme and general lighting. Under Craig Good, the layout department then placed the models in the shot, framed it by setting the location of the virtual camera, and programmed any camera movement. To make the medium feel as familiar as possible, they sought to stay within the limits of what might be done in a live-action film with real cameras, dollies, tripods, and cranes. Headed by directing animators Rich Quade and Ash Brannon, each shot went from Layout to the animation department. Lasseter opted against Disney's approach of assigning an animator to work on a character throughout a film, but made certain exceptions in scenes where he thought the acting was particularly critical. The animators used the Menu program to set each character in the desired pose. Once a sequence of hand-built poses (or "keyframes") was created, the software built poses for the frames in-between. The animators studied videotapes of the actors as Lasseter rejected automatic lip-syncing. To sync the characters' mouths and facial expressions to the actors' recorded voices, animators spent a week per eight seconds of animation.[56]

Afterward, the animators compiled the scenes and developed a new storyboard with computer-animated characters. They then added shading, lighting, visual effects, and finally used 300 computer processors to render the film to its final design.[56][57] Under Tom Porter, the shading team used RenderMan's shader language to create shader programs for each of a model's surfaces. A few surfaces in Toy Story came from real objects: a shader for the curtain fabric in Andy's room used a scan of actual cloth. Under Galyn Susman and Sharon Calahan, the lighting team orchestrated the final lighting of the shot after animation and shading. Each completed shot then went into rendering on a "render farm" of 117 Sun Microsystems computers that ran 24 hours a day. Finished animation was produced at a rate of around three minutes a week. Depending on its complexity, each frame took from 45 minutes up to 30 hours to render. The film required 800,000 machine hours and 114,240 frames of animation in total.[35][56][62] There are over 77 minutes of animation spread across 1,561 shots. A camera team, aided by David DiFrancesco, recorded the frames onto film stock. To fit a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, Toy Story was rendered at 1,536 by 922 pixels, with each of them corresponding to roughly a quarter-inch of screen area on a typical cinema screen. During post-production, the film was sent to Skywalker Sound, where the sound effects were mixed with the music score.[57]


Main article: Toy Story (soundtrack)

Disney was concerned with Lasseter's position on the use of music. Unlike other Disney films of the time, Lasseter did not want the film to be a musical, saying it is a buddy film featuring "real toys". Whedon later revealed his agreement, saying, "It would have been a really bad musical because it's a buddy movie. It's about people who won't admit what they want, much less sing about it. ... Buddy movies are about sublimating, punching an arm, 'I hate you.' It's not about open emotion."[35] However, Disney favored the musical format, claiming, "Musicals are our orientation. Characters breaking into song is a great shorthand. It takes some of the onus off what they're asking for."[35] Eventually, Disney and Pixar reached a compromise: the characters in Toy Story would not break into song, but the film would use non-diegetic songs over the action, as in The Graduate, to convey and amplify the emotions that Buzz and Woody were feeling. Disney and Lasseter, then, tapped Randy Newman to compose the soundtrack.

On Newman, Lasseter said, "His songs are touching, witty, and satirical, and he would deliver the emotional underpinning for every scene."[35] Newman wrote three original songs for the film, developing the film's signature song "You've Got a Friend in Me" in one day.[35] The soundtrack for Toy Story was produced by Walt Disney Records and was released on November 22, 1995, the week of the film's release. The edited Toy Story is said to be due to Newman and Gary Rydstrom in late September 1995 for their final work on the score and sound design, respectively.

Editing and pre-release

It was difficult for crew members to perceive the film's quality during much of the production process when the finished footage was in scattered pieces and lacked elements like music and sound design. Some animators felt the film would be a significant disappointment commercially but felt animators and animation fans would find it interesting. According to Lee Unkrich, one of the editors of Toy Story, a scene cut out of the original final edit featured Sid torturing Buzz and Woody violently at his house; Unkrich decided to cut right into the scene where Sid is interrogating Woody because the film's creators thought the audience would love Buzz and Woody by that point.[64] Another scene, in which Woody tried to get Buzz's attention when he was stuck in the box crate, was shortened because the creators felt it would lose the energy of the film.[64] Schneider had grown optimistic about the film as it neared completion, and he announced a United States release date of November, coinciding with Thanksgiving weekend and the start of the winter holiday season.

Sources indicate that Jobs lacked confidence in the film during its production, and he had been talking to various companies, ranging from Hallmark Cards to Microsoft, about selling Pixar. However, as the film progressed, Jobs, like Schneider, became increasingly excited about it, feeling that he might be on the verge of transforming the film industry. As scenes from the film were finished, he watched them repeatedly and had friends come by his home to share his new passion. Jobs decided that the release of Toy Story that November would be the occasion to take Pixar public. A test audience near Anaheim in late July 1995 indicated the need for last-minute tweaks, which added further pressure to the already frenetic final weeks. Response cards from the audience were encouraging, but were not top of the scale, adding further questions as to how audiences would respond. Eisner, who attended the screening, told Lasseter afterward that the film needed to end with a shot of Woody and Buzz together. Therefore, the film ends with a shot of Andy's house and the sound of a new puppy; the scene zooms in on the pair, showing their worried faces.


Exterior shot of the El Capitan Theatre.
The El Capitan Theatrein Los Angeles, where Toy Story's premiere took place on November 19, 1995.

There were two premieres of Toy Story in November 1995. Disney organized one at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles and built a funhouse featuring the characters, Totally Toy Story, next door.[66] Jobs did not attend; he instead rented the Regency, a similar theater in San Francisco, and held his own premiere the next night—at which, instead of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, the guests were Silicon Valley celebrities such as Larry Ellison and Andy Grove. The dueling premieres highlighted an issue between the companies: whether Toy Story was a Disney or a Pixar film. "The audience appeared to be captivated by the film," wrote David Price in his 2008 book The Pixar Touch. "Adult-voiced sobs could be heard during the quiet moments after Buzz Lightyear fell and lay broken on the stairway landing."Toy Story opened on 2,281 screens in the United States on November 22, 1995 (before later expanding to 2,574 screens). It was paired alongside a reissue of a Roger Rabbit short called Roller Coaster Rabbit, while select prints contained The Adventures of André and Wally B..

The film was also shown at the Berlin International Film Festival out of competition from February 15 to 26, 1996.[69][70] Elsewhere, the film opened in March 1996.


Marketing for the film included $20 million spent by Disney for advertising as well as advertisers such as Burger King, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Payless ShoeSource paying $125 million in promotions for the film.[71] Marketing consultant Al Ries reflected on the promotion: "This will be a killer deal. How can a kid, sitting through a one-and-a-half-hour movie with an army of recognizable toy characters, not want to own one?"[72] Despite this, Disney Consumer Products was slow to see the potential of Toy Story. When the Thanksgiving release date was announced in January 1995, many toy companies were accustomed to having eighteen months to two years of lead time and passed on the project. In February 1995, Disney took the idea to Toy Fair, a toy industry trade show in New York. There, a Toronto-based company with a factory based in China, Thinkway Toys, became interested. Although Thinkway was a small player in the industry, mainly producing toy banks in the form of film characters, it acquired the worldwide master license for Toy Story toys simply because no one else wanted it.Walt Disney Home Video put a trailer for the film on seven million copies of the VHS re-release of Cinderella; the Disney Channel ran a television special on the making of Toy Story; Walt Disney World in Florida held a daily Toy Story parade at Disney-MGM Studios.

It was screenwriter Joss Whedon's idea to incorporate Barbie as a character who could rescue Woody and Buzz in the film's final act.[74] The idea was dropped after Mattel objected and refused to license the toy. Producer Ralph Guggenheim claimed that Mattel did not allow the use of the toy as "They [Mattel] philosophically felt girls who play with Barbie dolls are projecting their personalities onto the doll. If you give the doll a voice and animate it, you're creating a persona for it that might not be every little girl's dream and desire."[35]Hasbro likewise refused to license G.I. Joe (mainly because Sid was going to blow one up, prompting the filmmakers to instead use a fictional toy, Combat Carl), but they did license Mr. Potato Head.[35] The only toy in the movie that was not in production was Slinky Dog, which had been discontinued since the 1970s. When designs for Slinky were sent to Betty James (Richard James's wife) she said that Pixar had improved the toy and that it was "cuter" than the original.[75]

3-D re-release

On October 2, 2009, the film was re-released in Disney Digital 3-D.[76] The film was also released with Toy Story 2 as a double feature for a two-week run[77] which was extended due to its success.[78] In addition, the film's second sequel, Toy Story 3, was also released in the 3-D format.[76] Lasseter commented on the new 3-D re-release:

The Toy Story films and characters will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we're so excited to be bringing this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way thanks to the latest in 3-D technology. With Toy Story 3 shaping up to be another great adventure for Buzz, Woody, and the gang from Andy's room, we thought it would be great to let audiences experience the first two films all over again and in a brand new way.[79]

Translating the film into 3-D involved revisiting the original computer data and virtually placing a second camera into each scene, creating left eye and right eye views needed to achieve the perception of depth.[80] Unique to computer animation, Lasseter referred to this process as "digital archaeology".[80] The process took four months, as well as an additional six months for the two films to add the 3-D. The lead stereographer Bob Whitehill oversaw this process and sought to achieve an effect that affected the emotional storytelling of the film:

When I would look at the films as a whole, I would search for story reasons to use 3-D in different ways. In Toy Story, for instance, when the toys were alone in their world, I wanted it to feel consistent with a safer world. And when they went out to the human world, that's when I really blew out the 3-D to make it feel dangerous and deep and overwhelming.[80]

Unlike other countries, the United Kingdom received the films in 3-D as separate releases. Toy Story was released on October 2, 2009. Toy Story 2 was instead released January 22, 2010.[81] The re-release performed well at the box office, opening with $12,500,000 in its opening weekend, placing at the third position after Zombieland and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.[82] The double feature grossed $30.7 million in its five-week release.[82]

Home media

Toy Story was released by Walt Disney Home Video on VHS and LaserDisc on October 29, 1996, with no bonus material. In the first week of this release, VHS rentals totaled $5.1 million, debuting Toy Story as the week's No. 1 video.[83] Over 21.5 million VHS copies were sold the first year.[84] A deluxe edition widescreen LaserDisc 4-disc box set was released on December 18, 1996. On January 11, 2000, the film was re-released on VHS, but this time as the first video to be part of the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection with the bonus short film Tin Toy. This release sold two million copies.[84]

The film was released for the first time on DVD on October 17, 2000, in a two-pack with its first sequel Toy Story 2. The same day, a 3-disc "Ultimate Toy Box" set was released, featuring Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and the third disc of bonus materials.[84] The twin-pack release was later released individually on March 20, 2001. The DVD two-pack, the Ultimate Toy Box set, the Gold Classic Collection VHS and DVD, and the original DVD were all put in the Disney Vault on May 1, 2003. On September 6, 2005, a 2-disc "10th Anniversary Edition" was released featuring much of the bonus material from the "Ultimate Toy Box", including a retrospective special with John Lasseter and a brand new DTS sound mix.[85] This DVD went back in the Disney Vault on January 31, 2009, along with Toy Story 2. The 10th Anniversary release was the last version of Toy Story to be released before being taken out of the Disney Vault lineup along with Toy Story 2. Also on September 6, 2005, a UMD of Toy Story featuring some deleted scenes, a filmmakers' reflect, and a new "Legacy of Toy Story" was released for Sony PlayStation Portable.

The film was available for the first time on Blu-ray in a Special Edition Combo Pack that included two discs, the Blu-ray, and the DVD versions of the film. This combo-edition was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on March 23, 2010, along with its sequel.[86] There was a DVD-only re-release on May 11, 2010.[87] Another "Ultimate Toy Box", packaging the Combo Pack with those of both sequels, became available on November 2, 2010. On November 1, 2011, the first three Toy Story films were re-released all together, each as a DVD/Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/Digital Copy combo pack (four discs each for the first two films, and five for the third film). They were also released on Blu-ray 3D in a complete trilogy box set. Toy Story was released on 4K ULTRA HD Blu-ray on June 4, 2019.[88]


Yes, we worry about what the critics say. Yes, we worry about what the opening box office is going to be. Yes, we worry about what the final box office is going to be. But really, the whole point of why we do what we do is to entertain our audiences. The greatest joy I get as a filmmaker is to slip into an audience for one of our movies anonymously and watch people watch our film. Because people are 100 percent honest when they're watching a movie. And to see the joy on people's faces, to see people really get into our films... to me is the greatest reward I could get.

—John Lasseter, reflecting on the impact of the film

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 90 reviews, with an average rating of 9.02/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Entertaining as it is innovative, Toy Story reinvigorated animation while heralding the arrival of Pixar as a family-friendly force to be reckoned with."[90] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 95 out of 100, based on 26 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[91] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.[92]

Particular praise was offered for the film's 3D animation. Leonard Klady of Variety commended its "razzle-dazzle technique and unusual look" and said that "the camera loops and zooms in a dizzying fashion that fairly takes one's breath away."[93]Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times compared the animation to Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, saying that "both movies take apart the universe of cinematic visuals and put it back together again, allowing us to see in a new way."[94] Due to the film's creative animation, Richard Corliss of TIME claimed that it was "the year's most inventive comedy".[95]

The voice cast was also praised by various critics. Susan Wloszczyna of USA Today approved of the selection of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen for the lead roles.[96] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times stated that "Starting with Tom Hanks, who brings an invaluable heft and believability to Woody, Toy Story is one of the best voiced animated features in memory, with all the actors ... making their presences strongly felt."[97]

Several critics also recognized the film's ability to appeal to various age groups.[94][98] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly wrote "It has the purity, the ecstatic freedom of imagination, that's the hallmark of the greatest children's films. It also has the kind of spring-loaded allusive prankishness that, at times, will tickle adults even more than it does kids."[99]

In 1995, Toy Story was ranked eighth in TIME's list of the "Best 10 films of 1995".[100] In 2011, TIME named it one of the "25 All-TIME Best Animated Films".[101] It also ranks at number 99 in Empire magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Films of All Time" and as the "highest-ranked animated movie".[102]

In 2003, the Online Film Critics Society ranked the film as the greatest animated film of all time.[103] In 2007, the Visual Effects Society named the film 22nd in its list of the "Top 50 Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time".[104] The film is ranked 99th on the AFI's list of the "100 greatest American Films of All-Time".[105][106][107] It was one of the only two animated films on that list, the other being Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). It was also the sixth best in the animation genre on AFI's 10 Top 10.

In more recent years, director Terry Gilliam has praised the film as "a work of genius. It got people to understand what toys are about. They're true to their own character. And that's just brilliant. It's got a shot that's always stuck with me when Buzz Lightyear discovers he's a toy. He's sitting on this landing at the top of the staircase and the camera pulls back and he's this tiny little figure. He was this guy with a massive ego two seconds before... and it's stunning. I'd put that as one of my top ten films, period."[108]

Box office

Before the film's release, executive producer and Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs stated "If Toy Story is a modest hit—say $75 million at the box office, we'll [Pixar and Disney] both break even. If it gets $100 million, we'll both make money. But if it's a real blockbuster and earns $200 million or so at the box office, we'll make good money, and Disney will make a lot of money." Upon its release on November 22, 1995, Toy Story managed to gross more than $350 million worldwide.[62] Disney chairman Michael Eisner stated "I don't think either side thought Toy Story would turn out as well as it has. The technology is brilliant, the casting is inspired, and I think the story will touch a nerve. Believe me, when we first agreed to work together, we never thought their first movie would be our 1995 holiday feature, or that they could go public on the strength of it."[62] The film's first five days of domestic release (on Thanksgiving weekend) earned it $39,071,176.[109] The film placed first in the weekend's box office with $29.1 million[3] and maintained the number-one position at the domestic box office for the next two weekends. Toy Story became the highest-grossing domestic film of 1995, beating Batman Forever, Apollo 13 (also starring Tom Hanks), Pocahontas, Casper, Waterworld, and GoldenEye.[110] At the time of its release, it was the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time, after The Lion King (1994) and Aladdin (1992).[20] When not considering inflation, Toy Story is number 96 on the list of the highest-grossing domestic films of all time.[111] The film had gross receipts of $191.8 million in the U.S. and Canada and $181.8 million in international markets for a total of $373.6 million worldwide.[3] At the time of its release, the film ranked as the 17th-highest-grossing film (unadjusted) domestically and the 21st-highest-grossing film worldwide.


Main article: List of Pixar awards and nominations: Toy Story

Lasseter with the Special Achievement Oscar

The film won and was nominated for various other awards including a Kids' Choice Award, MTV Movie Award, and a British Academy Film Award, among others. John Lasseter received a Special Achievement Academy Award in 1996 "for the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film".[112][113] Additionally, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, two to Randy Newman for Best Music—Original Song, for "You've Got a Friend in Me", and Best Music—Original Musical or Comedy Score.[114] It was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the work by Joel Cohen, Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton and Joss Whedon, making it the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award writing category.[114]

Toy Story won eight Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature. Animator Pete Docter, director John Lasseter, musician Randy Newman, producers Bonnie Arnold and Ralph Guggenheim, production designer Ralph Eggleston, and writers Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Andrew Stanton, and Joss Whedon all won awards for Best Individual Achievement in their respective fields for their work on the film. The film also won Best Individual Achievement in technical achievement.[115]

Toy Story was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, one for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical, and one for Best Original Song—Motion Picture for Newman's "You've Got a Friend in Me".[116] At both the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, the film won "Best Animated Film".[117][118]Toy Story is also among the top ten in the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14,[119] and the highest-placed (at No. 99) animated film in Empire magazine's list of "500 Greatest Movie of All Time".[120] In 2005, Toy Story, along with Toy Story 2 was voted the 4th greatest cartoon in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Cartoons poll, behind The Simpsons, Tom and Jerry, and South Park.[121]

Impact and legacy

Toy Story had a large impact on the film industry with its innovative computer animation. After the film's debut, various industries were interested in the technology used for the film. Graphics chip makers desired to compute imagery similar to the film's animation for personal computers; game developers wanted to learn how to replicate the animation for video games; and robotics researchers were interested in building artificial intelligence into their machines that compared to the film's lifelike characters.[122] Various authors have also compared the film to an interpretation of Don Quixote as well as humanism.[123][124] In addition, Toy Story left an impact with its catchphrase "To Infinity and Beyond", sequels, and software, among others. In 2005 (10 years after its theatrical release), the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, one of only six films to be selected in its first year of eligibility.[125]

"To Infinity... and Beyond!"

Buzz Lightyear's line "To Infinity... and Beyond!" has been used not only on themed merchandise, but among philosophers and mathematical theorists as well.[126][127][128] In 2008, during STS-124 astronauts took an action figure of Buzz Lightyear into space on Space Shuttle Discovery as part of an educational experience for students while stressing the catchphrase. The action figure was used for experiments in zero-g.[129] It was reported in 2008 that a father and son had continually repeated the phrase to help them keep track of each other while treading water for 15 hours in the Atlantic Ocean.[130] The phrase occurs in the lyrics of Beyoncé's 2008 song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", during the bridge.[131] In 2012, the late Capital STEEZ released a song titled "Infinity and Beyond" in reference to the phrase as part of his AmeriKKKan Korruption mixtape.[132]

Disney has also recycled the phrase in homage to Toy Story at least twice. In the "blooper reel" shown during the credits of A Bug's Life, Dave Foley says the line while in character as Flik, and Tim Allen himself repeated his famous line in The Shaggy Dog, in a scene when the titular character jumps off a bridge onto a moving vehicle. [133]

Other influences

Toy Story's cast of characters forms the basis for the naming of the releases of the Debian computer operating system, from Debian 1.1 Buzz, the first release with a codename, in 1996, to Debian 11 Bullseye, the most-recently announced future release.[134][135]

In 2013, Pixar designed a "Gromit Lightyear" sculpture based on the Aardman Animations character Gromit for Gromit Unleashed which sold for £65,000.[136]


Main article: Toy Story 2

The sequel, titled Toy Story 2, was released on November 24, 1999. In the story, Woody is stolen by a toy collector, leading Buzz and his friends to launch a rescue mission. Initially, Toy Story 2 was going to be a direct-to-video release, with development beginning in 1996.[137] However, after the cast from Toy Story returned and the story was considered to be better than that of a direct-to-video release, it was announced in 1998 that the sequel would see a theatrical release.[138]

Main article: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 was released on June 18, 2010. In the film, Andy's toys are accidentally donated to a day-care center as he prepares to leave for college.

Main article: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 was released on June 21, 2019,[139] with most of the main cast returning for the film.[140] Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest get used to living with Bonnie, who creates a new toy named Forky, from recycled materials from school. As they go on a road trip with Bonnie, Woody is also reunited with Bo Peep, and must decide where his loyalties lie.

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Western Animation / Toy Story

Take off on an adventure beyond the imagination.

Inarguably both the biggest milestone of The Renaissance Age of Animation and the most influential animated feature since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Toy Story is the very first fully computer-animated feature film and the first feature film by the then-budding Pixar Animation Studios. Released on November 22, 1995, it was directed by John Lasseter and featured music by Randy Newman.

In a world where toys come to life when their owners aren't around, Sheriff Woody Pride, an old cowboy doll with a pull-string vocalizer and the favorite toy of young Andy Davis, is the unofficial leader of the rest of Andy's toys, which include a nervous T. rex, a smarmy piggy bank, a surly Mr. Potato Head, a porcelain doll of Little Bo Peep, and a loyal Slinky dog. Woody's world is turned upside down when Andy receives a trendy new "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" toy for his birthday, threatening both his status as Andy's favorite toy and his popularity among the others. Most annoying of all, Buzz genuinely believes he's a space ranger and, therefore, can't appreciate Andy's love the way Woody does.

In an attempt to make Buzz "accidentally" fall behind Andy's desk so Andy won't be able to find him, Buzz is knocked out the window by actual accident, causing the others to assume foul play and turn their backs on him. Then, when Andy takes Woody with him to dinner, Buzz catches up and the two become separated from Andy during a confrontation. In their attempts to get back to Andy, the two instead wind up in the possession of his sadistic toy-mutilating next door neighbor Sid. With Andy's family moving in a couple of days, Woody and Buzz need to learn to work together to get back home as soon as possible and, in the process, discover that they've got a friend in each other.

It cannot be overstated what a cultural and artistic landmark this movie is. Not only did it begin Pixar's transition from Steve Jobs's pet project to one of the most successful entertainment companies in the world, it, along with Jurassic Park, proved the capabilities of 3D computer graphics to Hollywood once and for all. No longer limited to special effects, computer-animated characters could now tell compelling stories with just as much depth and heart as any hand-drawn character or live actor. The fact that most wide-release American animated features to this day are still animated in 3D CGI proves the lasting impact of its influence.

In addition to being an artistic milestone, the film has spawned a respectable franchise, which includes three sequels (one in 1999, one in 2010 and one in 2019), three theatrical short films, a short-lived spinoff TV series and two made-for-television holidayspecials.

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To TV tropes and beyond!

  • Achievements in Ignorance: While he's completely oblivious to the fact he's a toy who can't actually fly, Buzz manages to actually "fly" around Andy's room with his eyes closed by bouncing on a ball, riding the loop-de-loop and getting his wings hooked on a toy airplane.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: The very first feature film to be done entirely in 3D CGI.
  • All There in the Script: The names of most of Sid's toys were only shown in the script, the novelization of the movie, and the Enemy Roll Call at the end of the video game.
  • Always Someone Better: Buzz is a modern, battery-powered, talking toy with pop-out wings, a "lightbulb that blinks", and a retractable helmet. Woody... has a drawstring-powered vocalizer. You can see why he'd feel a bit threatened by Buzz's presence at first.
  • American Kirby Is Hardcore: Some versions of the front cover have Woody looking up in the sky with a wide smile, and some have him looking at Buzz incredulously.
  • Amusing Injuries: Woody suffers from them in the trunk of the Pizza Planet truck, when a bowling ball drops on his head and when Buzz accidentally drops the toolbox on him. Averted when Buzz breaks off his arm.
  • Answer Cut: While the toys are trying to rescue Buzz after he gets knocked out the window, Rex asks, "Where could he be?" Cut to the gas station later that night, where both Buzz and Woody eventually end up.
  • Argument of Contradictions: Woody and Buzz have one early on over whether or not Buzz can fly. It ends when Woody challenges Buzz to prove that he can, resulting in the famous "falling with style" sequence.

    Buzz: Can!

  • An Aesop:
    • Nobody's perfect, but it's our differences that make us who we are
    • Even if you're not as great as someone else, you're special in your own way.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Buzz's attempt to fly out Sid's window results in a long fall and the loss of his left arm. Woody ends up using the arm to try and convince Andy's toys that Buzz is OK, before Sid's toys reattach it.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: When Woody tries to rescue Buzz from Sid's toys, he's startled to find out that they simply fixed Buzz. Baffled, Woody ponders out loud why they would rescue Buzz when they saw them cannibalizing two other toys the other night—just as the mutant toys step aside to reveal that they fixed the toys in question.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Played for Laughs when Woody gives one to Buzz — with his dismembered arm — to try and snap him out of his delusions of being Mrs. Nesbitt.
  • Artistic License – Biology: If you pay attention to Scud's teeth (Sid's dog) they're all pointed like a shark or a predatory dinosaur, instead of the varying shapes of real dog teeth. This may just be a stylization to make him look fiercer, but he overall looks off from the largely realistic-aiming look of the movie, especially his eyes. This is very understandable as he's among the first computer animated animals. Compare him to Andy's dog in Toy Story 2 and 3 and especially the cat in Toy Story 4, and you'll see and be amazed just how utterly far this technology has improved in such a short time.
  • Artistic License – Physics: For being "not a flying toy," Buzz Lightyear does seem to break the laws of physics:
    • The various features of the Buzz Lightyear action figure itself can't all fit in one toy, which is one reason why it hasn't been fully Defictionalized. The Disney store version comes close, but lacks the glow-in-the-dark paint and only the front half of the helmet can retract.
    • The shape and length of Buzz's wings would not enable an object of his and Woody's combined mass to glide except under highly improbable wind conditions.
    • The claw machine at Pizza Planet has an unusually strong grip. Real claw machines tend to have weak grips of randomized strength so that players are likely to pay for multiple uses.
  • Banister Slide: Woody is sent on one by Andy near the beginning.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Woody spends most of the movie trying to get Buzz to realize he's just a toy. Unfortunately, when Buzz finally realizes this fact, he's sent into a Heroic B So D and and is left so utterly depressed that he and Woody are almost unable to escape from Sid's house.
  • Big Brother Bully: Sid to Hannah, mainly by taking her toys away and performing "operations" on them. Hannah gets her own back on him at the end when he reacts with terror towards her new doll, thinking it will come to life after seeing the other toys do the same.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Woody saves Buzz from the rocket launch by speaking through his voice box when Sid is about to light the fuse.
    • When it looks like Woody is about to be mauled by Scud, Buzz saves Woody by jumping onto Scud's head and snapping Scud's eyelids.
  • Big "NO!": Buzz does one when he saves Woody from Scud, when Woody thinks he's about to die and tells Buzz to take care of Andy for him.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Woody to Buzz when the two are left stranded at the gas station and Buzz only continues to speak into his wrist communicator.
  • Big "WHAT?!":
    • Woody screams this when Buzz accuses him of endangering the universe.

    Buzz: Because of you the security of the entire universe is in jeopardy!
    Woody: WHAT?! What are you talking about?!

    • During the staff meeting, a textual one flashes across Mr. Spell's screen when Woody lets slip that Andy's birthday party has been moved to that day.
  • Big "YES!":
  • Black Comedy: The headless Marie Antoinette doll, considering what happened with real-life Marie Antoinette.
  • Blame Game: When Woody and Buzz get stranded at a gas station. Woody angrily blames Buzz for attacking him and knocking them out the car. Buzz snaps back Woody started the fight by knocking him out of Andy's window. Woody snarls he started that by hogging Andy and the other toy's approval from him. Buzz retaliates Woody endangered something far more important; the fate of the entire galaxy....and things sort of deteriorate from there.
  • Bond One-Liner: By Woody, as he uses Buzz's karate action to drive away Sid's toys (who they think are cannibals at the time).

    Woody: Sorry guys, but dinner's cancelled!

  • Bookends: The movie starts with Andy celebrating his birthday, and Woody reassuring the toys that they won't be replaced. It ends with Andy celebrating Christmas, and the toys looking forward to new potential playmates. Until Andy gets a puppy.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase:
    • During the "falling with style" climax, Woody cries "To infinity, and beyond!"
    • Sid shouts "To infinity and beyond!" when he runs out of his room with Buzz to blow him up.
  • Break the Haughty: Whilst Woody tends to not rub it in anyone's faces, he's top of the heap and knows it until Buzz shows up and threatens his position as Andy's favourite toy. Then he becomes increasingly jealous and insecure. See Always Someone Better.
  • Brick Joke:
    • What Mr. Potato Head hopes Andy would get at his birthday.

    Mr. Potato Head:[praying] Mrs. Potato Head. Mrs. Potato Head. Mrs. Potato Head...! [gets stared at] Hey, I can dream, can't I?

    • The payoff comes at Christmas Time, where Molly gets a Mrs. Potato Head, who appears in the following movies.
  • BSoD Song: Randy Newman's "I Will Go Sailing No More" has Buzz gripping with the realization that he's a toy.
  • Buffy Speak: Not too surprising, since Joss Whedon was one of the writers and given some of his other work...

    Woody: Your helmet does that... that whoosh-thing!

  • Call-Back: To reassure the toys that Andy is not replacing them, Woody sets up a remote communication with the soldiers to identify the birthday presents. At the end of the movie, Buzz is frantically checking the same baby monitor when Andy is opening his Christmas gifts. Woody of course teases him about it.
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: Buzz fully believes he is actually Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger of Star Command, crash-landed and needing to get home to save the galaxy from a superweapon, until his Tomato in the Mirror moment when he sees a commercial for himself.
  • Captain Ersatz: Bo Peep, since Mattel didn't allow Pixar to use Barbie at the time, since they didn't think the movie would get much exposure, among other reasons. The company quickly reversed their decision after seeing the success of the first movie, which is why Barbie is featured significantly more than Bo Peep in the rest of the series.
    • Also the Combat Carl, as initially it was going to be a G.I. Joe that got blown up by Sid in his introductory scene, but when Hasbro refused to let Pixar use G.I. Joe in the film, it was changed.
  • Cassandra Truth: Buzz's Heroic BSoD in Sid's room as Woody is attempting to engineer an escape leaves Woody without hard evidence that Buzz is alive. It doesn't help when Woody accidentally produces Buzz's severed arm. What could have been a simple escape without all the drama of the final action sequence is averted because the toys blow Woody off and refuse to rescue him.
  • Central Theme: The destructiveness of jealousy and insecurity, and The Power of Friendship.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • Most iconic and plot-relevant is Buzz, who is deluded into thinking he is a real space ranger for most of the movie.
    • Woody is generally much more snide and self-absorbed in this movie, especially in the first half where he borders on Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist. This is a leftover from early drafts of the film, where Woody was an outright antagonist.
    • Seeing as Potato Head is slightly more of a jerk in this movie than in later installments and much more eager to take Woody down a notch and condemn him after the accident with Buzz (once again, part of this may be an artifact of the draft of the story where Woody was an antagonist), the presence of Mrs. Potato Head in later movies probably mellowed him out.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang: Buzz's wings. Used first by Buzz to try and prove he can fly, then when he tries and fails to fly in Sid's house (resulting in a broken arm), and finally used in the climax to separate himself and Woody from the rocket before it blows up, and seconds later when "falling with style".
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • As soon as Sid comes home from Pizza Planet, he hounds Hannah about a package he was expecting in the mail. We learn the next day said package was for a firework, The Big One. While Sid intended to use it to launch Buzz, it's actual use comes in at the climax as a last ditch attempt to catch up to the moving truck.
    • Andy writing his name on Buzz's foot. Buzz shows it to Rex and Slinky, and later, Woody attempts to snap Buzz out of his Heroic BSoD by telling him how much he means to Andy. Buzz looks at his foot and sees Andy's name, causing him to realize Woody is right.
    • Sid's toolbox. It's first seen when Sid "operates" on Hannah's Janie doll, and Sid later unknowingly traps Woody under the milk crate by placing the toolbox on top.
    • The match in Woody's pocket had been blatantly set up for this exact purpose, but as soon as he lights it, a car passes directly over Woody and Buzz and the match blows out.
      • Not only is the singular match a subversion, but so is the entire box: it first appears on the shelf by Sid's bed, when Woody attempts to exit Sid's room the first time, and Sid has it on him when prepping for launching Buzz, but as soon as Woody's voicebox starts up, Sid forgets all about it.
    • After being burned by Sid's magnifying glass, Woody is able to light the fuse on the rocket with Buzz's helmet.
    • Not flying, but "falling with style".
  • Chekhov's Gunman: RC. Woody's using him to knock Buzz behind the dresser winds up leading to Buzz falling out the window, and then later on, RC becomes a major factor in the climax (as Woody uses him to save Buzz, and then both use him to catch back up to the moving van).
  • Chekhov's Skill: Woody's head spins when he is punched by Buzz. He uses this technique to scare Sid.
  • Chewing the Scenery: The distraught Buzz' Heroic BSoD after discovering he is indeed a toy, where he has somehow become drunk on imaginary tea and hysterically rants about his fate:

    Buzz: Don't you GET IT? You see the hat!? I am MRS. NESBITT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Woody takes on this role a bit to Buzz when they get lost, especially in the gas station and at Pizza Planet.
  • Clumsy Copyright Censorship: In the first movie, Sid is stopped from torturing Woody when his mother announces his Pop-Tarts are ready. Sometimes, when the film is aired on television, her entire line is silenced.
  • Comically Missing the Point: During the scene where Sid is decapitating his sister's doll, he is playing "doctor." During the "operation" Buzz says, "I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school."
  • Company Cross References: Andy has several books in his room that have the titles of several Pixar Shorts on them, such as "Red's Dream", "Tin Toy", and "Knick Knack".
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Sid's toys are used to being maimed, blown up, or tortured during his "games", so much that they've learned how to repair newbies that have suffered serious damage. The Baby Face is the first to be hopeful when Woody says there's a chance to rescue Buzz and help Sid turn over a new leaf.
  • Container Cling: Woody does this to avoid being tied to a rocket by Sid.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Sid just happened to be at Pizza Planet where Woody and Buzz were trying to find Andy. It also happened that he decided to try the Claw Machine when Woody and Buzz accidentally ended up in it.
  • Covered in Kisses: Bo Peep does this to Woody at the end, courtesy of mistletoe (though it isn't made apparent that Bo Peep has on lipstick until Woody is later seen with a face full of kiss marks, looking pretty pleased with himself. Rule of Funny, of course).
  • Creator Cameo: The Pixar Regulars are the chorus of manly voices during the Buzz Lightyear commercial.
  • Creepy Doll: Babyface, a head of a baby doll that's missing its hair, an eye, and is connected to a spider-like erector set.
  • Cue the Sun: Buzz's Heroic BSoD comes to an end as the rain stops and the sun starts shining through the window after he remembers the 'Andy' signature on his foot.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: In the gas station fight, Buzz dominates the fight against Woody, but Woody does manage to knock Buzz to the ground and punch him three times in the head before Buzz closes his helmet on Woody's hand.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: When a truck pulls into the gas station, Buzz dives out of the way and Woody reflexively goes back to being an inanimate object, leading to the truck's tire stopping just before he's run over.
  • Dark Is Evil: Sid, as he's the main antagonist (despite being a Villainy-Free Villain) and wears a black skull shirt.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Sid's toys. They tolerate the treatment their master gives them, and look scary enough to be mistaken as evil toys, but they're quite willing to help other toys who end up in Sid's clutches.
  • Darkest Hour: Woody's friends (including Slinky) have turned on him after they see him holding Buzz's arm, and Buzz is taped to a rocket that will be lit by Sid the same day Andy is moving.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hamm and Mr. Potato Head, with nearly every line. Woody to Buzz in the first movie.
  • Death Glare:
    • Woody has one on his face during "You!" Exclamation moment towards Buzz in the gas station.
    • Mr. Potato Head directs one at Woody after he sends Buzz out the window, while Etch draws a noose.
  • Death Seeker: Implied after Buzz realizes he's a toy: he makes no move to escape Sid's toys when they begin swarming around him (at that point, both he and Woody still believe them to be cannibals), nor does he make any effort to escape after Sid straps a rocket to him despite knowing he'll be blown up come morning. It takes a You Are Better Than You Think You Are! speech from Woody before Buzz regains his drive to return to Andy again.
  • Description Cut: After sending the army men out, Woody says, "Come on! They're not lying down on the job." Cut to the army men (one having been crushed), kicked off to the side by Andy's mom, and not able to get up until she's walked away.
  • Destination Defenestration: Buzz falls out the window after Woody's scheme to go with Andy to Pizza Planet goes awry.
  • Dialogue Reversal: Buzz thinks he can fly, but Woody calls it "falling with style." Then at the end, Buzz glides with spectacular style to save himself and Woody after getting them loose from Sid's rocket, and they switch up their roles.

    Woody: Hey, Buzz! You're flying!
    Buzz: This isn't flying! This is falling with style!
    Woody: To infinity, and beyond!

  • Didn't Think This Through: Twice, both from Woody's plans.
    • Woody's plan to get Buzz stuck behind the table in Andy's room consists of knocking him down there with RC to make it look like an accident. What he didn't do is consider if RC would miss and hit the bulletin board behind him. When exactly that happens, his plan spirals wildly out of control and results in Buzz out the window instead. And also, RC tattles on him.
    • Woody lights the rocket strapped to Buzz as a last resort to get back to Andy and the realization that rockets explode hits him seconds before it goes off.
  • Digital Destruction: Multiple:
    • One shot of Sid's toys scavenging his mutation of the Janie doll to try and put her and the dinosaur back together properly has her colored incorrectly on all digital releases save for the 3D version and the original 35mm prints that were used for VHS and Laserdisc.
    • When Buzz introduces himself to Woody for the first time, there's a noticeable shadow on Woody's hat brim, while on the digital releases from 2000 onward, the shadow is more subtle.
    • A rather egregious case of this is in the shot where Sid's torturing Woody with the magnifying glass, runs off, and Woody yelling in pain, where on the original prints it had motion blur, but on all digital releases after, the motion blur was missing.
    • The upscaling on the digital masters accidentaly revealed some parts of the environment on the outside scenes getting cut off into the sky.
  • Ding-Dong-Ditch Distraction: Sid's toys do this in order for Woody to get out of Sid's house.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Woody's plan to knock Buzz behind the desk backfires, when RC hits the bulletin board instead, which in turn falls and knocks the globe rolling loose towards Buzz who runs out of the way, allowing it to strike the Luxo-style lamp, making it spin clockwise and finally smack Buzz off the window ledge.
  • Disney Death: Downplayed with Buzz not once, but twice. The toys accuse Woody of being a murderer when Buzz is knocked out the window, although he can’t actually die because, well, HE! IS! A! TOY!!!!!. Later, after Buzz loses his arm trying to fly, Woody ends up exposing it to Andy’s toys, and their reaction is the same.
  • Disappeared Dad: Andy and Molly live with their mother, but his father is neither present nor mentioned.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Buzz's jumping from the banister to see if he can fly looks an awful lot like a suicide attempt. He even says afterwards that he has been feeling "depressed."
  • The Dog Bites Back: Sid's toys scare the tar out of him at the end of the film, though this was done to teach him not to mistreat his toys.
  • Don't Tell Mama: Hannah runs off to tell her mother that Sid destroyed another of her toys. Sid tries to deny it, and leaves the toy in his room to hide the evidence.
  • Double Entendre: Bo Peep's line to Woody about "find[ing] someone else to watch the sheep tonight" can be taken another way, given Woody's giggly, awkward response.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Nearly all the things Woody and Buzz accuse the other of doing to each other (and setting off the plot in the process) were purely by accident. Buzz didn't mean to steal Woody's thunder, Woody didn't mean to knock Buzz out of the window outright, while Buzz didn't mean to get them stranded in his revenge attack. And Woody probably didn't mean to assist in Emperor Zurg's conquest by delaying Buzz's rendezvous with Star Command...
  • Dramatic Thunder: Played with. Lightning strikes when Sid attaches Buzz to the rocket... only for the rain to delay the take-off.
  • Drives Like Crazy: The Pizza Planet delivery man. Good GOD.
  • Drunk on Milk: The tea party scene where Buzz is losing it. At first, he seems almost drunk on (imaginary) tea, and Woody even says, "I think you've had enough tea for today." note In fact, those were Tim Allen's exact directions when he was recording his lines: "You're drunk on tea."
  • Early Installment Weirdness: This is the only movie in the tetralogy that features a human as a main antagonist who has malevolent intentions to bring direct harm to the other toys rather than indirectly or without knowing (Al can fit the latter).
  • Easily Condemned: Most of the toys are quick to believe Woody would try to kill Buzz. Only Slinky and Bo Peep stay loyal, only being convinced after the more plausible display of Woody handling Buzz's discarded arm.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted after Woody sends Buzz out the window. For a moment, it seems like Buzz will forgive him... but then he starts to try to beat the crud out of him, thanks to Exact Words.

    Buzz: I just want you to know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet.
    Woody: Oh. Well, that's good.
    Buzz:[quietly] But we're not on my planet, [pulls Woody in by the badge] are we?
    Woody:Uh... No?
    [Buzz tackles Woody out of the van]

  • Establishing Character Moment: One for both Sid and Scud. Just the sound of Scud barking and Sid laughing loudly outside are enough to make all the toys worried, setting up how much of a menace towards toys the two are. It's pretty effective, considering the two haven't even appeared on-screen yet and you already know they're very bad news.
  • Establishing Series Moment: The movie starts in the middle of Andy playing a game with his toys, before he wanders downstairs with Woody. Here, we see that Andy's mom has set things up for his birthday party, and sends Andy back to his room to grab Molly. Andy does so, leaving Woody on his bed. And as soon as they are both gone...

    Woody:[blinks; glances at door; pops up, shocked]Pull my string, the birthday party's today?! [taps chin in contemplation; turns towards the room] Okay, everybody! Coast is clear!
    [all of Andy's toys come to life]

  • "Eureka!" Moment:
    • "Out the window! Buzz, you're a genius!" Also, when Woody realizes that the sunlight shining through Buzz's helmet is burning his hand, and he can use that to light the rocket.
    • After Woody gets "Don't count on it" on the Magic 8-Ball, he throws it to his side... whereupon he hears it roll off and fall behind the dresser. Then Woody notices RC near Buzz...
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: Literally. After Woody exposes Buzz's broken arm, the toys are convinced he murdered Buzz and leave the window. Slinky is the most heartbroken and closes the blinds, leaving Woody to his doom.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Sid doesn't react well when he realizes he's been operating on sapient toys. That, and Woody says toys don't die necessarily.
  • Evil Counterpart: As mentioned before, Sid is the total opposite of Andy. Andy is a nice kid who plays with his toys "properly", while Sid destroys his.
  • Evil Laugh: Sid is introduced with one of these and a Big "YES!", and when Woody points out Sid to Buzz through Lenny, he is laughing again.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: Buzz glides himself straight over the moving van—to the car in front of it, where the open sunroof provides access to Andy.

    Woody: Uh, Buzz? We missed the truck!
    Buzz: We're not aiming for the truck!

  • Exact Words:
    • Woody asks Buzz to give him a hand to convince the other toys Buzz is alive and well. Buzz responds by literally throwing an arm at him.
    • It seems at first like Buzz will forgive Woody for causing him to be knocked out the window because "revenge is not an idea we promote on [Buzz's] planet", only for Buzz to remind him that they're not on his planet. Are they? Cue an Oh, Crap! from Woody.
  • Exorcist Head: Buzz punches Woody during their fight and sets his head to spinning — as a toy, his neck is a simple swivel mount. Later Woody rotates his head 360 degrees to scare away Sid.

    Woody: We toys can see everything...

  • Expospeak Gag: Usually courtesy of Buzz, such as while "repairing" his spaceship box.

    Buzz: Unidirectional bonding strip...
    Robot: Mr. Lightyear wants more tape!

  • Extremely Short Timespan: Excluding the epilogue, the events are set over a period of four days.
  • Eye Awaken: Done by Scud when he is disturbed awake by Woody’s voice box.
  • Eye Scream: Buzz snaps Scud's eyelids to make him let go of Woody in a Big Damn Heroes moment towards the end.
  • Face Palm: Woody, after the other toys panic about the presents' sizes, and after meeting the Little Green Men.

    Woody: This is ludicrous...

  • False Reassurance: Buzz gives one to Woody in the van.

    Buzz: I just wanted to let you know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on our planet.
    Woody: Oh, well, that's good.
    Buzz:But we're not on my planet, are we?

  • Family-Unfriendly Death: The action figure Sid blows up during his introductory scene.
  • Fatal Fireworks: Sid ties Buzz to a rocket with the intent of firing it and watching it and Buzz blow up. Woody later uses the rocket to catch up to the moving van, jumping off just before the explosion.
  • Feedback Rule: Woody gets feedback when he starts the meeting, so he tells the speaker for the toy microphone to step back.
  • Feet-First Introduction: Buzz Lightyear is introduced with the camera zooming back from a shocked Woody and panning up his feet as he stands heroically on Andy’s bed.
  • Fingore: Woody deactivates Buzz's helmet during the fight scene, punching him three times. Buzz then slams his helmet shut on Woody's fingers before he can get any more in.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Woody starts out hating Buzz, who gets angry at him in turn after his Destination Defenestration. Their efforts to get back to Andy's room seal their friendship.
  • Flapping Cheeks: At the end, when Woody and Buzz Lightyear fly on a rocket to catch up to Andy's car, Woody's cheeks flap around from the wind in his face. Buzz isn't affected, because he's wearing a helmet.
  • Forced Friendly Fire: Woody uses Buzz Lightyear as a Human Shield to escape from Sid's room. To repel Sid's hideous toys, Woody presses a button on Buzz's back that activates Buzz's Karate-Chop Action. This works because Sid's toys are actually not hostile to Woody and Buzz.

    Buzz: Hey, hey, hey! How're you doing that?

  • Foreshadowing:
    • Woody's early line to Rex of "Save your batteries!" sounds like a throwaway joke, but in the climax, Woody and Buzz end up stranded again after RC's batteries run out while trying to catch up to the moving truck.
      • Something similar happens with Woody's line of "Buzz, look! An alien!" The two later have to hide from Sid in a crowd of aliens in the crane game at Pizza Planet.
    • The one moment during the army toy's recon mission at Andy's birthday, when a crushed soldier tries telling Sarge to leave without him (who refuses), sets up a key moment in the climax, when Woody decides against climbing into the van in order to help free Buzz from Sid's fence.
    • When we first see Sid in the film, the idea of stopping Sid from torturing toys is brought up. This of course sets up Woody and the mutant toys coming alive in front of Sid later.
    • The same scene as above sees Sid blowing up Combat Carl with a firecracker. Towards the end, Sid tries to blow up Buzz in a similar manner (this time with the rocket) and both Woody and Buzz come very close to being blown up by the same rocket when they use it to get back to Andy.
    • When we first see Hannah in the film in the first scene in Sid's house, Sid asks her if his package has arrived yet. This package later turns out to be the rocket that plays a big role in the film's climax.
    • The Buzz Lightyear toy commercial mentions Al's Toy Barn.
    • Sid sticks a match in Woody's holster with the line, "You and I can have a 'cookout' later, hehehe!" The match, however, is a Red Herring; it's immediately blown out when Woody tries to use it.
    • In the Pizza Planet truck, Woody gets hit with a toolbox when the truck drives up a hill, and later gets trapped under the milk crate in Sid's room when Sid puts his toolbox on top of it, leaving him unable to escape until Buzz is inspired to help him.
    • When Buzz and Woody meet, Buzz points at Woody's forehead with his laser. Sid later uses a magnifying glass to torment Woody in the exact same spot. That in turn foreshadows how Woody lights the rocket toward the end to get back to Andy.
    • There are a few hints before the reveal that the Mutant Toys aren't evil; first, they don't even attempt to attack Woody when they first appear. Second, when they try to block Woody and Buzz from leaving Sid's room, they once again don't try to attack them, and it turns out they were trying to stop them from running headfirst into Scud the Bull Terrier, who was resting on the stairs just outside the doorway.
    • A retroactive example 24 years in the making: Woody is distraught over Andy leaving him behind in the gas station, crying about being a "lost toy". This foreshadows the eventual ending of Toy Story 4, where Woody moves on from Bonnie to become a lost toy with Bo, helping other lost toys find owners.
  • Forgot I Couldn't Swim: A non-comedic version happens when Slinky Dog attempts to rescue Woody and Buzz by stretching himself onto the moving van ramp. Even if the batteries hadn't run out, it's unlikely he would have had much success.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • While Woody dealing with Buzz taking his place and Andy and his mom preparing for the move are key parts of the story, the one thing that winds up driving most of the narrative is a Magic 8-Ball falling behind a dresser.
    • Funnily enough, had Buzz not turned around, he wouldn't have been knocked out the window.
    • Because of Woody adjusting RC's wheels before sending him after Buzz, he is jostled awake and notices Woody holding the controller. RC ratting Woody out is what turned the toys against him.
    • Woody and Buzz wouldn't have been left behind at the gas station had Andy not left the door of the van open.
    • Sid is only in the film because according to Hamm, he was kicked out of summer camp early.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Look carefully at the box Andy's Mom removes from the closet during the party sequence and you see images of Buzz all over it. Guess what was inside the box.
    • The Drives Like Crazy Pizza Planet truck driver has a "How's My Driving?" sticker on the truck's rear bumper.
    • If you notice on the packaging box, the company that Sid bought "The Big One" rocket from is called Ill Eagle Fireworks.
  • Friendship Song: "You've Got a Friend in Me" is this for the film and its sequels.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • When Woody announces that Andy's birthday party was taking place on that day and the other toys panic, "WHAT??!?" scrolls across Mr. Spell's screen.
    • Mr. Spell is good at this; his screen reads "HUBBA HUBBA" when the arrival of a Mrs. Potato Head is announced.
    • When Mr. Potato Head and Hamm are drawn away from their Battleship game, we see that Potato Head's board is nearly completely covered in white pegs—excepting only the areas where Hamm's ships are. Clearly someone isn't very good at Battleship...
    • Many of the arcade games at Pizza Planet count. Combat Wombat, anyone?
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Woody to Buzz—with Buzz's own dismembered arm. It's hilarious.
  • Going Native: Buzz is an odd example, since he was technically a "native" all along, but he thinks of himself as an outsider who gets accepted into a new culture when Andy writes his name on Buzz's foot. And although "revenge is not an idea that we promote on my planet... we're not on my planet, are we?"
  • Gone Horribly Right: Woody wanted to knock Buzz off the desk so Andy would have to take him to Pizza Planet... and boy did he ever knock Buzz off the desk.
  • Good All Along: The mutant toys. Woody and Buzz initially believe they are cannibals, but this stops after they reattach Buzz's severed arm to his body and that they repaired Janie and the pterodactyl by switching their heads back. Then they assist Woody in saving Buzz from the rocket and terrify Sid by revealing they are alive in front of him.
  • Good Versus Good: Woody vs Buzz for most of it.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: The destruction of Sid's Combat Carl isn't shown on-screen, being replaced by a shot of the toys looking at the commotion through Andy's window, but we do see pieces of it flying around after the explosion.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Woody's Fatal Flaw. He's not a villain, but his competition with Buzz to be Andy's top toy gets him in big trouble.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Again, the dismembered arm Get A Hold Of Yourself Man slap.
  • HA HA HA—No:
    • Woody to a toy shark when he does a lame impression of him after finding his hat.

      Woody:[gasping for breath] ...finally... hey, who's got my hat?
      Shark:[with Woody's hat] Look! I'm Woody. Howdy howdy howdy!
      Woody:[sarcastically] Aah-hah! Aah-haaa... GIMME THAT! [snatches hat back]

    • Again with Woody after he tells Buzz to "give him a hand", Buzz throws his dismembered arm at him.

      Woody: Hahaha, that's very funny Buzz but [in an angry tone] THIS IS SERIOUS!!

  • Hard-to-Light Fire: Subverted. Woody realizes that they need to light the rocket taped to Buzz Lightyear's back. A passing car blows out that one and only match, leading to (temporary) despair. Woody is able to light the rocket after remembering how Sid used the sun to set him on fire using a magnifying glass.
  • Head in a Vise: When Woody and Buzz first arrive at Sid's house, they witness Sid taking Hannah's Janie doll and putting her head through a vise, so that he can replace it with the head of a plastic pterodactyl. Considering that toys are living beings in this universe, it still counts.
  • Help Mistaken for Attack: In the initial encounters with the mutant toys, Woody assumes that they're about to cannibalize them due to a mistaken assumption that they did just that to two other toys. It turns out that despite their freakish appearances, they actually want to help them out.
  • "Hell, Yes!" Moment: Woody has one at the gas station when Buzz drops into the van through the sun roof. It diminishes when he sees how angry Buzz is.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Buzz becomes despondent and uncaring of his fate after he learns that he actually is a toy.
    • Woody himself goes through two:
      • When trying to snap Buzz out of his funk, admitting how jealous he is of Buzz and even saying he, not Buzz, should be strapped to the rocket.
      • He goes through another, smaller one when a car blows out his match before he can light Buzz's rocket, preventing them from catching up to Andy. This goes away when he realizes he can use Buzz's helmet to light it instead.
  • He's a Friend: Woody to Buzz when several other toys appear.
  • Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: After Buzz's Heroic BSoD, Woody attempts to convince the other toys that Buzz is fine by holding Buzz's severed arm from behind a wall and imitating his voice.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: Overlap with Unusual Euphemism, as Woody when frustrated "swears" "Son of a building block!"
  • Hollywood Giftwrap: Buzz Lightyear arrives in this.
  • Hope Spot:
    • When Buzz learns he really is a toy, he attempts to fly out through Sid's window. He jumps, and for one brief moment, against all odds, he might actually make it... only to then fall, breaking his arm off.
    • The entire climax of the film, where Woody and Buzz chase after the moving van, is peppered with such moments. To summarize: the sequence starts with Buzz and Woody managing to catch up to the moving van on foot. By the end, after a long series of circumstances (involving Scud, traffic, Andy's toys attacking Woody, and difficulty with the moving van's ramp), Woody and Buzz are riding RC and are about to get back on with Slinky's help... when RC's batteries run out, leaving them in the middle of the road (as Slinky, the only thing keeping them attached the moving van, was unable to hold on any longer due to being pulled too taut). Then they realize they can light the rocket strapped to Buzz with the match Sid left in Woody's holster, but no sooner has Woody lit the match than a car passes by and blows it out.
  • "I Am Becoming" Song: "Strange Things (Are Happening to Me)," when it becomes obvious to Woody that he's being replaced by Buzz.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Sort of. When Hamm and Potato Head are playing Battleship, Potato Head covers nearly the whole board in white pegs—missing Hamm's ships completely.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Virtual Realty, the real estate company that sold Andy's house.
  • Indy Escape: When Woody tries to knock Buzz behind a cupboard with RC, Buzz ends up running from a rolling globe before being knocked out the window instead. To add effect, Pixar and Disney used to the same soundtrack from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Ironic Echo:
    • "This isn't flying! This is falling, with style!"
    • Woody's usage of RC in the climax is the inverse of how he used him earlier in the film. Specifically, we go from Woody using RC to (unintentionally) knock Buzz out the window to Woody tossing RC out the moving van so he can save Buzz from Scud.
  • It Won't Turn Off: Sid is disturbed when Woody begins talking even though his drawstring is not pulled out, although let's be honest, if a talking toy managed to start talking without it being activated, you'd probably assume it was busted too. Now if that toy starts talking directly to you and addresses you with your full name, wouldn't you freak out just a little?
  • I Will Only Slow You Down:
    • The wounded soldier to his Sergeant, leading to the inevitable response.
    • Buzz says something similar to Woody when his rocket gets stuck in the fence. Woody doesn't leave him behind either.
  • I Wished You Were Dead: While still jealous of Buzz and annoyed by his delusional state, Woody tells him he'd love to see Buzz get craterized like the Combat Carl Sid just blew up. Much later in the film, Sid does plan to blow Buzz up with the huge firework he bought through the mail. By this time, Woody has actually grown fond of his former rival and feels horrified by the situation.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Parodied as Sid attempts to make Woody reveal the location of the rebel base. Buzz congratulates him for not talking.
  • Jerkass: Sid Phillips. Mr. Potato Head and Woody also have shades of this.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Mr. Potato Head, who's never really respected Woody for whatever reason, brings up several good points throughout the movie:
      • The first point he makes is how if Woody starts getting rid of fellow toys he fears will dethrone him as Andy's favorite toy, he might as well get rid of every other toy in the room as well.

      Mr. Potato Head:What if Andy starts playing with ME more, Woody, huh? You're gonna knock me out of the window, too?!

      • Mr. Potato Head is quick to point out Woody can't relate to the other toy's fears of being replaced due to being Andy's favorite. As smug as he is about it, he was proved correct when Woody himself got usurped and he became incredibly insecure.
      • When Woody is attempting to get Andy's toys to help him escape from Sid's house, Mr. Potato Head is the only one to deny him on the basis the cowboy murdered Buzz. He's wrong, but since at that point Buzz is incapacitated and unable to confirm his survival Woody might as well be a murderer who presents a danger to all of Andy's other toys.
    • Woody is constantly doing this to Buzz when he tries to point out that he's a toy.
  • Jump Scare: Surprisingly Played for Laughs. During Rex's Establishing Character Moment, he tries to jump-scare Woody... only for the latter to act unfazed by his roar, causing him immediately break character and ask Woody if he was scared.

    Woody: Hey, who left my doodle pad way over here?
    [he tries to pick it up, only for Rex to jump out of nowhere and roar at him]
    Woody:Yeah, how you doing, Rex?
    Rex: Were you scared? Tell me honestly.
    Woody: I was close to being scared that time.
    Rex: Oh, I'm going for fearsome here, but I just don't feel it! I think I'm just coming off as annoying.

  • Kids Are Cruel: Inverted with Sid. He tortures toys in the most vicious ways, though he has no way of knowing that the toys are actually sentient. Played straight in his relationship with Hannah, however.
  • Kill It with Fire: Discussed: after Sid finds Woody in the backyard right as he's about to blow up Buzz, he shrugs it off and tosses Woody onto the grill, planning on having "a cook-out" with him later.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Buzz Lightyear sports one quite intentionally.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Mr. Potato Head, being debatably, the film's other antagonist, gets his pieces sent flying towards the end.
    • Sid bullies his little sister by stealing her toys from her and mutilating them—so after his confrontation with the living toys, when he comes across his sister with a doll and reacts with terror towards it, she gleefully takes the opportunity to settle scores.
    • Buzz uses the exact same words Woody used on him to try and snap him out of his fantasy.
  • Laughing Mad: Buzz has an episode of this as "Mrs. Nesbitt" before getting a Bright Slap from Woody.
  • Leap of Faith: When Buzz jumps off the banister in Sid's house, believing that he can fly.
  • Light Is Good: Buzz is mostly white and is the film's deuteragonist.
    • Andy's house is white and he treats his toys well.
  • Like a Surgeon: Sid gets his mitts on his little sister's humanoid doll, and takes it to his room. There, Sid dons a surgical mask and latex gloves, and puts the doll in a bench vice. Sid claims (to no one in particular) that he's about to attempt a double brain transplant. The result is Hannah getting back a mishmash with a pretty dress and a pteranodon head, which makes her shriek and flee.

    Buzz Lightyear: I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school.

  • Literal Metaphor: Woody asks Buzz to give him a hand, and Buzz throws his detached arm at him. Woody isn't amused.
  • Living Toy: The movie is centered around these. Type 1 version.
  • The Load: Despite being Properly Paranoid and trying to protect Woody a few times, Buzz is this to Woody when they get lost. He gets them stranded at the gas station when he knocks them out of the van, he indirectly gets them captured by Sid when he jumps into the crane game, he accidentally breaks his own arm off in denial that he is a toy, and is too depressed afterwards to reveal to the other toys that he is still alive. He's also a literal one to Woody when Sid is on his way upstairs with the rocket, which gets strapped to Buzz instead of Woody when Sid steps on his laser button. This is only averted after Woody tells Buzz that being a toy isn't as bad as Buzz is making it out to be because of the happiness he can bring Andy. Only then does Buzz do anything that really benefits himself and Woody, such as by getting him out of the milk crate (which Woody was unable to move due to the heavy toolbox on top of it), saving him from Scud, and coming up with the idea to light the rocket to get them back to Andy.
  • Look Behind You: Woody's "Buzz, look! An alien!" joke right before Sid's introduction.
  • Loophole Abuse: Buzz gives himself one during his confrontation with Woody.

    Buzz Lightyear:[calmly and professionally at first] I just want you to know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet. [switches to Tranquil Fury] But we're not on my planet, are we?

  • Lord Error-Prone: Buzz Lightyear probably counts.
  • Lost in Transmission: The baby monitor the toys are using to keep tabs on the birthday party cuts out just before Andy opens Buzz Lightyear's box. Rex shakes the nightstand in frustration, knocking the monitor over before they can get the signal back.

    Rex:IT'S A WHAT?!? WHAT IS IT?!?

  • Mad Artist: Sid has, shall we say an "interesting" way of playing with his toys.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Averted. "Buzz, you're flying!" "NOT A FLYING TOY". The closest we get to even a handwave as to how Buzz can suddenly glide with flawless dexterity and accuracy at the end is "falling with style". It's still an awesome ending, but they probably wouldn't have contradicted themselves so boldly if they'd known there'd be a trilogy.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: A non-lethal example, combined with Mistaken for Murderer. Woody tries to knock Buzz behind the desk, making him "accidentally" misplaced just long enough for Andy to take Woody to Pizza Planet instead. But by real accident, he knocks Buzz out the window, and the other toys assume is was a straightforward example of this trope.
  • Making Room for Baby: Implied to be one of the reasons for the Davis family's move. In their old house, Andy and Molly are sharing a room.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Woody calls Buzz "Mr. Lightbeer" and "Lightsnack".
  • Masquerade: One of the more famous ones in fiction. Toys are sentient and only pretend to be lifeless when somebody can view them. Becomes a Broken Masquerade when Woody teaches Sid a lesson:

    "We toys can see EVERYTHING. [suddenly jumps into life] So play nice."

  • Matryoshka Object: One of the toys is a nesting egg, called a Troika doll. Its layers are (from biggest to smallest) bulldog, cat, duck, goldfish, and ladybug.
  • Meaningful Echo: The reconnaissance mission that Woody sends the toy soldiers on during Andy's party at the beginning, with the toys nervous about what Andy could receive, is repeated at the end on Christmas (Woody mentions this during the earlier scene - "Every Christmas and birthday we go through this"), only this time, the toys are excited instead of nervous.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Andy's toys believe that Woody murdered Buzz after he falls out the open window. It's not helped when they see him at Sid's house with only Buzz's arm.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The results of Sid's "experimentations" with his toys.
  • Monster Brother, Cutie Sister: Sid and Hannah Phillips. The latter is a young Girly Girl that likes to have tea parties with her dollies, while the former is an unstable child that likes to bully his little sister and is a toy's worst nightmare.
  • Mood Whiplash: In the span of a few seconds, Woody goes from laughing at a joke he made at Buzz's expense to worried when he hears Scud barking and Sid laughing outside.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Played for Laughs; Sid puts on airs of being a doctor attempting a "double bypass brain transplant" when creating another Franken-toy from his sister's doll (by replacing the doll's head with a pterodactyl's).

    Buzz: I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school...

  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • The other toys soon realize their mistake after they finally see Buzz is okay (after throwing Woody out of the moving truck, no less).

      Rex: Great. Now I have guilt.

    • Woody also goes through this a bit, when his plan to knock Buzz between the desk and the wall results in him knocking Buzz out of the window.
  • My Little Panzer: As cool of a toy Buzz Lightyear is, he has a few features that would probably be considered unsafe for young children. His spring-loaded wings are strong enough to cut through electrical tape, his retractable helmet also opens and closes very quickly, and his "laser" (almost certainly a small LED) has a mode where it functions as a real laser pointer: something that is not recommended for children to play with since they can severely damage someone's eyes if they look directly into it or shine it at someone.
  • Necktie Leash: A variant with Bo Peep using her shepherd's crook to draw Woody closer to her.
  • Never My Fault: Woody and Buzz go through a lengthy "You started it" argument after Buzz attacking him leaves them stranded at a gas station. This escalates to Buzz accusing Woody of endangering the entire universe.

    Woody: I'm lost! Andy is gone! They're gonna move from the house in two days and it's all your fault!!!
    Buzz: My fa— My fault?!? If you hadn't knocked me out of the window in the first place—
    Woody:[fumes indignantly] Oh yeah? Well if you hadn't shown up in your stupid little cardboard spaceship and taken away everything that was important to me—
    Buzz: Don't talk to me about importance!

  • Never Trust a Trailer:
    • The first theatrical trailer has a clip of Buzz asking Woody "You're mocking me, aren't you?" while he's pushing a tool box off a shelf and onto Woody. In the trailer's context, given the use of prior clips, it seems as if Buzz is getting revenge. In the final movie, however, Buzz is just trying to help Woody escape, and doesn't know Woody managed to get himself out and continues pushing the tool box, and Buzz actually says "Almost...there." The line that is used in the trailer is actually from much earlier on in the film, right around the introduction of Sid.
    • The second trailer has Sarge calling out Woody for ditching Buzz and pointing out "A good soldier never leaves a man behind!" This makes it seem Woody voluntarily went after Buzz under pressure from the fellow toys. In the actual film, Sarge is really insulting Woody for ditching Buzz before Woody shuts him up, and Andy just takes Woody with him to Pizza Planet while Buzz follows him. Sarge's line in the trailer is actually spoken earlier on, when he is helping a fallen comrade while preparing to get information on Andy's birthday presents.
    • A TV spot has Buzz saying "I changed my laser from stun to kill" and Woody replying "Oh great, now we can blink them to death" edited into the scene where they are riding on RC and being chased by Scud. In the film, these lines are actually said after Buzz and Woody encounter Sid's toys.
    • Another TV spot goes out of its way to proclaim the movie was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, even though Disney's only involvement was co-financing and releasing the film. This one is probably justified in that they were going for brand name recognition. Pixar hadn't quite made a name for themselves yet (this of course, being the film that ultimately put them on the map).
  • Nightmare Face: Sid holding the magnifying glass in front of his mouth after using it to burn a dot on Woody's forehead. The braces on his teeth don't exactly help.
  • No Antagonist: While there are characters who cause a lot of conflict and harm, there is no villain per say. Sid could be seen as a villain but he's just a kid having fun, not knowing toys are sentient and are impacted by the harm he inflicts on them. Buzz isn't a villain as he didn't intend to usurp Woody's place as Andy's favorite toy. He was just given as a present to Andy, like any other toy. Woody isn't a villain either as his feelings are understandable, having been top dog for so long and then losing your place can't be easy and he does feel bad about actually harming Buzz when he knocks him out of the window. Overall, the conflicts mostly stem from misunderstanding and normal emotions, not an outright villain.
  • No Flow in CGI: It's telling how early in the history of CGI this film was made that there aren't any loose fabrics at all, Scud looks as plasticine as the toys (even two movies, one sequel, and four years later, Pixar was able to make Andy's dog look more realistic), and the only character wearing a dress is the toy porcelain doll Bo Peep, and even then it has a rather rigid bell-shaped skirt on it. Also, Hannah's outfit, which looked more blatantly feminine in the storyboards, had to be redesigned for the modeling stage because of this.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Done by the plastic toy soldiers near the start of the film, and later by Woody and Buzz to each other when they're attempting to catch up to Andy.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • The way Andy's mother reacts upon stepping on one of the Army men implies that this is not the first time she had walked in on one of their birthday/Christmas recon missions.
    • Implied by Hamm when the toys hear Sid in his yard.

      Rex: I thought he was at summer camp!
      Hamm: They must've kicked him out early this year.

  • Not in Front of the Kid:

    Woody: The word I'm searching for, I can't say, because there's preschool toys present.

  • Not Quite Flight: Buzz's gliding is the former Trope Namer.

    Woody: That wasn't flying! That was—falling with style!

  • Number Two: Slinky is implied to be this to Woody before Buzz Lightyear becomes leader of the toys.
  • Obliviously Evil: Sid to the toys.
  • Oh, Crap!: Quite a few of them. Woody in particular is prone to them.
    • Buzz when he sees RC being sent towards him by Woody, shortly before being knocked out the window.
    • Woody when the bulletin board teeters and he realizes his plan to knock Buzz under the desk is about to spiral entirely out of control.
    • Woody has one when he realises he is about to get his comeuppance from Buzz for trying to knock him off.
    • Woody in the back of the Pizza Planet truck when the toolbox slides towards him.
    • Woody when he hears Sid's voice behind him at Pizza Planet. Then again when the claw grabs Buzz in the crane game.
    • Hannah when she realises Sid is going to destroy her Janie doll.
    • Woody when the mutant toys first appear. He has wide eyes, shakes in fear, and has inability to form coherent speech.
    • Buzz when he jumps off the banister in Sid's house and realizes that no, he can't fly.
    • Woody when he accidentally reveals Buzz's broken arm in front of Andy's toys.
    • Woody once again when Buzz inadvertently pushes Sid's toolbox on top of him.
    • Sid when he hears his own name spoken by Woody. And then when the mutant toys come to life in front of him.
    • Buzz and then Woody when they see Scud coming up behind them while on the moving truck.
    • Scud gets a brief one during the chase scene when a car looks like it's about to hit him.
    • Woody after lighting the rocket, and realizing that the rocket willexplode.
    • Potato Head near the end in the moving truck right before RC crashes into him.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Woody and Buzz at the end when they hear Andy's next present is a puppy.
  • Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Sid is able to get his hands on materials that should be illegal for him to be in possession of, such as buying a powerful mini-rocket.
  • Only Sane Man: Bo is the only one of the toys who does not turn against Woody for knocking Buzz out of the window and doesn't join with them in throwing him off the moving van. Also when the toys praise each other for such, she can be seen looking on in sadness and concern. Then she confirms that he and Buzz are driving with RC and it was a big misunderstanding.
  • Palette Swap: Andy's birthday is attended by palette swaps of him. To make it less obvious, some of them wear caps, and some have pants instead of shorts. And in the "Ultimate Toy Box" bonus feature, the head models have different names.
  • Parental Bonus:
    • Mr. Potato Head accuses The Hero Woody of having "laser envy."
    • At the beginning of the film when Slinky is talking about how Woody never steered them wrong before, Mr. Potato Head takes off his mouth and pats it against his rear in a sarcastic manner.
    • When we see the entire ensemble of Sid's mutant toys, one of them is a tiny fishing rod with two doll legs attached to the spool. For those at home still guessing, the word we're looking for is "hooker".
  • Pedal-to-the-Metal Shot: When the Pizza Planet truck moves.
  • Pets as a Present: This film ends with Andy getting a puppy for Christmas. The puppy appears more prominently in Toy Story 2, where he is given the name "Buster" and assists Woody in rescuing Wheezy.
  • Pink Elephants: A variant. One of Woody's pull-string catchphrases is "There's a snake in my boot!" A "snake in the boot" was the common reference to alcoholic hallucinations before pink elephants became the cultural standard — and more than an old-timey reference, it's a good way to slip in a joke about being completely smashed in a movie for general audiences.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: Two examples occur in Woody's songs, first he declares in "You've Got a Friend in Me" that no one will ever love Andy like he does, and then in "Strange Things" he laments that he still loves Andy but the boy has replaced him with Buzz.
  • Plot-Driven Breakdown: The RC car has enough pep to keep up with full-size cars on the street while carrying both Woody and Buzz, until they try to make a final push to catch up with the moving van. That's when his batteries finally die. However, considering that Woody was running him at full "Turbo" speed for a long time to keep up with the truck, it's at least somewhat justified that he would quickly run out of power.
  • Poe's Law: The filmmakers intended the scene with the toy soldiers making their way to the lookout point to be funny, since it was a typical war scene played straight with toys instead of humans. When it was shown to test audiences they took it just as seriously as the real thing.
  • Possession Presumes Guilt: Woody needs help from his fellow toys to make a bridge between Sid's room and Andy's house. Andy's toys are already distrustful of Woody, and Buzz Lightyear is too deep in self-pity to be useful. When Woody asks Buzz for a hand, Buzz merely lobs his detached right arm at Woody. Although Woody tries to play the scene as camaraderie, he inadvertently lets the other toys see that Buzz's arm is detached. They take this as proof that Woody is responsible for Buzz's demise, and abandon the bridge project, leaving Woody to Sid's tender mercies.
  • Precision F-Strike: A tiger-like toy ring calls Shakes the Rattle "the best damn rattle I ever worked with" in a deleted scene.
  • Profile View Gag: The toys are watching the kids attending Andy's birthday party, and see one kid with what appears to be a small, cube-shaped present. But then the kid turns to the side, revealing that the present is really long.
  • Properly Paranoid: Buzz, curiously enough.
    • When they head to Pizza Planet in a pizza truck, Buzz explains to Woody that they should use seat belts for their own safety. Woody suffers the consequences when he doesn't.
    • After Woody tries to escape Sid's room through the open door, Buzz warns him that they don't know what's waiting for them outside. Woody ends up nearly being mauled by Scud.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Sid is seen by many viewers, including Will Wright, Mike Mozart, and the creators, as a kid with a great imagination. (In fact, many of the things Sid does to his toys were inspired by things the creators used to do to theirs.) Some would argue that the only reason he is given the antagonist treatment is because the movie is from a toy's point of view. However, he apparently wrecks all his sister's toys (the fact that the only dolls Hannah has left to play with are dismembered and/or decapitated, and that several of the mutant toys have doll legs and heads, shows that the pterodactyl thing was not an isolated incidentnote only did that particular thing because Hannah didn't know if Sid's package came yet when he asked). And a little boy playing with explosives unsupervised is pretty questionable, considering the rockets he was using are not even legal in some states.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    • Mr. Potato Head complaining about Molly: "Ages three. And. Up!" Coupled with Punctuated Pounding when he slams his hat on his head on the word "up".
    • Woody reminding Buzz: "YOU! ARE! A! TOYYYYYY!!!"
    • Hannah's response to Sid's "What do you mean you don't know?" (referring to if his package had arrived in the mail yet) "I. Don't. Know."
    • Buzz when Woody gets him out of Hannah's tea party: "I! AM MRS.! NESBITT!"
  • Race Against the Clock: Twofold.
    • Sid straps Buzz to a big fireworks rocket and Woody and the mutant toys devise a plan to save him before Sid blows him up.
    • Woody and Buzz find themselves in one when Buzz sees the moving van coming at the Davis family's home.
  • Raiders of the Lost Parody: The film does a Shout-Out to the boulder scene with Buzz being chased by a rolling globe that gets knocked loose, not long before he falls out the window. They used the sound effect of the boulder rolling from the original film.
  • Red Alert: Called by the Sergeant during the birthday party in response to the surprise present in the closet.
  • Red Shirt: Sid's Combat Carl, which gets blown up in Sid's introductory scene.
  • Refuge in Audacity: How does Woody save Buzz from Sid? Simple: completely bust the masquerade in front of him and outright threaten him to scare him straight!
  • Remembered Too Late: After Woody gets the rocket lit, he and Buzz are ecstatic that they can now catch up with the moving truck... only for Woody to remember seconds before takeoff that rockets explode.
  • Rod-and-Reel Repurposed: One of the toys in Sid's house is composed of a toy rod and reel with a pair of fashion doll's legs attached. Woody calls her Legs, and she acts as a winch to lower Ducky to a point where he can ring the doorbell.
  • Sanity Slippage: Buzz doesn't take the revelation that he's a toy particularly well. During his Heroic BSoD, he gets drunk on imaginary darjeeling at Hannah's tea party, breaks into maniacal laughter and crowns himself Mrs. Nesbitt, and eventually peels off and throws away his wrist communicator sticker. It takes a You Are Better Than You Think You Are! speech from Woody before Buzz eventually regains his senses.
  • Say My Name: Potato Head and Hamm, then Woody, yell Buzz's name when Buzz is knocked out the window.
    • Woody's anguished yell of "SLINKY!" after Slinky closes the blinds on him.
    • Buzz yells Woody's name while riding RC and about to crash into Woody from behind.
  • Scare 'Em Straight: Woody and Sid's toys come alive to provide In-UniverseNightmare Fuel for Sid before the climax, leading straight to his breakdown. This gives Sid the distinction of being the only human in the entire series to have witnessed the toys' being alive, although the outcome implies that he'll just write it all off as temporary insanity.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Woody, when Buzz startles him after saying hello, and before Scud bites his leg.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: It seems to be an unwritten rule that the toys will not walk and talk (other than what their normal toy operation allows) when there are any humans present. Even Buzz Lightyear adheres to the rule, even throughout the time that he believes that he's the realBuzz Lightyear (although this can probably be Justified if you consider that he probably went with good old fashioned herd mentality by imitating the "natives" in order to continue surviving in a hostile environment; notably, after being lost at the Dinoco gas station with Woody where there are no humans nearby, when the tractor trailer pulls in, Buzz actually dives out of the way rather than freeze where he is like Woody does). To save Buzz from Sid, however, Woody decides that it's time to break a few rules.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted when Woody jumps out of Sid’s backpack and tries to escape his terrifying room only to find the door locked.
  • Secret Message Wink: After a nightmarish few days at Sid's house, Woody and Buzz escape and drop into Andy's car from a rocket, where he finds them and concludes that they must have been in the car the whole time. The two toys share a wink signifying their shared knowledge that Andy's conclusion couldn't have been further from the truth.
  • Security Cling: Upon first seeing the mutated toys in Sid's room, Woody climbs on top of Buzz and clings to his helmet in a panic.
  • Skeleton Motif: Sid, the closest thing to a "villain" in the movie, wears a skull T-shirt.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Very idealistic with sympathetic characters that are relatable and complex, tons of heart, a great story, and many timeless characters learning how to choose comradery over pride. However, the original Black Friday Reel of this film that was made before the film we know and love is EXTREMELY cynical and mean-spirited.
  • Solar-Powered Magnifying Glass: Sid uses a magnifying glass to burn Woody's forehead while "interrogating" him. This is actually a Chekhov's Gun, as Woody, inspired by his ordeal, comes up with the notion to use Buzz's helmet to light the fuse of the rocket Buzz is strapped to.
  • Spelling for Emphasis: When Woody refers to Buzz as "Andy's new toy", Buzz says, "Toy?", and Woody says, "T-O-Y, toy!". Downplayed in the Spanish dubs where Woody's line is translated as "Ju, gue, te, ¡juguete!", using syllables instead of letters.
  • Spot the Thread: Before it's properly revealed that the toys are alive, if you pay attention during the "You've Got a Friend in Me" number, Woody's face changes briefly at points (like, for example, when Andy spins the recliner). The uninformed may assume this is just an animation goof, but then Woody is left alone...
  • Stealth Pun: One of Sid's abominations is a crane hook with Barbie doll legs, a.k.a. a hooker.
    • During his "Mrs. Nesbitt" rant, Buzz calls the two headless dolls seated with him "Marie Antoinette and her little sister". The "little sister" bit is referring to Élisabeth of France, Marie Antoinette's little sister by marriage. This leaves Buzz standing in the place of Élisabeth's brother and Marie's husband, King Louis XVI, who was beheaded along with both women. Buzz has Gone Mad from the Revelation that he is a toy, and not a Space Ranger. So, like King Louis, Buzz Lightyear has also lost his head.
  • Stock Scream: When Buzz is knocked out of the window it's definitely the Wilhelm Scream that he makes.
  • Strapped to a Bomb:
    • Sid tapes Buzz Lightyear to a large firework rocket and plans to launch him (the rocket will explode when it reaches its maximum height). Luckily, Woody saves him from this horrible fate, but later uses the rocket (with Buzz still attached to it) as part of a cunning plan.
    • Sid's introduction has him blowing up a Combat Carl (a Captain ErsatzG.I. Joe) with a firecracker.
  • Strip Poker: Hamm and Mr. Potato Head are apparently playing strip Battleship (Battlestrip?).
  • Suck E. Cheese's: Averted. Pizza Planet is a really cool place, to the point that a lot of fans wish it were realnote There was, in fact, a counter service Pizza Planet at Disney's Hollywood Studios for almost a couple of decades, but it was nowhere near the scope of the film.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • As mentioned in the beginning, all the toys have a fear of new presents replacing them. Woody reassures everyone that even if there are new toys, they will welcome the recruits and Andy will cherish everyone. He's proven wrong; Andy becomes smitten with Buzz Lightyear and shoves Woody aside.
    • Played for Laughs: After Buzz makes his presence known to Woody at the gas station, he informs him that even though Woody knocked him out of the window, his planet doesn't believe in revenge. ...except they aren't on his planet...

      [Buzz tackles Woody out of the van]

    • Painfully enforced during "I Will Go Sailing No More": Buzz jumping from the railing and crashing down onto the floor. After all, as said in the commercial moments earlier:


    • Getting Scud locked out of the house was really only a temporary solution; while he was not in the house, he was still outside.
    • Remote-controlled cars still need batteries, and batteries can go dead.
  • Survival Mantra: Woody has a bit of a freakout in Sid's room.

    Woody: There's no place like home! Theresnoplacelikehome!

  • Take Care of the Kids: When Woody is grabbed by Sid's dog Scud, he tells Buzz to "take care of Andy for me." Buzz rescues him instead.
  • Take My Hand!: Slinky Dog to Woody as he's trying to pull him into the truck.
  • Technobabble: When Sid talks about a "double-bypass brain transplant."

    Buzz: I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school.

  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After their Escalating War leaves them stranded, and with Andy moving away shortly, Buzz and Woody resentfully have to work together to get back in time.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Woody assures the rest of Andy's toys that no one is getting replaced and he is still Andy's favorite toy. When Buzz enters the picture, however, he replaces Woody as Andy's favorite toy, even going so far as to sleep with him and write his name on Buzz's foot.
    • Woody, mocking Buzz, "'It's safer in the cockpit than the cargo bay'... what an idiot." And no points for guessing who was right.
    • In the end, Woody and Buzz are teasing each other about Andy getting Christmas presents. They ask each other if they're worried about getting replaced. "Oh, now, Buzz. What can Andy possibly get that is worse than you?" Cue the sound of a puppy barking, and Woody and Buzz's "Oh Crap" Smiles, both clearly remembering the last time they had dealt with a dog.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Rex's reaction when the toys realize Woody is innocent.

    Rex:Great!Now I have guilt!

  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Mr. Potato Head, after Woody accidentally knocks Buzz out a window.

    Woody: Wait a minute, You don't think I even meant to knock Buzz out the window, do you? Potato Head?
    Mr. Potato Head: That's Mr. Potato Head to you, you backstabbing murderer!

  • Third-Act Misunderstanding: Woody tries to get through to his friends across the window from Sid's house, but his broken ruse with Buzz's detached arm causes them to think he murdered him.
  • This Is No Time to Panic: "This is the perfect time to panic! I'm lost! Andy's gone! They're about to move in two days and it's ALL YOUR FAULT!"
  • Those Two Guys: Snake and Robot. Also Potato Head and Hamm.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Buzz Lightyear genuinely believes himself to be the real space hero, and that he only crash landed in Andy's room. He realizes that he's just a toy when he sees a Buzz Lightyear commercial on the TV, which sends him into a Heroic BSoD for a while. This proves that Woody was right about him all along.
  • Tranquil Fury: Buzz is exhibiting this when he catches up to Woody at the gas station after being knocked out the window. When he lands in front of Woody, he just stands there with an angry stare on his face and doesn't raise his voice, making Woody uneasy at first and then giving him an Oh, Crap! before knocking himself and Woody out of the van.
  • Uncle Sam Wants You: The Buzz Lightyear poster reading "I want you to join Space Rangers".
  • Under the Mistletoe: Woody and Bo at the end. The mistletoe is held by her sheep.
  • The Unmasqued World: Subverted. The only human to ever see the toys alive is Sid, and it is highly likely he eventually dismissed the episode as his imagination.
  • Vader Breath: Buzz's breathing when he first appears on the bed, when the camera adopts his point-of-view from inside his helmet.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Sid, while in the middle of torturing Woody.

    Sid: Where are your rebel friends now? Ha ha ha!
    Sid's Mom:[from off-screen] Sid! Your Pop-Tarts are ready!
    Sid:[spikes magnifying glass; gleefully runs out of room] All right!

  • Villainy-Free Villain: Sid mangles his sister's dolls but otherwise doesn't really do anything bad. How was he to know that his toys are alive and can feel pain? Though taking his sister's toys and mutilating them without her permission isn't particularly nice. Hannah doesn't want a tea party with headless ladies...
  • Visual Innuendo: When Mr. Potato Head makes a pessimistic statement about Woody not being worried about the move due to being Andy's Favorite Toy since Kindergarten, Slinky defends Woody, to which Mr. Potato Head quietly replies by removing his mouth and tapping his backside with it.note He's calling him an ass-kisser. Ironically, when Buzz introduces himself, Mr. Potato Head becomes the biggest ass-kissing (figuratively speaking, of course) fan of him, totally buying into his delusional mannerisms.
  • Visual Pun:
    • As follows:

      Woody: Buzz, will you get up here and give me a hand?
      [Buzz, without a word, tosses his severed arm up to Woody and goes back to angsting]
      Woody: Hahaha, that's very funny Buzz but [gets angry] THIS IS SERIOUS!!

    • The fishing pole toy that sports a hook and a pair of sexy lady legs is a hooker.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Woody and Buzz are minor examples by the end, being toys from rival genres who had just become Fire-Forged Friends. This is shown most clearly at the very end when Buzz isn't worried about being replaced because science fiction action figures are still in, and Woody isn't worried because he doesn't believe Andy could get a bigger threat to his authority over the toys than his new space-age friend.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Rex gets this after he sees Woody waving Buzz's dismembered arm—a rare example in which it makes sense, seeing as Rex didn't have anything to vomit up.
  • Wainscot Society: The toys appear to have a fairly well-developed society of sorts, which only operates when humans aren't looking—but they necessarily also take a keen interest in human activities, although they can't easily interact actively with humans.
  • We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Sid quotes the line verbatim when he tortures Woody with a magnifying glass (thankfully, without attempting a German accent).
  • Wham Line:
    • Both in-universe and out, Scud barking, followed by Sid screaming "YES!" and evily laughing is what firmly introduces the main antagonists into the film.

      Slinky:[gasp of fear; hides under bed]
      Woody:Uh oh...
      Slinky:[from under bed]It's Sid!

    • In-Universe: Buzz gets a written one after he sees a commercial of himself on the TV and takes a closer look under his gauntlet flap and sees the following words:

      Made in Taiwan

    • In-Universe, right as Sid is about to chuck Woody away, having written him off (due to him repeatedly spewing off lines from his voice-box) as being busted:

      Woody:[via the voicebox] Who you callin' "busted", buster?
      Sid:[quiet whimper; looks at Woody]
      Woody:[via the voicebox] That's right. [Sid spins Woody around; his pull-string isn't moving] I'm talking to you, Sid Phillips.

  • Wham Shot: Happens when Woody sees the mutant toys converging on Buzz, and when he fights his way through them, he sees Buzz's broken arm has been reattached to him.
  • What Does This Button Do?: Rex asks this about one of the buttons on Buzz Lightyear's suit.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Downplayed with Scud, as we never find out what became of him after he wound up trapped inside a circle of crashed cars, although it's not like he'll be missed given the amount of trouble he caused for Woody, Buzz and Sid's toys.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • All of the toys call out Woody for trying to get rid of Buzz just because the former is worried he won't be Andy's favorite toy anymore (barring Slinky and Bo Peep, who believe Woody's objections, and Rex, who technically believes Woody too but sides against him under pressure from the other toys). Mr. Potato Head especially gets pissed at Woody for throwing Buzz out of the window, accident or not, and even accuses Woody of doing the same to any other toy that might become Andy's new favorite.
    • Buzz himself vents this violently when he finds Woody, though when the fight gets them stranded at the gas station, Woody is left equally pissed and switches it back on him. Buzz fires back he started it with the above attack, and lectures him over the potential danger he'd caused the universe by rendering him without communication to Star Command. This in his universe would likely be a legit admonishing, here however:

    Woody:*exasperated* YOU! ARE! A! TOOOOYYYYYYY!!!

  • What You Are in the Dark:
    • During his attempt at getting Buzz out of his Tomato Surprise funk by trying to get him to realize he's a cool toy, Woody winds up baring his soul to Buzz, revealing his deep seated insecurities due to comparing himself to Buzz, even going so far as to admit he should be strapped to the rocket. Woody then turns his back to Buzz, and glumly states he should leave Sid's room while he can. He turns around, and Buzz is gone... because he's currently in the process of freeing Woody from the milkcrate.
    • Andy's mom is moments away from pulling out of the driveway, and Woody and Buzz are booking it to the van. While Woody manages to reach the bumper, Buzz gets stuck on the fence due to the rocket strapped to him. He tries telling Woody to go without him... and it takes Woody a few seconds to rush back to Buzz to pop him free.
  • Whoosh in Front of the Camera: While looking around Sid's room, one of his mutant toys runs in front of the camera, with Woody reacting to the sound behind him.
  • Work Info Title: ToyStory. Also present in the sequels and spin-offs.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are!: Woody to Buzz after the latter's Heroic BSoD: "Why would Andy want you? Look at you! You're a Buzz Lightyear! Any other toy would give up its moving parts just to be you!"
  • "You!" Exclamation: Woody has a furious one while making a bee line towards Buzz, after their fight resulted in them getting stranded at the gas station with seemingly no way of getting back to Andy before they move house.

"You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity."

Mrs Nesbitt


"RR Come out"
—Babyface's morse code to Woody and the other mutant toys

Babyface, also known as Spider Baby and Babyhead, is the leader of the mutant toys in Sid's room who appears in Toy Story. Babyface is constructed from one of Hannah's baby doll heads whose right eye is missing atop a crab-like body made from Erector set pieces. He is a focal character.

Toy Story

Babyface used to belong to Hannah Phillips, and was one of Sid's first mutant toys. Babyface was first seen when Woody was searching for a way out of Sid's room. The appearance of the mutants alone sent Woody running back to the top of Sid's bed with Buzz. Babyface, along with the other mutants, crawled out of their hiding places, and swarmed around the remains of Janie and Pterodactyl, leading Woody and Buzz to believe they're cannibals.

Babyface also leads the rest of the mutant toys to meet Woody and Buzz the next morning, but they are driven away by Buzz's karate chop action. After Woody takes a broken Buzz back to Sid's room while Woody tries to plan an escape out the window, he notices the mutant toys are now crowding around Buzz. Babyface takes Buzz's arm from Woody, who thinks they're going to eat him. Woody's attack is stopped once he realizes they repaired him, as well as Janie and Pterodactyl. He later retreats with the others once Sid is heard. With Buzz planned to be blown-up by Sid, Woody calls to Babyface to help save him since the way out of Sid's room is guarded by Sid's vicious dog Scud. In response to Woody's emotional plea, Babyface bangs on Sid's bedpost in Morse code to call for the other toys to gather around Woody. Woody gives them a plan, and they set it into motion. Babyface lets Rockmobile, holding Hand-in-the-box, mount on him so that Hand-in-the-box is ready to open the door when the signal comes. After the Frog is let out of the room for Scud to chase after, Woody, Babyface and the remaining toys ride RollerBob, and they escape to the backyard.

Just as Sid is about to light the fuse for the rocket attached to Buzz, Woody interferes. He tells Sid about how toys are alive, and don't like how he's been treating them. At this time, all the toys that Sid has abused rise up and circle around him. Babyface frightens Sid by being suspended onto Sid's head by Legs from the clothesline. Once Sid has been scared out of his wits, Babyface moves its head up and down as Woody and the mutant toys rejoice.

Toy Story Treats

Babyface has appeared in some Toy Story Treats episodes inside of Andy's room.

In "Hat Dance", Babyface does a Mexican hat dance around Woody's hat. Woody retrieves his hat, only to find it shredded by Babyface's sharp legs.

In "Shell Game", Babyface makes an unexpected appearance, popping out of a Troika chosen by Rex as a part of Robot's guessing game, effectively scaring Rex.

In "Team Work", Babyface is one of the many components of a makeshift antenna made of toys for Andy's television.

Toy Story: The Video Game

Babyface appears in the video game adaption of Toy Story, appearing in the level "Battle of the Mutant Toys" (credited as "Baby Face"). While Woody and Buzz explore Sid's room, they are startled by the appearance of Babyface and the other mutant toys. Woody uses Buzz's karate chop action to ward off the oncoming toys and escape Sid's room. In the Game Boy version of the game, Babyface is omitted, and a spider is put in his place.

Additionally, Babyface appears in a commercial for the video game, sending a controller to a boy in front of a toy store. After playing the game, the boy's head is now on Babyface's crab body.


  • Big Baby from Toy Story 3 has a broken eye which is a possible reference to Babyface.
  • Big Baby's Swedish name is Babyface.
  • Babyface makes a cameo in the popular Cartoon Network series, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, in the episode, "The Bloo Superdude and the Potato of Power". He appears as a keychain on Bloo's motorcycle in a dream sequence.
  • The inspiration for the Exploding Tommy enemy in Condemned 2: Bloodshot came partly from a dream one of the concept artists had in which Babyface became a suicide bomber and blew up Sid and his friends when Sid was about to kill another toy.
  • In the Toy Story 3 video game, there is a card of Babyface and the other mutants. 
  • Babyface was mentioned by name in the Toy Story: Animated Storybook CD-ROM 








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The Graduate (1967)
The use of Randy Newman's songs mirrors how Simon & Garfunkel's are used to convey and amplify the emotions onscreen.
The Odd Couple (1968)
A source of inspiration for the story department.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: How Not to Be Seen (1970) (TV Episode)
When Buzz is in Sid's house and breaks his arm, he say's his name is Mrs Nesbit which is a reference to the sketch "How Not to Be Seen" as one of the characters is named Mr Nesbit.
The Exorcist (1973)
When scaring Sid into treating toys nicely, Woody (acting as a toy) turns his head all the way around.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
At the filling station, Buzz mentions that his navicomputer is down, then right after, he describes Zurg's 'ultimate weapon' (A space station that can destroy a planet) mimics the 'Death Star'. Also, Sid 'interogates' Woody whilst playing with him, saying 'Where's the rebel base? Talk!', mirroring the storyline of 'Star Wars'.
Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV Series)
The guards outside Pizza Planet are based on Cylons, with their red eyes moving left and right.
Alien (1979)
One of the arcade games at Pizza Planet features a "Whack-a-Alien" game: a man with aliens bursting out of his chest.
The Black Hole (1979)
The robots guarding the Pizza Planet look like Maximilian.
The Shining (1980)
The floor design of the carpet in Sid's house has the same pattern (but not color) as in The Shining.
Airplane! (1980)
The "The white zone is for immediate pizza" line heard at Pizza Planet is a reference to the "The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only" line in this film.
Back to the Future (1985)
Rex quotes George McFly: "I just don't think I could take that kind of rejection!" and "I don't like confrontations!"
Luxo Jr. (1986) (Short)
The lamp from the short makes an appearance in Andy's room. It's bright red instead of white. The ball also appears among the toys.
The Christmas Toy (1986) (TV Movie)
Plot elements including a subplot about a space toy which thinks it's real.
Red's Dream (1987) (Short)
A book on a shelf is called 'Red's Dream'.
Moonstruck (1987)
Woody says, "Snap out of it, Buzz!"
Midnight Run (1988)
A source of inspiration for the story department.
Tin Toy (1988) (Short)
A book on a shelf is called 'Tin Toy'.
Saved by the Bell (1989) (TV Series)
The brief rivalry between Woody and Buzz, is a reference to the brief rivalry between Zack Morris and Ac Slater.
Knick Knack (1989) (Short)
A book on a shelf is called 'Knick Knack'.
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
In the beginning of the film, Mr. Potato Head is called "One-Eyed Bart", which is a reference to Bart Simpson, and then he uses Homer Simpson's catch phrase "D'Oh".
Total Recall (1990)
When Woody opens Buzz's helmet, Buzz comments that his eyes could have been sucked from their sockets. Douglas Quaid in Total Recall has nightmares with the same kind of consequences.
Jurassic Park (1993)
When Rex roars at Mr. Potato Head during the song "Strange Things", his roar sounds just like the Tyrannosaurus rex in Jurassic Park.
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
The moving-van chase scene at the end of the film was partially inspired by the toy train chase scene from The Wrong Trousers.
Schemer Presents!: How to Tie Your Shoes (1994) (TV Episode)
On his shelf of things that "exist due to progress", Schemer has a toy spaceman that resembles Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story (1995) (1995), but this episode came out one or two years ahead of Toy Story.
The Lion King (1994)
Andy and Molly are listening to "Hakuna Matata" on a tape in the car during the moving van scene, as Woody reaches for Slinky Dog's paw.

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Toy Story Activity Center (1996) (Video Game)
Woody wears a cup and Buzz wears a burger box to gain access to Pizza Planet. Also, they are chased by Scud when they enter Sid's house.
Townies: Thanksgiving (1996) (TV Episode)
Ryan gets a bootleg of the film with the purchase of a turkey.
ReBoot: Firewall (1997) (TV Episode)
Various toys come to life, including a dinosaur, also Pixars lamp is referenced
Spice World (1997)
Emma is telling one of The Dream Boys about the toys that she has in her bed, she mentions Woody, Buzz, and the Alien.
My Name Is Joe (1998)
VHS tape of the film is on a table in Liam and Sabine's flat.
A Bug's Life (1998)
The Pizza Planet truck appears near the trailer with the deadly bug light.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Buzz 'borrows' the Pizza Planet truck.
Spin City: Casino (2000) (TV Episode)
one of the movies Mike claims the video store girl recommended him
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: NOS-4-A2 (2000) (TV Episode)
When Warp calls him a tin toy, XR remarks that he is actually made of a "terrilium carbonic alloy". This is a reference to the first Toy Story film, when Buzz Lightyear says that his wings are made of a terrilium carbonic alloy after Woody says that they're made of plastic.
Farscape: ...Different Destinations (2001) (TV Episode)
When John is tied up and Scorpius has boots on and has them resting on John and he is playing "Home On The Range" on the harmonica, the bottom of his boots say "ANDY". This is from the bottom of Woody's boot in Toy Story.
My Hero: Parents (2001) (TV Episode)
Stanley quotes "To infinity and beyond" when Thermoman is about to fly him home
Coupling: Gotcha (2001) (TV Episode)
Sally compares herself to the Woody doll for being single, while her friends that get married are like the popular Buzz Lightyear dolls
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
There's a Pizza Planet truck parked to the left of the trailer where Randall ends up at. Plus Andy's wallpaper is used as one of Randall's backgrounds. Sid's Wraith Rock Monster poster is on the room of the kid that gets shredded near the start of the film. Toy clown is seen on the laugh floor at the end of the movie.
Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy (2001) (TV Special)
During the recap of the previous Big Game, Toy Story is mentioned as a decriptive term for the CGI effects used on the Coyote/Roadrunner stadium
Ice Age (2002)
Sid says "You're a very shrewd mammal."
Coupling: Split (2002) (TV Episode)
the ladies talk about woody and buzz as metaphors for their romances
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
When the two Santas are fighting on the sleigh the real one says "You are a child's plaything" and the fake one replies "You are a sad strange little man".
Rubbadubbers (2003) (TV Series)
The bath toys come to live just like the ones on Toy Story.
Da Ali G Show: Law (2003) (TV Episode)
Ali G refers to Buzz Aldrin as "Buzz Lightyear", a character from this film.
Finding Nemo (2003)
Buzz Lightyear's figure can be seen in dentist's office. Also the Pizza Planet truck appears in the street when Gill explains his escape plan to his pals in the tank.
21 Grams (2003)
A Slinky Dog toy is shown.
The Incredibles (2004) (Video Game)
The Pizza Planet truck is quickly seen in the level where Dash is running on the road late for school
In Search of Santa (2004) (Video)
The "Gardener Elf", as seen in this movie, is closely resembles Woody, but in human form with a different hat.
High School Musical (2006) (TV Movie)
Troy shouts "To infinity and beyond" the first day of school
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Astronaut (2006) (TV Episode)
Wagner says to Monk "You are a sad little man," a near duplicate of Buzz Lightyear's (a toy astonaut) remark to Woody, "You are a sad, strange little man."
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
When Tim Allen's character is a dog, he attempts to fly and says Buzz Lightyear's line from "Toy Story", "To infinity and beyond."
Cars (2006)
name of gas station
Alien Autopsy (2006)
The cop asks Ray "Is this a genuine Toy Story?" and also Ray makes a joke about Mr. Potato Head.
Hoot (2006)
"He looks like Woody from Toy Story"
Endangered Species (2006) (Short)
A character resembling Buzz Lightyear dives from the animator's desk to the ground.
Pulse (2006)
stoner has a toy of Buzz Lightyear
Santos (2007)
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Ratatouille (2007)
The Pizza Planet truck appears in the middle of a bridge in the background when Remy is chased by Skinner.
Earth (2007)
During the young Mandarin ducks' attempt to fly, the announcer mentions them not so much flying as "falling with style."
Drawn to Life (2007) (Video Game)
Drawings come to life just like the toys in Toy Story.
Bee Movie (2007)
"Hamm the pig" toy is seen briefly
6Teen: Another Day at the Office (2007) (TV Episode)
Jen tells Jonesy "You are a sad, sad little man", a reference to the quote "You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity!"
WALL·E (2008)
Rex the Dinosaur is in WALL*E's collection. Also, the truck from Pizza Planet appears briefly amongst the other debris on Earth.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Buzz Lightyear is shown in a crowd in a sci-fi story.
QI: Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as containing a Wilhelm Scream.
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film when he presents presents the nominees for the poll "Best Video Game Based on a Movie"
Up (2009)
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9 (2009)
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The Office: Koi Pond (2009) (TV Episode)
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Spanish Movie (2009)
The fairy escapes from the dollhouse in a toy car, helped by an animated doll made from other toy parts
Tracy (2009)
Buzz Lightyear and three-eyed alien toy seen in background
The Reeds (2010)
"To infinity and beyond!"
Toy Story 3 (2010)
One-eyed Bart. "Attack dog with built in force field", "dinosaur who eats force field dogs". Sid Phillips, the next-door neighbor, appears as the garbageman, identifiable by the same black and white skull t-shirt and being voiced by the same actor.
Mad: Star Blecch/uGlee (2010) (TV Episode)
Characters from this movie make an appearance in this episode.
The Office: Classy Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
Holly, commenting on her Sheriff Woody doll, remarks that she and A.J. watched all three "Toy Story" movies in one day.
Enterprisse (2010) (Short)
The transported statue resembles Woody
The Simpsons: Flaming Moe (2011) (TV Episode)
Bart hits a Buzz Spaceyear toy with a hammer and yells at it to "come to life."
LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011) (Video Game)
One of the downloaded content for the game is a Little Green Man costume.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
In Duke Burger, overturned cups with mini pigcops will move around the floor.
Green Lantern (2011)
Hal tries "To infinity and beyond" as the Green Lantern oath
Sonic Generations (2011) (Video Game)
Sonic and Classic Sonic meets Tails and Classic Tails, Woody meets Buzz Lightyear.
The Smurfs (2011)
A Smurf is running from a beagle dog after it woke up
Tower Heist (2011)
Buzz Lightyear balloon seen in Thanksgiving parade
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Benjamin asks Hugo Chavez what his favorite movie is, and he answers with "Toy Story," then one of his bodyguards asks him, "The first one or the second one?"
Brave (2012)
The Pizza Planet truck is portrayed as a wood carving in the Witch's woodwork shop.
Nostalgia Critic: Signs (2012) (TV Episode)
A three-eyed alien is seen when the Critic flips through the channels
Gruen Sweat: Episode #1.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
The animated characters behave as they are expected when the arcade is open, but when it is closed (no humans around) they are free to do what they want.
The Blue Umbrella (2013) (Short)
The Pizza Planet truck is one of the vehicles that can be seen on the streets.
Motive: Out of the Past (2013) (TV Episode)
Dr. Monika says that her son Phillip is growing up, as he no longer wants to watch Toy Story, but Iron Man instead
Double Rainboom (2013) (Short)
The Pizza Planet truck is seen in an alleyway, and a toy shop has the name "Toy Box" in the film's lettering.
Monsters University (2013)
The Pizza Planet truck can be seen in the driveway of the JOX fraternity house.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
When the Minions become suddenly airborne behind Lucy's car, one says (in Minionese) "To infinity and beyond!" just like the Woody/Buzz rocket scene.
Disney Infinity (2013) (Video Game)
Woody and Buzz Lightyear are playable.
Grudge Match (2013)
Slate Jr. calls Razor "Buzz Lightyear" during the motion capture session.
Boyhood (2014)
Mason's Toyota pickup truck has some of letters on the tailgate removed, leaving only the letters "YO". This is the same as the Pizza Planet delivery truck from Toy Story. The same truck makes cameos in many other Pixar movies, with the exception of The Incredibles. Also, a large doll of Woody is seen in Mason and Samantha's room when Sam is singing Oops I did it Again.
The Lego Movie (2014)
Good Cop / Bad Cop says "Red Alert, Red Alert"
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The Toy Story franchise is mentioned in "We're Doing a Sequel".
Studio C: Episode #4.6 (2014) (TV Episode)
Buzz Lightyear is mentioned in the "Star Wars VII" behind-the-scenes sketch.
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) (TV Short)
On the table with Lego houses in Mason's room, a Lego version of the Pizza Planet truck can be seen.
Inside Out (2015)
One of the kids in Riley's class has the same skull shirt Sid has. Wraith Rock Monster poster in Jordan's mind at the end of the movie.
Sangria Lift (2015) (Short)
Director of Photographer, Andy Crespo's equipment van is a hidden "Easter Egg" and can be spotted in many places throughout the film; Director Melanie Scots' nod to the "Yo" truck of Toy Story
Last Man Standing: Halloween (2015) (TV Episode)
Mandy mentions "that movie with the talking toys and I think I keep hearing my dad's voice," referring, of course, to co-star Tim Allen.
Casual: Biden (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael says his worst look-alike is Buzz Lightyear.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
One of the Asteroids at the start of the film resembles the Pizza Planet truck.
Back Again (2015) (Short)
Boys find an action figure of Woody the cowboy.
The Oscars (2016) (TV Special)
Woody and Buzz from Toy Story present the award for Best Animated Feature.
Finding Dory (2016)
The Pizza Planet Truck in a wrecked sunken state appears at the area where Dory, Marlin and Nemo encounter the Giant Squid, as well as on the Freeway, passing by the Truck heading to Cleveland.
Rifftrax: Christmas Circus (2016) (Video)
Mike: "When you go to sleep at night, all your plants come to life to quiver and make disgusting drinking sounds." Kevin: "It's like 'Toy Story' for children whose parents don't much care for them."
The Wardrobe (2017) (Video Game)
A Woody doll can be seen during the opening intro.
Making History: Pilot (2017) (TV Episode)
Dan uses Buzz Lightyear's catch phrase "To infinity and beyond" to explain where he is going.
Convenience (2017)
Hyde claims this to be one of only 3 films he has ever seen.
Sandy Wexler (2017)
Courtney says a new company called Pixar wants her to do a voice over on a movie about a bunch of toys
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown as an example of an animated film that's emotional on a very deep level. Alex calls The Secret Life of Pets a remake of this film. He calls it a "film of quality" later on.
Coco (2017)
When Miguel is walking down the streets at the beginning of the movie, there are piñatas of Buzz Lightyear and Woody. The famous Pizza Planet truck also appears in one scene.
Breath of Life (2018)
Julia's daughter brings a Buzz Lightyear action figure to the hospital midway through the movie.
Runaways: Last Rites (2018) (TV Episode)
Karolina quotes Buzz Lightyear's 'Falling with style' line.
The Queen's Corgi (2019)
The fight between Rex and Charlie is similar to the one between Woody and Buzz Lightyear
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Potato Head's first line, "Where's my ear?!" is taken from this film.
WWE: SummerSlam (2019) (TV Special)
Alexa Bliss dressed in Buzz Lightyear inspired wrestling gear
JonTron: REAL GHOSTS (2019) (TV Episode)
Jon sees the alive toys in the video and requested to have Randy Newman on board.
Royal Rumble (2020) (TV Special)
The back of the leather jacket that Alexa Bliss wore during her entrance reads, "To Infinity and Beyond." A reference to Buzz Lightyear from the film.
Onward (2020)
A "Pizza Realm" truck, rather than Pizza Planet, appears
Last Man Standing: This Too Shall Bass (2020) (TV Episode)
When Bonnie suggests Chuck could be an animation voice actor, Mike retorts, "I've heard better"--a clear inference to his own role as Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" franchise.
9-1-1: Fools (2020) (TV Episode)
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DuckTales: Let's Get Dangerous! (2020) (TV Episode)
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Big Mouth: Nick Starr (2020) (TV Episode)
Nick's manager tells him about the NRA rebooting the movie but with guns.
Death to 2020 (2020) (TV Special)
Tom Hanks is mentioned as playing a CGI cowboy.
Last Man Standing: Dual Time (2021) (TV Episode)
Tim (Tim Allen) says, "I love Tom Hanks." Mike (also Allen) replies, "I always feel like he's the second-best guy in some of those films," which is a reference to the "Toy Story" films in which both are voice actors.
Last Man Standing: Keep on Truckin' (2021) (TV Episode)
Vanessa says that Mike (Tim Allen) sounds like "Buzz Lightyear with a cold." Allen, of course, voiced Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" movies.
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The clouds are the same as the classic ones from Andy's wallpaper.

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Toy Story Activity Center (1996) (Video Game)
The six different screens at the Martian Theatre show six different parts of the film.
The Boys (2009)
Randy Newman is interviewed in front of a poster of Woody.
Inside Pixar (2013) (TV Movie)
Several clips shown & movie discussed
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.

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