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->''[[{{Catchphrase}} "To Infinity...and Beyond!"]]''
-->-- '''[[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz Lightyear]]'''

'''''Toy Story''''' is a renowned 1995 computer-animated film from Creator/{{Pixar}} about [[LivingToys toys that come to life]] when their owners aren't around. In turn it spawned two successful sequels, [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory2 one in 1999]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 the other in 2010]].

''Toy Story'' introduces us to a group of {{toys}} belonging to a boy named Andy. Their unofficial leader is Andy's favorite toy, Woody, an old cowboy doll with a string. Woody receives some competition when Andy gets a new toy for his birthday, "[[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth Buzz Lightyear of Star Command]]", who thinks he's really a soldier of Star Command rather than a toy. His undoubted leadership qualities (and up-to-date modernity) arouse jealousy in Woody; when Buzz is "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidentally]]" lost, the other toys think Woody masterminded the disappearance. Hijinks ensue, and Woody and Buzz have a final confrontation that forces both of them to join forces to keep the toy "family" together.

In 2009, ''Toy Story'' was re-released alongside ''Toy Story 2'' as a double feature in stereoscopic [[ThreeDMovie Disney Digital 3-D]], with the two films completely re-rendered to match the level of detail of ''Toy Story 3'' (the UK had to wait until January 2010 for ''Toy Story 2'' to come out in 3D).

[[AndTheAdventureContinues The characters will make further appearances]] in a series of shorts titled ''Toy Story Toons''. The first installment, "Hawaiian Vacation", played at the beginning of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''. The second, "Small Fry", was shown before ''Film/TheMuppets'' (and shown in some countries with ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''). The third, ''Partysaurus Rex'', was shown before the 3D re-release of ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''. A fourth in the form of a HalloweenSpecial, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStoryOfTerror'', aired on ABC on October 16th, 2013.
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!!The film provides examples of:

* AllThereInTheManual: The names of most of Sid's toys were only in shown in the script and the roll call at the end of the video game.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Buzz definitely presents this for Woody.
* AmusingInjuries: Woody suffers from them in the trunk of the Pizza Planet truck and when Buzz accidentally drops the toolbox on him. Averted when Buzz breaks off his arm.
* AscendedExtra: Mrs. Potato Head in the third movie, whereas she was only a minor character in the second.
* BanisterSlide: Woody is sent on one by Andy near the beginning.
* BigGood: Woody.
* BigWhat: 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?!
* BodyHorror: Sid's toys.
* BondOneLiner: By Woody, as he uses Buzz's karate action to drive away Sid's toys (who they thought were cannibals at the time).
-->"Sorry guys, but dinner's ''cancelled''!"
* BorrowedCatchphrase: During the "falling with style" climax, Woody cries "To infinity, and beyond!"
* BreakTheHaughty: 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 AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
* BrickJoke: 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.
* BuffySpeak: Your helmet does that... that woosh-thing!
** Not too surprising, since Creator/JossWhedon was one of the writers and given [[Series/BuffytheVampireSlayer some of his other work...]]
* CaptainErsatz: Bo Peep, since Creator/{{Mattel}} didn't allow Creator/{{Pixar}} to use Franchise/{{Barbie}} at the time.
* CassandraTruth: Buzz's HeroicBSOD 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. [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis What could have been a simple escape without all the drama of the final action sequence is averted because the toys won't believe Woody and refuse to rescue him.]]
* ChekhovsGun: After being burned by Sid's magnifying glass, Woody is able to [[spoiler:burn the fuse to the rocket with Buzz's helmet.]]
** Subverted immediately beforehand. The [[RedHerring match in Woody's pocket]] had been ''blatantly'' set up for this exact purpose, but as soon as he lights it, it blows out.
** Also RC being [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin remote controlled]]. First used to knock off Buzz, then used to rescue him.
** Not flying, but [[EleventhHourSuperpower "falling with style".]]
** The rocket itself.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: 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."
* ContainerCling: Woody does this to avoid being tied to a rocket by Sid.
* CoveredInKisses: Bo Peep does this to Woody at the end, courtesy of mistletoe ([[FridgeLogic though it wasn't made apparent that Bo Peep had on lipstick until Woody was later seen with a face full of kiss marks, looking pretty pleased with himself]]. RuleOfFunny, of course).
* CreepyDoll: [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold Babyface]], a head of a baby doll that's missing its hair, an ''eye'', and is connected to a spider like erector set.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold Sid's toys]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Hamm and Mr. Potato Head.
** Woody to Buzz in the first movie.
* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5G0j_Huv2Fg#! This full-length recreation]] of the film -- in real life, with Pixar's blessing.
* DemotedToExtra: Slinky, in the third movie. He had a fairly sizable role in the first two movies as Woody's best pal, but is merely a background character when the toys head off to Sunnyside Daycare.
** Possibly because his [[TheOtherDarrin original]] voice [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Varney actor]] did [[CharacterOutlivesActor pass away]] between the second and third movies, [[CatchPhrase KnowwhatImean]], [[ShoutOut Vern]]?
* DescriptionCut: 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.
* DestinationDefenestration: Buzz falls out the window after Woody's scheme to go with Andy to Pizza Planet goes awry.
* TheDogBitesBack: 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.
* DramaticThunder: Played with. Lightning strikes when Sid attaches Buzz to the rocket... only for the rain to delay the take-off.
* EasilyForgiven: Subverted after Woody sends Buzz out the window. For a moment, it seems like he will forgive him...but then he starts to try to beat the crud out of him, thanks to ExactWords.
-->"Even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not something we promote on my planet. [...] But we're not on my planet, ''are we?''"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Mr. Potato Head is a lot more of a jerk in this movie than he is in later installments.
* EurekaMoment: "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.
* EvilCounterpart: As mentioned before, Sid is the total opposite of Andy.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt:
-->'''Woody:''' Uh, Buzz? We missed the truck!\\
'''Buzz:''' We're not aiming for the truck!
* ExorcistHead: Woody demonstrates this in his fight with Buzz. Later he uses it [[spoiler:to scare away Sid.]]
* ExpospeakGag: Usually courtesy of Buzz, such as while "repairing" his spaceship box.
--> '''Buzz:''' Unidirectional bonding strip...
--> '''Robot:''' Mr. Lightyear wants more tape!
* FacePalm: Woody, after the other toys panic about the presents' sizes, and after meeting the Little Green Men.
-->''This is ludicrous...''
* FalseReassurance: 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, that's good.\\
'''Buzz:''' [[PreAsskickingOneLiner But we're not on my planet, are we?]]
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The action figure Sid blows up during his introductory scene.
* FireForgedFriends: Woody and Buzz [[note]] This trope's title just caused a major FunnyAneurysmMoment in light of the third movie...[[/note]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: 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 [[spoiler:the rocket]] and plays a big role in the film's climax.
* ForgotICouldntSwim: 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.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Look carefully at the box Andy's Mom removes from the closet during the party sequence and you see [[spoiler: images of Buzz]] all over it. [[spoiler: Guess what was inside the box.]]
* FriendshipSong: "You've Got a Friend in Me" is this for the film and it's sequels.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Woody announces that Andy's birthday party was taking place on that day and the other toys panic, "[[BigWhat 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. Clearly someone isn't very good at Battleship... (Or Hamm was lying and Mr. Potato Head wasn't bright enough to notice.)
** Many of the arcade games at Pizza Planet count. ''Combat Wombat'', anyone?
* GenreKiller: Much to the creator's chagrin, ''Toy Story'' was one of the movies that contributed to the idea that hand-drawn animation is dead -- not helped by subsequent box office dropoffs of many hand-drawn features near the end of TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Woody to Buzz -- with Buzz's own ''dismembered arm''. [[BlackHumor It's]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice hilarious.]]
* GoingNative: Buzz is an odd example, since he was technically a "native" all along, but 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?"
* GoneHorriblyRight: 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.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Again, the dismembered arm beatdown.
* HaHaHaNo: 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...(with annoyance) THIS IS SERIOUS!!
* HateSink: Mr. Potato Head is rather unlikable in this film, considering how he treats Woody and the fact that he is the first person to start pointing fingers at him after he accidentally knocks Buzz out the window. He later becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in Toy Story 2.
* HeroicBSOD: Buzz goes through a very, ''very'' humiliating one after he realizes he is a toy.
* HesAFriend: Woody to Buzz when several [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold other toys]] appear.
* HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation: After Buzz's HeroicBSOD, Woody attempts to convince the other toys that Buzz is fine by holding [[ItMakesSenseInContext Buzz's severed arm from behind a wall]] and imitating his voice.
* HollywoodGiftwrap: [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear]] arrives in this.
* IAmBecomingSong:"Strange Things (Are Happening to Me)," when it becomes obvious to Woody that he's being replaced by Buzz.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Virtual Realty, the realty company that sold Andy's house.
* IronicEcho: "This isn't flying! This is falling, with style!"
* ItWontTurnOff: Sid is disturbed when Woody begins talking even though his drawstring is not pulled out.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: The wounded soldier to his Sergeant.
** Leads to the [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind inevitable response]] from the wounded soldier's captain.
** Buzz says something similar to Woody when his rocket gets stuck in the fence. Woody doesn't leave him behind either.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Parodied as Sid attempts to make Woody reveal the location of [[StarWars the rebel base]]. Buzz congratulates him for not talking.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sid Phillips, Mr. Potato Head and initially Woody with Buzz. And arguably Hamm.
* KidsAreCruel: Inverted with Sid. He tortures toys in the most vicious ways, though he has no way of knowing that the toys are actually sentient. Plyaed straight in his relationship with Hannah, however.
* LanternJawOfJustice: [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth Buzz Lightyear]] sports one [[{{Troperiffic}} quite intentionally]].
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** Mr. Potato Head, being, debatably, the film's ''other'' antagonist, gets his pieces sent flying towards the end. He's OK (unfortunately).
** 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.
* LeapOfFaith: When Buzz jumps off the banister in Sid's house, believing that he can fly.
* LordErrorProne: Buzz Lightyear probably counts.
* LostInTransmission: [[SeriousBusiness "IT'S A WHAT?!? WHAT IS IT?!?"]]
* MagicAIsMagicA: 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.
** [[{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} Buzz can't fly; he can only glide on currents of wind.]]
* MatryoshkaObject: 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.
* TheMinnesotaFats: 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.
* MistakenForMurderer: Andy's toys believe that Woody murdered Buzz after he falls out the open window.
* NecktieLeash: A variant with Bo Peep [[FetishFuel using her shepherd's crook to draw Woody closer to her]].
* NeverMyFault: Woody and Buzz go through a [[BlameGame lengthy "You started it" argument]] after Buzz attacking him leaves them stranded at a gas station. This escalates to Buzz accusing Woody of [[ItMakesSenseInContext endangering the entire universe]].
-->'''Woody:''' I'm lost! Andy's gone! They're gonna move in two days and it's all you fault!!!
-->'''Buzz:''' My fault?!? If you hadn't knocked me out of the window in the first place...
-->'''Woody:''' ''*fumes indignant*'' Well if ''you'' hadn't shown up in your stupid little cardboard spaceship and took away everything that was important to me...
-->'''Buzz:''' Don't talk to ''me'' about importance!
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Done by the plastic toy soldiers near the start of the film.
* NotInFrontOfTheKid:
-->'''Woody:''' The word I'm searching for, I can't say, because there's preschool toys present.
* NotQuiteFlight: The former TropeNamer.
-->'''Woody:''' That wasn't flying! That was -- falling with style!
* NumberTwo: Slinky is implied to have been this to Woody before Buzz Lightyear became leader of the toys.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Sid to the toys.
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: "The batteries! They're running out!"
* ProperlyParanoid: 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.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Sid is seen by many viewers, including [[http://kotaku.com/5501908/is-the-best-way-to-play-games-the-subversive-way Will Wright]], [[WebVideo/JeepersMedia 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 incident). And a little boy playing with explosives ''unsupervised'' is pretty questionable, considering the rockets he was using are not even legal in some states.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "YOU! ARE! A! TOYYYYYY!!!"
** Also, "I AM MRS. NESBITT!"
* RaidersOfTheLostParody: The film did a shout out to the boulder scene with Buzz being chased by a rolling ball that got knocked loose, not long before he fell out the window.
* RedAlert: Called by the [[{{Expy}} Sergeant]] during the birthday party.
* TheRedStapler: Done with every single character in the film. Particularly [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz Lightyear]] whose action figure, with ''Toy Story'' just a few short weeks in theaters, became such a hot commodity he was sold on the black market.
* RememberedTooLate: 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'''''.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* ScareEmStraight: Woody and Sid's toys come alive to provide NightmareFuel 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' anthropomorphic capacity. Although the outcome implies that he'll just write it all off as temporary insanity.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Woody, when Buzz startles him after saying hello, and before Scud bites his leg.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: It seems to be an unwritten rule that the toys will not walk and talk (other than that their normal toy operation allows) when there are any humans present. Even [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear]] unconsciously adheres to the rule, even throughout the time that he believes that he's the [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth real Buzz Lightyear]]. To save Buzz from Sid, however, Woody decides that it's time to break a few rules.
* SecurityCling: Woody to Buzz when facing the mutilated toys.
* SeriousBusiness: The filmmakers intended the scene with the toy soldiers making their way to the lookout point to be funny, but when it was shown to test audiences they took it just as seriously as any real war movie.
* [[ShoutOut/ToyStory Shout Out]]: Multiple examples
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The serie's main cast includes a young boy's toy collection, with predictably male-oriented rather than girls' toys. Bo Peep was the only female in the cast, a domestic woman and SatelliteLoveInterest with no part in the main action. ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]'' even out the gender inequality, though not by much. Even though Toy Story 3 had many more female characters than the other two, it should be worth mentioning that [[spoiler:Andy got rid of Bo Peep]].
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: Sid uses a magnifying glass to burn Woody's forehead while interrogating him.
* StockScream: When Buzz is knocked out of the window it's definitely the Wilhelm Scream that he makes.
* StrappedToABomb: Sid duct tapes Buzz Lightyear to a model 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.
** There was one earlier example where Andy's Toys spy on Sid in his backyard. They spot a toy soldier tied to a bomb.
* SuckECheeses: Pizza Planet (though much cooler than most examples of the {{trope}}).
* SurvivalMantra: Woody.
-->"There's no place like home!Theresnoplacelikehome!"
* TakeCareOfTheKids: When Woody is grabbed by Sid's dog Scud, he tells Buzz to "take care of Andy for me." Buzz [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind rescues him instead]].
* TakeMyHand: [[LoyalAnimalCompanion 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:''' [[CaptainObvious I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school.]]
* TemptingFate: "It's safer in the cockpit than the cargo bay... WhatAnIdiot." And no points for guessing who was right.
** Also, "Oh, now, Buzz. What can Andy possibly get that is worse than you?" [[YouJustHadToSayIt Cue the sound of a puppy barking,]] and cue Woody and Buzz's OhCrap expressions.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Rex's reaction when the toys realize Woody is innocent at the end of the first movie:
-->"[[SarcasmMode Great! Now I have guilt!]]
* TheWorfEffect: Woody rapidly finds himself outclassed in popularity by Buzz Lightyear after Andy gets him as a birthday present.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Mr. Potato Head in the first movie after Woody accidentally knocked Buzz out a window.
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: "This is the ''perfect'' time to panic!"
* ThoseTwoGuys: [[TheSpeechless Snake]] and Robot.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Buzz Lightyear 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 depression for a while.
* UnderTheMistletoe: Woody and Bo at the end. The mistletoe is held by her sheep.
* VaderBreath: Buzz's breathing when he first appears on the bed.
* VillainsOutShopping: Sid, while in the middle of torturing Woody.
-->'''Sid:''' Where are your rebel friends now? [[EvilLaugh Ha Ha Ha!]]\\
'''Sid's Mom:''' (from off-screen) Sid! Your Pop-Tarts are ready!\\
'''Sid:''' All right!
* VillainyFreeVillain: 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. Hanna doesn't ''want'' a tea party with headless ladies...
* VisualPun: As follows:
-->'''Woody:''' Buzz, can you give me a hand?\\
''(Buzz, without a word, tosses his arm up to Woody and goes back to angsting.)''\\
'''Woody:'''... Ha ha... That's pretty funny... but -- but ''this is serious!''
* VisualInnuendo: 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 [[WrongGenreSavvy delusional mannerisms]].[[/note]]
* VomitDiscretionShot: Rex gets this after he sees Woody waving Buzz's dismembered arm -- a rare example in which it makes sense, seeing as toys ''can't'' vomit.
* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk: Sid quotes the line verbatim when he tortures Woody with a magnifying glass (thankfully, without attempting a German accent).
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: Rex asks this about one of the buttons on [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear's]] suit.
* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone What Have We Done?]]: When the other toys realize Woody ''wasn't'' trying to kill Buzz or anyone else (after throwing him out of a moving truck).
** 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.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: The other toys to Woody towards the end.

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* ThreeDMovie: However, ''Toy Story 1'' and ''Toy Story 2'' weren't 3D until 2009.
* ActorAllusion:
** In the first movie, Woody is crushed by a Binford toolbox (Buzz's voice actor Creator/TimAllen starred in ''Series/HomeImprovement'', where Binford was the sponsor of a ShowWithinAShow) and Mr. Potato Head's hockey puck one liner (Mr. Potato Head is voiced by insult comic DonRickles, known for calling anyone he insults "hockey puck").
** In the second movie, Buzz's reaction to seeing the Buzz Lightyear utility belt sounded very much like a [[HomeImprovement Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor]] reaction.
** In the third movie, Lotso is generally a corrupt enforcer. His voice actor, Ned Beatty, played a corrupt sheriff in the 1973 film ''White Lightning''.
** In a commercial featuring the characters for the USPS, Hamm is dressed as a mailman. Hamm is voiced by John Ratzenburger, who played another mailman, Cliff Clavin from ''{{Cheers}}''.
** The Sergeant of the Bucket of Soldiers is played by [[FullMetalJacket R. Lee Ermey]].
** In "Toy Story of Terror", Carl Weathers plays a soldier toy whose friends have been snatched by seemingly invisible monster.
* AdultFear: Underneath the wackyness the theme of abandonment by the ones you love in the later installments of the series can really hit home hard to children and grown-ups alike.
* AirVentPassageway: Justified, since the toys are actually small enough to fit. Happens [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Movie]]: Legs and Ducky walk through the vents of Sid's house in the first one, Buzz #2 and the rescue team travel through the vents (and elevator shaft) of [[VillainousGlutton Al's]] apartment building in the second one, and in the third movie Woody and [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Slinky]] use the ventilation system to [[spoiler:get into the Sunnyside security room and incapacitate the [[CymbalBangingMonkey cymbal monkey]].]]
* AllCGICartoon: The original ''Toy Story'' was the first feature-length example of this trope.
* AscendedFridgeHorror: The series starts out taking the concept of sentient toys pretty lightly, but as it goes on, it explores the FridgeHorror of the concept more and more thoroughly, eventually to a further extent than most people would probably expect from a children's movie series.
* BadassCrew: The main group of toys eventually becomes this.
* BigBad: Sid Phillips in the first movie, Stinky Pete in the second, and Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in the third.
* BookEnds: The first shot of the first movie and both the first shot and the last shot of the third movie are of a blue sky with uniquely-shaped white clouds, that of Andy's old wallpaper.
** Which is pretty odd the second time around, since like on the wallpaper, the entire sky is filled with clouds in only two shapes, repeated over and over.
* GenkiGirl: Jessie, full-throttle. Trixie and {{Franchise/Barbie}} in the third.
* BottomlessPit: One is seen in the video game opening sequence inside Zurg's fortress, and the elevator shaft in Al's apartment building.
* BrandX: A few of the minor characters are based off popular retro toys -- without technically ''being'' said toys (probably due to ExecutiveMeddling). Lotso is essentially a {{Care Bear|s}} with the tags cut off and Stretch resembles a Wacky Wallwalker.
** Averted with {{Franchise/Barbie}}, Etch-A-Sketch, trolls, and a whole bunch of other toys. The copyrights all get mentioned in the end titles.
** In fact, Pixar wanted Barbie for the first film to be Woody's girlfriend, but Mattel would not grant them permission to use the trademark. They changed their mind when they saw how the film improved sales of Mr. Potato Head.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: in each film, Woody has an argument. In the first film, with Buzz when they are lost, near the end when the other toys think he killed Buzz. In the secound, with Jessie and later when he refuses to follow his friends back home. In the third, when he doesn't want to stay with them in Sunny Side.
* ButtMonkey: Mr. Potato Head.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Buzz Can Breathe in Space]]: Parodied AND averted in the first movie. Parodied, because Buzz (as a toy) think he's on an alien planet (possibly with no atmosphere). Averted, because he's a toy, AND he's breathing Earth atmosphere. The second movie contains a ShoutOut to this with the [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Utility Belt Buzz]].
* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Buzz
* CassandraTruth: Woody in all three movies. 1: "Buzz is alive!" 2. "Andy didn't break me intentionally!" 3. "Andy didn't throw you away!"
** [[spoiler:The third installment also has Woody's warning about Sunnyside not being as pleasant as they expect it to be, but even Woody didn't anticipate just how bad it would turn out to be.]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: "To infinity... '''''AND BEYOND!'''''"
** Woody gets one in the second film: "Hey howdy hey!"
*** "There's a snake in my boot!"
*** "Reach for the sky!"
** "Yee-haw!" for Jessie.
** "Run like the wind, Bullseye!"
* CeilingCling: Woody in the first film and Buzz in the second.
* CerebusRetcon: What Molly does to Mr. Potato Head at the very beginning of Toy Story 1 is less funny if you've seen how the toys were abused in Toy Story 3.
* CerebusSyndrome: While each movie has a fair bit of comedy, each also tops the previous installment in intensity of dramatic moments.
* ChekhovsGun: In the first movie; [[VillainousGlutton Al's]] Toy Barn is advertised at the end of the commercial for [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz Lightyear]] figures that makes Buzz realize the truth about himself. Al's Toy Barn goes on to be a major part of the plot in ''Toy Story 2''.
** In the truck chase near the end of ''Toy Story'', when Woody is clinging to the moving truck and Scud grabs his leg, [[spoiler:we can audibly hear the stitching of his right arm pop]]. Cut to the beginning of ''Toy Story 2'', where the plot is set in motion when [[spoiler:Woody's right arm rips, as the stitching was already weakened tremendously from the tug-o-war with Scud in movie 1]].
** The Potatoes' ability to [[spoiler:see though a disconnected eye]] is something introduced in the second scene of the first movie and becomes a major plot point 10 years later in the third movie, when Mrs. Potato Head uses her missing eye to [[spoiler:discover that Andy is looking for them after his mother donates them to the Daycare Center.]]
** In ''Toy Story 2'', Stinky Pete asks Woody if he really thinks Andy will take him to college, which is the plot of ''Toy Story 3''.
*** [[spoiler:Thing is, had the plot of ''Toy Story 3'' not have gone into motion, Andy would have.]]
** Another dinosaur that might replace Rex as Andy's dinosaur toy, which worries Rex. Rex doesn't get replaced per se, but another dinosaur DOES appear in ''Toy Story 3''... in someone else's house. [[spoiler:Not only is she also a dinosaur, but she's also a geek like Rex, and the credits epilogue reveals that they get along well.]]
** Rex also mentioned wanting to play with a herbivore. [[spoiler:In the end credits, he ends up doing just that in a DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything scene.]]
** In ''Toy Story 3'', [[spoiler:[[TheCameo the garbage man wears a familiar-looking skull shirt.]]]]
*** It's not just who the garbage man was that makes him significant, it's also [[spoiler:what he does later in the movie.]]
** In ''Toy Story 3'', [[spoiler:The aliens' obsession with The Claw from the first movie becomes a hilarious BrickJoke[=/=]ChekhovsGun[=/=]BigDamnHeroes[=/=]DeusExMachina all in one.]]
-->[[spoiler:"The Claw chooses who will go and who will stay!"]]
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Makes up most of the plot. No, not the movie itself. Every situation that's ever happened in ''Toy Story'' many of the toy characters always assumed the worst, before finding out the real truth. Three hilarious examples include:
## Potato Head accusing Woody of murdering Buzz when he sees the broken arm. [[spoiler:Buzz was too depressed to get out of his HeroicBSOD to prove he was still alive.]]
## Rex thinking Woody was trying to sell himself at the yard sale. [[spoiler:He was trying to rescue Wheezy.]]
## Potato Head thinking that Bullseye and Jessie were torturing Woody. [[spoiler:They were really tickling him.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Woody is TheHero, but not the best fighter, so ends up comically getting his ass kicked most times he pisses off another character. Amusingly his beatings in ''Toy Story 2'' even mirror the same manner he is attacked by Buzz in the first movie.
* DamselInDistress: Bo Peep in [[ShowWithinAShow Andy's games]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: The third is considered a PrisonEpisode for the series, with [[CuteIsEvil sadistic teddy bears]], [[CreepyChild demonic children]], {{Cymbal Banging Monkey}}s, and all ending with a trip to the fiery gates of Hell. Most notably though is how the movie puts even more emphasis on the toys' fears of becoming disowned by their owners.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hamm.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the more FridgeHorror-y aspects of the original. [[spoiler:Heartwarmingly [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]] in 3.]]
* {{Defictionalization}}: Since the characters are toys, some of the tie-in toys count as this by default. ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' is another example. There's also a Pizza Planet restaurant at [[DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios]].
** Annoyingly averted with [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz Lightyear]] the doll itself until the latest iteration, even though they spell out exactly what's in him right in the first movie. Every Buzz Lightyear toy to come out for the first two films only had at most three of the features mentioned in the commercial, and missed several from the films. Thinkway's latest attempt neglects only Karate Chop Action, due to the mechanics required necessitating a choice between it and the far more used spring-loaded wings. They did however make a different version of Buzz specifically for the Karate Chop Action.
* DeusExMachina / AssPull: Played for laughs every time the Pizza Planet truck appears in the films. In the first, it appears out of nowhere to take Buzz and Woody to Pizza Planet and is done even more so in ''Toy Story 2''.
** {{Lampshaded}} in the commentary to ''Toy Story 2''.
** [[spoiler:Averted in ''Toy Story 3''. The Pizza Planet truck is involved in the BackStory of the film's antagonist, but only (indirectly) leads him to disappointment.]]
*** It could also be interpreted as a DiabolusExMachina, in that sense [[spoiler:as it's the reason Lotso ended up at Sunnyside]].
** In the third, the LGM's [[spoiler:returning to save the gang with the claw as they're about to be melted down, but the entire scene was done so well, who could gripe? Also, the writers ''did'' keep reminding us of their religious fascination with claws throughout the film. As well as have them taken off-screen early on during the dump sequence]]. Foreshadowing, done right!
*** Straight forward to the fact that it's a machine that is given godlike reverence. However, this is a case of TropesAreNotBad, also, as it was clearly a SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* DisappearedDad: There's no Andy's Dad in sight. It's never explicitly brought up but fans like to argue the three possibilities: Andy's mom is a widow; Andy's mom is a divorcee; Andy's mom just happens to be a single mother. In the first two scenarios, many fans in turn assume that Woody is one of the only gifts from his father. The third could be yet another ShoutOut to ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', since Rob's mom is single too. Food for thought: [[RealitySubtext so is John Lasseter's mom]].
* ADogNamedDog: Most striking in the case of Dolly the doll, but applies to the other characters too. Justified in that most of the toys were named by young children.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Invoked in ''Toy Story 1'' and ''2'', both with the Pizza Planet truck. The first one has the actual driver doing this. The second has the toys doing this after hijacking the Pizza Planet Truck to pursue Al and rescue Woody. Similarly, they also invoke the trope on other drivers in the first and second movie. The first was when Scud was chasing Buzz and RC (although it probably wasn't intentional on Buzz, RC, and Woody's part), and the second movie had Buzz and the toys disguising themselves as traffic cones in order to safely cross the road to Al's Toy Barn, with the results being obvious for the drivers.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: A staple of the series. ''Toy Story'' nearly ends with Buzz and Woody left alone on the street with Andy's moving van driving away, ''Toy Story 2'' nearly ships Woody and Jessie ([[{{Shipping}} not that kind]], though) to Japan, and ''Toy Story 3'' has them [[spoiler:facing the blazing eternity of HellFire and burning alive]]. RandyNewman was right, the road ''is'' rough ahead.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: No boy's toy collection would be complete without a TyrannosaurusRex, though Rex is actually a bit of a coward, a goofball and a gamer geek. He's not too bright either. The third movie introduces Trixie, whose design seems to imply that they're from the same toyline.
** It appears that all the dinosaur toys in the series are from the same line, and are in turn based on... [[http://www.dinoriders.com/Toys/Toys%28Dinosaurs%29DR.html Dino-Riders!?!]]
* {{Expy}}: Sarge, voiced by RLeeErmey, is [[FullMetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]] in toy form.
* FakeActionPrologue: Both the second and the third movie.
* FateWorseThanDeath: For toys, to be loved by children, then forgotten and abandoned is worse than they could bear.
** As it turns out, [[spoiler:having the kids outgrow you and being tossed in the trash]] is even worse than ''that''.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Woody
** TheLancer: Buzz
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Potato Head (especially the way he was used for the escape in ''Toy Story 3'').
** TheBigGuy: Hamm
** TheChick: Rex
** TheStoic: Slinky
** [[SixthRanger Seventh Ranger]]: Jessie.
* GenreBusting: It's comedy/drama/thriller/horror/action/prison escape/philosophical.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: See [[Radar/{{Pixar}} this list]].
* GrowingUpSucks: Although it appears to be played straight for the toys, in the end it's averted. The message seems to be "Growing up can be sad, but in the end it's not that bad."
* HappilyMarried: [[ButtMonkey Mr.]] and Mrs. Potato Head in ''Toy Story 2'' and ''Toy Story 3''.
* HandSignals: Used in all three films.
* HeliumSpeech: The voice actors (not just Jeff Pidgeon, although it was mostly him) actually inhaled helium to make the voices of the Martians.
* HelpingHands: Mr. Potato Head's body parts are capable of being pulled off him and rearranged. This is sort of a hassle for him to put himself right after the kids are gone. His parts can work on their own even when they're separated from him.
** The same for Mrs. Potato Head.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Woody and Buzz, and with the UnfortunateImplications of their names, we don't blame the people who believe this.
** The way Andy announces their names makes it sound like both their last names are 'Lightyear'.
** [[http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/tim-allen-tom-hanks-on-extra.html Not at all helped by their voice actors]] (0:39).
* HitScan: Buzz's laser. Unlike Zurg's [[FrickinLaserBeams Ion Blaster]], it hits its target instantly.
* IdiotBall[=/=]RunningGag: Somehow, a [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz Lightyear]] toy holds this in every film, for that Buzz Lightyear who holds it believes he's the real Buzz Lightyear, and not a toy. There are a few Toys who also hold part of it.
** ''Toy Story'': Buzz; this is a major part of the film. He loses it when he sees a commercial, and then goes crazy and is reduced to [[FrothyMugsOfWater drinking tea]] and... wearing a pink apron. For a while, anyway. This causes Woody much frustration.
** ''Toy Story 2'': The Buzz Lightyear toy with a belt (whom the Buzz from ''Toy Story'' encounters) believes he is the real Buzz Lightyear.
*** Buzz's archenemy -- Zurg -- as a toy, holds this, too, and engages combat with the Buzz with the belt. A ShoutOut to ''[[TheEmpireStrikesBack Star Wars]]'' is involved.
** ''Toy Story 3'': The first Buzz toy seen in the three films holds this ''again''. This time, [[spoiler:he gets [[BrainwashedAndCrazy reset into demo mode]] and then into [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish!]] [[HilarityEnsues ¡Buzz Lightyear al rescate!]]]]
* {{Immortality}}: Toys can be broken and possibly die when broken beyond repair ([[AndIMustScream we hope]]), but when taken care of they can live forever, it seems.
* InkSuitActor: Creator/TomHanks as Woody and WayneKnight as Al.
* InterimVillain: Subverted with Sid Phillips, even though he is the villain of the first film and is completely absent in the second, in the third he only appears as a cameo where he is now a garbage man.
* InterspeciesFriendship: While Andy doesn't know his toys are alive, they do care a lot about him. Woody in particular goes to great lengths to return to him when separated. Said toys are also TrueCompanions with each other.
* IronicEcho: One within the first movie, another from the first to the second, another from the second to the third.
** [[spoiler:Early in the first movie, when Buzz tries to prove he can fly, Woody says "that wasn't flying, it was falling with style." When Buzz uses his plastic wings to glide in the climax, Woody says "you're flying" and Buzz says "this isn't flying, it's falling with style."]]
** [[spoiler:The first movie has Woody saying to Buzz "you're a child's plaything; you are a TOY" when trying to explain to Buzz that he's not a space ranger. The second has Buzz saying this back to Woody when reminding him that he's supposed to be Andy's toy, not a collector's item for a museum.]]
** [[spoiler:The second movie has Mr. Potato Head saving the squeeze toy aliens from falling out of the Pizza Planet truck, and they repeatedly say "you have saved our lives, we are eternally grateful" to him afterwards. The third movie has the squeeze toy aliens operate the claw at the incinerator in a way that rescues all the toys from being burned; afterwards, Mrs. Potato Head says "you have saved our lives" followed by Mr. Potato Head saying "and we are ETERNALLY grateful."]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Sid Phillips, Mr. Potato Head and initially Woody with Buzz in the first movie, Al and Stinky Pete in the second, and Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in the third.
* KidsAreCruel: Let's face it, Andy was a ''freak'' the way he nicely treated his toys. Just look at Sid and those daycare monsters and you'll see that the toys never had it better than with him.
** The creators of the film completely acknowledged this. The only one who treated his toys nicely was John Lasseter.
** To be fair, only the toddlers in the Caterpillar Room were monsters because they were, well, babies; the toys they ''should'' be playing with are designed to take that abuse. The older kids in the Butterfly Room knew how to play nice.
* KilledOffForReal: Combat Carl, the action figure Sid blew up during his introductory scene in the first film, is the ''only'' character in the entire series to ever be killed off permanently.
* TheLancer: [[CaptainSpaceDefenderofEarth Buzz]] to [[TheHeart Woody's]] [[TheHero Hero]] in the second and third films.
* LargeHam:
** Jessie. Joan Cusack [[ChewingTheScenery chewed miles of scenery]] in that role.
** Buzz is also very hammy fresh out of the box.
*** "Fresh out of the box" nothing, even after [[spoiler:realizing he's a toy]] he remains rather hammy, even if to a slightly lesser extent.
*** Spanish Buzz es un Gran Jamón.
** Zurg. He's an EvilOverlord, he has to be.
** And a quite obvious one in Hamm. "PIG PILE!"
** If a small, stuffed hedgehog in lederhosen can be technically called a Large ''Ham'', then [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra Mr. Pricklepants]] from ''Toy Story 3'' is that small stuffed hedgehog in lederhosen.
-->'''[[LargeHam Mr. Pricklepants]]:''' Sunnyside is a place of ruin and despair, ruled by an evil bear who smells of ''strawberries''.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Woody and Jessie.
* LivingToys: The premise.
** [[CaptainObvious No duh, mon]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: {{Pixar}} is gifted with juggling various side stories that support the main storyline all in one movie with a huge cast. But... ''Toy'' Story already introduced a huge cast, and ''two more films followed, expanding the cast by 300%!'' By the third film, the supporting characters that were highlighted in the posters and trailers have barely 4 lines each!
* MadeOfIron: Sort of. The toys are capable of withstanding immense amounts of pain and abuse when in their inanimate state without so much as flinching, only feeling the effects after becoming animate. In fact, to an extent they seem to not mind the abuse at all (Woody is tossed around like a... well... toy doll in the opening scene by Andy, and Andy is naturally occasionally rough with his toys, but the toys seem to adore him all the same), much like how dogs will not mind some roughhousing as long as they're getting attention. Only the MadScientist machinations of Sid seem to cause the toys any suffering.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Andy and Bonnie generate this while playing, since the toys are so varied.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In-universe. In the playtimes, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, and Dolly tend to play villainous characters. Hamm and Potato Head are both [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkers]], but still good guys, and Dolly is considered by fans to be the TeamMom of [[ShrinkingViolet Bonnie's]] toys.
** Also Stinky Pete is the villain of the second movie, though shown to be a pleasant (if slightly lustful) guy in the out takes.
* MeaningfulName: Woody is an old cowboy doll (just ''how'' old, we see in the second movie) whose rigid parts are made of wood. Buzz is a modern action figure crammed full of electronics.
** Also, Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon.
** In the third, Bonnie definitely is a good girl.
* MenCantKeepHouse: As shown with Sid's room in ''Toy Story'' and Al's apartment in ''Toy Story 2''.
** Andy's room, however, is usually quite remarkably tidy considering he's a small boy in the first two movies and a teenager in the third.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Mutant Toys
* MultipleDemographicAppeal
* NoFlowInCGI: Played straight in the 1st movie, semi-averted in the 2nd and averted in the 3rd.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup is thankfully ''averted''. {{Pixar}} had the source files all this time so they could re-render the first two movies for the 2009 3D re-release.
** Also, a special feature in the 2010 DVD and Blu-ray release of ''Toy Story 2'' tells of how the movie was almost wholly deleted, only to be saved by a staff member's backup.
** But when they began work on ''Toy Story 3'', they couldn't edit the original 3D models and had to rebuild everything from scratch.
* NotSoDifferent: Woody and Buzz: Both are toys of officers of the law, produced for a MerchandiseDriven show, they even both have a voice-clip feature with the technology of their day.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Any human who mistreats toys, since it's not as if they can ''know'' they're alive.
** Although Sid takes a certain sadistic pleasure in abusing his toys anyway.
* OhCrap: Numerous times... mostly with Woody and Buzz.
** "Wait a minute... I just lit a rocket... ROCKETS EXPLODE!"
** When the toys enter the luggage conveyors in ''Toy Story 2''.
*** On the plane:
-->'''Woody:''' Okay, on three. One, two...\\
(plane door slams shut)\\
'''Woody:''' This is bad...
** "[[LightIsNotGood I don't think that's daylight...]]"
* OlderThanTheyLook: Woody and his roundup gang are merchandice for a television show that aired ''before Sputnik was launched''. After that, the show was cancelled and they probably stopped making the merchandise, which might explain why Al had a hard time gathering Woody for a toy collection in Japan. That means that Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete could be ''at least forty-nine years old'' as of the third movie, which is set in 2006.
* OncePerEpisode: If you think about it, each movie has a ''StarWars'' ShoutOut to the corresponding ''StarWars'' movie in the Original Trilogy -- first movie references ''ANewHope'', second movie references ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and the third movie references ''ReturnOfTheJedi''. See the [[ShoutOut/ToyStory Shout Out page]] for more.
** Every film at one point has toys hiding under something and then walking with it. The first movie had Woody and Buzz underneath the Pizza Planet cup and burger box walking through Pizza Planet, the second had all the toys who went to rescue Woody underneath traffic cones crossing a street, and later walking a dog's travel container through the airport terminal; the third had the toys about to be thrown away hiding under a plastic recycle bin and walking back to the garage.
*** Even more so, every film ends off with a DancePartyEnding. ''Toy Story 2'' and ''Toy Story 3'' had the most obvious examples while the original had a brief karaoke dance moment during the Christmas Party.
** Every film, including the first, features a cover version of the iconic ''Toy Story'' theme "You've Got A Friend In Me" in the credits. The first was a duet by RandyNewman and [[CountryMusic Lyle Lovett]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_284Y8Wu7c]], the second had an show stopping UsefulNotes/NewOrleans Jazz version sung by Wheezy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxQQARDTRUk]], and the final film had a very flamenco influenced version done by the Gipsy Kings [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu8GQQctTi4]].
** Each film also contains an extended period with a Buzz who believes himself to be ''the'' [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth Buzz Lightyear]]. The first film, obviously, has Andy's Buzz, the second film features the UtilityBelt Buzz from Al's Toy Barn, and the third film features [[spoiler:Andy's Buzz being forcibly reverted to his old personality and used as a minion of Lotso. In addition, [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish Buzz]] also believes himself to be a Space Ranger, though his personality is much friendlier.]]
* ParentalBonus: Oodles of it.
-->"Why don't I let someone else watch the sheep tonight?"\\
"What's with him?" "Laser envy."
** Without giving away the joke, there's a moment in ''Toy Story 3'' involving [[TrueNeutral Bookworm]], {{Franchise/Barbie}}, and [[TheDandy Ken]], except that [[TheDandy Ken]] isn't present.
*** Practically ''everything'' involving [[TheDandy Ken]]. With expected results.
** It's no accident that Mrs. Potato Head is unusually enthusiastic toward her husband when he becomes [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Mr. Cucumber Head]].
** Hamm had a few, non-dirty bonuses.
-->''(reading the Pizza Planet truck's owner's manual)'' "Oh, I seriously doubt he's getting this kind of mileage" ''(Who, Buzz or the truck's owner?)''
** "...I don't think those were Lincoln Logs."
** At the tea party:
-->'''Trixie:''' And I'm pretty sure I just came back from the doctor with life-changing news!
** From the first film:
-->'''Woody:''' Tuesday night's plastic corrosion awareness meeting was, I think, a big success. We'd like to thank Mr. Spell for putting that on for us, thank you Mr. Spell.
* LeParkour: Toys in general have to be pretty fast and nimble to avoid detection by humans, but Woody and Buzz in particular could give [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Altair]] and [[PrinceOfPersia the Prince]] [[IncrediblyLamePun a run for their money]].
* ProductPlacement: Inverted. Product placement would be if they got paid to include the toys in their film. No, they had to pay for the rights to show any real-world brand of toys. So really, it's the ''opposite'' of ProductPlacement.
** Though after the success of the first film, most companies approached by {{Pixar}} would doubtlessly have ''very low'' fees for placement rights.
** Most of the toys in the first film saw ''huge'' jumps in sales. Mr. Potato Head for example was revived nearly from the scrap heap, and the Slinky Dog had been ''out of production'' at the time of the film and entered a new giant sales phase when they started making them again. So it can kind of count either way.
* PunBasedTitle: On the term 'toy store'.
* RousseauWasRight About Toys: Played straight in the first two, averted in the third.
* RuleSixtyThree: These [[http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/187/2/f/Toy_Story_Livestream_Sketches5_by_YoukaiYume.jpg livestream]][[http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2010/202/5/7/Toy_Story_Livestream_Sketches8_by_YoukaiYume.jpg sketches]] by YoukaiYume
* RunningGag: Mr. Potato Head falling apart/losing his parts, etc.
** "[[IOweYouMyLife You have saved our lives. We are eternally grateful.]]"
* SceneryPorn: Any visually complex scene could be cited here, but teenage Andy's room comes to mind (All those posters in the third film!).
** Pizza Planet in the first movie is an especially good example, given both the level of tech and the atmospheric qualities.
* SeriesMascot: Buzz Lightyear, and to a lesser extent, the LGMs function as this not only for the series, but for Pixar as a whole.
* SeriousBusiness: A truly interesting case; it's serious business to be and care for children's playthings. Having said that, almost non stop.
* ShoutOut: Each film has a shout out to the corresponding film in the StarWars original trilogy:
** In Toy Story 1 Buzz says the moon is an enemy battle station that can destroy a whole planet and he has the plans showing its fatal weakness.
** In Toy Story 2 Zurg says he is Buzz's father as they fight at the top of a shaft.
** In Toy Story 3 Big baby holds Lotso over his head and throws him into the dumpster, echoing Darth Vader throwing Palpitine in the pit.
* ShowWithinAShow: The main characters each have their own fictional franchise: ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' (an animated television show and video game series) and ''Woody's Roundup'' (an old-timey puppet/marionette serial).
** And then ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' received {{Defictionalization}}.
* SlidingScaleOfLivingToys: Level 2 (except for that one scene in Sid's yard, which takes it up to Level 3).
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Bo Peep was the only prominent female character in the first film. Although she had potential, she was under utilized. This was remedied with the exuberant AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie in the second and third film, as well as Mrs. Potato Head and [[{{Badass}} Barbie]].
* StealthPun: In ''Toy Story 2'', Woody has a nightmare about Andy throwing him away. In ''Toy Story 3'', Woody tells the other toys he needs to get to Andy's house, which is on Elm Street. [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Woody had a nightmare on Elm street]].
** There's another one from ''Toy Story'' that elicits a "For [[IncrediblyLamePun Pete's]] sake, how did I miss that?" Woody is the leader of Andy's room -- in the first movie, we see that Slinky is (or used to be) the second-in-command. A cowboy... and a "long little doggy"...
* TimeSkip: The first one skips five months after Woody and Buzz get back to Andy to the last scene on Christmas Day.
** The second takes place about one year after the first.
*** And most noticeable is the skip between ''Toy Story 2'' and ''Toy Story 3'', which is about ten years.
* TimmyInAWell: RC in the first movie, [[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie's]] critters in the second (Although that one was more of a parody)
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Woody goes from a somewhat whiny, selfish wimp in the first movie to a breakout mastermind by the third movie.
*** Woody was already a breakout mastermind near the end of the first film. His epic planning doesn't really shine in the second movie, but [[UpToEleven every ounce of potential he had]] is reached in the third film.
** Buzz starts out delusional, has a breakdown when he finds out he's a toy, then comes right back to save himself and Woody via "Falling! With style!", before going on to rescue Woody in the second movie, and [[spoiler:trying to save his friends from the Caterpillar Room, and rescuing [[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie]] while in the garbage truck]]
** The [[ChekhovsGunman aliens]] go from gag characters in the first and second movies to [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes by rescuing the gang from the incinerator.]]
** Mr. Potato Head transforms from a selfish, distrustful coward in the first movie to a married man and a daring, surprisingly resourceful action hero in the sequels.
*** Resourceful as in [[spoiler:Tortilla Head and Cucumber Head. And how did he change forms? He SCATTERS his body parts and finds an inanimate object to use as a body, much like those parasites seen in movies. Points for Woody for coming up with that part in the escape plan.]]
* TrueCompanions: Oh ''hell'' yes. Especially pronounced in the second and third films.
* UnusualEuphemism: A handful.
-->'''Woody:''' Save your batteries! (Chill out!)\\
'''Mr. Potato Head:''' Son of a building block, it's Woody! (Presumably...[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar you know]].)\\
'''Lotso:''' F.A.O my Schwartz! (Reference to a toy company)\\
'''Woody:''' Pull my string, the party's today?
** Those are more HoldYourHippogriffs, though, aren't they?
-->'''Jessie:''' Sweet mother of AbrahamLincoln! (Also a reference to the fact that Tom Hanks is a distant relative of Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks.)
* VillainousBreakdown: Stinky Pete, which caught plenty of kids off-guard.
** Sid after Woody [[ScareEmStraight Scares Him Straight]].
** [[spoiler:Happens to Lotso in the third movie.]]
*** [[spoiler:Much more predictable after it happened in the second.]]
* WaterSourceTampering: One of Woody's pull string quotes.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: [[TheLancer Buzz Lightyear]] flying at the end of the first film, despite being shown numerous times that he can't.
** That wasn't flying: that was falling, with style!
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} He can't fly; he can only glide on currents of wind.]]
*** Averted with the baggage handling system. They aren't exaggerating. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj7OuqGCOw4 This]] is a video of how real airport conveyors work.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Buzz in the first film who truly thinks that he is the ''real'' Buzz Lightyear [[spoiler: before his HeroicBSOD.]] Then, in the second, Buzz himself encounters a doppelganger in a toy store (no pun intended) who acts ''exactly'' the same way the genuine Buzz did in the first. Lampshaded by the genuine Buzz himself during the scuffle:
--> Tell me I wasn't ''this'' deluded!
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