- "This isn't flying—this is falling, with style!" Call it what you want, it's awesome. Undeniably one of the most iconic moments in Pixar, Disney, and animation history altogether.
Woody: This is the part where we blow up!Buzz: Not today!
- Especially when Woody spreads his arms and shouts Buzz's catchphrase.
- Beforehand, when Woody and Buzz are launched up into the sky.
- Woody's plan to save Buzz and help all of Sid's toys.
Woody: (through his speaker) From now on, you must take good care of your toys. Because if you don't, we'll find out, Sid. We toys can see everything...(He then proceeds to break the masquerade and comes to life in Sid's hands).Woody: So play nice.
- This also counts as Nightmare Fuel due to the manner in which the toys scare the sadistic Sid straight.
- Using perfectly executed teamwork to get Sid's dog locked out of the house.
- Heck, Toy Story in itself is a Moment of Awesome. Keep in mind what CGI was to the moviemaking industry in the late 1990s. Jurassic Park only came out a few years prior, and CGI was firmly in the action movie genre's grasp. It wasn't a kid's movie thing, it was a workaround to make scenes that would normally be impractical, impossible, or just too expensive to accomplish with practical effects alone. People simply didn't think CGI could be a cartoon, or that it would be so good at it. It revolutionized animation and cinema, put Pixar on the path to becoming a household name and a cinematic Seal of Approval—and it did so with basically just wit and heart.
- The cherry on top is how well Toy Story has aged. Time has definitely worn on it, but take into account CGI's notoriously short shelf life, and the fact that it's still watchable at all is impressive.
- Buzz saving Woody from Scud. Especially counts after Woody hopelessly saying "Take care of Andy for me!" while being dragged out of the moving truck.
- Shortly afterwards, Slinky attempting to pull Woody and Buzz up, at great risk to himself.
- Buzz "proving" he can fly during his introductory scene. Yeah, we all know it was due to (unknowingly) hanging off a ceiling mobile, but it's still pretty damn cool.
- Is the entire concept that Woody, a cowboy, is just about as awesome as a SPACE RANGER incredibly awesome?
- When Hannah finds out Sid now fears toys she takes her revenge.
Hannah: What's wrong Sid, don't you wanna play with Sally?
- The original script unfortunately had such an unlikeable domineering Woody that when the other toys finally turn on him for (this time intentionally) throwing Buzz out of Andy's room, it is nothing short of cathartic. The punchline truly comes from Slinky, who at this point was a downtrodden right hand dog that Woody was trying to bully into keeping the others in line.
Slinky: Wait! Don't throw him off the bed!Woody: Yeah!