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Awesome: Toy Story 3
  • The adorable little green aliens saving Woody and friends from a fiery fate with THE CLAWWWW!!
  • Barbie gets one as she interrogates Ken to find out how to restore Buzz. Her method of interrogation: forcing him to watch as she rips all his clothes. "No, not the Nehru Jacket!"
    • Also, before it happens, she gets him into a lockdown and snaps his neck. BARBIE.
  • The intro sequence. Basically it's Andy's playtime in the toy's eyes. In other words, it's cranked up to eleven.
    • Three Words: DEATH. BY. MONKEYS.
  • Jessie's "The Reason You Suck" Speech: "This isn't a family, it's a prison! You're a liar and a bully! And I'd rather rot in this dumpster than join any family of yours!"
    • Which is then followed by Barbie's hilarious epic Kirk Summation: "Jessie's right! Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!"
  • The toys' plan for escape from The Alcatraz.
    • Not just that. It was a multilevel success for the entire team, a combination of several smaller, brilliant plans.
  • Big Baby channeling Darth Vader killing the Emperor when throwing Lotso into the dumpster was pretty hardcore.
  • Andy giving Woody to Bonnie at the end.
  • A tad meta, but Pixar definitely deserves one for doing what many movie franchises have only dreamt of doing: creating a third movie that's as good as, if not better than, the second.
    • Which is doubly awesome when you consider that the second movie is as good as, if not better than, the first, which is trebly awesome when you consider that the first movie is considered a modern-day classic.
  • Another meta-level one goes to director Lee Unkrich who spent the better part of the first few days after the movie's release on Twitter reading fans' reviews and in many cases, directly responding and thanking them for the support.
  • Yet two more meta-examples can be found in the film's box office performance. Yes, it sounds funny, geeky, and a bit stupid. Yes, we know filmmaking is more about entertainment than the money. But, Toy Story 3 becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time (until Frozen) and the first to exceed one billion U.S. dollars is something that Pixar — Pixar who we all know and love, and contributed so much to many people's childhoods — really, really deserve, as their own Moment of Awesome, isn't it? It's a perfect cap to the last fifteen years of win after win after win, and we all want to see Pixar do well because they are awesome. Plus, the film just shows how brilliant they are. Don't deny it — you were a little bit happy when you heard the news. After all, they've earnt it.
  • Woody's "Shut Up, Hannibal!" to Lotso definitely counts.
    Woody: She replaced YOU. And if you couldn't have her, then no one could!
    • Even more awesome when you consider that Woody's actions in the first film could have ended with him going down the same dark path.
  • While in a bit of a different theme than the other examples here, and to continue with the meta theme, Pixar gets another for their depiction of the Incinerator, which genuinely feels scary for both the toys and the audience. Pixar, by terrifying moviegoers, continues to prove that they know what they're doing when it comes to making movies.
  • Another meta-example: realizing, halfway through the landfill scene, all the effort that went into building and rendering EVERY SINGLE piece of trash.
    • A lot of the trash was probably built for Wall-E.
  • The moment Chatter Telephone starts to speak through his receiver in his Film Noir esque voice, you know he's the Ensemble Darkhorse of the movie.
  • When Woody and Buzz go back to save Lotso in the Garbage Magnet scene. But it's not just because they're successful at it and it's also definitely not because he lives. No, it's because they actively knew at that point that he was the villain and he had tried to have them thrown away, and yet they still risked their lives to save him with NO hesitation at all. That kind of heroism deserves a spot on this page.
  • Spanish Buzz braving falling garbage to save Jessie in the garbage truck, even more impressively than Buzz normally does everything.
  • Spanish Buzz opening the garbage chute by running in circles up the corner of the wall, leaping to the handle, hooking it under his legs and then falling backwards, all in about five seconds.
    • It's even better than that. The reason he did it? He thought Woody was flirting with Jessie and he wanted to impress the Cowgirl. Give that man a cigar.
  • Bonnie owned a Totoro doll. It highlighted that Bonnie's world would be a good home for toys...
  • Still another meta example: Toy Story 3 is now the third animated motion picture to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
    • It becoming the first of the Toy Story films to win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature can be seen as a great way of rounding things out as well (the first two came out before the category's creation). This makes it the only one of the trilogy to actually win an Academy Award. Also, Randy Newman won for Best Song, which could be seen as a way of making up for his loss for "You've Got a Friend in Me" from the original.

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