Being a pioneer in the animation genre doesn't mean you can't tug at people's heartstrings positively.
Toy Story Toons
- What better way to begin the groundbreaking Pixar legacy of Heartwarming Moments than with "You've got a friend in me..."?
- Perfect for bringing viewers back into the mood when they used it in the teaser for and beginning of Toy Story 3.
- The whole movie was one big Heartwarming Moment with pieces of awesome here and there, and there, and there.
- The 3D double feature in theaters. Most of the 3D was pretty subtle, but at the end of the first film, there's a bunch of little kids reaching up to catch the 3D "snow" that was falling into the audience. Awwww.
- Sarge refusing to leave behind one of his soldiers after Andy's mother accidentally steps on him.
- The scene when Woody is trying to snap Buzz out of his funk and tells him, "Over in that house is a kid who thinks you are the greatest, and it's not because you're a space ranger, pal. It's because you're a toy. You are his toy!" Especially good when you read it in the "toys-as-parents" interpretation.
- Buzz accepting that he's a toy, and coming to the disheartened Woody's rescue.
- Buzz retaining his character's signature sense of justice and adventure throughout all three films, despite realizing he's not actually a space ranger.
- "Buzz, we missed the truck!" "We're not aiming for the truck!"
- "Buzz, you're flying!" "This isn't flying! This is falling with style!" It may not make sense, but anyone who didn't feel a little glow in their heart at that moment is a liar.
- Woody is about to be, for better or worst, killed by Scud. What does he say to Buzz? "Take care of Andy for me!"
- Followed by Buzz jumping on the Scud whilst yelling "Nooooooooooooooooo!", saving Woody.
- Subtle one: In the moving van scene, when Slinky is holding Woody and is getting stretched, Slinky says he 'can't hold on much longer'. He meant it. He really can't. One look behind him as he says it, the slink is completely straight, much more exposure would result in him snapping in two, and by extension, die. Slinky sure was keen to prove his loyalty, just short of willing to die for it. Maybe even willing, though in this case, Heroic Sacrifice would not have been very effictive.
- In "Small Fry," Buzz deciding to help the cunning little funmeal Buzz toy cope with his issue.