Toy Story takes place in the very near future and Buzz Lightyear is a character from the latest Star Trek spin off.Buzz gives Woody the Vulcan salute and tells him that they do not promote the idea of revenge on his planet. Revenge is discouraged on Vulcan. The purple hood hides his pointy ears.
Bonny and Andy will turn out LGBTRecall all the religious symbolism in the third movie? Once the toys end up in Sunnyside Daycare, much angst and suicidal tendencies will enssue among our protagonists, as their deities betray their expectations.
The junkyard Earth from WALL•E begins with the Tri-County landfillSupported by the presence of the Pizza Planet truck in Wall-E and Buzz's Buy n Large batteries.
Bonnie grew up to be Bonnie.Same hair, skin and eye color. Similar voice. They even share many similarities in their body structures.
Andy and Sid are Master Hand and Crazy Hand from Super Smash Bros.Master Hand is the spirit of a child wishing to play with his toys. Crazy Hand is the spirit of wanting to destroy one's toys. Both, however, are innocent child-like souls in both the Toy Story and Super Smash Bros universes. (Now picture Luigi saving Captain Falcon from being destroyed by Crazy Hand.)
The Men in Black get involved when a toy reveals its sentience to humanitySurely something must be keeping things in order if humanity has been ignorant this long. Consider Sid, he seemed just fine in toy story 3. Why do you think that is? If not the MIB maybe some men in blackish organization run by toys, which would explain why Woody and Buzz weren't tracked down. Toy Story 4?
The Toy Story trilogy is all about the life cycle of Woody, from the loss of his youth to death.The first film opens with Woody and Andy playing. Play with Andy is representative of Woody's life. At the start of the film, Woody and Andy are playing and Woody is thematically in full bloom of his young adulthood, equivalent to his 20's. (disregard his actual age of at the time over forty, we are talking more about his mental/thematic age as it equates to his relationship to Andy, which is his life.) The first movie mainly concerns the arrival of Buzz Lightyear, which disrupts Woody's relationship with Andy. For Woody, this is the thematic equivalent of turning 30, realizing he's not the hot young thing on the block anymore and new, younger toys are catching Andy's eye. So the first movie is mostly about the loss of woody's youth and his adjustment to it. The second movie then is the equivalent of Woody's midlife crisis, as an injury makes him realize he's aging and for the first time considers his own mortality. (that is, the end of his and Andy's relationship) he hastily re asses his priorities and out of panic falls under the sway of a cult leader, (the prospector) but is helped back from the brink by his friends and accepts the inevitability of the end. And so, the third movie is about Woody's death, (the end of his relationship with Andy,) and what potentially comes after, but that deserves it's own entry.
Toy Story 3 is thematically an exploration of death and various possibilities for the after life, including Heaven, Hell, Annihilation, (that is, no after life) and Reincarnation.As stated above, It is this troper's opinion that the trilogy is about the life and death of Woody, and his life is specifically defined as his relationship with Andy. The movie begins with he and the other toys facing the end of this relationship, which is their lives, and what will happen after. The movie presents several possibilities, and they are: The Attic = Heaven, or rather Fluffy Cloud Heaven or Straw Man Heaven: In this scenario, it is discussed that once the toys' lives effectively end, (no longer played with by andy because he's at college,) the toys expect to all go into the attic together. The attic is a place above andy's room, that is, like heaven, above where they lived. In this state, they will be together, and able to enjoy each other's company, and engage in fun diversions, like games, books and television. That is reminiscent of meeting your loved ones in heaven and being with them always. The toys even expect to be in the company of religious figures in the attic. Woody mentions that they'll get to hang out full time with "the guys from the Christmas decorations box." to which the other toys are noticeably Meh on. When we remember that a very common decoration for Christmas is a nativity set, which includes figurines of religious icons, it seems the toys will be with saints in their attic. But the toys are noticeably less than totally thrilled about going to the attic. while they would be together, they would not be played with by children, which is a toy's main reason for being. and this state is perpetual one. remember from the second movie we know that toys can potentially live forever if they are not destroyed. As far as these toys are concerned they will be in this attic forever just existing without purpose, meaning ennui is bound to set in, which is a common criticism for how many interpret heaven to be. So while the attic isn't a thrilling prospect, the toys initially assume it is their best option. But circumstance means that that's not where they end up, as next they come face to face with... Sunnyside Daycare = Hell: (note: another troper may come here and disagree, and say that it actually represents purgatory. And that's fine. I can see a case for that interpretation. but for this guess, I think it's Hell and I'll explain why.) The alternative the day care, which at first seems like a blessing but turns out to be anything but. Like the Attic, Daycare is a perpetual state: nothing stopping them from being daycare toys for all time. But here we see the polar opposite of the attic. While the attic promised everlasting togetherness with no play or struggle or anything that makes life interesting, the daycare offers ONLY play and struggle and pain and everything that makes life interesting but with nothing that makes it all worth while. They can't form relationships with the kids that play with them, and it really is only all torment. Nor can they turn to each other for comfort, as they are locked away separately. And they are all under the thumb of a selfish and brutal dictator who will not let them go because it makes his everlasting suffering slightly more tolerable, (yes, Lotso REALLY IS the devil himself.) After struggle, the toys escape to a third place, which may either be the worst one yet, or surprisingly, an unexpected reprieve. Yes, I mean... The Dump/The Incinerator = Annihilation/Oblivion/No Afterlife at All: (Again, I don't blame anyone who thinks that no, this is actually Hell. The imagery is certainly there. I just happen to disagree, here's why.) After the possibility of togetherness but pointlessness, and the possibility of ongoing torment, comes the possibility of complete destruction. The toys react with initial mortal terror, as complete destruction is indeed an on the surface very scary concept. There are several times they could be destroyed, but manage to just barely scrape by by the skin of their teeth. But at the very end, falling into the pit, no way out, and no hope of rescue, the toys, starting with Buzz, have a change in attitude. They accept it and intend to go out together, with dignity. The look on Buzz's face seems to say it all. Even if they escaped, where would the go? to lives of unending meaninglessness? They realize that they were there for Andy, and as such lived full lives, and wanting more is not necessary. The toys acceptance of this end perfectly encapsulates why some people find the idea of simple nothingness after death more comforting than an afterlife. You've lived your life well, there's nothing more to want. However, that's not the end. An unexpected save gives the toys another chance, and Woody takes advantage of a possibility he glimpsed earlier in his journey but was not yet ready to accept. Now he is. Now, the toys go to... Bonnie's house = Reincarnation: Andy lovingly hands his toys over to a young child. The toys see their two lives briefly meeting as Andy has a final play session with Bonnie, and then leaves. Now, Woody can finally say good bye. But in the spirited young Bonnie, the toys find a new relationship, and begin life anew, and find purpose again. It is a wonderful ending, but also a realization. yes, this solution does not offer the eternalness that the attic and the day care does, and when Bonnie grows up the toys will again be back in the same boat. But this experience has changed woody's outlook on such things. he no longer need fear death or want to find a final solution, but rather, to find joy in each wonderful knew situation, each wonderful new child, each new life, and to learn from them all. He no longer needs Andy to be his everything. Bonnie will love him and he her, but when she is done he and his friends will move on, with new life, hope and confidence. Bonus: Reformed Daycare = (maybe) True/Properly understood Heaven: The movie is pretty harsh on traditional views of both heaven and hell, but in the end credits, seeing the reformed Sunnyside daycare under Barbie and Ken, does offer a hopeful interpretation of an eternal state, suggesting that maybe after all, instead of the "attic" heaven described above, perhaps heaven is a place where you can be with friends and cared for forever WHILE still having a purpose and meaning to your existence, as seen in the restructured and better play scenes with the children. As you may have guessed, this is the aspect I've been able to develop the least.
Sunnyside is Real LifeFrom the Discussion above, I realized that Sunnyside isn't Purgatory or Hell, but the Real World. For Toys, obviously. Think about it: It's their "Job" to entertain children, but it comes in "Caste" Form: Some toys stay in the Butterfly Room (Which you could consider the Rich side), but most of them end up in the Caterpillar Room (The Poor Side). Most of the toys in the Caterpillar Room don't last long (Just like how most Poor people die at younger ages then Rich people), while Toys in the Butterfly Room are nearly immortal (Just like how Rich people live longer, usually healthier lives. Plus, they get better care then the poor, just like the Butterfly Room Toys get better care both Internally and Externally). When a Toy Dies (Usually in the Caterpillar Room), they either end up in Hell (The Dump) or Heaven (A Child takes it with them, like Bonnie did). Plus, just like Real Life, Sunnyside is originally run by Corrupt Individuals who act as if they're Gods and have their own Philosophy on life they expect their subjects to fallow (Lotso), but then they are overthrown in favor of a more Democratic Society where everyone has a much more equal Chance (Barbie and Ken), which has happened numerous times on the Earth (The American Revolution, The French Revolution, The European Revolutions of the 1830's, The African and Asian Revolts in the 1950's, the Revolts against Communism in the 90's, and the most recent Arab Spring Movements).
Alternate Theological Theory for Toy Story (Especially Toy Story 3)In list format, as I tend to get sidetracked in prose:
More Religious/Literary Metaphor Theories After the Third Movie
The toys' antics are all just the Witch's version of eventsA Witch has attempted to materialise by presenting a magical version of events for occurrences in Toy Story. Some of these are fairly simple for a human explanation to be made, such as how the toys are always scattered across the room. The Witch's explanation is that the toys come alive, and move about themselves, but the human theory is that the kid simply didn't pack them away. There are harder problems though, such as the extra toys at the end of Toy Story 2. This is explained as his mother getting him new ones at a yard sale. A telltale sign is how status quo is god. Even though Woody apparently gets his arm damaged, then repaired, it has to be damaged again in the Witch's scenario. The entire thing is a challenge by the Witch, to see if you can come up with a human explanation. Is reasoning possible, or is the story a fantasy? Following on, the toys are powered by magic (which is what the witch wants you to think). Children are able to use it to bring them to life in exciting scenarios (train robbery, etc.) but as soon as an adult enters, the magic toxin burns away the magic. TL;DR: The entire thing is Umineko, for kids.
Buzz thinking he was real had something to do with the scraped plot from the 3rd movieIt would explain a lot, like why no other toy seemed to relate to his delusions.
Long ago...There was a wizard. A very powerful wizard with several children. One day, they pestered him to no end to bring their toys to life, so he does. The children are astounded, so much so that they start to get a little rough with them. Eventually, one breaks and the magic escapes it, leaving it lifeless. But the spell lives on in other toys. But the memory of being broken haunts the minds of the toys of today. So they become inanimate whenever someone looks at them.
Emily is Andy's mom.Emily, Jessie's previous owner, did grow up in the seventies, as betrayed by her psychedelic pink room, so she would obviously be of the older generation. And she must have lived in the same area as Andy's family if her Jessie doll ended up at one particular Al's Toy Barn in the area. The hairstyle we saw in the quick shots of Emily resembles Andy's mom's hairstyle from the first film. (Mrs. Davis switched from a ponytail to letting her hair down in the second film.)
Woody is Andy's missing father's toy.If Woody is a reminder of Andy's apparently absent father it would certainly explain he has been Andy's favorite for so many years.
Andy is not popular at school.Let's face it: his own neighbour, Sid, doesn't even seem aware of his existence, or pretends he isn't. Andy spends most of the time with his mother and sister or playing with his toys in his room, alone. As for the kids that did attend his birthday party, they obviously didn't like him very much, because all their gifts were cheap crap like board games and blankets. The Buzz Lightyear doll, you say? It was obviously his own mother's gift, since it is the most expensive. The kids only attended the party because of the food and/or because their mothers forced them at the request of Andy's mother, worried about the poor solitary kid. To complete this sad picture, in the second movie his mother sends Andy to a cowboy camp in an obvious attempt to make him socialize with other children.
Toy Story takes place in the Marvel Universe.In the preview for Toy Story 3, a map of the world can be seen in Andy's room, with a vast green nation in sub-Saharan Africa. Disney owns Marvel, Disney owns Pixar, ergo the nation must be Wakanda.
The toys are animated by spirits a la Werewolf: The Apocalypse.Toys are animated by emotional attachment and play. Human(oid) toys are usually animate from the time they're first received, non-humanoid toys pick up animation from play, and all toys get more personality and human-ness the longer they're around humans. Toys keep up the Masquerade because their child's imagination feeds their existence, and showing independence weakens or severs that link. Toys which are loved and played with long enough gain a great deal of "essence," developing not only their character but also their skills and abilities. A well-loved, much-played with toy can pull off incredible stunts, as seen in the toys' gradual increase in competence throughout the movies. Once animated, a toy has to be destroyed to lose the spark of life, but they can be starved of "essence" without care or play, exactly equivalent to a human being starved of food and human contact. The Prospector, for instance, may have been animated simply by becoming a fixture in his dime store, only to go years without any real love or attention and thus kept barely alive and suffering. The cold admiration of a museum would keep him well-fed, if not ever really invested with love.
The storyboard artists at Pixar didn't have much faith in Toy Story 3.At the beginning of the movie, the title shown at first just says "Toy Story" with the traditional logo used for the first film, symbolizing the franchise as a whole. Then, a branding iron enters the frame and brands the "3" on below it, causing the logo and everything around it to burn down. Even if I don't necessarily believe this, it could symbolize the brutal hands of Executive Meddling coming in with a hot staff to cruelly brand a new movie into a franchise that the makers didn't feel needed it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED Toy Story 3. I just thought of a new, interesting way to look at the otherwise forgettable scene. It'd also be a brilliant, subtle "screw you" for whatever filmmakers need one in the future.
Woody is a piece of bootleg merchandise for Woody's Roundup, not official.
Buzz and Zurg actually came from a Star Wars-esque seriesBuzz Lightyear of Star Command is just a Spin-Off of that series.
Andy was the kid from Tin Toy.
Toys lose their magic if humans see them too much.The reason why toys "play dead" in front of humans is because they're magical, and some part of their subconscious knows this. They also (even if subconsciously) know that if humans see them moving around too much, they'll lose the magical ability to come to life. Hence Woody telling the freaks at Sid's house "we're gonna have to break a few rules".
Toys have a truly inanimate state.Which means that they go into a state of suspended animation when they "play dead" around humans. Notice when Woody and Buzz fight, they both have reflexes to pain, and yell when hurt. However, when around Sid, the daycare kids, or even Andy plays a little rough sometimes, they have no response. They don't even flinch as they're being ripped to pieces.
Sid is the Antichrist.
Andy is related to Carl and Ellie from Up.
Andy and Bonnie are both, albeit from different branches, descendants of Rapunzel and Eugene.have◊ A◊ look◊.
Pixar created Toy Story to make up for The Brave Little Toaster's commercial failure.We all know that Pixar was formed by the people who worked on the latter, and it shows. Pixar's mascot is a sentient desk lamp (a sentient desk lamp was one of the five main characters in The Brave Little Toaster) and the famous "A113" appears in this movie. This film was great, but flopped at the box office. So what did Pixar do? They made a blockbuster film featuring living toys (the previous had living appliances) that ended up doing very well at the box office. Even weirder, they made a movie about living cars years later. Living vehicles appeared in The Brave Little Toaster.
Toys come alive because kids need them.The most common theory I've seen is that a child's love brings the toys to life. But that doesn't explain Prospector, and Sid's toys. What brings the toys to life is not the love, but the needing. Toys are (after parents) a childs first friends, and being alive helps comfort children, even though the kids don't know it. Even Sid needed his toys as a sort of outlet for his agression. Prospector was alive because he needed to help some kid, but he never really got a chance.
Mr. Potato Head is a Time LordMan that sounded cool when I typed it.
Woody doesn't remember Woody's Roundup because he was produced as a prop, not a toy.He was played with a lot in the past 20 and 50 years, it gets kind of blurry for the first few decades to the point where he doesn't even recall the pre-Black Bart storylines with the more intricate scenario props. He never did have the Woody's Roundup mythos imprinted on him, as opposed to the Buzz Lightyears, Emperor Zergs, and probably Jessies, Bullseyes, and possily Stinky Petes how do I even still know this stuff!? The mass-produced Woody dolls are much lower quality than the Super Prototype made in the making of the show, and were played with much more than the secondary character toys, so few if any are left in existence outside the hands of collectors who know exactly what they can be worth. Now, if only Word of God could oh-so-conveniently mention that Andy has an aunt on his father's side of the family...
Sid goes into toy design
Sid will eventually grow up to be Mr. CrockerYou know what's weird? Sid actually kind of looks like a younger, less deformed version of Mr. Crocker from The Fairly Odd Parents ◊. He loves playing the villain role and appears to be a sadist when treating his toys, albeit to a much lesser degree than Crocker. Mix this in with his childhood trauma and you've got a potential spaz for trying to prove the existence of DEMONIC LIVING TOYS!.
The toys are evolved forms of the Weeping AngelsThe reason the toys are inanimate is because they are quantum-locked, they can only move when they aren't looked at. Yet they've evolved so that they can look at each other, and when they evolved they lost their powers to send people through time. And the reason that they could move when they attacked Sid was that he continuously kept blinking in fear when seeing the toys, therefore they could move.
The toys are domesticated Weeping Angels.Same powers, but harmless and cute instead of dangerous and terrifying. They also got the power to be made of cloth and plastic, much more amiable personalities, can see each other, and can move if seen, but due to a racial memory usually don't bother.
Andy's mom is a witch/dabbles in magic and all of Andy's and Molly's toys used to be people from the neighborhood who have been turned into toysIt's a little far-fetched (Like everything here has been the epitome of sane thinking), but I do have some evidence to back this up:
In Real Life, PIXAR donated real Toy Story characters to local daycare centers for inspiration.This might actually make sense. PIXAR is known for doing amazing outside research when making their films. The employees donated the Toy Story toys to daycare centers and then videotaped how the children actually played with the toys.
Instead of just hitching a ride in the garbage truck, Woody just out and asked Sid for help.Grabage trucks make a lot of stops, and the toys were in a hurry. Leaning may or may not have been involved. (Considering what Sid probably took away from the first film, it's quite possible all they had to do to convince him to take them home was to just say hi.) -I like this idea! It could have happened off screen.
Woody was a collectible owned by Andy's dad (slightly related to an above WMG).From Toy Story 2, it's clear that Woody's Roundup was an old, old show and that merchandise from it ends up becoming quite collectible. Furthermore, Stinky Pete's situation seems to indicate poor sales. It seems probable that Woody was bought to be a collectible, left in storage for many years, and was only first played with when Andy came across him. It also explains Woody's jealousy of anyone getting between him and Andy in the first movie and why he doesn't remember his own show backstory.
Toys can tap into children's imaginations while in their inanimate state.The ridiculously awesome intro sequence is what being played with is like from the toys' point of view. One of the reasons, perhaps the main reason, that toys love children playing with them, is that they experience it the way the child imagines it. This makes perfect sense when you think about it in relation to the movies, and is also completely awesome. I mean think about it- no wonder Buzz took so long to realise he was a toy, when he could fly and shoot lasers for a few hours each day, and Woody, being the favourite toy, naturally takes centre stage most of the time, which likely is one reason why he's so loyal.
Once a new name is written on a toy, they forget their old owners as if reprogrammed.Though it takes a long time. Woody obviously is a very old toy, and I think Andy's mother even tells Al he's a family heirloom. Yet no mention is ever made of any previous owners and Woody's identity is heavily based on the fact he is Andy's toy. A lot of the other toys don't seem to understand this (as they don't have Andy's name on them). And Woody didn't forget Andy during his restoration since the name was merely painted over and he didn't get a new label and Jessie hasn't forgotten Emily since she doesn't appear to have been marked. Big Baby might've even forgotten about Daisy until presented with his old label.
When the previous owner of a toy dies, that toy forgets about the previous owner and believes that the current owner always owned the toy.Otherwise, Woody, who had to be well over 35 years old by the time Andy got a hold of him, would have struggled with the memories of his previous owner, who may have died after selling Woody, but before the movies.
Somewhat related to the WMG above about Andy's Father, he is Woody.Andy's father couldn't bear to leave his son, with his death coming soon his loyal Woody doll offered his body to place his soul in so he could always be there. His last will before he died left everything to his mom, and especially a Woody doll for Andy. However in the process of becoming a toy he forgets everything explaining why in TS2 he didn't know there was a TV show or merchandise of him. Now that he is a toy, he is wired like a toy, but he is different because he was a human soul. Notice the pattern of him being FIERCELY loyal to Andy, the thought of even leaving his house is something in TS3 that he didn't even want to consider until, like a good parent, he understands he needs to let his son go to college on his own.
Woody is Andy's dad's Horcrux!In the style of the diary, only less evil. This is because, yes, a person has to die in order to make a Horcrux, but they don't have to be murdered. Mrs. Davis was present, and she performed the Horcrux spell right as Mr. Davis died. Since he died, but nobody killed him, nobody's soul was torn, so his entire being was condensed into Woody. And he doesn't remember because... the process of being turned into fluff is very stressful on a mind, so something had to give, and memories were the first thing to go.
People are reincarnated into toys that represent their death.Buzz was an astronaut killed on the job, the Potato-heads were dismembered, Woody was bitten by a snake in his boot, Slinky was severed in half, Great Shape Barbie had an eating disorder, Lotso had a severe strawberry allergy....
People are reincarnated into toys that had a significants to themSlightly similar to the above, but only when someone dies, their being becomes part of a significant toy to them. So when Andy's father died, his being combined with Woody's, hence why woody is so devoted to Andy. He's watching his (former) son grown up.
The identical Barbie dolls that appeared during the Hilarious Outtakes of the second movie did get a part on the third.If you can't remember, during the outtakes, Stinky Pete was seen talking to two identical Barbie dolls and tells them he's sure he can get a part for them in Toy Story 3. And he did: one of the Barbies is the main Barbie doll and the other is her stunt double.
Emily is Daisy's mom (If she's not Andy's mom).Emily was a kid in the 50s, 60s, or 70s (?)<!— Feel free to change this —> when "Woody's Roundup" was popular. Daisy was a little girl in the 80s, when Lots-o'-Huggin' bears were popular. Emily, Daisy's mom, and Daisy all seem to have similar hair, just like Ms. Davis had hair like Emily.
Alternatively, Lotso's past took place many years ago, and Daisy is Bonnie's mom.
Andy will become a Day Care or Kindergarten teacher after College.The end of 3, when he's playing with Bonnie, shows that he's great with little kids.
Andy will become a writer.Whether it's children's books or a TV show, Andy is shown to be more than capable of making a decent plot.
Andy will become an animator, possibly at Pixar.All Logic Bomb possibilities aside, all the material is there.
Andy will return in a Toy Story short as Bonnie's babysitter.Similar to the one above, Andy has already proven that he has an amazing rapport with her, being one of the few people she actually opened up to in the film. Not only would be an amazing Crowning Moment of Heartwarming if this happened, it would be great to see another scene with them playing together.
Toys really do come to alive in Real LifeAnd Pixar just videotaped them for the films. How else could one possibly explain how they get so many name brand toys to star in their films, as well as Hilarious Outtakes scenes if the toys aren't paid professionals acting in the film? They're all paid actors distributed by the toy companies in order to star in the Toy Story films.
Andy is narrating the three moviesEither he is writing a book, or he's narrating the toys adventures to Bonnie. He remembers when he got his Buzz Lightyear, and, after misplacing it and Woody, made up an adventure about how they befriended. In the Summer he got Jessie and Bullseye, he fabricated a story about how his other toys had rescued them, but in reality he discovered them at the attic(They were his mom's, as one WMG above suggest) or he got them at Cowboy Camp from a girl named Emily. In the third movie, he's debating what to do with them, and came with several possibilities, and how his beloved toys would react to each one.
Woody has no fear of being stored in the attic for a long time — perhaps until Andy has his children — because he's done it before.He belonged to Andy's father ("an old family toy"), his owner stored him the attic when he grew up, and passed him down to his son years later. All the other toys, save Jessie, never belonged to anyone else except Andy, which is why it takes Woody awhile to sell them on the idea of this being a Best Case Scenario.
Bonnie eventually gets a Mira Nova action figure and Woody will hook up with it.Buzz hooked up with the girl toy from Woody's show, it only makes sense that Woody hooks up with the girl toy with Buzz's show.
Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor is the voice of all Buzz LightyearsThe films take place in the same universe as Home Improvement, evidenced by the Binford tool box in Sid's room in the first film. Tool Time host Tim Taylor was at some point hired to be the voice of Buzz Lightyear for all the toys and tv shows. The scene in an episode of Home Improvement where Tim plays with his niece's Buzz toy is him knowingly playing with Buzz Lightyear merchandise from the character voiced by himself, instead of Toy Story merchandise of a character voiced by Tim Allen.
All toys have at least a little connection to their charactersLotso-Huggin' Bear does, in fact, like hugs. Plus, Barbie and Ken feel like they were made for each other, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head act like an old married couple, and all Buzz Lightyear toys think they are their character. Woody also feels a connection to Jessie and Stinky Pete, because on the show they were his sidekicks. Perhaps, although not as severe as the Lightyear characters, all toys based on existing characters react to the toys in their line in a similar way as they are supposed to.
Pixar will make a Toy Story 4 that reunites Bo and Woody.If Unkrich has really been paying close attention to fans' reactions to the third movie, hopefully he'll notice that half of fan fics written since its premiere are either about Woody reuniting with Bo or filling in the blanks on how he lost her.
Toy Story 4 will have toys revel to the world that they are alive (or get revenge on humans).
What if Lotso manages to escape from the dump?
Unless Woody reunites with Bo Peep somehow, he and Dolly will become more than friends.
The dump worker who picks up Lotso at the end of the movie is/was Daisy hirself, having transitioned from female to male (transgender). Lotso has returned to his owner.
Slinky Dog's body is made of Nintendium.Anyone who's ever owned a slinky before knows that they're usually very easy to bend or "overstretch", thus permanently ruining the coils. Over the course of the three films, Slinky Dog has been stretched to the point of feeling physical pain, used as a bungie cord multiple times, had several objects tangled up in his coils, and come within inches of an incinerator without showing any signs of melting.And yet, when all's said and done, his body is as good as new. The only plausible explanation is that he was manufactured at the same factory that produces Nintendo products.
Objects, not just toys, can come alive only after a child puts character into it.Think about it. In a world where Toys come alive, there's no reason why we'd also see Lawn Gnomes and Christmas decorations come alive too. PIXAR execs have also stated that homemade toys can come to life as well, which means that in some point in time, that mass of just materials and stuff can suddenly come alive. Toys, objects and other things can come alive in the Toy Story world as soon as a child portrays their own character into it. This may not always be their permanent personality, but it is the initial spark that gives toys, christmas decorations, lawn gnomes, and whatevers the power of sentience. That's why at the end of Toy Story 3, Andy's definition of the characteristics of the toy's personality (with the possible exception of Rex) was so completely spot on to their true ones.
Toys by default are aware they are a toy immediately after being built. However, toys that are adapted from characters in a franchise start out in a "demo mode" where they believe they are that character. They need to go through a traumatic realization in order to believe otherwise. Therefore, Buzz Lightyears initially don't get along well with other toys.The other toys in the films were aware what they were, but Buzz was the only toy we saw getting received by Andy, and the other toys were already through that experience. It may have been too traumatic for them ever to mention it again.
Toys can "see" in all directions while in their inanimate state, even in directions where their eyes could not possibly sense, like a radar.Toys always know what happens around them in moments when they are not alive, since they comment on those events once they do come alive again. And, not all toys have eyes- they HAVE to have known or witnessed the humans in their inanimate state somehow.
Andy studies Artifical Intelligence in collegeWhen this troper was watching Toy Story 3 today, he believed he saw the letters 'A I' on the spine of a book inside the box that woody was packed in at the beggining of the film. The theory is that Andy studies artifical intelligence, and eventually starts up a company that specializes in creating artifical intelligence in robots. Thus leading to a revolution in technology, and creating a new type of 'super-toys', which is related back to his love of playing with Woody and the gang. Thus through countless inventions and events over the years, he marries a woman with the last name of Hobby and takes her name, and invents a robot that is capable of true love. Thus creating the events of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.
Rex is a skilled gamer.In Toy Story 2, the first 5 minutes is Rex playing Buzz Lightyear of Star Command on a SNES. When Andy isn't looking, Rex must be playing many other games such as Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and more. He just can't beat the final level of Buzz's first videogame.
In the Toy Story universe, Lego bricks can form Hive Minds.The more bricks are put together, the smarter they become. Individual bricks are animal-level (perhaps merely like insects), but full models (and probably minifigs as well) are sapient. Kind of like the Lekgolo, come to think of it.
Toys with demos or "try me" modes believe that they are whatever character or object they were manufactured as when they're in that mode.Related to the "toys based on characters" theory above. Andy never switched Buzz from "Demo" to "Play." Either Sid did it when we weren't looking (and Buzz needed to acclimate to being a toy), or Buzz unconsciously switched himself when he saw the TV ad for Buzz Lightyears. The Spin and Speak in the third movie can be switched to a demo mode, which is what was done when he went against Lotso in an eerily similar way to the way Buzz did, and that is why it just acts like a Spin and Speak and has no personality. Toys with "try me" tabs protruding from their battery compartments, however, can never go back once the tab is pulled.
All toys forget their previous owners once their new owner gives them a new identity.Woody doesn't forget the hypothetical Andy's Dad randomly; it's because Andy's Dad knew Woody as the character from the show. When Woody was left to Andy, Andy had never seen Woody's Round-Up and just knew him as a random cowboy doll; naming him Sheriff Woody was just a coincidence, and the trappings of his identity as the kid's show character were absent. Jessie doesn't forget Emily because by the time Andy received her, he was aware of the show and of Jessie's canon ability as a yodeling cowgirl, and her identity remained intact. Once Bonnie projects new identities onto them they'll forget being anyone's toys but hers, as part of the reincarnation metaphor.
The toys end up living with Calvin.After Bonnie grows up, her mother ends up selling the toys at a yard sale, and they all get bought by Calvin's parents. They enjoy being played by Calvin even more than Andy and Bonnie because a) Calvin will never grow up and b) he can see toys move without any sort of awful effect on them.
Animate toys are most of this site's TropersThey may even be... * Gasp* THE INVENTORS OF THE SITE AND ITS ADMINISTRAITORS!!!!!!!!!!!
Chatter Telephone will go into telemarketing.Well, what else can we expect from a toy telephone? Plus, with his oh-so-cool Film Noir voice, who wouldn't want to buy anything from him?
Dolly is related to Sally from The Nightmare Before ChristmasIn addition to both being both misfit ragdolls, both Dolly and Sally have the obvious appearance of DIY craftsmanship. Sally is noticeably hand created, with yarn hair and obvious stitching lines and mismatched fabric for clothing. Dolly was originally planned as a homemade toy that Bonnie and her Mom made together. Her hair is made out of foam felt, while her outfit is crude with mismatching buttons and obvious green stitching. And yes, while both have differing personalities, they both shown to be gentle and kind-hearted towards their loved ones (Jack and Bonnie, respectively). Plus, is it just me, or does Dolly seem more than a little shaky in walk cycle?
Lotso's memories could have been resetWhen Lotso has Buzz reset in Toy Story 3, Buzz reverts back to the mentality he was in when he was first brought out of his box years ago. That got me to wondering... the Lotso toy from the new Toy Story collection line is apparently supposed to be exactly like the Lotso in the movie. That means he must also have a reset button inside of him. One way he could have been defeated in the movie was having his reset button pressed, reverting him back to the nice toy he used to be before Daisy owned him.
Andy gets Woody back in the futureA couple years after TS3, Molly becomes Bonnie's babysitter. She tells Bonnie all about the fun her brother used to have with Woody and Buzz et. al, and they bond over the toys. Then Bonnie gets too big to have a babysitter anymore, but she and Molly keep in touch. Then, when Bonnie is ready to go away to college, Molly tells her that Andy and his wife have a child, and Bonnie decides to give the toys back. It turns out that Andy married Emily's daughter. One day when Emily is over visiting, Andy's wife mentions the box of hand-me-down toys and Emily is reunited with Jesse.
Sid makes friends with the toys he tortured eventuallyIf Sid is the garbage man from Toy Story 3, and he is a spunky rocker going on with his life rather than being in a mental hospital from seeing LIVING TOYS, then...
Sid was traumatized by his experience with living toys and ended up in therapy. This therapy did him a world of good, which is why we see him happy in the film.
All Barbies are geniusesWith the sheer number of jobs held by Barbie dolls over the years, each Barbie should theoretically possess the skills and knowledge to be anything from a housewife to a rocket scientist to an underwater demolitions expert.
Bonnie will become a Woody/Jessie shipperThere are enough of them among the fans, who actually know about Bo-Peep and the Buzz/Jessie romance. All that kid is going to know is that she's got a cowboy and a cowgirl who look like they were made for each other. That's probably going to cause some trouble.
Some of the daycare kids are kids from other Pixar moviesOr at least they greatly resemble kids from other Pixar movies. This◊ little girl for example looks a lot like Boo◊ from Monsters, Inc.. And this◊ little girl looks a lot like Dee◊, seen briefly in Up.
The character of Woody from Woody's Round-Up had amnesia when Woody's toy was manufactured.Since (presumably) toys like Buzz would only know about their 'character' up until the point in the franchise when they were made, that reflects their state of being. Woody was created during a cliff-hanger arc where the 'real' Woody had hit his head and lost his memory, for dramatic purposes. Like Buzz, he came out of his packaging with his character's personality... which was that of someone with no memory. Other toys told him he was a toy, but he never really 'switched' modes from 'character' to 'toy' the way Buzz did - he just accepted the explanation for lack of anything else. When he's left without anyone or anything to remind him of what's going on, he defaults back into 'amnesia' mode. That's why he doesn't remember anything prior to becoming Andy's toy. It's also part of the reason why having Andy's name on his boot is so important to him, it works like "P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney" did for Dory in Finding Nemo, and he uses it as an anchor when things start to get fuzzy, in addition to a sign of Andy's attachment to him.
Toys in Toy Story are possessed by faerie spirits.There are lots of stories of mischief spirits and sprites and stuff that move objects around, mess with people, don't like to be seen, and so on in all kinds of human folklore. There are also lots of tales about objects made in human likenesses having unusual magical properties. As toy manufacturing boomed, human-looking toys became the vessel-of-choice for such faeries to hide in. It became so common, in fact, that eventually the faeries began to forget that they weren't actually toys to begin with, partly because of the innate magic already present in such objects, and partly because of a life of childish fantasy and adoration suited most of them very well. When their more human-shaped vessels were destroyed, they began spreading into other toys that had been used alongside them - hence dinosaurs, speak-and-spells, and whatnot commonly gained a sort of sentience, too. They can also subconsciously affect certain other objects around them with their magic, without realizing that's what they're doing, which is why some toys have a kind-of-sentience (like the Magic 8-Ball) or none (like the noise-machine in 3). The reason why they all go 'still' in the presence of humans harkens back to their ancient instincts on not being caught or seen, and is an old rule of lots of faerie magic. Brownies, for example, are generally benevolent spirits who are forced to leave a place forever if they are seen or caught by the humans living there.
The series takes place in a city named Tri-Country.Because a lot of things in the series have really awkward names otherwise, particularly "Tri-County International Airport." Only the use in the Buzz Lightyear commercial in the first movie really makes sense at all, and even then it's ludicrously non-specific.
Buzz's Spanish translator took a few liberties with the localisation.For some reason or other, they decided to turn Buzz into a delightfully stereotypical Latin Lover etc in spaaaaaace, which reflects on the personality of the toys on the Spanish language setting.
The garbage truck Lotso was tied to at the end will get into a wreck.The other toys tied to the grill and the people inside will be saved, but Lotso will die a painful death when the strawberry-stuffing inside him catches fire.
Pizza Planet is a memorial.Specifically, a memorial to Captain B. McCrea, cultivator of the first pizza plant. As to why there's a Pizza Planet truck amongst the wreckage of Earth? Well, that's the end result of Pizza Planet's failed experiments in utilizing time travel, in an attempt to deliver pizzas fifteen minutes before you even order one.
Franchise toys aren't necessarily aware that they're part of a franchise.Both Woody and Buzz are completely unaware of the franchises that they belong to until they see direct proof of it. (a TV ad, and the Woody's Roundup merchandise) It could be reasonable to conclude from here that while they're 'pre-programmed' with the personalities of the character, but not necessarily knowledge of their fellow cast members or expanded universe- for all they know, their entire world consists of the packaging blurb. Perhaps a kind of failsafe in case they never meet another of their kind, as what probably happened to Woody- considering Woody's Roundup ended up Deader Than Disco after wild popularity, it's not surprising that he never got to see it.
Toys for very young children, especially the very durable kind, are the strongest toys when animate.The most dangerous and powerful toys in the series, particularly Big Baby, are baby toys that are designed to survive the kind of abuse that day care kids can dish out- thus, they can pose a violent threat to other toys being strong and hard to hurt, hence why Big Baby is the enforcer. Buzz Lightyear is also pretty tough and well designed, since when Brainwashed and Crazy he could beat down all the other toys in ten seconds flat. On the other hand, toys with particular articulation and humanoid designs, like Buzz and Woody, are much faster and more agile than most. (Woody seems to engage in Offscreen Teleportation several times, he's less a cowboy, more a ninja) And other unusual toys, such as the Potato Heads, seem to have their own useful abilities. Seems an irony that the more complex, sophisticated and fragile toys, such as model kits and replicas favoured by older kids and nerds, are probably among the most fragile and least capable toys of the lot.
The Pizza Planet Truck is an anthropomorphic, omniscient God. Think about it. In just about every single Toy Story film, the Pizza Planet Truck always comes out of nowhere as a universal transport and serves as the series' Deus ex Machina (and sometimes its rival. Somehow it's always at the exact right place our heroes are and where exactly to take them. The only logical solution- It's An All-Knowing GOD!
Andy's playing with Woody was what made him forget his own show.Going with the guesses above that the toys experience playtime from the human's imagination (like the opening of Toy Story 3). This is why Buzz took so long to realize he wasn't a toy, because Andy kept making him fly through space, and generally doing 'Buzz' things, like taking down Zurg's minions. The same thing happened to Woody, but caused the opposite effect. Andy had never heard of Woody's Roundup (or, if he did, he clearly wasn't a huge fan), and just played Woody as a generic cowboy, who happened to be named Woody. Over the years, Woody just came to believe that he was a toy cowboy who just happened to be named Woody.
The garbageman who takes Lotso at the end of Toy Story 3 is Daisy's son.Daisy passed on her replacement Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear to her son after he was born, which is the bear the garbageman referenced.
Toy Story 3 will signal the end of the cartoon CG film trend.Just as Toy Story 1 started the craze of producing cartoon feature films in CGI, the last film encapsulates it. This is the very end of the series, so it is only fitting that it will metaphysically have some affect on the industry as well. People are nowhere near as dazzled by CG as they used to be. It will be a few years before we see the effects, but it could happen. CG will still be used in live-action hybrids (Avatar, as an example), but cartoons will slowly be made in other mediums. In a few decades, Pixar will be the LAST studio to produce the LAST cartoon CG film!
Bonnie will be the subject of many a Dark FicNot that I want that to be the case...
The barbies share a Hive Mind.Think about it: Toy Story 3 Barbie should have no way of knowing what a democracy is like, and yet shows that knowledge. However, there exists a President Barbie, who would know these things. The explanation, therefore, is that all Barbie's collective knowledge and memories are pooled together, then extracted and uploaded to the specific doll as needed.
Andy and Bonnie will create an online webcomic together.
Toy Story 2 takes place in the early to mid 90sFor one Rex plays a
There will be a spinoff TV series based off Toy Story3D or 2D. It will be an AU Defictionlization series like Buzz's show, an AU series where the characters are living beings, or a story based on their adventures with Bonnie.
Woody and Jessie are not brother and sisterIt's just a "Like Brother and Sister" or Platonic Life Partners relationship, however the characters from the show they're based off show no signs of being related.
Jessie has a crush on WoodyThe Relationship Writing Fumble seems too consistent and deliberate, and they didn't fix it for 3. Their relationship only at times fits "Like Brother and Sister" but usually it's a platonic best friend type relationship. She seems for affectionate and reliant on Woody then toward Buzz. Though this theory doesn't "ruin" her affections for Buzz either; It's not like people can't like two people at the same time or like one person more then the other.
Pixar will create a short that shows how the Aliens got to the crane in 3 and put it on the DVD release.It will be, like many things Pixar's had a hand in, awe-inspiring and hilarious.
Jessie suffers from PSTDPost Traumatic Stress Disorder. Look up the symptoms. They match Jessie quite well. Either that or she suffers from another sort of anxiety disorder related to abandonment. She also suffers from panic disorder and claustrophobia.
Toy Story 4 will be a midquel.If that Tim Allen rumor is true. If it's somewhat true, then I'm up for a special or spinoff animated series.
Mr. Potato Head is the true villain of the originalThink about it. He instigates and says things that obviously would not happen (a cowboy ragdoll not having a laser, being put in the attic) solely to tick Woody off. See here for a deeper analysis into his antagonism. However, that article questions how Mr. Potato Head would "rank up" upon Woody's defeat. It's simple, we already know that Mr. Potato Head is up there with Rex and Slinky, and I'll even throw Hamm and RC in there:
This is the Toy Story timeline.It just makes the most sense:
Tri-County is somewhere in Sunnydale California.not much to go on here but my brain was ticking recently going between the words Sunnyside and Sunnydale and i thoguth about it and it would explain why the toys are animet considering thenature of the Hellmouth. which leads me to my next idea. Barbie/Jessie is a slayer some how there was some Hellmouth weirdness and the Slayer was reincarnated into a toy.
Woody's escape wasn't "lucky" — Lotso let him escape.Based on Woody's attitude during Lotso's sermon about Sunnyside and professed loyalty to Andy ("Because we're Andy's toys!"), Lotso theorized Woody probably couldn't be persuaded easily into buying his utopian act or adhering to the rules of Sunnyside. So he let him leave, deciding he was better off without a potential troublemaker in the fold. Plus, he got the added bonus of using him to threaten his friends. He never expected, once he was safely away, that Woody would even consider returning and putting himself in danger just to help his friends.
Andy and Molly are one of Freddy Krueger's future victimsIt's a fact that Andy's family lives on Elm street and their small suburban neighbourhood does resemble Springwood. This may be just an easter egg but I really like the crossover theory.
The Pizza Planet truck is a harbinger of great eventsThink about it. In Toy Story it indirectly brings Woody and Buzz to Sid's house. In Toy Story 3 we see that it brought Lotso, Big Baby, and Chuckles to Sunnyside. In A Bug's Life, it is there when Flik meets the "warrior bugs". In Monsters, Inc.., the same trailer where it was in A Bug's Life is also where Randall has fate defeat him. However, the most important appearance of the truck would be Toy Story 2. Yes, it allows the toys to catch up to Al and all. But more importantly, it is in that truck where they encounter the 3 aliens who would later save Andy's Toys from certain death. Alternatively, the aliens have some kind of mystic quality (which they have been wrongly attributing to The Claw), hence why there is nothing special about the Pizza Planet truck post-Toy Story 2 (TS3's is a flashback, and Monsters, Inc.. either takes place before TS2 or the guy has more alien toys at home).
Bonnie is Geri's granddaughter from Geri's GameBoth like fixing up toys and both are very imaginative.
Lotso is Black Friday!Woody only pink and fluffy.Compare the scene in the Black Friday reel after Woody throws Buzz out of the window to the way Lotso behaves when confronted at the garbage shoot. When the other toys attempt to call Woody on his behaviour he shows utter contempt for all of them and is outright sadistic towards his enforcer, Slinky. Pixar rewrote him after realising that he was a complete jerk and wouldn't work as a hero. Maybe they reworked that version of him as a villain.
Toy Story 4 will be the ultimate Brown Note.Everyone will switch betwwen laughing and crying so rapidly they'll have heart attacks and die.
A toy's mental state when they come out of the box depends on how they were manufactured......Namely, how much they are made by hand. They start out with a 'default' personality based on their character and become instilled with independant traits the more they are handled. Al states that Woody was sewn and painted by hand - he was handled to the extent that he couldn't remember his previous personality at all. At the opposite end of the scale, Buzz, a new, high-tech toy, came off a fully automated production line without any human contact, and came out of the box with the full default personality and memories. Toys like the Green Army Men, the Aliens, Barbie and Ken had minimal handling - they play to type, but are at least self-aware. It's less obvious with toys like, say, Rex and Potatohead because they didn't have personalities to begin with.
Toys are only alive for as long as they are wanted by someoneAll toys start pre-packaged, and most aren't self aware at all, as evident in the toy shop in 2. The only toys we see alive ae the hugely popular Barbie toys, and the even more popular Buzz Lightyear of Star Command line. Because these two lines are the most popular toy lines alive, the sheer amount of kids who want them as presents is enough for the to come to life, though the Buzz Lightyears "are suspended in hypersleep". Once they're bought, the toys become alive for as long as they're wanted. Most toys therefore stop being wanted long before they get destroyed, and those that do break slowly stop living as they're forgotten about. Such is the case of Wheezey in 2. Since Al wanted the complete Wood's Roundup collection (albeit for profit), the toys he collected were still alive, hence how Jessie and the Prospector were still alive, despite one being abandoned, and the other never having a child owner, that want brought them to life. Sid's toys, despite haing been blown to bits, are still wanted. He's warped in the head, and prefers his toys to look freakish, and doesn't see the harm in taking two average toys and mixing them into something he wants even more. Lotso and Big Baby were still wanted, even though they got replaced. Lotso's owner still wanted "her Lotso" even though she was now on her second Lotso. Hence they stayed alive until they got to the nursery, where they were wanted by other kids, and continued living. Finally Andy never wanted to give up his toys. It's obvious throughout 3 that he still wants them he just thinks he's too old to be playing with toys now. Inspite of this, he never stops wanting them, choosing to store them safely in the attic, and this wanting keeps them alive throughout all the things they endure at both the nursery and at the garbage dump.
All Lots-o-Huggin' Bears meet tragic/unfortunate ends.In much of the same way that Buzz Lightyear toys were made with built-in personalities and back stories, Lots-o-Huggin' Bears were crafted with the sole purpose of being their owner's best friend, no matter what. Unfortunately, this leads them to be extremely codependent. Lotso's unexpected separation from Diasy despite his pre-programmed need for human friendship lead to him becoming the psychological mess that he was. The Lotso Daisy replaced her original with also eventually went insane once she outgrew him and he killed himself.
The "Sheriff Woody" doll predates "Woody's Roundup"It's not unheard of for popular toys to have a movie based off of them (Barbie, for instance), so a TV show isn't too far out there. Jessie, Bullseye and Pete were based on characters created for the show, so they have all of the 'pre-set' memories, but Woody was made before the show was, which would explain him not knowing "who he is". It would also explain (aside from the main character being the most popular/hardest to come by) why Al had such a hard time finding a Woody doll— they would be much rarer than the toys who were created for the show.
The Janitor in Toy Story 3 is either Scruffy the Janitor from Futurama or an ancestor of Scruffy.
All of the Pixar films take place in the same universe.Except for Cars, which takes place after the movie 9 when the ragdolls reprogrammed the robots to make cars.
In between TS2 and TS3 (spoilers), Bowas... ...Given to Carl and Elle for use in their baby's new room. The only evidence that I have of this is that Andy and the Frederickson's are somehow connected (there's a easter egg postcard in Andy's room from them). After the miscarriage, Bo was given away by because the Frederickson's didn't want any reminders of what they had lost. Somehow Bo will find her way back to the rest of the gang. Really.
Buy n Large Batteries really are something special...The BnL company was experimenting with batteries that also held the "memories" of their subject. They wanted to try and build A.I. enhanced robots, but they were trying out new ways of maintaining a robots "memories" even if something happened too it, so that the robots would continue to do the job. It's why both WALL•E and Buzz get they're memories back after they've been hurt badly- because the batteries literally remember.
Andy suspected his toys were alive.He didn't know for sure — he never secretly caught them moving and talking — but he saw (or just barely missed) and heard enough throughout his life to start thinking weird things happened with his toys whenever he wasn't around — enough to make him suspicious but not to make it unquestionably clear to him that toys are alive (unlike Sid). He wouldn't tell anyone, of course, or they would think he was crazy, but he did take extra good care of his toys and never threw the most important ones away but kept them safe in his room. By the time he was 17, he consciously convinced himself it was just his childish imagination, but subconsciously, he still wasn't sure. This is why he couldn't throw them away, sell them online with no way of knowing how they would be treated by new owners, or donate them to a daycare center (being a kid more recently than his mom, he knows how little kids
Daisy's parents are behind the events of Toy Story 3!They want to destroy all of the toys in the world and they know the toys are alive! They deliberately 'forgot' to put Lotso, Big Baby and Chuckles in the car when Daisy fell asleep, and replaced Lotso so that he would think Daisy didn't want him. Cue Lotso taking over Sunnyside Daycare. Woody and company may have foiled Lotso's Evil Plan and made the Daycare a better place, but Daisy's parents have yet to be stopped..
Daisy grows up to become a Yellow Power RangerThe Power Rangers are known for wearing the colour that corresponds to their suits when they are not out saving the world in very Color Character fashion. In the flashback that reveals Lotso's backstory, Daisy wears lots of yellow. Ergo, sometime in her future, she becomes one of the Power Rangers.
Andy and Rob are going to meet at college, and become friends.It's just meant to be...
The garbageman who puts Lotso on his truck is Cartman all grown up.The frog with Lotso on the truck looks kind of like Cartman's Clyde Frog.
Toy Story 4 will be a spin-off not a sequelNew toys, new kid, the old story ended but a new one will begin. Bonus points if it's Andy's kid
Mira Nova was a convention exclusive
Bonnie is a Miyazaki fan.Why else would she have a Totoro plushie?
Andy was named after his father.Andy didn't write his name on Woody's shoe; instead, he traced over and darkened the faded Andy already written on it. It just doesn't make sense for a boy to all of a sudden write his name on a pristine hand-me-down, especially when he didn't write his name on all his other toys- in fact, he didn't write his name on any of them until he got Buzz.
The Rapeface Woody is Japan's revenge on the real one.Woody near-instantly rejected living in a Tokyo toy museum; he said it because he had to return to Andy, but Japanese toy makers saw it as an insult. So what do they do? Ruin his image by creating a doll of him wearing a Slasher Smile.
Andy has autism/Asperger's SyndromeThis is a theory I've held in my canon for quite some time: Andy has a mild case of autism, with both helped and hindered him throughout his life. Basicly, it boils down to this:
My heart belongs to Daisy literarly means Daisy owns my heart.Having the locket destroyed was painful but ultimateltely gave Big Baby ownership of his own heart allowing him to move on, find a new family, and actually have his heart heal. Daisy was what connected Lotso and Big Baby and with that connection destroyed Big Baby was able to hear Lotso's words for what they really were a bunch of trash.
Unlike the other toys Buzz believed Woody about the attik it was besides the point for him.He is calm after they escape and doesn't think it makes sence. He is not angry at Andy, or Woody. I believe Buzz just doesn't think the other toys will want to wait in the attic for Andy have kids of his own collecting dust. His main problem with leaving was abandoning Woody from the start. Since he sees the toys will indeed be happy at day care he chooses day care.
Bonnie half knows all the good toys end up in the caterpillar room.Thats why her mom looked for her there.
Most of the toys who left Sunnyside were rescued and fixed by Sids toys.
Sid wasn't nuts!All of his telling people that his toys were alive wern't lunatic ravings! He's really the sole witness of the amazing phenominon of our toys coming to life!
Bo Peep was sold/given away to Bonnie's familyThe reason we didn't see her in the movie was either A) She just happened to be in a room that Woody didn't have the chance to visit (possibly the conservatory, or the Billard Room), or B) She happened to be going on a different, completely unrelated adventure of her own during the events of Toy Story 3, and didn't get back until sometime after the credits. I can just hear Bonnie now: "Oh, there you are, Peep! I've been looking all over for...why are you wearing an airport tag from Guatemala?"
Babyface, the leader of Sid's toys, is a girlJust a bit of Fridge Logic; the head obviously came from a doll similar to Big Baby and at some point had hair, but nearly all baby boy dolls are bald.
The antagonist of a hypothetical new installment...Would be Bonnie's computer. Seriously, what's more likely to make a kid start ignoring their toys? Especially in the modern world. The computer, if anthropomorphized, might even be intentionally perpetrating this.
Stinky Pete lied about the "Woody's Roundup" finale.Stinky Pete told Woody that "Woody's Roundup" was cancelled without revealing if Woody and Bullseye made it across the gorge and saved Jesse and Pete. Now, whether or not this is accurate is doubtful concerning Pete later reveals how hell bent he is to go to the museum in Japan, and won't stand for Woody's crap. Also, it wasn't revealed that Jesse and Bullseye actually believed him. After all, concerning how long they've been in storage before Woody came along, there hasn't been time to check some sources, if you know what I mean. Now, before you mention the magazines Al has on the show, may I interject that even though Al is a die-hard collector of "Woody's Roundup" merchandise, I'm doubtful he has everything to complete his collection. Also, it doesn't seem Al owns a computer that would allow proof to be learned that would call out Stinky Pete's "facts". ...but, this wouldn't hold up without my #1 piece of evidence: the tape of the last episode. Not once is it made aware that the tape was removed from Al's VCR after being put in. Hell, when Pete turned on the VCR to wake up AL and stop Woody from escaping, a "Woody's Roundup" tape plays, so who's to say it's NOT the same tape! Not to mention that it, in fact, is the tape Woody plays for his friends when they come to rescue him. Why is this important? Well, listen carefully after Buzz closes the hatch and we cut to Woody. On the TV, we hear TVJesse and TVWoody talking, with the later ending the show after. ...since it's likely that the tape playing is the tape of the final episode, well...
You know that cool, geeky chick you're always playing online games with late at night, but you've never met in-person or via webcam? That's Trixie.
Somewhere in Andy's universe somebody is posting the following theories.
There won't be a Toy Story 4I just can't see Pixar letting it happen (and Disney does seem to respect their decisions well enough). But there will be more than just the Cars 2 pre-movie short. Likely, the shorts will be all about random misadventures, some will expand on the time between the first and second films, and a few will detail events preceeding the third. And likely a few will take place after the third, maybe even reuniting Bo Peep with Woody. Eventually, the shorts might get spliced into a sort of pseudo film, likely with an added backstory that ends with a distant finale. In that sense, it won't ruin the note TS3 went out on, but at the same time reaffirm that everything the series taught us over the years.
Bo Peep was BROKEN. Woody watched the pieces swept up before his eyes and thrown away.Sorry, someone had to say it.
Woody spoke to Sid again at the end of Toy Story 3 to get the ride back to Andy's house.
Senator Meachum was reincarnated in the form of Lotso. Alternately, Lotso was possessed by Senator Meachum's ghost sometime after being abandoned by Daisy.Not much for this other than the actor connection regarding Ned Beatty, but a WMG is a WMG.
The character of Woody died in the last episode of Woody's Round-Up.Related to another WMG above, there was a "Woody's Finest Hour" episode aired where the character sacrificed himself for his friends, thus ending the series. The Woody doll Andy has was built after the final episode and, with his character no longer in existence, he retained no memories of him the way Buzz does. Jessie, Bullseye, and Stinky Pete would remember even if they were created after the final episode because their characters didn't die. This could also explain why Andy always makes Woody the hero of his games.
Dolly likes Chuckles, Actor guy likes one of the LG Ms, Hamm likes Buttercup, and Bullseye likes Totoro.I'm basing this on the ending song and saying with the exception of the note and the scenes before it which are all Barbie X Ken all the scenes depict a paring. Actually I think the Totoro X Bullseye pairing makes the most scence of all of there.
Toy Story takes place at the same time that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic first started airing.And Sid is a brony. That's why while he was asleep he said:
I wanna ride the pony
Lotso's backstory is more ironic than it first appears if you look at the origional idea for himSomebody believes they were abandoned and replaced and is taking it out on others. Turns out he was replaced but by people who didn't know how special he was because they likely couldn't find him and wanted to protect there daughter. This reminds me of a series of movies I used to watch... what was it called again?
Ken was abandoned because he was a girls toy.He's not the only male girls toy we see yet he's the only one who seems sensative about it. Given he might just be the only one people teased about it, (Lotso would kill you and Buttercups friends are nice) but it still appears that toys are not overly cruel to male girls toys. It makes sence that there is something making him sensative about the issue possably his male owner being teased for having a girls toy and then abandoning him and because he is sensative about the issue he is fun to taunt so the other toys do. He can not tell the other toys why he is sensative about this because if Lotso knew he was defending his relationship with his previous owner he would not live long and if the other toys knew this they could blacknail him.
Hobbes is a rare toy who chose to reveal himself to his owner.The reason we don't see Calvin play with any other talking toys is that they've all rejected Hobbes for this betrayal of some intrinsic toy 'code'. Hobbes still has enough instinct to become 'toy' every time another child or adult comes along, which is why it seems like he's nothing but a stuffed tiger.
The Buzz Lightyear toyline isn't based on a cartoon or comic. Buzz is a real person in-universe.When arguing that Buzz is just a toy, everyone always tells him that he's not "the real Buzz Lightyear" instead of producing evidence that Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character. While you all play with your toys and scarf your Pizza Planet, Buzz is out there risking his life to colonize uncharted space. Zurg may be real too, but maybe he's just a sensationalized villain to give Buzz's dangers a face.
Toys are alive because of Haruhi SuzumiyaHaruhi always wanted toys to be alive in her childhood, and the first movie takes place in the year when Haruhi started using her Reality Warper powers. Makes sense in how Woody has no apparent memories of anyone besides Andy, the other toys and limited knowledge of Andy's family., despite Andy's mum saying Woody was an old family toy.
Jessie was actually supposed to be Woody's new girlfriendThe guys at Pixar thought that Jessie should be Woody's new girlfriend so they bought a ticket for Bo Beep. But after realizing the fans' reactions towards Jessie X Buzz, they decided to give them what they wanted.
Randall from Monter's Inc is the key between TS, Wall-E, Finding Nemo, Ratatoullie, and eventually causes the polluted future in Wall-EAfter Randall sent to the trailer house by Sully and Mike, he started bleeding. His blood is way genetically different from any beings on Earth, and as it drips on the ground and on the ant island, it mutates the bugs in way that they can understand each other in a human-like manner. The blood flows to Paris to infect the rats, and eventually to Sydney to the fish and birds. Eventually Randall gives up on trying to find a door leading back to the Monsters world so he decides to stay in the Human world and create technology to make his own door back. He must have some degree in futuristic technology because he built the scream extractor. Eventually he creates sentient toys, and the technology of the future. Randall creates a door back, leaving his technology behind. The humans abuse his technology, the sentient toys eventually become trash, and WALL-E's apocalypse world is made.
Sid is still a toy modder, but not a mad-doctor type, and channels his aggression into drumming.I always saw Sid as being The Unfavorite; he's kind of a childish brat, but he has an elaborate, dark fantasy life, his bed has no blankets or sheets or frame, and most of his toys seem like things he must have gotten when he was much younger (the baby doll, the jack in the box, the plastic dinosaurs, Ducky, etc) or stole from other kids. He has no apparent empathy for anybody and his parents seem to be largely oblivious to anything he does (who lets their kid skateboard across town by himself at night?). Meanwhile, Hannah is clean, has cleaner, newer toys, a furnished room, and is generally a more well-adjusted kid. Sid was using his toys to work out his aggressions against his neglectful parents. Although he was initially traumatized by seeing his toys come to life and swarm him, angry at being abused, he realized that he'd never really been alone at all, and moved on to music as a means to express himself while reserving toy-modding as a way to heal emotionally. He never did learn to empathize with people because of his terrible relationship with his family, but he was able to find a job where he wouldn't have to interact with people and still have the opportunity to find discarded toys to fix. The only reason he didn't collect Woody and company is because he never actually saw them.
The aliens really are aliens.They are not toys. They can pretend to be because they are so small. They're just the advance scouts. Nobody is expecting the coming invasion.
The term for the toys being played with is a G-rated version of sexual intercourse
Andy and Sid used to be friends. And their dads died in a war.Think about it. They're much more alike once you start to compare them. To start with:
Toys in the future are going to be much better taken care of.Come on, we wouldn't be on this page if we hadn't been affected in some way by at least the least the last film. Most of us here are still probably a little young to be having children, but when we do we're going to remember this trilogy and we're going to make damn sure our children understand how important toys are, and what happens when you don't respect them.
In Toy Story, humanity are subconscious gods.The reason why there are Living Toys is because human beings are actually god-like entities, capable of turning thought into form. Toys are alive because we unwitting breath life into them, similar to myths of deities bringing forth man through inanimate material(ie clay). Toys are only self-aware when no-one is looking because gods are defined by faith, not fact. If people know toys are real, the faith is cancelled out and toys become inanimate again.
Woody was bought after Woody's Round-Up was cancelled.Which is why he doesn't remember his backstory. If an action figure is finished while the series they come from is running, they'll think they are the real deal. Woody was completed and packaged right after his series was cancelled, and thus never fell on the delusion that he's the real thing.
Andy has no friends.The birthday scene. Why? Look at it this way; none of the kids probably even knew who Andy was, why they even bothered to bring presents, (and if they did, they were crappy ones-yes, it is still hurtful) and his mother probably just begged people to bring kids so Andy wasn't alone with his toys all the time. His next door neighbor didn't even know he existed or lived there. This tugged at my heartstrings for a while because, when I was smaller, I had to make friends because I thought it was the coolest thing ever and invited them, only to find out in my later years that they weren't even my real friends at all. Andy, being too young to understand, probably thought those were his friends— until we see he spent the next birthdays (possibly up until he was 17) with his toys. We never see those friends again, not even in home videos.
Toy Story takes place in the Fallout Universe.Buzz Lightyear is a Vault Dweller, who's vault failed and was driven mad by the desolation of the Wasteland and the death of his fellow vault inhabitants. He begins to hallucinate that everything is Pre-War and sees everyone as a toy. Eventually he encounters a society lead by the slaver Andy, who brands him as one of his people and quickly parades Buzz around as his new favourite new "plaything". After Sherrif Woody, Andy's right hand man becomes jealous, he arranges for him to be kidnapped by a rival society of mutants, lead by the slaver Sid. Andy finds out and decides to leave Woody behind while moving their settlement, leading Woody to be forced to rescue Buzz.
Andy's dad was killed by the toys themselves. This is the source of their personality quirks.Andy’s dad was secretly molesting him, and the toys knew the psychological damage it would cause Andy later on in life. So, under Woody's direction, the toys killed the old man in his sleep. Andy was saved, but now they live with the horrible guilt of having taken a human life. They try to cope by saying that it was necessary, that Andy and the world are better off by not having a child-diddling scumbag like that walking around, but to this day they sometimes still can’t look in the mirror without seeing the blood on their hands. Each one developed a specific, personal coping mechanism as well: Mr. Potato Head became cynical and aggressive to people. After Mrs. Potato Head came along, he calmed down some, but he still couldn’t confide in her and thus his aggravation and inner turmoil still didn’t settle. Slink turned into a sycophant, becoming fiercely loyal to Woody and turning to him for guidance in everything he does. Rex became jittery and nervous, developing low self-esteem and retreating into a seedy life of chatroom sex with other dinosaurs to distract himself. The toy soldiers that didn’t develop PTSD and/or off themselves convinced themselves that they did their duty and served their country(Andy’s house) as faithfully as they could, with Sarge taking the hardest blow and running drills to distract his men. Hamm retreated into snarky humor and began cracking jokes at every opportunity. He cries on the inside. Woody, for his part, became even more obsessive about protecting Andy and keeping him happy. He does this as a reminder of why he had to take a life. Unlike the rest, however, Bo Peep developed a weird reaction. She initially found herself very attracted to the decisive and strong-willed Woody, and began a relationship with him. However, after a while her conscience began to eat at her. She wanted to tell Buzz, the new member of their group, but Woody threatened her sheep and so she kept silent. However, after Jessie came along and provided her with another woman to relate to(Mrs. Potato Head was not allowed to question Bo about it), Bo Peep decided that she would not be silenced any longer. She elected to tell Jessie, and when Woody discovered this plan he pushed her off the top of a dresser and told the other toys that she fell. When they mention her in Toy Story 3, Woody’s reaction isn’t actually sadness, but guilt over what he had to do to maintain their horrible secret. Now tell me, is your childhood burning or is it more like a stabbing pain?
Licensed toys serve as guides to each other, usually.
The toys will discover the existence of a Videoland.
Jessie strongly resembles another character in Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear franchise.The character serves as a love interest for Buzz, which is why Buzz Lightyear toys seem to be inherently attracted to her.
Woody's Roundup has a strong Periphery Demographic of older fans in-universe.Not just with toy collectors, but people who enjoy the show. Hence why Andy's mother was able to find Woody merchandise like bed sets despite the show being from the 1950's.
Woody's Roundup was supposed to have a darker ending, where Woody and Bullseye failed to save Jesse and Pete.But Executive Meddling happened, and eventually the producers were so fed up with it that they quit before the last episode could be made.
Bo Peep was sold/given away, but eventually broke......and was thrown away, around the time of the events of Toy Story 3. She was in the same pile of trash that Woody and friends were in. But the Claw didn't pick her up. I felt like crushing your emotions today.
Geri the Toy Repairman knows that toys are alive.That's why he treats them so well and does little things like put Woody's hat on a little personalized hat/coat rack and put a drool bib on him. He tries to treat each of his 'patients' with the same respect and dignity that he'd give a real person (possibly even more).
Andy becomes his universes version of Joss Whedon.By the events at Toy Story 3, Andy demonstrates a fondness for kick-butt action girls ( Jessie and Mrs. Potato Head) his games are very genre savvy, and he even knows how to mix and match genres, specifically by his game in the prologue, sci-fi and western.
Daisy's parents might have a severe memory loss disorder, which is why they forgot the toys.
Daisy is really a younger version of Daisy from the Ramona book series.
Woody and Bo broke up.Between TS2 and TS3, this is how Bo Peep was given away: Woody and co tried to save her from being sold on another yard sale, but unfortunately, they were too late. To add insult to injury, Bo get upset with Woody and lectures him that he's terribly failed to save her and lost complete trust in him, thus severing all ties with him. Woody becomes guilty and heartbroken, but it only took a while for the other toys to sooth his feelings and forget about the whole thing, but deep down inside, Woody just can't forget about that moment he lost Bo.
Eventually, Andy and Bonnie meet again and get married and pass the toys down onto their kidMostly because I want Woody reunited with Andy.
Daisy died when she tried to retrieve the replacement Lotso.
Al is the one who won the eBid auctions on both Woody and Jessie in the span of three minutes in Toy Story of Terror.Because callbacks.
Toy Story is in the same universe as Child's Play.Related to the WMG above about Andy's father's soul being in Woody. Andy's father practiced voo-doo. When he was dying, he held on to the Woody doll as he begged Damballa to transfer his soul to Woody's body. He succeeded.
Woody is the ghost of Doc HollidayTwo of Holliday's most defining traits is his need to be a Jerkass sometimes, and his undying loyalty to his friends. In the first movie Woody was sort of a Jerk, but throughout the franchise he was very loyal to his friends and owner, risking his own life for them by doing reckless stunts. This troper theorizes that Holliday's ghost.
Toy Story has pedophilic undertones.Woody wants Buzz's spot in Andy's bed and says, "Stay away from Andy. He's mine." Rest in peace, childhood.