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Partly Cloudy

  • When the delivery stork didn't leave for the easy option, but comes back to keep working with the cloud who makes dangerous baby animals... with football gear.
  • Pretty much all the deliveries being made at the start and those that are being created by the clouds, especially those kittens and puppies, are just so cute.

Day and Night
  • After listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer's speech on how the unknown can be mysterious and beautiful, Day and Night smile at each other and hug. They then realize that they match perfectly (showing sunrise and sunset) before turning into the other — Day becomes Night and Night becomes Day. They celebrate, naturally, by dancing together and sharing the joys of both night and day. It was also the perfect note to start of the Moment of Awesome / Heartwarming / Funny / Nightmare Fuel / Tear Jerker fest that was Toy Story 3.
  • The scene just before, where they accidentally find a radio station talking about unfair prejudice towards something that is new and different, and the two realizing that's exactly what they were doing before.
  • Day and Night is basically about the two different sides of a planet being friendly toward one another, which fits very well with many political climates.

Toy Story Toons

  • Most of these are pretty much one by default, since they all show how well Woody and the gang have adjusted to living with Bonnie.
  • One of the discarded toys in Small Fry is Condorman— after his movie flopped, Disney promptly forgot about him, so it's nice to see him reappear (even in kids' toy form) after all these years.
    • At the end of the short, Buzz takes his happy-meal counterpart to the support group, even becoming his sponsor, to help with his issues.
  • Barbie and Ken's first kiss in the snow.
  • Rex, typically the No Respect Guy of the series, finally gets his Day in the Limelight in Partysaurus Rex, where he becomes a celebrity among water-toys when he fills the tub so they can play without Bonnie's bathtime.

The Blue Umbrella

  • At the start of the short film, you find that just about everything—the mailbox, the building walls, the pipes, etc.—have faces. Then among a bunch of umbrellas, the blue umbrella and the red umbrella notice each other. They get separated when their owners go separate ways. The blue umbrella escapes its owner in order to find the red umbrella. It almost gets hit by cars several times. The mailbox, the pipe, the gratings on the street, and everything else that was shown to be alive earlier keep saving the umbrella by pushing it out of the way. Eventually, though, it gets hit, and left on the street. Where its owner comes and finds it, and then he is helped up by the owner of the red umbrella. And then the owners of the umbrellas go out on a date.


  • The female volcano keeps singing even though the male volcano has eroded all the way down the seaboard, the song stirring enough "lava" within him to CRACK THE EARTH'S SURFACE so he can emerge next to her.
    • The final harmony between them is just so sweet.
    "I have a dream, I hope will come true
    That you'll grow old with me, and I'll grow old with you
    We thank the Earth, Sea and the Sky we thank too
    I lava you"
    • The short is a tribute to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"Sanjay's Super Team"

  • The father of Sanjay, feeling saddened that his son is disinterested in the prayer ritual, at least permits Sanjay to go back to his television. But then Sanjay sketches the Hindu idols, showing his father, that the Hindu spirituality just inspired him in a different way.
  • The full short. Entirely. You watch it and can't stop smiling.



  • The mother warming up to the dumpling son as though it were her real baby.
  • The father encouraging the mother's real son to reconcile with her. Although she's a little sullen at first, the two make up.
  • The Mother teaching both her son and her daughter-in-law how to make dumplings.
    • If one reads into the symbolism of making dumplings, the daughter-in-law making good dumplings on her first try indicates she'll make a great mother. Guess the son chose right when he proposed to her.

"Tin Toy"

  • A minor one but the titular tin toy coming back to cheer up Billy (the baby) when he's crying. He ultimately decides to make the baby happy even though he's scared of what Billy might do. It does turn into a funny bit though when Billy decides to play with the bag instead but it's sweet to see Billy cheer up when Tin Toy comes out.


  • Most of the short, when it's not being tearjerking. Particularly the moment when the kitten and the dog first cuddle after he's been roughed up in a dogfight, the pitbull finally escaping from his abusive owner, and the moment when he meets a new, much kinder owner and gently leans into her hand, realizing he won't be hurt.
    • How does the kindlier owner come to warm up to the pitbull? She sees the kitten cuddle up to the pitbull, opening up her heart to the poor thing.


  • Greg spends the entire Short, trying to make sure his Parents do not find the photo of him with his Partner, since he has not yet admitted to his parents that he is gay, which leads to him biting his Mother, in his Dog's body. This Scene is a Tear Jerker in itself, but when he follows his Mother outside, what she says she wants to tell Greg is the Heart Warming Scene.
    Mother: We'll always be here for you, and I know that someday you'll find someone who loves you as much as we do. I just hope that whoever it is...that he makes you happy."
  • Greg returns to his Body, after realizing he has nothing to be ashamed about with his sexuality.
    Mother: What is wrong with you?
    Greg: Nothing!
  • When Greg introduces Manuel to his Parents. Greg's Father goes to shake Manuel's hand, before pulling him in for a Hug.


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