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Toy Story

When Woody is trapped in a milk crate, he hides under a book. The book is TM-31-210 Improvised Munition Handbook. A US Army manual detailing how to make explosives/weapons/traps from ordinary household materials. Gives another look at just how warped Sid is.

The carpet design used in Sid's house is the same design used in the hotel featured in The Shining (1980).

This was the first completely computer-generated feature film.

Some people that Pixar considered for the voice of Buzz Lightyear before choosing Tim Allen: Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, and Billy Crystal.

The toolbox in Sid's room is labelled "Binford". That is the name of the tool company on Tim Allen (the voice of Buzz)'s show, Home Improvement .

After the "Hey Hamm, I'm Picasso" gag, Mr. Potato Head says to a toy hockey puck, "What are you looking at, you hockey puck?" As an insult comic, Don Rickles (who voices Potato Head) was famous for calling people a "hockey puck" in his routines.

When Buzz Lightyear is knocked out of the window, he yells a Wilhelm scream.

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The number A113 has appeared in every Pixar film (not the shorts). In this film, as well as its sequel, it is the license plate number on Andy's mom's mini-van.

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There are many books behind Woody when he is giving his speech and some of them are Pixar short films such as Red's Dream, Knick Knack, and Tin Toy. The Tin Toy book even has director John Lasseter's last name on it.

All of the cars in Toy Story have license plate stickers that are dated November 95 - the same date the movie was released.

Each Toy Story film in the trilogy has a Star Wars reference from the adjacent trilogy episode. In this movie, Buzz mentions that Zurg has a weapon powerful enough to destroy an entire planet, a reference to the Death Star.

Originally Woody was to have a nightmare where he was being attacked by a giant Buzz Lightyear with real working lasers. While the idea was dropped from the film, it was later used as a boss battle in the promotional video game, and later as an inspiration for Woody's nightmare in Toy Story 2.

While Buzz is watching the commercial for Buzz Lightyear, the sound made by Buzz's laser is the same as the sound from the original Star Wars TIE fighters.

The animation team perfected the movement of the toy soldiers by gluing some sneakers to a sheet of wood and trying to walk around with them on.

All of the characters eye blink independently, rather than together - a quirk the artists intentionally incorporated.

One of the cars' licence plate is "HTT1195", which references the company "Hi Tech Tunes", which produced the film.

The moving company, "Eggman Movers", is named after art director Ralph Eggleston.

When Buzz & Woody are on RC, it very briefly shows Andy's little sister in the car, watching them from the mirror. In the background, we can hear "Hakuna Matata" from Disney's "The Lion King" playing on the radio.

Originally, Toy Story was going to be about a bear in a toy store. However, the animators decided it would be hard at the time to animate fur for a bear, so they eventually changed the story to what it is now. They kept the bear design, you can see him on the shelf when Woody has his staff meeting. That same bear went through some design changes, and became Lotso from Toy Story 3.

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Hamm: Yes, sir, we're next month's garage sale fodder for sure.

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Mistakes

When "Legs" lowers the Pez duck named Ducky down through the removed lightbulb hole, to ring the doorbell, the lightbulb housing is bigger than the hole but they bring it up through the hole to remove it.

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