Toy Story

Question: When Woody and Buzz are at Sid's house, at one point the baby with the spider legs taps something in Morse code to Sid's other toys. Is he really tapping something in Morse code or is it just a random jumble of dots and dashes?

Chosen answer: Baby face taps RR TOYS COME OUT. Telling the other toys to come out from hiding. Pixar stated this in their Toy Story character overview.

Question: Pixar movies have always shown to have adult themes. Was Buzz drunk during the Mrs. Nesbit scene?

Chosen answer: There wasn't anything for him to get drunk on. He was just wallowing in self pity and frankly, his world had just fallen apart, so it's understandable that he'd act a little loopy as a reaction.

Garlonuss

Question: At one point, Mr Potato head takes his various parts off and deliberately puts them back in the wrong spots. He then turns to the other toys and says "Look, Picasso". What did he mean by that?

Chosen answer: Pablo Picasso was an artist famous for works with mixed perspectives and odd angles.

Phoenix

Question: A question concerning Rex the dinosaur. His nervous personality, along with a few of the lines he says, ("I just can't take that kind of rejection." "I don't like confrontations!") are very similar to George McFly from Back to the Future. Is it possible that Wallace Shawn based his role of Rex on George McFly?

Chosen answer: It's not out of the question, but it's more likely that both characters are simply examples of the classic insecure character.

Tailkinker

Question: Would it actually be possible, with today's technological standards, to design a toy that incorporates all of Buzz Lightyear's little widgets? I'm aware it does seem a bit of a stretch but given we're now seeing figures boasting 25 bendable joints as well as lights and a voice chip is it still outside the realm of possibility?

Chosen answer: It would be quite an expensive toy, as far as action figures go, but yeah it could be made.

Phixius

Question: Where is Andy's father? He doesn't even feature at the Christmas scene at the end. Are Disney suggesting this is a one parent family?

Stephen Bartlett

Chosen answer: Disney has had a growing trend to show more 'unconventional' families - i.e. not the nuclear family structure. They view it as a reflection of today's changing times. How about the following: Nemo's mother, both of Lilo's parents, Jasmine's mother. Pixar have also stated that one reason he was left out is because human characters were very difficult and expensive to animate at the time and he wasn't essential to the story.

Garlonuss

Question: I was wondering. Does Sid destroy toys because his father beats/abuses Sid, so Sid lets out his anger on toys? This would explain all the locks on Sid's door, to hide from his father and to hide what he does to toys. When Scud is looking for Woody, he notices Sid's father sleeping, and Scud walks away, which could mean that Scud doesn't want to wake up Sid's father knowing he is a cruel and violent man.

Chosen answer: This is a Disney/Pixar production, at no point are they intimating that kind of a relationship between son and father. If anything, the father simply doesn't care what his son gets up to so long as he isn't disturbed by it. Any other inferences you get from the movie are for you to contend with, but the family nature of the movie would suggest beating/abuse is not the answer.

GalahadFairlight

Question: Near the beginning of the film, why is Woody so shocked to learn of Andy's birthday party? Shouldn't he have a general idea, if not know outright, when Andy was born?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: If you'll notice, when he tells the other toys, he says that the party has been "moved to today". The other toys then mention that it isn't Andy's birthday yet and Woody says that they were probably trying to have the party before they moved to another house. Woody knows when the birthday is, but the party is not being held on Andy's birthday.

Garlonuss

Question: If woody just wanted to go back to Andy's house to be with Andy again, and to prove his innocence why not just tell Buzz the truth about it instead of lying to him, and trying to trick him into going back to Andy? By telling lying to him about what he found and about his intentions, he only made things harder. So why not just tell Buzz that he wants to get back to Andy's house, and needs to take him Buzz with to prove to the other toys that he's innocent?

Answer: Because Woody knocked him flat out the window back at Andy's house earlier, and believing he's an actual space ranger, Buzz decided he would like to go separate ways, and let his guard down with Woody, ending the conflict between the two, and decides to continue the mission he believes he is on elsewhere. Going back with Woody is not an option for him. He says farewell to Woody, and Woody starts to see that Buzz is not interested, so tries to condone Buzz with a plan he knows Buzz would most likely fall for.

Question: Near the ending, Woody says to the Mutant toys that they'll have to break the rules. What rules do they break?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: Revealing to Sid that toys are alive and can talk and move on their own.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: When Buzz is first being introduced to the other toys, Mr. Potato Head says that he is from Playschool. What does Rex say after this?

Chosen answer: Rex says "And I'm from Mattel. Well, I'm not really from Mattel, I'm actually from a smaller company that was purchased in a leveraged buyout."

Tailkinker

Question: When Buzz is "repairing his ship" and Woody is telling him to stay away from Andy, Buzz is holding a jack in his left hand. What is he supposed to be using the jack for?

Mister Ed

Chosen answer: To jack up the ship so he can fix the bottom.

Bowling255

Question: On IMDB's trivia for this movie, it says that whenever a character's eyes blink, they never blink together, but one at a time. Is this true? If so, why would they do this?

Chosen answer: If you'd ever had one of those dolls that when you lay it down the eyes close, you would know that they never close at the same time. One always seems to stick a little.

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There's an electrical outlet on the wall below the window (aligned with the window shade's loop) in Sid's room near the Megadork poster, but when Sid throws Woody to the floor and raises the shade (before he scorches Woody's forehead with the magnifying glass), that outlet has vanished.

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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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