Toy Story
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Trivia: 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.


Trivia: This was the first completely computer-generated feature film.

Trivia: The carpet design used in Sid's house is the same design used in the hotel featured in The Shining (1980). (00:48:55 - 00:50:10)

Trivia: 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 . (00:59:45)

Trivia: 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. (00:04:20)

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Trivia: 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. (00:55:50 - 00:59:05)

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Trivia: 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. (00:06:00)


Trivia: When Buzz Lightyear is knocked out of the window, he yells a Wilhelm scream. (00:27:15)

Trivia: 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. (00:32:20)

Trivia: 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.

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

Trivia: 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. (00:45:10)


Trivia: The "Hidden Mickey" is the watch clock in Andy's room. (00:13:50)


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


Trivia: 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.

Trivia: All of the cars in Toy Story have license plate stickers that are dated November 95 - the same date the movie was released. (01:07:30)

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

Trivia: The moving truck's license plate is "MLY1K9" - a reference to Pixar's resident sheepdog, Molly (one canine). (01:07:50)


Trivia: While Buzz is riding RC chasing after the moving truck, when Scud runs into the intersection causing the car pile-up, we see the building "Virtual Realty" the real estate company that sold Andy's house, and the bowling alley "Luxo Lanes" named after "Luxo, Jr" the first short film produced by Pixar in 1986. In the car pile-up, a blue car's license plate is "RES1536" which is also the Pizza Planet truck's license plate number, and the number's taken from Toy Story‍'‍s film resolution - 1536 x 922, the RES stands for resolution. Also, on the teal car's tire it reads "Tigger Paw" named after Disney's Tigger, and a play on the brand Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires.

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Trivia: There's a hidden Mickey on the 'MEGADORK' poster in Sid's room - the Mickey tattoo on the musician's arm.

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Trivia: 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. (00:06:55)

Trivia: 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. (01:12:05)


Trivia: The sound the globe makes when rolling towards Buzz is the exact same noise as the boulder that rolls toward Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. (00:27:10)

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Trivia: In Andy's room, when Buzz Lightyear tries to prove to everyone that he can fly, he bounces off the ball (red star/blue stripe) from Pixar's first film, Luxo Jr. [src]

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Trivia: The moving company, "Eggman Movers", is named after art director Ralph Eggleston. (01:08:30)

Trivia: When Woody accidentally wakes up Sid's dog, its growl is that of the T. Rex from Jurassic Park.

Trivia: One of the books on Andy's bookshelf is "Smyrl, Smyrl, Twist and Twirl". This is a reference to Eliot Smryl on the modeling team.

Trivia: While Buzz and Woody are at the gas station, after Buzz tells Woody of Emperor Zurg's secret weapon being built, when Buzz says, "Farewell" to Woody, Buzz raises his hand and does something similar to the Vulcan salute from Star Trek.

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