Have you ever wondered why the Toy Story franchise could be that successful? It popularized the concept of toys that are secretly alive when the children who own them aren’t around to see them. It is also one of Pixar’s most profitable franchises. Grossing over $373 million worldwide, Toy Story became the 20th-highest-grossing franchise worldwide and the fourth-highest-grossing animated franchise. Incredible!
That’s not all. The film received some award nominations, of which it won some. Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4 won the Academy Award for best-animated feature.
It’s hard to name a kid who doesn’t love watching this Toy Story series. They make us laugh like a drain and also touch our heartstrings. They’re just so good, making up a beloved part of our childhood.
You’ve watched Toy Story franchise multiple times, right? Many of us just love to watch them over and over again. Sometimes, we notice details that we completely missed while watching the movie as a kid. And, here are 25 amazing small things that avid fans spotted. Scroll down to check them out!
#1 In Toy Story 2 (1999), Jessie’s fight with Woody ends with the same move that Buzz used on him in the original film
#2 In Toy Story 4 (2019), a car has the licence plate “RMRF97”. In 1997, someone at Pixar accidentally typed “rm -r -f “, deleting the entire Toy Story 2 movie from the Pixar database. Fortunately, the film’s supervising technical director had a backup copy at home, and the movie was restored.
#3 In Toy Story 4(2019) you can see where Andy sewed up Woody’s arm in Toy Story 2 (1999) including the extra stuffing.
#4 In the ending of Toy Story (1995) when Mrs. PotatoHead was being announced Mr. spell is writting HUBBA in the background.
#5 The phrase “There’s a snake in my boot!” that Woody from ‘Toy Story’ (1995) says is a reference to a common hallucination suffered by alcoholics in the 19th century.
#6 In Toy Story 2 (1999), Tour Guide Barbie’s statement about retailers not ordering enough Buzz Lightyear dolls to meet demand is a fact. Toy sellers underestimated the box office performance of Toy Story (1995) when it was released, they did not order enough dolls to keep up with demand.
#7 In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.
#8 Andy’s room, from Toy Story 3 (2010), is full of Pixar Easter Eggs. To name some: there’s a poster of Finn McMissile, from Cars 2 (2011), Pixar’s (then) next movie; a Pixar University pinnant; a poster with a mosquito from A Bug’s Life (1998), and a calendar with one of the punks from Cars (2006).
#9 In Toy story 2 (1999) When Al is about to hang up with the Japanese Toy museum buying Woody. He says “Don’t touch my mustache”. This is him mispronouncing. “どういたしまして” (Dōitashimashite) which means You’re Welcome in Japanese.
#10 In Soul (2020), a mailbox has been vandalised by “SID”. This is a reference to Toy Story (1995).
#11 In Toy Story 4 (2019), a plate at the antique store has the emblem of Merida’s Clan from Brave (2011) on it.
#12 In Toy Story 3 (2010), the number 237 appears three times. This is a reference to The Shining. Director Lee Unkrich is a massive Stephen King fan.
#13 In Toy Story 2 (1999), Al’s Toy Barn is selling toys from A Bug’s Life (1998).
#14 In Toy Story 4 (2019), the bouncy castle at the fair has the same design as Barley’s van in Onward (2020). Pixar puts easter eggs of future movies in their earlier ones.
#15 (Toy Story 3. 2010) next to Woody is Lightning McQueen.
#16 In Toy Story 4 (2019) the bottle cap found by Bo Peep’s sheep is a reference to the grape soda bottle cap pin in “Up”
#17 For Toy Story (1995), the screenwriters taped shoes to a wooden board to help the creative team figure out how the army soldiers would walk and run.
#18 In Toy Story 2 (1999), while very difficult to make out even in 4K, the Truck with the giant cylinder on it (that almost squishes Mr. Potato Head) on it has the words “Kartoffel Pfannkuch” written on the side. This is German for “Potato Pancake.”
#19 In Toy Story 4 (2019), a closer look at Buzz Lightyear shows that his stickers are slowly starting to peel away.
#20 I’ve seen Toy Story 2 1000 times and today I just noticed this hidden Easter Egg of A Bugs Life picture hanging on Al’s wall
#21 In Toy Story (1995), one of Sid’s hybrid toys is literally a ‘hooker’.
#22 In Toy Story 4, the Combat Carl in snow gear repeatedly gets left hanging while the other two high five. However, he does finally get his high five by Duke Caboom at the very end of the film when they both appear in place of Luxo the lamp in the Pixar logo after the credits
#23 In Toy Story 4 (2019), a car has the licence plate “RMRF97”. In 1997, someone at Pixar accidentally typed “rm -r -f “, deleting the entire Toy Story 2 movie from the Pixar database. Fortunately, the film’s supervising technical director had a backup copy at home, and the movie was restored.
#24 In Toy Story 4(2019) you can see where Andy sewed up Woody’s arm in Toy Story 2 (1999) including the extra stuffing.
#25 In Toy Story 4 (2019), the Pizza Planet truck makes it’s appearance as the carnival worker’s tattoo. @0:34:19