10 Shocking Toy Story Theories That’ll Blow. Your. Mind.
There’s no Toy Story 4 in sight (and for good reason because Andy’s all grown up and no one cares about Bonnie enough), but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever stop reliving all the moments from the beloved Disney/Pixar franchise starring our favorite toys of all time, Woody and Buzz Lightyear. While everything may’ve seemed all innocent in the trilogy, things aren’t always as they seem. Here are ten shocking Toy Story theories that’ll blow. Your. Mind.
1. Andy’s mom is Emily, Jessie’s previous owner. “We don’t know the first name of Andy’s mom. We don’t know Emily’s last name. We know that Andy’s hat and Emily’s hat are the same. We know that Emily is old enough to be Andy’s mom. We definitely know that Pixar is perfectly capable of sneaking this in without being overt about it.” —Jon Negroni
2. Andy’s parents are in the middle of a divorce. No wedding ring, so there’s that. “The fact that she’s called ‘Mrs.’ Davis does indicate that she was married, as opposed to having always been a single parent. It seems most likely to me that there was a reasonably amicable divorce; she got the house and decided to downsize; she removed all his photos because she wants to move on.”—LiveJournal (ratmmjess)
3. Andy’s father died. “Andy Davis is a boy who lives with his mother and sister; his father is never seen in the films and supplementary materials indicate that he has passed away.”—Wikia (Disney) To further add to that theory, “I’ve always thought that Andy’s dad was a cop who was killed in the line of duty. Not only is he attached to two male toys, but both represent some form of law enforcement.”—Reddit (sumojoe)
4. The reason Andy’s so attached to Woody and the rest of his toys: “Woody was the last toy Andy’s father ever gave him. Andy used Woody to help with the emotional trauma that came with losing his father and because of this became very attached to Woody. Andy’s mom noticed this and continued to buy Andy toys to help deal with the death of his father and he formed strong bonds with many of them. While he doesn’t play with his toys, he doesn’t have the heart to give away the ones he cares for the most, unlike his little sister, Molly, who never knew her father and doesn’t have as strong of an attachment to her toys, which is why she is able to give hers away so easily.”—Reddit (infinitybutnotbeyond)
5. The Walking Dead is based off of Toy Story. This video explains everything you need to know about the similar movie plots:
6. The Toy Story movies were inspired by Pixar’s struggles with Disney to use computer animation. “Toy Story is essentially the story about Woody, a traditional western kid’s toy, who is threatened by Buzz Lightyear, a new, more popular futuristic kids toy, but in the end, they are united by their love of making Andy happy; much like Disney and Pixar were united in, one could say, their love for entertaining children and storytelling.”—Reddit (baltimorgan)
7. Toy Story 3 represents the Holocaust. “Andy is 17 and about to leave for college. These toys are left behind, just as host nations left behind the Jews as the Third Reich conquered Europe. Woody holds a meeting, where the assembled toy family discusses possible outcomes for their new position in the world. Change a few words and it is the same exact scene at the train station from Roman Polanski’s award-winning Holocaust drama The Pianist.”—Ugo
8. Toy Story 3 has Marxist undertones. “He is a privileged boy living in a luxurious home. (Remember how he didn’t even question the coming of a “new toy!” when he first met Jessie at the end of Toy Story 2?) It is just assumed that he will go on to college, putting him in an elite percentile of the world’s population. His own flesh and blood sister notes his departure in only how it effects her ownership of materials. She wants his old toys, she wants his room and she wants it while she holds an orange iPod Nano… Andy may look like an upbeat, healthy kid, but at heart he is a cold, lazy boss — literally affixing labels to the feet of those he exploits, with an unhealthy attachment to consumer goods.”—Ugo
9. Toy Story 3 contains Illuminati messages. “When Lotso made his comment about constructing the pyramid with himself at the top, the Illuminati connection was undeniable. The salvation from complete firery destruction at the end by aliens refers to the future Operation BlueBeam, where the globalist/anti-scientists will use advanced propulsion, energy, and weapons systems to make us think we are being invaded by ET/UFOs. However, in the end, the Earth unites against a common enemy under a one world government… When it seems all is lost, we are saved by a species of good aliens who tell us Christianity is false and Lucifer or Goddess is the true religion of all advanced and spiritually enlightened species. The symbolism associated with Andy giving his toys to Bonnie represent the New Age Movement of Aquarius where the female or “Goddess” becomes the object of man’s veneration.”—Blogspot (brainbender)
10. It’s connected to every other Pixar movie! For instance, “in Toy Story 3, a postcard on Andy’s wall has Carl and Ellie’s name and address on it. This confirms that in 2010, the time of Toy Story 3, Ellie is still alive or hasn’t been dead long. This supports the idea that Up takes place years later.” Click here for more on The Pixar Theory.