Has there ever been a better film franchise for children and adults alike than Toy Story? The funny, heart-wrenching, utterly unique set of films captured our imaginations from the very beginning with their universal themes of friendship, love and loyalty.
Andy’s toys, and his relationship with them is the stuff of legend these days; you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know the story of the kid who couldn’t give up his toys, even when he really became far too old to keep playing with them, and still conform to the social norms of his age group.
Cue, then, the absolute tear-jerker of an ending to Toy Story 3, that left all of us adults mourning the loss of the innocence of childhood.
What many of the most avid Toy Story fans, those who have seen the films a hundred times over, may not have noticed though, is a strange quirk that you’d have to be sharp to pick up on while watching the films. It concerns Andy, the toy owning boy around whom much of the films’ action unfolds.