Study Guide

Toy Story Change

Change

WOODY: I'm not worried. You shouldn't be worried.

MR. POTATO HEAD: Of course Woody ain't worried! He's been Andy's favorite since kindergarten!

SLINKY: Hey, hey! Come on, Potato Head! If Woody says it's all right, then, well, darn it, it's good enough for me. Woody has never steered us wrong before.

WOODY: C'mon, guys! Every Christmas and birthday we go through this.

Wow. Being a toy is kind of exhausting. These guys go through this panic at least twice a year (and probably any time there's a garage sale). Any time things change, it can be really stressful.

WOODY: Howdy. My name is Woody and this is Andy's room. That's all I wanted to say. And also, there has been a bit of a mix-up. This is my spot, see, the bed here.

BUZZ: Local law enforcement! It's about time you got here. I'm Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger, Universe Protection Unit. My ship has crash-landed here by mistake.

WOODY: Yes, it is a mistake, because, you see, the bed here is my spot.

Yes, there's definitely been a mistake. Only one toy gets to sit on Andy's bed and that's Woody. Sure, Woody's trying to be nice here, but these changes are starting to worry him a little.

MR. POTATO HEAD: Couldn't handle Buzz cutting on your playtime, could you Woody? Didn't wanna face the fact that Buzz might be Andy's new favorite toy. So you got rid of him. Well, what if Andy starts playing with me more Woody, huh? You gonna knock me out the window, too?

Even though Potato Head is being a little over the top here in accusing Woody, he's pretty much hit the nail on the head. Woody can't stand the changes in Andy's room. He's not getting played with as much anymore, so he's taking it out on Buzz. Change is tough.

WOODY: This is a perfect time to panic! I'm lost, Andy is gone, they're gonna move to their new house in two days, and it's all your fault!

BUZZ: My... My fault? If you hadn't pushed me out of the window in the first place.

WOODY: Oh, yeah? Well, if you hadn't shown up with your stupid little cardboard spaceship and taken away everything that was important to me.

Here's another scene that totally hits the nail on the head. Buzz changed everything when he showed up and Woody is pretty ticked about it. But, not only has Woody's place changed, but Andy's change of address puts both Woody and Buzz in danger of being lost forever.

BUZZ: Sheriff, I can see your indwelling from here. You're almost home.

ALIEN: Nirvana is coming, the mystic portal awaits.

WOODY: Will you be quiet? You guys don't get it, do you? Once we go into Sid's house, we won't be coming out!

If Woody thought the changes in Andy's room were scary, wait until he gets to Sid's house. Woody knows that, no matter how bad things were at Andy's, he's much better off with that kid than Sid. This is one very unwelcome change.

WOODY: Who are you calling busted, Buster?

SID: Huh?

WOODY: That's right! I'm talking to you, Sid Philips! We don't like being blown up, Sid. Or smashed, or torn apart.

SID: W-we?

WOODY: That's right, your toys! From now on, you must take good care of your toys, because if you don't, we'll find out, Sid! We toys can see everything! So play nice!

Some changes are a good thing. A very good thing. Woody and Sid's toys band together to try to teach Sid a different way of playing with his toys. Sure, they do it by scaring the snot out of him, but hey: progress is progress.

SID: The toys! The toys are alive!... Nice toy…

HANNAH: What's wrong, Sid? Don't you wanna play with Sally?

You kind of feel bad for Sid here. Just a little. He's been an awful toy owner and an even worse big brother, but we get the feeling he's about to turn over a kinder and gentler new leaf.

WOODY: Buzz? Buzz Lightyear? You're not worried, are you?

BUZZ: Me? No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Are you?

WOODY: Now Buzz, what could Andy possibly get that is worse than you?

ANDY: Oh, oh, what is it? What is it? Wow, a puppy!

In the last few lines of the movie all the toys have learned to accept change. They're not freaking out about new toys—they're celebrating it. Even Woody and Buzz have buried the hatchet because they know they can't stop the change train from chugging down the track.

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