Study Guide

Toy Story Friendship

Friendship

You've got a friend in me. You've got a friend in me. You got troubles and I got 'em, too. There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you. We stick together, we can see it through 'cause you've got a friend in me.

This is probably the most famous song from any Pixar movie (and one of the best) and it sets the ton for this movie nicely. This tune plays over the opening credits as Andy and Woody and playing. These guys are buddies. Chums. Pals. Nothing can change that, right?

WOODY: Oh hi, Buzz. Why don't you say hello to the guys over there…Oh hi, how you doing? You guys won't believe this, but Buzz and I are friends now…You bet! To infinity and beyond! Gimme five!

REX: Hey look, it is Buzz!

SLINKY: I knew you were right all along Woody! I never doubted you for a second.

At this point in the story, Woody and Buzz are most definitely not friends…but Woody knows that pretending that Buzz might actually want to be his buddy is the quickest way to win over the other toys. It doesn't work, but it was a nice try.

WOODY: Go away, you disgusting freaks! All back! Back, you cannibals! He's still alive and you're not getting him, you monsters…Hey, they fixed you? But...but they're cannibals, we saw them eat other toys. Uh, sorry. We thought you're gonna...you know...eat my friend.

This is the first time that Woody actually calls Buzz his friend. Yeah, he might mean it more like "acquaintance" or "Facebook friend" but still Woody isn't willing to let a bunch of toys he thinks are cannibals attack Buzz. This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

WOODY: Oh, come on, Buzz. I can't do this without you. I need your help.

BUZZ: I can't help. I can't help anyone.

WOODY: Why, sure you can, Buzz. You can get me out of here and then I'll get that rocket off you, and we'll make a break for Andy's House.

Yes, Woody wants to escape from Sid's bedroom, but he really does need Buzz. And we get the feeling this isn't totally for selfish reasons. Woody's not just pretending to be a friend here. He's starting to really feel for this spaceman.

WOODY: Listen Buzz, forget about me. You should get outta here while you can… Buzz! What are you doing? I thought you were...

BUZZ: Come on, Sheriff. There's a kid in that house who needs us. Now let's get you out of this thing.

And here we go. This is Woody's big turn around. He tells Buzz to make a break for it while he can. Woody will stay and face the music. He realizes that his actions got them in this whole mess. Buzz shouldn't suffer for his mistakes.

WOODY: No, no, no! Wait! Wait! Listen! Please! There's a good toy down there and he's—he's going to be blown to bits in a few minutes all because of me. I've gotta save him! But I need your help. Please. He's my friend. He's the only one I've got.

Okay, so Woody could totally just escape Sid's room and lead his own life, but he refuses to let Buzz stay behind. Why? Friendship, of course. Here he asks for the help of Sid's maimed toys. Maybe he can help these potential friends out, too?

WOODY: Hey, Buzz! You're flying!

BUZZ: This isn't flying, this is falling with style!

WOODY: To infinity and beyond!

Remember this little call-back? Woody has been telling Buzz he can't fly since he showed up in Andy's room. Now Woody has finally embraced Buzz and all his quirks. And Buzz is loving Woody right back. These guys really are friends.

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!

Yeah, we get the feeling Buzz and Woody are going to be pretty good pals. They're definitely going need to stick together with a new puppy in the house.

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