Toy Story Backstory: Andy’s Mom Edition

It all started with a hat.

Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns (that’s a thing on a resume) came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy’s mom is [REDACTED].

I laughed. I then agreed.

Fascinating! Who is Andy’s mom anyway and have those sneaky scoundrels at Pixar pulled one over on us all? Really, the whole idea makes me think of Pixar’s attention to detail as resembling Apple’s; how deep into a story (or backstory for that matter) do these wizards of cinema go before plotting out the first movie, let alone its sequels? Click-through to check out the full logic.

One last thing, I would love (and share) any post that ends with this line:

“Or, do you hate fun, love, and destiny?”


(via The true identity of Andy’s mom in Toy Story”)

Posted: February 28, 2014

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