Skip to comments.Toy Story: The True Identity of Andy's Mom Makes The Movie More Epic
Posted on 02/26/2014 4:13:43 PM PST by OneVike
Andy's mom has always been a bit of an enigma. In the first Toy Story, we barely even saw her face. That's all fine because throughout the movies, the real focus has been on Andy and the love he has for those toys.
But this is Pixar, and it stands to reason that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Davis family (Andy's last name).
In order to understand who Ms. Davis really is, we have to start with something seemingly simple: a hat.
In the picture below, you see Andy's cowboy hat that he plays with throughout his childhood. Study it closely.
Notice anything weird about the hat? It looks nothing like the hat worn by his favorite toy, Woody. Why wouldn't Andy wear a hat that was brown?
We don't think about it because most of us are normal human beings with things like jobs and tax exemptions. But I want you to take a quick journey with me: Andy got this hat from his mom.
In Toy Story 2, young Andy Davis left for summer camp, and his mom held a yard sale. \"The Chicken Man\" found Woody in one of the boxes (he was trying to save a fellow toy) and pleaded with Ms. Davis to sell him because Woody is a collectible from the 1950s.
Ms. Davis refuses, acknowledging that Woody is \"an old family toy.\" Not that much time has passed between the Toy Story movies, but we know that Andy has had Woody since Kindergarten, according to Mr. Potato Head. Andy's 6th birthday is in the first Toy Story, which makes him 7 or 8 in this movie. Woody doesn't seem all that old in comparison.
Further, Woody has no recollection of who he is. Many have suggested that this is because he was owned by Andy's father, who is never mentioned in the movies. Molly is a baby in the first movie, which means Andy's father either died or walked out not long before the movies started.
A reasonable assumption is that Andy's mom gave Woody, his father's toy, to him on his 5th birthday. After all, she gave him Buzz Lightyear on his next birthday. If Woody had been a new toy when Ms. Davis gave him to Andy, then he would know exactly who he is was, which is unlikely because he is so rare.
Now, back to the hat. I believe Andy received the hat from his mom, as well. There's another instance in the movies when this hat is shown:
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I always assumed Jessie belonged to Andy’s mom.
I have two dolls that my grandmother made me. They’re rag dolls. One of them has a skirt that I made when I was about 9. Previous to me. No intrinsic value.
Way too much effort being put into a bit of entertainment
That’s your opinion.
So why did you check out the thread and leave a comment.
I would say that you put way too much effort in going out of your way just to state an opinion.
But then, that’s just my opinion, and Free republic is not short on opinions.
Because believe it or not I like to be amused by self importance
There are tons of little side stories and stuff in those movies
I still have (or can get, on a few hours notice) a lot of the toys and books I had as a child. I took care of them, and most of them are still in good condition. I had hoped to pass them on to my own children.
God had other plans. I am blessed with a wife, but there will be no children.
Best I can hope for is to keep them available in case young relatives or kids of friends and neighbors visit.
When my time comes, I’ll pass them along...
I pray the Lord blesses you with many nieces and nephews.
Is your wife beyond childbearing age?
Yes, we are.
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