Everything About Toy Story That Just Doesnt Add Up

Toy Story is a great movie. But like any great movie about toys that magically come to life when people aren't around to see them, some things about it just don't stand up to scrutiny. Be warned: you're about to have your childhood ruined.


In their latest video, the good people at CinemaSins put the 1995 Pixar classic under their microscope and come up with some great findings. The sin count clocks in at 76 at the end of the day. And as if often the case, not all sins are created equally here. But the video makes a couple hilarious and insightful points. Here are my three favorites:

  • How on earth can Woody and Buzz, two toys that are appropriately diminutive in their stature, catch up with a full-sized truck in the final chase sequence?
  • Early in the movie, Bo Peep makes a very suggestive comment to Woody when she asks: "What do you say I get someone else to watch the sheep tonight?" But assuming that Woody and Bo Peep follow the mainstream trends in action figure design, both of them probably weren't made to be perfectly...anatomically correct. So how does this partnership work, exactly? And don't give me any of that "Oh, they're just snuggling" nonsense. Woody and Bo Peep may be toys. But they're also adults.
  • If Buzz really thinks he's going to die the first time Woody accidentally opens his helmet, how would he have maintained his cool and not leave his toy form if Andy did the same thing—which he probably would have done seeing that Buzz is, ya know, a toy.

Check out more great CinemaSins videos at its YouTube page.

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I'm A Different Bird

It feels like I have to post this every time a Cinema Sins video is mentioned, but FFS, calm down people. Nobody is saying Toy Story is a bad movie, not even the Cinema Sins crew. Cinema Sins just nitpicks for comedic value; that's their entire schtick.