Toy Story Film Summary & Analysis

John Lasseter
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Symbols

Andy's Mark

Andy inscribes his name on both Buzz's and Woody's feet, an act that is symbolic of everything a toy could want out of life. Andy uses his inscription to ensure that no one else will take his favorite toys. Andy only marks his most special and beloved toys, a group to which Woody alone belongs until Buzz comes along. For a long time, Woody's exclusive possession of Andy's inscription has represented Andy's adoration of Woody; therefore, Woody feels betrayed when Buzz also receives Andy's mark of ownership and love. Woody feels abandoned by Andy as Buzz becomes a more important part of Andy's life; he also feels abandoned by the toys as Buzz takes center stage in Andy's room.

After Woody notices that Andy has written his name on Buzz's foot, Woody begins to lose patience with the situation. The mark confirms that he and...

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