Toy Story Throwback: Hay Un Amigo En Mi

We’re in the midst of some crazy times right now, times that were just unfolding when I made my last post on here.  We all have our own ways of dealing with the stress, but for me, I’ve been letting myself get lost in the Toy Story things that make me the happiest.  It’s no secret that Buzz Lightyear and Jessie hold a special place in my fangirl heart, and it’s been quite some time since I did one of my throwback posts, so I thought I’d take a look back at them – more specifically, the moment I went from simply being a Pixar fan who was excited to see Toy Story 3, to falling hopelessly in love with these two characters, both as a couple and for who they are individually.  And it all started with Dancing with the Stars

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Toy Story News Roundup: Merchandise, Epcot, and Change at Pixar

Well, we’re still waiting for that trailer!  But since I know it’s going to pop up any day now, I thought I’d do a quick catch-up on some of the other bits of news I’ve collected in the past week.  That way, when the trailer does drop, it can be my main focus – because, honestly, will I even be able to focus on anything else?

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Toy Story Throwback: Lee Unkrich’s ‘Toy Story 3’ Formspring

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We passed the two-year countdown mark for Toy Story 4 back in June – down to 20 months now – but we still have a long way to go.  And since news on the upcoming sequel continues to be light these days, I thought I might as well share another of my “throwback” posts while we wait.  It’s as good a time as any to reminisce about the previous Toy Story film, as we anticipate the next one and ponder what secrets its story holds for us.

I think it’s safe to say that anyone who was a part of the Toy Story fandom during the days surrounding Toy Story 3‘s release in 2010 can remember director Lee Unkrich’s account on Formspring.  The now-defunct social media site’s format was strictly Q&A, and although I never had the nerve to ask him anything myself, I can remember checking often to see if he’d answered anything new.  Sadly, he deleted the account – and all the goodness it contained – not too long thereafter, so I never had the chance to screencap or jot down the questions that were asked and their replies, which were fascinating to a fan like myself.

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Toy Story Throwback: Toy Story at the Oscars

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Even though the next Academy Awards are still a while away, I thought that – with the Emmys this weekend and all – it might be a good time to revisit some of my very favorite archival material relating to the Toy Story films.  I usually don’t make a big fuss over awards shows myself, unless there’s a movie (or a television show, or a musical performer) that I care especially about – needless to say, anything Toy Story would definitely get me to watch!  And I’m no film critic or analyst, by any means, so don’t expect any discussion of the merits of nominations or statistical facts from me here.  With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s take a look at the toys’ presence at the Oscars back in 1996, 2000, and 2011…

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