|“||Tuesday night's plastic corrosion awareness meeting, was I think, a big success. We'd like to thank Mr. Spell for putting that on for us. Thank you Mr. Spell.||„|
|~ Woody giving an announcement to his fellow friends|
|“||Besides. when it all ends I have old Buzz Lightyear to keep me company... for infinity and beyond.||„|
|~ Woody to Buzz Lightyear, regarding their future|
Woody (also known as "Sheriff Woody"; full name Woody Pride) is the main protagonist of the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies and a supporting character in their short films and TV specials.
Woody is a pull-string cowboy doll based on the main character of the popular 1950s children's show, Woody's Roundup. In each film, Woody leaves Andy's room (where he and the other toys live) and ventures out into the world.
He is voiced by Tom Hanks in the films and TV specials, and his brother Jim Hanks in other media.
According to the Pixar website, The Woody doll (owned by Andy in the future) was made in 1957. For unknown reasons, Woody had forgotten his past as the star of Woody's Roundup. He would later re-discover his legacy in 1999 (during the events of Toy Story 2).
Before The Movies
Sometime before the events of the films, Woody was found by a young boy named Andy Davis. He soon became Andy's favorite toy and eventually met Andy's other toys - including (but not limited to) Slinky Dog, Bo Peep the shepdress, Rex The T-Rex, Hamm the Piggy Bank and Mr. Potato Head
In Toy Story, Woody is the sole favorite toy of his then owner, Andy and the leader of his other toys. His best pal is a dog named Slinky Dog who he often played checkers with and he had a relationship with a shepherdess Bo Peep. Woody has been the favorite since Andy went to Kindergarten and had the place of high honor on Andy's bed as well as his owner's name on his right boot in permanent ink. Woody seems to enjoy his life and relationship with Andy and is not afraid of being replaced. One day, after Andy finishes playing with his toys, Woody holds a staff meeting and asks the other toys if they all have moving buddies because Andy's family is moving to a new house in a week. Andy's birthday is the same day he moves to his new house and so his party has moved to today. Rex is scared Andy will replace him with a new dinosaur, Woody tells Rex that nobody is getting replaced and prove that there's nothing to worry about, he sends some Green Army Men downstairs to see what Andy is getting. Woody is confident everything will be fine but everything changes when one of Andy's gifts is a Space Ranger action figure named Buzz Lightyear. Buzz is loaded with many gadgets and quickly gains all the respect and loyalty of the toys making Woody feel unwanted and jealous. Worst of all Buzz is under the delusion that he was a real Space Ranger.
As the days go by, Buzz seems to be getting most of the attention and Woody feels his world crumbling all around him especially when the posters on the walls, the pictures and even the bedclothes all change to Buzz and he ends up in the toy box instead of on the bed. Buzz even gets his owner's name on the bottom of his right boot with permanent ink, which infuriates Woody even more.
When Woody hears Andy is going to Pizza Planet for dinner and had to bring only one toy, he hatches a plan to knock Buzz behind Andy's desk using RC Car, but it backfires and Buzz gets knocked out of the window instead. Most of the other toys, including Mr. Potato Head and Hamm accuse Woody of getting rid of Buzz on purpose. However before they harm him, Andy comes to the room to find Buzz, but he couldn't find him so he took Woody instead. After Buzz enters the car, Buzz and Woody begin to fight until Woody sees Andy and his mom driving away, he and Buzz were stranded at the Gas Station, until Woody sees a Pizza Planet Delivery Truck and tells Buzz that there is a spaceship to take him home as he and Buzz go to Pizza Planet to find Andy.
After that Woody and Buzz arrive at Pizza Planet, they climb into a crane game full of Little Green Men as Buzz still believes that he is a real space ranger. There they are captured by Andy's evil toy torturing neighbor Sid Phillips. While trying to escape his house, they discover Sid's Mutant Toys as they try to escape from Sid's room and Woody accidentally wakes up Sid's dog Scud as he and Buzz try to hide. Woody sees Buzz depressed and Woody realizes that the window is the smart thing to escape Sid's room as Woody tries to seek attention to the other toys in Andy's room by waving Buzz's disconnected arm, but they are horrified when they realize that Woody is a toy murderer and leave him behind. Woody discovers that Sid's mutant toys are actually friendly when they reconnect Buzz's arm before Sid comes in the room with a rocket about to strap on Buzz when he couldn't find Woody and realizes there is a thunderstorm so he waits till the morning.
While Sid sleeps, Woody tells Buzz that he is a toy and also tells him that being a toy is a lot better than being a space ranger which allows Buzz to learn that he is a toy as Buzz tries to escape with Woody when they see the moving truck near Andy's house as Sid wakes up and begins to destroy Buzz, but with the help of Sid's Mutant Toys, Woody turns the tables on the bully and save Buzz so that he never harms any other toys again by scaring him and allowing the Mutant Toys and himself to frighten Sid as Sid becomes scared and runs back to the house. After putting his jealously aside and teaming up with Buzz who now excepts that he's a toy, they manage to escape Sid's house and find Andy when Woody and Buzz see the car driving away and Woody and Buzz try to catch up with the moving truck, but Scud begins to chase the two as Buzz begins to fight Scud and Woody manages to help Buzz by throwing RC out of the truck, but the other toys who realize that Woody got rid of RC threw him off the truck as he, Buzz and RC try to catch up with the moving truck. The other toys see their misunderstanding and become friends with Woody again after seeing his attempts to rescue Buzz. As RC's batteries die out, Buzz reminds Woody of the rocket on his back as Woody tries to light the rocket, but blows away and Woody manages to light the rocket by using Buzz's space helmet as he and Woody soar away into the sky before Buzz pops his wings to cut himself free and use his wings as a glider to land in Andy's car as Andy is glad that Woody and Buzz were here in the car all along. Both he and Buzz become joint leaders of Andy's Room in the new house. As they welcome new toys by allowing the Green Army men to search for the presents on Christmas Morning.
Toy Story 2
In Toy Story 2, Woody is getting to go with Andy to Cowboy Camp, but Andy accidentally rips his arm while playing and leaves him, much to Woody's dismay. When Woody and Andy's dog Buster saves Andy's toy penguin Wheezy from a yard sale, he is stolen by Al McWhiggin the greedy manager of the Al's Toy Barn Toy Store.
At Al's Apartment, he meets a horse named Bullseye, a cowgirl doll named Jessie, and a mint-in-the-box prospector doll named Stinky Pete. He then finds out that he was the star of a popular 1950's TV show called Woody's Roundup and the three toys were his co-stars.
Woody soon learns that Al plans to sell him, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete to a toy museum in Tokyo, Japan and intends to go back to Andy, making Jessie bitter and resentful, which causes conflicts between them both.
When Al accidentally rips off Woody's arm completely, Woody attempts to get it back. However Stinky Pete turns on Al's TV and wakes Al up, foiling Woody's escape. Stinky Pete frames Jessie by putting the remote by her case, When Woody sees the remote by Jessie, he accuses her of messing up his escape, thinking she's still mad at him for not wanting to stay. Jessie attacks Woody because of his accusation.
After Woody's arm is reattached, He heads home but first Stinky Pete urges him to make amends with Jessie. When Woody talks with Jessie, she tell him that she used to belong to a little girl named Emily who grew up and abandoned her. Stinky Pete then warns Woody that he'll go through the same thing he goes back to Andy. So he decides up to go to the toy museum with the Roundup gang.
However when Buzz and the other toys arrive to rescue him and convince him to come home, Woody refuses, taking sides with the Roundup Gang. Buzz was disappointed that he came a long way for nothing. Ultimately, Woody changes his mind decides to go back to Andy, he offers to take others with him until Stinky Pete reveals his true nature and locks the vent to prevent Woody from escaping.
After Buzz and the others finally find Woody in the airport, he and Buzz defeat Stinky Pete by sending him to a girl's backpack after telling him that he will discover the true meaning of playtime. Afterwards Jessie is loaded onto a plane, Woody, Buzz and Bullseye recuse. Then all the toys head home before Andy returns. The next day, Andy later fixes Woody's broken arm and Jessie and Bullseye have become part of the family, with Wheezy finally fixed by Andy. Woody tells Buzz he's no longer worried about Andy growing up.
Toy Story 3
In Toy Story 3, Many years later, Woody and the rest of Andy's remaining toys - Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Rex, Hamm, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, The Three Aliens, Sarge and two army men take one chance to get a now 17-year-old Andy to notice them in what Woody calls Operation Playtime, in which the toys dial Andy's cellphone number on another phone. The plan ultimately backfires when Andy ignores his toys and, instead, blames His Sister Molly for messing with his stuff. Woody then calls for another staff meeting in which he reminds the toys that their job isn't about getting played by but to be there for Andy. After Sarge and the soliders leaves, saying something about a trashbags. Everyone panic while Woody tells them that no one is going to get thrown away, mentions about the friends who have been lost (he is still hurt at the loss of Bo Peep) when her name is mentioned by Rex) and gone to their new owners, reminds the toys that Andy has held onto them during every yard sale and spring cleaning because he must have care for them, and tells them that Andy will place them in the attic, a place where there are games, books, the race-car track, the old TV, and Christmas decorations. He guarantees that Andy will continue to take care of the toys, then he climbs up on the dresser to see photos of Andy's high school graduation and a young Andy posing with his toys.
When Andy reenters the room to prepare for college, he gets out a trash bag and puts his toys inside the bag. When it comes to between Woody and Buzz, Andy tosses Woody into a box of possessions he is going to take to college and puts Buzz into the trash bag with the others. Woody, wanting to know where his friends are being taken to, jumps out of the box to track the bag. He is relieved to see that Andy is intending to put the toys into the attic, but Andy leaves the bag to help Molly. Woody then witnesses in horror as Andy's mother takes the bag downstairs. Thinking quickly, Woody signals to Buster, and instructs him to take him to the curb, but the dog is too old and weary to help Woody that he turns over instead. Woody rushes to the window to see Andy's mother place the bag full of toys on the curb with other trash bags full of garbage. Spotting an approaching garbage truck down the street, Woody grabs a pair of scissors, jumps out of the window, slides down the drainage, and runs toward the bags. Using the scissors, he cuts open the trash bags but is unable to find his friends. After the bags are loaded into the truck and the truck goes down the street, Woody runs after the truck, but witnesses the trash bags being crunched by the truck's compactors. Woody is horrified, but turns to see a recycling bin scurrying into the garage on little feet, to his relief. Catching up with the toys who have climbed into a box bound for Sunnyside Daycare, Woody tells the toys that Andy's mother has mistaken the toys as trash and that Andy has intended to put the toys into the attic, but the toys don't listen to Woody and respond back by declaring that they are going to Sunnyside instead with Molly's Barbie, believing that Andy does not want them anymore.
Arriving at Sunnyside, the toys meet a straw berry scented bear named Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (Lotso) who gives them a tour around Sunnyside and assigns them to the Caterpillar Room. Woody tries desperately to convince the toys to go back home, but his friends believe that daycare is perfect for them and convinces Woody in joining them to be played with by the children of the daycare. Woody is disappointed to hear that Buzz is staying at the daycare with the others as well. Woody believes that his friends should not turn their back on Andy so quickly and calls them selfish for deciding to move on with their new life at the daycare and without Andy. Woody decides to go back to Andy alone, and Buzz steps forward to shake hands with Woody as a symbol of saying goodbye, but Woody turns away and heads out the door. He makes Bullseye stay behind because he doesn't want him alone. As he sneaks across the hallway, trying to find his way out, a janitor cart comes his way, and Woody grabs the bottom of the cart, but the cart goes into a bathroom. Woody then sneaks into one of the stalls, climbs up the toilet, jumps to the top of the stall, and slips out of the open window.
After climbing up to the roof of the daycare, Woody looks around to try to find his way out, but then his hat gets blown off by a gust. It lands next to the kite on the roof, and Woody uses the kite to glide over the playground and over the wall. Just as he makes a perfect landing, a sudden updraft yanks him high into the air. Woody panics and wraps himself around the kite's bar, but the bar snaps and Woody plummets to the ground. He then crashes into the tree, hitting branches on his way down, then he falls from the tree, but he stops inches above the pavement due to his pull-string caught in a branch. Woody tries to struggle himself free, but is forced to go limp when he sees a little girl named Bonnie Anderson approaching. She finds Woody, frees him from the tree, puts him into her backpack, and goes home with her mother.
Although he enjoys playtime with Bonnie, he still wants to go home to Andy so Bonnie's toys start up the computer for Woody to find the directions from Bonnie's house to Andy's house.
To his joy, turns out to be "right around the corner." As he tells Bonnie's toys that if Woody makes it to college safely, they should let his friends at Sunnyside know, Bonnie's toys become surprised to see that he has come from the daycare and wants to know how he escaped. When Woody asks them what they meant, Mr. Pricklepants warns Woody that Sunnyside, ruled by Lotso, is a "place of ruin and despair." Woody then asks how they know that and why that is, and Bonnie's toys direct him to a clown toy named Chuckles , who explains that he, along with Lotso and his right hand man a baby doll named Big Baby, once belonged to a sweet girl named Daisy, who accidentally left them in a park. Lotso, Chuckles and Big Baby eventually made their way back to Daisy, only to find that Daisy had replaced Lotso with another toy bear, turning the pink bear bitter and ruthless. They found Sunnyside, and Lotso and Big Baby rose to power quickly, turning the daycare into a toy prison, while Chuckles had been taken home by Bonnie. Chuckles gives Woody Big Baby's old pendant as he finishes his story. Woody then realizes he has to go back to Sunnyside to save his imprisoned friends, despite objections from Bonnie's toys, who believe returning there will be sacrificial and suicidal.
The next day he stows away inside Bonnie's backpack to go back to the daycare. Woody climbs through the ceiling to go to the Caterpillar Room and watches in horror as his friends get played roughly by the toddlers. Just then, Chatter Telephone rings to get his attention, and warns Woody that he should never have come back because due to more guards and patrols, he and his friends are never going to escape. Chatter Telephone tells Woody that the garbage chute is the only escape route out of the daycare and that he needs to negotiate through doors, hallways, the lobby, the playground, and the walls to reach there. Chatter Telephone warns Woody of the Monkey who monitors the security cameras through the night, and the first thing he has to do in order to escape is to get rid of that monkey. After Woody calls to his friends once the toddlers leave the Caterpillar Room, the toys become overjoyed to see him, then they apologize for not listening to him. Woody, in return, apologizes for leaving them and asserts that they will stick together. He then formulates an elaborate plan on helping the toys escape. Upon learning that Lotso has reset Buzz into thinking he is a Space Ranger once again, Woody realizes they have to get Buzz back on their side as part of his escape plan.
That night, Woody witnesses Ken and Buzz taking roll call to ensure that all the toys are present. As the two walk off to catch Mr. Potato Head, Woody then signals to Slinky to emerge out from his cell, then the two go through the ceiling to the Monkey's office to subdue the Monkey. Slinky lowers Woody, who is holding a bag to place over the Monkey's head, but the Monkey notices them and starts screeching, startling Woody and Slinky, who slip from the ceiling and fall to the Monkey. The Monkey then runs toward the door to alert Lotso's guards, but Woody uses a wire to trip the Monkey. He then fights the Monkey, who seems to overpower him as he bangs his cymbals on Woody's head. Woody then yells to Slinky to grab the tape, and they manage to tape up the monkey and lock him in a filing cabinet.
After finding the key, Woody tells Slinky to fire it under the door, across the hall, and into the Caterpillar Room. Later, Woody and Slinky are joined by Barbie, who has retrieved a Buzz Lightyear instruction manual, then the three head back to the Caterpillar Room to see that Buzz, after being trapped in a storage bin by Rex and Hamm, has broken himself free. Woody orders them to stop Buzz from escaping, then he, Barbie, and Slinky rush over to help. As Barbie unscrews Buzz's back compartment, Woody flicks the Play-Demo switch, but to no avail. As Hamm reads the steps on how to reset Buzz, Woody quickly tells Rex to insert his finger into a tiny hole below the switch and hold it long enough to cause Buzz to shut down. Just then, Buzz springs back up, knocking everyone off him, then he starts speaking Spanish, much to the shock of Woody and the others. Woody tells Buzz that he and the toys are "amigos" to get Buzz back on their side. Although Woody feels the need to switch Buzz back, he realizes that time is running out so he and his friends head out of the Caterpillar Room.
Outside, Woody and his friends rejoin with the others at the playground. As they head for the garbage chute, Woody, Bullseye, and the Aliens becomes separated from Jessie and the others when a security truck pulls up toward them. As Woody, Bullseye, and the Aliens negotiate the playground in which Big Baby is sitting on a swing, they accidentally attract Big Baby's attention, but they dive under the bucket, safe from Big Baby's eyesight. After rejoining with Jessie and the others, they finally make it to the garbage chute, where Buzz does an acrobatic stunt to get the lid open, then the toys climb into the chute.
Woody goes first to see that the chute is leading to an open dumpster, then he signals to his friends to come down, but not all at once. The toys, however, thinks Woody has told them to come down all at once and they do, colliding with Woody, who almost falls into the dumpster, but Jessie pulls him up. Just as the Woody and the toys are about to leap to freedom with help from Slinky, Lotso and his gang corner them. Seeing Woody among the toys, Lotso tells the toys that Andy does not want them anymore, to which Woody responds by labeling Lotso's remarks as a lie, but Lotso asks Woody why Andy is leaving if he loves Woody so much. He labels Woody as a piece of plastic made to be thrown away and coaxes the toys to go back to the Caterpillar Room to avoid the approaching garbage truck and join Lotso's family again. As Lotso tells the toys that Andy is the one who has thrown them away and that not one kid will ever love a toy, Woody brings up the subject of Daisy to try to remind Lotso about his previous owner, but Lotso doesn't want anything to do with Daisy. It is during this heated argument between Woody and Lotso that Lotso's cohorts become increasing aware of their leader's selfish nature. As Woody argues with Lotso, he shows Big Baby's old pendant to Lotso and Big Baby, and the latter notices his old possession, causing him to remember Daisy. Woody then tosses the pendant to Big Baby, who picks it up to take a look at the token of his lost love and sniffles, "Mama." This makes Lotso snap as he snatches away the pendant and destroy it, and poke Big Baby hard with his cane for loving Daisy again. Big Baby then picks up Lotso, throws him into the dumpster, and closes the lid, making a bridge available for Woody and his friends to escape. Unfortunately, one of the Aliens gets his feet stuck in a dumpster lid, prompting Woody to go back to free the Alien by slightly opening the lid. Lotso, having caught a glimpse of Woody through the opening, grabs Woody and pull him into the dumpster as a way to get revenge for being foiled and humiliated just as a garbage truck arrives. Woody's friends jump onto the dumpster, only for them to end up inside the garbage truck as well. During the ride, Buzz is crushed by a TV, resetting him to his normal self and causing him to regain his memory, such as recognizing Woody (Woody tells Buzz that he has gone "beyond infinity").
After the toys are dumped at the Tri-County Landfill, the Aliens spot the claw and run for it, and Woody yells at them to come back, but is cut off by a bulldozer that plows the Aliens away. Just then, another plow pushes Woody and the other toys into a trench, and they fall onto a long conveyor belt of garbage leading them into a dark tunnel. Seeing a set of shredders looming ahead, they grab onto a metal object so that they hang from a magnetic ceiling, safe from the shredders. Just then, Lotso, who is stuck underneath a golf bag, calls for help, and Woody, not having the heart to leave Lotso to die, drops down to rescue Lotso, risking his life in the process, but the golf bag, with some golf clubs inside, is too heavy for him to lift up. Seeing the danger Woody has placed himself in, Buzz drops down to helpt Woody free Lotso. They utilize one of the golf clubs to pry up the bag, letting the bear crawl out, and Woody makes Lotso take his hand as the golf club he and Buzz are holding on pulls the three up to the ceiling, seconds before the golf bag is pulverized. Woody calls to his friends to remind them that they are all still together, but they are not hanging from the ceiling. Hearing Jessie call out from the conveyor belt below, Woody, Buzz, and Lotso drop from the ceiling to catch up with the group. Seeing a glow up ahead, Rex then tells Woody that the toys will be fine, thinking the glow as daylight, but Woody sees that the "daylight" is a glow from an incinerator that the conveyor belt is pushing him and his friends toward. Woody and the toys run for it, desperate to escape their doom, but the conveyor belt keeps pushing them toward the furnace. Lotso then notices an emergency stop button, runs over to grab the lower rung of a ladder leading to the button, and calls to Woody to help him climb up the ladder. Woody and Buzz rush over to help Lotso, who climbs up the ladder and reaches the button. Woody shouts at Lotso to push the button, but Lotso gives him and the toys a menacing glare, throws an insult at Woody: "Where's your kid now, Sheriff?" and runs off, leaving the toys to die in the incinerator. The toys then tumble into the furnace, where tons of shredded garbage are cascading down an enormous bowl toward the flames. They try to climb away, but realize that they have been deprived of any escape chance and take hands as they accept oblivion as family. As Woody continues to climb his way out of the furnace, he turns to see that Buzz has accepted death as fate, having taken Jessie's hand with his left arm. He reaches out his right arm for Woody's, and Woody, coming to realize that this is the unfortunate end for him and his friends, takes Buzz's hand with his left arm and Slinky's paw with his right arm. Just as the toys prepare for their fiery doom, a light shines on Woody's face, and Woody looks up to see a giant claw crane suddenly appear from above, drop down onto the toys, and scoops them up. As Woody and his friends ride in the air, they turn to notice the Aliens in the driver's cab, where they have taken control of the claw to rescue the toys. Woody heaves a sigh of relief, grateful that he and his friends are all safe and sound, as the claw carries them out of the furnace and places them gently on the earth. Hamm and Slinky express their desire to get back at Lotso for having them almost killed, but Woody convinces them to forget it as he believes that Lotso is not worth it.
But at the same time, he and his friends have other important things to worry about, such as the fact that they are still alive and need to go home before Andy leaves for college. They hitch a ride in Sid's garbage truck while Lotso is found by a different garbage man and tied to the front grille of a different garbage truck.
After the toys return home, they clean themselves of dirt and grime that has made its way onto them during their escape and their return home through the garbage dump. After climbing back up to Andy's room, Woody heads for a box bound for college while the others climb into a box bound for attic, but Woody pauses for a moment to shake hands with Buzz, unable to admit that the two best friends are now separating ways after all they have been through. The other toys say their farewell words to Woody, and Jessie tells Woody that she still knows about Buzz's Spanish mode, which briefly makes Buzz suspicious. After Buzz says goodbye to him and climbs into the attic box, Woody climbs into the college box and takes a possibly last look at his friends as they close the attic box. He then watches through a hole in the college box as Andy's mother makes her emotional farewell as she lets go of Andy so he can move on with his life. Woody, who has struggled to accept that his role in Andy's life as his toy was coming to an end throughout the movie, finally realizes that he too must let go of Andy and move on with his own existence as a toy. While Andy turns away to say good-bye to Molly and Buster, he quickly jumps out of the college box, grabs a sharpie and a post-it note, rushes over and climbs onto to the attic box, and writes a message to Andy for him to donate the toys. Seeing that there is no time to make it back to the college box, Woody, unnoticed, stows away in the other box. When Andy reads the note, he decides to donate the toys, so he stops at Bonnie's house while en route to college and hands the toys to Bonnie, but when Bonnie looks inside the box for more, she surprisingly finds her "cowboy dolly", making Andy confused about how Woody has gotten into the box. Bonnie wants to have Woody, but Andy is reluctant to give away his favorite toy, which gives her a disappointed look on her face. Andy then realizes how much Bonnie loves Woody, just like he has done during his childhood, and in one last symbolic gesture, he finally gives Woody to Bonnie, telling her that they've been through a lot together and he means a lot to him, so she has got to take good care of him.
Andy then briefly stays at Bonnie's house to play with his old toys, along with Bonnie and her toys, one last time before leaving. After Bonnie is taken inside her house by her mother for lunch, Woody and his friends sit up to watch Andy's car disappear down the road. Woody says his farewell to Andy, knowing that he will miss his good old days as Andy's toy: "So long, Partner." He is immediately comforted by Buzz as the two accept that their life with Andy is now complete, and then Woody introduces Buzz to Bonnie's toys.
During the credits, Woody reads his friends a message from Sunnyside, notifying them that it has become a happier place for the toys there, but finds that it is written by Ken instead of Barbie, to his dismay. The next day, he is surprised to see the drawings Bonnie has made for her toys, including the ones handed over from Andy. Finally, as he enjoys watching Buzz and Jessie perform a paso doble to "Hay Un Amigo En Mí," the Spanish version of "You've Got a Friend in Me," Woody tosses Jessie a flower and Jessie catches it by its stem in her mouth.
Toy Story 4
Woody will return in Toy Story 4 where he will reunite with Bo peep.
Toy Story Treats
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Toy Story Toons
In the first Toy Story Toons episode, Hawaiian Vacation, Woody first addresses his friends that Bonnie is now on winter break after the bell at Sunnyside has rung, so it is time for them to have a week of relaxation. However, he is surprised to see that Barbie and Ken have unexpectedly appeared in Bonnie's room. When Ken tells Woody that he and Barbie have stowed away in Bonnie's backpack, hoping to join her in Hawaii, Woody tells Ken that he is in Bonnie's room, much to Ken's dismay. After learning from Barbie about the vacation plans she and Ken have formulated for each other, Woody and his friends recreate various scenarios of Hawaii for the two using whatever they can find around Bonnie's house.
First, Woody acts as one of the aloha spirits who welcome Barbie and Ken to paradise and directs the two to their vacation plans that have been planned for them. Second, he tells Bullseye, on which Barbie is riding on, to ride like the wind. Third, he is seen dancing a luau with Dolly and Mr. Pricklepants to give entertainment for Barbie and Ken.
In the second Toy Story Toons episode, Small Fry, Woody asks Rex how his and Buzz's time at Poultry Palace was. Rex answers enthusiastically and then a smaller Buzz appears with him, jumping out of Bonnie's backpack. Despite Rex explaining why Buzz is now smaller, Woody of course understands something's wrong. He asks where the real Buzz is. He continues to argue with Rex when the latter remained adamant that the ball pit shrunk Buzz and that he was the real Buzz, with Woody irritably pointing out that the "Buzz" is about three inches tall, much shorter than the real Buzz. He tries to play it nice with the meal toy Buzz and ask him what happened with the real Buzz, but after he takes his hat and starts making a ruckus in the room, and, after Hamm's suggestion, tackles him. Woody and the toys try to form a plan as to how to rescue Buzz. However, Buzz ends up being able to take the drive-through back home, much to the toys' happiness.
In the third Toy Story Toons episode, Partysaurus Rex, Woody is seen when Rex is chastised by most of the other toys for popping their bubble they were blowing up, and again near the end when a flood pours out of the bathroom door after it is opened.
Toy Story of Terror
In Toy Story of Terror!, Woody is first seen watching a scary Halloween movie with Buzz, Jessie, Rex, Trixie, Mr. Potato Head and Mr. Pricklepants. Later, when the toys stop at the Sleep Well motel, Mr. Potato head decides to leave the bag. Despite the fact the fact Woody tells him not to leave, Potato head leaves anyway. Rex, Trixie and Mr. Pricklepants follow him and Woody and Buzz must bring them back. Jessie comes with them and soon they discover Mr. Potato Head is gone and they must find him. After Trixie falls down a hole, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Rex and Mr. Pricklepants follow her down the hole and are under the motel. While trying to find Trixie, Mr. Pricklepants and Rex are taken by a mysterious creature, which is later revealed to be an iguana named Mr. Jones. Woody, Buzz and Jessie run for their live and find one of Potato Head's arms. The arm leads them to a bathroom where Woody and Buzz get taken by Mr. Jones. After Jessie is taken by Jones, Woody, Buzz and the others are seen in a cabinet and reunite with Jessie. They are all being held by the motel manager Ron Tompkins who is using Mr. Jones to steal the toys of his guests so he can sell them online in bidding wars. After Woody is purchased, Ron puts him in a box and gets ready to stand him off. Luckily Jessie escapes and frees Woody. And They manage to recuse their friends by exposing Ron's scheme to Bonnie and her Mom.
Toy Story That Time Forgot
In Toy Story That Time Forgot, Woody is first seen while Bonnie plays with him. Later, Bonnie takes Woody, Buzz, Rex, Trixie and Angel Kitty to her friend Mason's house. Bonnie goes to join Mason at his new game console and the toys are left in the playroom. There they meet Reptillus Maximus, The Cleric and the Battlesaurus. While Rex and Trixie follow Reptillus, Woody, Buzz and Angel Kitty are grabbed by the other Battlesaurus. While Rex and Trixie are with Reptillus, Woody and Buzz discover that Mason hasn't played with Battlesaurus yet and they don't even that they toys. In the Arena of Woe, Woody and Buzz inform Trixie of their discovery when suddenly they are attacked by Reptillus, Woody tries to fen him off with a red crayon he found, however Reptillus breaks the crayon and Woody and Buzz are forced to him on head-to-head. After Trixie orders Reptillus to back off, The Cleric summons the Golathian and it swallows Woody and Buzz whole. Later, Woody and Buzz are brought to the Cleric who uses Rex, who is being controlled by Giant Robotic Arms, to fish out Woody and Buzz. The boys there discover that The Cleric is watching Mason and Bonnie play on the console. They realize that he knows he and the other Battlesaurus are toys and is determined to make sure that they don't find out. The Cleric then demands that Woody, Buzz and Angel Kitty be tossed down a shredder. However right when they're about to be shreddered, Trixie, who has made it to the game console, and convinced Reptillus to help her turn it off, has gotten Bonnie and Mason's attention and managed to save her friends. Later the toys all go home.
Woody was made in 1957, and stands 15.18 inches tall (his hat adds on three-fourths of an inch). His plastic components are made out of vinyl polymer, while his cloth components are made out of dyed fabric (with blanket stitch embroidering on his vest) and denim for his jeans. He has a pull-string gramophone voicebox, which has 9 tracks for each possible phrase.
From Official Pixar Website:
|Woody is a cowboy sheriff with a pull-string that, when pulled, proclaims Woody’s signature catchphrases from the 1950s TV show “Woody’s Roundup.” He’s always been Andy’s favorite toy. Even though his owner is now grown, the loyal sheriff Woody maintains a steadfast belief that Andy still cares about his toys. As the toys venture into their unknown future, Woody remains the voice of reason. As their dependable leader, he ensures that no toy gets left behind.|
Woody is quite a common character in Disney Parks. He can be seen with along with the rest of the main characters such as Buzz, Jessie, and Bo Peep. Woody can be commonly seen in activities, attractions, parades etc.
- Buzz Lightyear - Rival Turned Best Friend
- Andy Davis - Former Owner
- Jessie - Enemy Turned Close Friend
- Bullseye - Friend
- Bo Beep - Love Interest
- Slinky Dog - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Rex - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Hamm - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Mr. Potato Head - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Mrs. Potato Head- Friend
- Sarge - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Barbie- Friend
- Rocky Gibraltar - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Ken - Enemy Turned Friend
- Bonnie Anderson - Current Owner
- Buster - Dog and Friend
- Big Baby - Enemy Turned Ally
- Utility Belt Buzz
- Mr. Spell
- Mr. Pricklepants
- Lenny - Friend and Temporary Enemy
- Little Green Men
- Reptilus Maximus - Enemy Turned Ally
- Mr. Mike
- Mutant Toys - Enemies Turned Allies
- Sparks - Enemy Turned Ally
- Chunk - Enemy Turned Ally
- Stretch - Enemy Turned Ally
- Twitch - Enemy Turned Ally
- Monkey - Enemy Turned Ally
- Stinky Pete the Prospector - Ally Turned Enemy and Traitor
- Lot's-O' Huggin' Bear- Enemy
- Sid Phillips - Kidnapper, Torturer and Attempted Killer
- Al McWigging - Kidnapper
- Ronald Tompkins - Kidnapper
- What attracted Tom Hanks to voice Woody was during his childhood, he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room.
- Woody makes a cameo in one of the additional outtakes of A Bug's Life as a crewman when he enters the frame, holding a clapper-board upside down, to mark the end of a scene gone wrong. Flik would "return the favor" by appearing in a post-credits scene in Toy Story 2, only to learn that Pixar's first sequel was not A Bug's Life 2.
- Woody, along with Buzz Lightyear and Hamm, appears in Cars as car versions during the end credits. Woody is a woody wagon.
- While Woody is voiced by Tom Hanks in all the films and few of the toys, his brother, Jim Hanks, voices most of the Woody toys and him in the video games and Toy Story shorts.
- Woody is one of the four characters to appear in all three films, shorts, and the TV special, Toy Story of Terror. The other three being Buzz, Rex, and Mr. Potato Head.
- Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, has revealed on his Twitter that Woody's full name is "Woody Pride," and has been since the earliest days of developing the original Toy Story. However, his last name has never been used in any of the three films. His name was based on actor Woody Strode.
- When Jessie first meets Woody in Toy Story 2, she exclaims, "Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!" Abraham Lincoln's mother was Nancy Hanks, a blood relative of Woody's voice actor Tom Hanks, who is a direct descendant of an uncle of Nancy Hanks.
- Woody was originally going to be a dummy and was not originally a cowboy.
- In the original story pitch of Toy Story, Woody had a markedly more distasteful personality; having the character of one whom had let his role as "leader" go to his head and had little compassion towards his peers. One notable example of this from the original script is that Woody actually throws Buzz out the window on purpose, and doesn't care one bit over what had happened or what the other toys thought of the incident. It was this poor choice in characterization that nearly led to Toy Story being canceled after a Black Friday Viewing. However, Pixar was given another chance, and over the next two weeks, they reworked the movie plot, giving Woody a more likable character. According to John Lasseter, they wanted the audience to be like, "No, Woody, don't make those choices," instead of just, "Wow, what a jerk."
- Interestingly, that distasteful personality also possessed by Lotso, albeit unlike Woody's, Lotso's are more darker. However, this was the case with Woody in Black Friday, which was used to make Lotso.
- Woody is based on John Lasseter's Casper doll, as well as the Howdy Doody puppets from the 1950s.
- Woody is the main antagonist of the first film while Sid is the secondary antagonist and Scud is the tertiary antagonist.
- The phrase "I'd like to join your posse, boys, but first I'm gonna sing a little song" was not spoken by Woody's voice box in the first two Toy Story films, however, it was originally spoken in a deleted scene for Toy Story where Sid tortured Buzz and Woody.
- Woody is the only one of Andy's toys to "come alive" while in the presence of a human.
- Woody has 229 animation points of movement in his face.
- Woody appears as a character in the YouTube videos created by SuperMarioLogan.