Animated movies are full of deliciously secretive Easter eggs for us to chomp on. So every time that we rewatch them, we can go, “Aha! Well, that’s something new! I can’t wait to tell all of my friends!” The Toy Story series is no exception—it’s full of delightful hidden things that only the most perceptive Pandas will catch. Like all the sneaky references to Pixar’s other movies and pop culture that our Bored Panda team has collected for you to enjoy.

We’re pretty sure that some of these hidden Toy Story details will be new to you, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments which ones you enjoyed the most. Be sure to read on for some extra juicy bits of info like what Woody’s character was supposed to be like originally. Ready? To Infinity and Beyond!

We know how much you love learning about secret movie tidbits, dear Readers, so when you’re done looking through this list, we’d like to invite you to have a look at our post about the Easter eggs hidden in the Harry Potter movies, as well as our list of surprising movie details you might have missed.

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In “Toy Story 4,” Mr Potato Head Is Voiced Posthumously By Don Rickles (Who Passed Away In 2017). The Pixar Team Mined Through More Than Two Decades Of Rickles’ Voice Sessions, Outtakes For Other Films, Theme Parks, Toys, etc. To Piece Together The Performance

In “Toy Story 4,” Mr Potato Head Is Voiced Posthumously By Don Rickles (Who Passed Away In 2017). The Pixar Team Mined Through More Than Two Decades Of Rickles’ Voice Sessions, Outtakes For Other Films, Theme Parks, Toys, etc. To Piece Together The Performance

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Adam Guillemette
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1 month ago

This might be my favorite fact on this page. So wholesome. Thank you for a lifetimes worth of childhood memories. RIP Don Rickles.

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Toy Story 4 (2019) - Instead Of Creating All Of The Individual Cobwebs By Hand, Pixar Created Ai Spiders That Were Programmed To Spin The Webs Wherever The Cobwebs Needed To Be

Toy Story 4 (2019) - Instead Of Creating All Of The Individual Cobwebs By Hand, Pixar Created Ai Spiders That Were Programmed To Spin The Webs Wherever The Cobwebs Needed To Be

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Vanilla Rose
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1 month ago

I did know that was even a thing!

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For Toy Story (1995), The Screenwriters Taped Shoes To A Wooden Board To Help The Creative Team Figure Out How The Army Soldiers Would Walk And Run

For Toy Story (1995), The Screenwriters Taped Shoes To A Wooden Board To Help The Creative Team Figure Out How The Army Soldiers Would Walk And Run

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juice
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1 month ago

i hope they have some behind-the-scenes videos of the team trying it out

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The Toy Story movies have been in our lives for 25 years! The original came out in 1995 and had a sequel 4 years later. Part 3 hit the silver screen in 2010 and we had to wait a long while until the fourth Toy Story film came out in 2019. Is it likely that we’ll see Toy Story 5? It’s always a possibility but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you, dear Pandas—Pixar already has its next wave of releases planned out for the next few years.

Though you’ll find plenty of hidden details on the screen, you need a dash of insider-knowledge to learn about all the other fun bits of Toy Story trivia. For example, did you know that the animators surrounded themselves with toys while working on Toy Story 4 to always feel inspired? (We also learned that our Lord and Savior Keanu Reeves, who voiced Duke Caboom, was fascinated with LEGOs when he was growing up. Keanu, how is it that you keep surprising us?)

#4

Beginning With Their First Full Length Feature Toy Story (1995) The Credits For All Pixar Movies Include "Production Babies". These Are The Children Born To Anyone At Pixar During The Making Of The Movie

Beginning With Their First Full Length Feature Toy Story (1995) The Credits For All Pixar Movies Include "Production Babies". These Are The Children Born To Anyone At Pixar During The Making Of The Movie

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Steve Bowman
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1 month ago

Non-Pixar movies have those as well, was Toy Story the first movie to list production babies?

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In Toy Story 4 (2019), The Red String That Andy Used To Repair His Torn Arm In Toy Story 2 Is Still Visible

In Toy Story 4 (2019), The Red String That Andy Used To Repair His Torn Arm In Toy Story 2 Is Still Visible

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Lina B.
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1 month ago

Cute

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Toy Story Easter Egg: The Tools That Sid Uses Are Binford Tools. Binford Is The Company That Sponsors The Show "Tool Time" Within The Show "Home Improvement". Tim Allen (Voice Of Buzz Lightyear) Was The Star Of That Show

Toy Story Easter Egg: The Tools That Sid Uses Are Binford Tools. Binford Is The Company That Sponsors The Show "Tool Time" Within The Show "Home Improvement". Tim Allen (Voice Of Buzz Lightyear) Was The Star Of That Show

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Lisa loves cats
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1 month ago

thats really cool!

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In a parallel universe, there’s probably an animated movie series called ‘You are a Toy’—that’s what would’ve happened if Pixar had stuck with the provisional name it had come up with.

Meanwhile, the Woody we know and love could have turned out to be a completely different character if things weren’t changed around. In the early days of Toy Story’s storyboarding, Woody was a complete and utter jerk who was cruel to the other toys. My honest opinion? I love that Woody was changed to be an endearing leader and a fast friend in the end.

I don’t know about you, dear Pandas, but one thing’s for sure—I will be binge-watching all of the Toy Story movies after work this week.

#7

Sid From Toy Story Is The Garbage Man In Toy Story 3

Sid From Toy Story Is The Garbage Man In Toy Story 3

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Sabse
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Why do so many people think badly of garbage men? They do an important job. Without them, we'd be lost in the garbage.

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In ‘Toy Story 4’ (2019) You Can See Boo From ‘Monsters Incorporation’ Playing Games At The Carnival

In ‘Toy Story 4’ (2019) You Can See Boo From ‘Monsters Incorporation’ Playing Games At The Carnival

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BoredPerson
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1 month ago

You can see the Coco guitar/ukulele in the background.

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#9

In Toy Story 4 (2019) The Bottle Cap Found By Bo Peep's Sheep Is A Reference To The Grape Soda Bottle Cap Pin In "Up"

In Toy Story 4 (2019) The Bottle Cap Found By Bo Peep's Sheep Is A Reference To The Grape Soda Bottle Cap Pin In "Up"

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MiraiJack
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1 month ago

What happened to Russel then?

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The Carpet At Sid’s House In Toy Story (1995) Was Intentionally Made The Same As The Carpet At The Overlook Hotel In The Shining (1980), One Of Many References To The Horror Film Throughout The Pixar Series

The Carpet At Sid’s House In Toy Story (1995) Was Intentionally Made The Same As The Carpet At The Overlook Hotel In The Shining (1980), One Of Many References To The Horror Film Throughout The Pixar Series

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Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

But why?

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#11

In Monsters Inc. (2001) Boo Had A Jessie Figure From Toy Story

In Monsters Inc. (2001) Boo Had A Jessie Figure From Toy Story

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MiraiJack
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1 month ago

The poor child was haunted by real monsters and talking toys.

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#12

In Toy Story 3 (2010) The Batteries Used In Buzz Lightyear Are Made By ‘Buy N Large’ - The Same Company That Made Wall-E

In Toy Story 3 (2010) The Batteries Used In Buzz Lightyear Are Made By ‘Buy N Large’ - The Same Company That Made Wall-E

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Hunter
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1 month ago

when i saw this i was watching wall-e

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#13

In Toy Story 4 (2019), A Closer Look At Buzz Lightyear Shows That His Stickers Are Slowly Starting To Peel Away

In Toy Story 4 (2019), A Closer Look At Buzz Lightyear Shows That His Stickers Are Slowly Starting To Peel Away

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THE DOG LIFE
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1 month ago

The imperfections on the toys is what makes it look good.

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#14

In Toy Story 3 (2010) While In Andy's Room You Can See Pinned On His Board A Post Card From Carl And Ellie From The Film Up (2009)

In Toy Story 3 (2010) While In Andy's Room You Can See Pinned On His Board A Post Card From Carl And Ellie From The Film Up (2009)

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Anne Easterling
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1 month ago

Curious: It looks like that's addressed *to* Carl and Ellie. Right?

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#15

Andy's Handwriting Gets Better As He Ages In Toy Story

Andy's Handwriting Gets Better As He Ages In Toy Story

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
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1 month ago

Awww, the backwards N

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#16

In Toy Story 2 There Is An Easter Egg To When The T-Rex Chased The Car In Jurassic Park

In Toy Story 2 There Is An Easter Egg To When The T-Rex Chased The Car In Jurassic Park

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Not really an easter egg... More like a parody

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#17

In Toy Story 2 Mrs. Potato Head Is Seen Reading A Bug's Life In Book Form

In Toy Story 2 Mrs. Potato Head Is Seen Reading A Bug's Life In Book Form

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Wanderlust
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1 month ago

Since Pixar and Dreamworks always clue in a new movie feature as an Easter egg. Bug's Life came out in 1998. Toys Story started at 1995

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Toy Story (1995) Is The First Feature-Length Film Created Entirely By Cgi. Andy's Home Is Listed For Sale With Virtual Realty Real Estate

Toy Story (1995) Is The First Feature-Length Film Created Entirely By Cgi. Andy's Home Is Listed For Sale With Virtual Realty Real Estate

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Iván Galarraga
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1 month ago

You could take a virtualy-tea

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In Toy Story 2 (1999), Jessie, After Meeting Woody, Exclaims “Sweet Mother Of Abraham Lincoln!” This Is A Reference To Tom Hanks, The Voice Of Woody, Being Related To The President Through Lincoln’s Mother

In Toy Story 2 (1999), Jessie, After Meeting Woody, Exclaims “Sweet Mother Of Abraham Lincoln!” This Is A Reference To Tom Hanks, The Voice Of Woody, Being Related To The President Through Lincoln’s Mother

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Devon Linder
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1 month ago

... and he's related to Mr. Rogers? What a wonderful lineage

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#20

Most Of The Characters In Toy Story (1995) Blink Their Eyes One At A Time. This Is Called "Offset Blinking" And Is Usually Used In Animation To Signal An Out Of Place Or Stupid Character. In Toy Story, It's Likely Used To Remind The Audience The Toys Are Still Toys

Most Of The Characters In Toy Story (1995) Blink Their Eyes One At A Time. This Is Called "Offset Blinking" And Is Usually Used In Animation To Signal An Out Of Place Or Stupid Character. In Toy Story, It's Likely Used To Remind The Audience The Toys Are Still Toys

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CodingGirl04
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1 month ago

Haha

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#21

Geri From The Famous Pixar Short ‘Geri’s Game’ That Played Before ‘A Bugs Life’ (1998), Is Also The Man Who Cleans Up Woody To Sell In Toy Story 2 (1999)

Geri From The Famous Pixar Short ‘Geri’s Game’ That Played Before ‘A Bugs Life’ (1998), Is Also The Man Who Cleans Up Woody To Sell In Toy Story 2 (1999)

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MiraiJack
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1 month ago

His eye color changed. Was he using the fake ones all along?

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#22

In Toy Story, All The Books On Andy’s Shelf Are The Names Of Pixar’s Animated Shorts

In Toy Story, All The Books On Andy’s Shelf Are The Names Of Pixar’s Animated Shorts

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Sabse
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1 month ago

❤️Knickknack❤️

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Toy Story (1995) Is The First Feature-Length Computer-Animated Film. When Buzz Is Out Of His Mind At The Tea Party, The Teapot On The Table Is Modeled After The Famous Utah Teapot, One Of The Very First 3D Computer Graphics Models From The 1970s

Toy Story (1995) Is The First Feature-Length Computer-Animated Film. When Buzz Is Out Of His Mind At The Tea Party, The Teapot On The Table Is Modeled After The Famous Utah Teapot, One Of The Very First 3D Computer Graphics Models From The 1970s

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Sabse
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1 month ago

I guess you'd call that an insider...

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#24

In Toy Story (1995) When Buzz Says Farewell To Woody, He Uses The Vulcan Salute From The Star Trek Series

In Toy Story (1995) When Buzz Says Farewell To Woody, He Uses The Vulcan Salute From The Star Trek Series

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Miss Cris
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1 month ago

Using his left hand....

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#25

A Little Nod To The Shining (1980) Room 237 On The Back Of The Garbage Truck In Toy Story 3 (2010)

A Little Nod To The Shining (1980) Room 237 On The Back Of The Garbage Truck In Toy Story 3 (2010)

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zims
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1 month ago

Great tie-in to Sid being the garbageman, given the carpet in his childhood home

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#26

Just A Small One I Found: Evil Toy Story 3 Teddy Bear In The Movie Up, The Scene, Where The House Starts To Fly

Just A Small One I Found: Evil Toy Story 3 Teddy Bear In The Movie Up, The Scene, Where The House Starts To Fly

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LoL.alpaca
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1 month ago

Cant you just call him by his name instead of "Evil Teddy Bear"?

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#27

In Toy Story 3 (2010), Ken And Barbie’s Designs Are Based On Real Life Toys From The Barbie Toyline. Ken Is Based On The 1988 Animal Lovin' Ken Toy, While Barbie Is Based On The 1983 Great Shape Barbie Toy

In Toy Story 3 (2010), Ken And Barbie’s Designs Are Based On Real Life Toys From The Barbie Toyline. Ken Is Based On The 1988 Animal Lovin' Ken Toy, While Barbie Is Based On The 1983 Great Shape Barbie Toy

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Sabse
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1 month ago

Animal lovin....? 😂

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#28

When Molly Is Reading An Issue Of Tween Zine In Toy Story 3, Darla From Finding Nemo Makes An Appearance On The Cover

When Molly Is Reading An Issue Of Tween Zine In Toy Story 3, Darla From Finding Nemo Makes An Appearance On The Cover

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Vanta Black
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1 month ago

DARLA!

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#29

In Toy Story 2 (1999) , The American Flag Is Replaced By The Globe In Rest Of The World

In Toy Story 2 (1999) , The American Flag Is Replaced By The Globe In Rest Of The World

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Adam Guillemette
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1 month ago

I'm pretty sure my copy has the flag. Does Canada not count as "rest of the world"?

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#30

In Toy Story 4, Forky Points His Feet (Sticks) Towards Gabby Gabby's Mirror To See The Name Written On The Bottom Of Them

In Toy Story 4, Forky Points His Feet (Sticks) Towards Gabby Gabby's Mirror To See The Name Written On The Bottom Of Them

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Vanta Black
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1 month ago

"I'm a real toy!"

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