Toy Story Symbolism
I chose the movie Toy Story because it is a classic film and one of may favorites growing up. The meaning of the movie was that friendship is very highly valued and some don’t realize how much they love something until it is gone. Buzz and Woody build a very strong friendship throughout the course of the movie. At first, Buzz and Woody don’t really like each other because Buzz comes in as the new toy and tries overthrowing Woody as the leader of the toys, however at the end of the story they are the best of friends and are working together in order to get back to Andy.
This movie begins with Woody conducting a meeting with all of Andy’s toys about finding a buddy before the big move so that no one is left behind. He also talks about being ready for Andy’s birthday party that got moved to the day of the meeting. Andy receives a toy named Buzz Lightyear for his birthday and when Buzz is taken to his room, all of the toys start idolizing him and looking at him as their leader, rather than Andy. Andy pushes Buzz out the window which causes a few of the toys to get mad at him because they like Buzz and want him back. Buzz is fine and goes in the car with Andy who brought Woody along for the ride to the restaurant. On the way, both Buzz and Woody fall out of the car and are stranded at the gas station. The two find a way to finally get to pizza world where they crawl into a game machine. Sid, the evil neighbor, gets both Woody and Buzz out of the machine and takes them back to his house where he is going to destroy them. Woody and Buzz break out of house by working with each other and use the rocket to launch them into the car where Andy is and reunites with his favorite toys.
My first symbol I found in the movie was Buzz Lightyear. Throughout the movie, Buzz represents powerful authority because of the new and “Space Ranger” attitude he had. When Buzz first entered the movie, all of the other toys thought he was great and everyone looked up to...