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Thanks, guys...
―Andy's final words before leaving for college.[src]

Andrew "Andy" Davis is a main character and the original owner of the toys in the DisneyPixar Toy Story franchise. Andy used to play with toys as a child, his favorite being Woody.

Eventually, Andy grew older and developed other interests, but he still cared about his toys. He ultimately gave them away to a girl named Bonnie Anderson, including his favorite, before leaving for college.

Background[]

Development[]

According to Toy Story producer Ralph Guggenheim, John Lasseter, and the story team for Toy Story reviewed the names of Pixar employees' children looking for the right name for Woody's owner. Andy was ultimately named after Andy Luckey, the son of legendary animator Bud Luckey, Pixar's fifth employee, and the creator of Woody. The younger Luckey in interviews has claimed he wasn't aware that he was the namesake of the character, stating in Animation magazine that he believed it to be an urban legend and that he had assumed the character to have been named after Pixar animator Andrew Stanton.

Physical appearance[]

Andy has fair skin, brown hair, and blue eyes. In the first two movies, he wore a red cowboy hat, which he stopped wearing prior to Toy Story 3. He is particularly tall for his initial age of six. At the beginning of Toy Story, he wears a green t-shirt with a cowboy playing the guitar in the top right corner, blue shorts, white socks, and white sneakers with blue laces. When he goes to Pizza Planet, he wears a purple polo shirt but keeps his blue shorts. On moving day, he wears a light blue t-shirt with light brown shorts. However, He wears his original outfit in a shot where he sadly leaves his old room holding his hat and Buzz's box, but this could either be an error, or he slept in those clothes. He is seen in two sets of pajamas. They both consist of white short-sleeved raglan shirts with colored sleeves, shorts, and white socks. His first set is yellow with a cowboy on the shirt, and the other is blue with Buzz Lightyear on the shirt.

In the first part of Toy Story 2, he wears a white t-shirt with the bull-headed logo of Triple-R Ranch, dark blue cargo shorts, and grayish-blue sneakers. When he returns from Cowboy Camp, he wears a dark green t-shirt with gray cargo shorts and the same color amount of sneakers.

In Toy Story 3, Andy, now a teenager, has developed freckles and grew out his hair into messy bangs. He now wears a blue t-shirt with darker blue trim, blue jeans, and gray and brown sneakers. In the end, he wears a blue dress shirt with a white undershirt, but his jeans and sneakers remain.

In the flashbacks at the beginning of Toy Story 4, Andy appears as a kid again, but a few years older. He is seen wearing a blue baseball t-shirt with white sleeves and a darker blue border, blue jeans, and black converse sneakers. In a couple more flashbacks, he can be seen in other blue shirts: one with stripes, and another one that is similar to the shirt he wore in Toy Story 3.

Personality[]

As a child, Andy is portrayed as an eager, imaginative boy who lives with his mother and younger sister Molly; his father is never seen or mentioned in the films. He is 6 years old in his debut and is the owner of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the other toys, which he treats with a large amount of love.

As a teenager, Andy's personality changes drastically. He is now portrayed as being a gruff, easily irritated, and lethargic seventeen-year-old, but still a kind and compassionate person. Though he no longer plays with his childhood toys, he still cherishes them because of their importance to him as a child and finds it hard to let them go with Bonnie, especially when he found Woody (who had the same problem with his owner) inside the box.

Appearances[]

Toy Story[]

In Toy Story, Andy makes his debut. He is the owner of a large group of toys, his favorite being Sheriff Woody, a cowboy doll whom he enjoys spending time with. Unknown to Andy, his toys are living beings who have lives of their own when humans are not present.

At the start of the film, Andy and his family are preparing to move to another house the following week, so his mother decides to hold his birthday party a week earlier. During the party, one of his gifts is a Buzz Lightyear action figure from his favorite film, Lightyear, causing tension between Buzz and Woody, who has always prided himself on being Andy's favorite. He spends much more time with Buzz and begins to favor him over Woody, but he still held a special place in his heart for Woody himself, as evidenced when both toys went missing for a time and he fears they would be left behind after he moved to a new house with his family, when, unknown to him, Woody and Buzz are in Sid Phillip's house. Fortunately, he is able to find them as they are driving to their new house after he discovers that they were in the car the whole time (by that time, Woody and Buzz have put all tensions aside and become friends). Later that year during Christmas, he receives a puppy, though his bond with this new pet is never developed beyond his excitement about having one.

Toy Story Treats[]

Although Andy doesn't make an appearance in the shorts, he was mentioned in the short School Day, when the toys are waiting for him to return from school, but then realized Andy had soccer practice on Tuesday at 3:15.

Toy Story 2[]

In Toy Story 2, two years after the events in Toy Story, Andy is now 8 years old and is seen only at the beginning, and for a short while at the ending. However, during the short time he is in the movie, it is easy to tell that he still loves his toys very much and they still feel the same about him. While preparing to attend the Cowboy Camp with Woody, Andy accidentally rips Woody's arm during a playtime and reluctantly leaves him behind. This causes Woody to have a nightmare where Andy discards him.

At the end of the film, Andy returns home from the Cowboy Camp and is pleased to have five new toys, Jessie, Bullseye, and three Squeeze Toy Aliens, added to his collection and fixes Woody's arm which had been fixed by the cleaner earlier and had been ripped open again by Stinky Pete, although he made it tighter and stronger than the cleaner did. Whenever Andy labels two of his new toys with his name on the soles of their feet. In Bullseye's case, Andy prints each letter of his name on each of Bullseye's hooves.

Toy Story 3[]

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Teen Andy in Toy Story 3.

In Toy Story 3, nine years after the events in Toy Story 2, Andy is now 17 years old and preparing to leave for college. He has not played with his toys for years, and when they try to attract his attention by calling his cell phone, he blames Molly for the occurrence and leaves the room.

Later, Andy's mother pressures her son to sort through his belongings before leaving for college. She suggests he donate his toys to Sunnyside Daycare or sell them on the internet, but Andy denies both suggestions and calls the toys "junk" as a way to conceal his emotional attachment to them. After his mother leaves his room, Andy decides to store his toys in the attic, except for Woody, who he plans to take to college. He drops them into a trash bag and takes them to the attic, but before he can do so, he sees Molly struggling to carry a donation box to Sunnyside and leaves the bag to help her. Andy's mother stumbles upon the trash bag and, mistaking it for garbage, leaves it on the curb. The toys narrowly escape from the bag, but believe Andy purposely left them to be thrown out. They climb into the Sunnyside donation box, with Woody following them.

That evening, while packing his belongings, Andy looks in the attic for his toys, but cannot find them. He questions his mother, who is horrified to realize she had accidentally thrown away the toys and confesses her mistake, much to her son's despair. Mrs. Potato Head sees this happen using an eye she left behind in Andy's room, and the toys realize their mistake and resolve to return to Andy.

The toys manage to return home just as Andy has finished packing for college. In his bedroom, his mother becomes emotional at the prospect of her son leaving, but Andy consoles her, reassuring his mother that he will always be with her. Overhearing them from the box Andy is taking to college, Woody decides that his friends deserve a better place, and leaves a note for Andy to donate the toys to Bonnie, the daughter of a family friend. Thinking the note is from his mother, Andy drives to Bonnie's house and donates his toys to her. When she finds Woody in the box as well, Andy shows great reluctance to pass on his favorite toy (who had the same issue with him throughout the film) but relents, allowing them to stay together in a home where they'll be loved and played with. He spends a while playing with Bonnie and the toys one more time before leaving for college. From afar, his toys see him drive off as Woody gives a final and emotional farewell.

Toy Story of Terror![]

Although Andy doesn't appear in Toy Story of Terror!, he is mentioned by Ron when he notices Andy's name on Woody's boot, thinking that it's his name.

Toy Story That Time Forgot[]

Andy was mentioned by Rex in Toy Story That Time Forgot while trying to make Trixie feel better about never being played with as a dinosaur. Also, Bonnie and Mason mark their favorite toys, Trixie and Reptillus Maximus, respectively; just like Andy did with his four favorites.

Kingdom Hearts III[]

Andy is constantly mentioned in the Toy Box world of this game, with Buzz becoming a target of Organization XIII due to the strong bond Buzz shares with Andy, and Sora relating to such bond to the bond he himself has with his own friends.

Toy Story 4[]

In Toy Story 4, Andy, as a child, makes a brief appearance at the beginning of the film. During a rainy night, Andy is first seen heading into his room, putting his toys on his bed before heading downstairs for dinner, and later, as Bo Peep was being given away, Woody considered going with her until Andy ran outside looking for him, making Woody realize just how much Andy needed him. He eventually finds him on the driveway. He is then seen in a few more flashbacks of him playing with his toys, and in another flashback of him as a teenager, giving his toys to Bonnie. Andy is probably still in college.

Woody mentions Andy several times throughout the film. When Bonnie is distressed over starting kindergarten, Woody compares her to his original owner, much to Dolly's dismay. When Woody walks Forky back to the Andersons' RV, he mentions Andy again, resulting in a conversation about Woody's previous life, with the cowboy doll wistful over his time with Andy. The spork takes this knowledge to heart, and after being held in the Second Chance Antique Store, he tells his captor, Gabby Gabby, about Andy. After a failed attempt to rescue Forky, Woody confronts Gabby Gabby again, but ultimately gives her his voice box in exchange for Forky after she expresses her longing to spend time with a child - just as Woody had done with Andy.

Lamp Life[]

In the short film Lamp Life, After Woody leaves Bonnie to stay with Bo in the end of Toy Story 4, Woody tells Bo about how Andy gave him and the others to Bonnie in Toy Story 3.

Lightyear[]

Andy doesn't appear in the movie Lightyear, but his name is seen in the opening of the movie.

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Trivia[]

  • The address of the Davis' second (and current) home is 234 Elm Street.
  • Andy has been voiced by John Morris in every single Toy Story film. Toy Story 3 was Morris' first role in more than a decade.
  • Based on the T-shirt he wears in Toy Story 2, Andy's "Cowboy Camp" takes place at Triple R Ranch, the setting for the classic Disney television serial Spin and Marty.
  • Andy's mom is credited as Mrs. Davis in the end credits of the first Toy Story, confirming Andy's last name is Davis. The beginning chapter of the book that contains Rex's POV of Toy Story 2 and the Pixar Pedia also shows this. However, it (as well as Andy's full name Andrew) is not displayed onscreen until Toy Story 3, where it is written on his high school graduation diploma.
  • The original plans for a "Woody's Nightmare" scene in Toy Story have Andy throwing Woody in a trash can that gets trucked out to an alley when he notices that Buzz glows in the dark while Woody doesn't. However, this was ultimately unused, although only storyboards exist, it finally found a place in Toy Story 2 when Andy trashes Woody because of his ripped arm.
  • Andy's cell phone number is 555-0112, a number that also appeared in Monsters University when Mike shows Sulley a newspaper with the mailroom ad on it.
  • At the end of Toy Story 2, he calls Jessie "Bazooka Jane" and Bullseye as "her jet-propelled horse". At the end of Toy Story 3, however, he calls them by their real name when giving them to Bonnie. It is unknown how he learns their real name, although he may have hear them from one of Jessie's pull-string phrases (which the real life Jessie does say). It also can be assumed that he watches Woody's Roundup and/or reading about them at some point.
  • The shot of Andy giving Woody a ride on his back at the end of Toy Story 3 recalls one of the home videos his mom made at the beginning of the film when young Andy has done the same.
  • In the third film, when Andy is at his toy chest, deciding whether he should keep Woody or Buzz, it echoes the first film when he decides which to sleep with. In Toy Story, Andy chooses Buzz to sleep with. In Toy Story 3, he chooses Woody to take with him to college.
  • Woody and Buzz mentioned Andy when they were at the 2016 Oscars.
  • Andy was mentioned in the early animation test for Toy Story from 1992.
  • According to the film Lightyear, the events of Toy Story, and thus Andy's sixth birthday (where he got Buzz as a birthday present), happen in 1995, the first film's release year. This means he was born in 1989, and the events of Toy Story 3 happen in 2007 when Andy is 17 1/2, as opposed to its release year, 2010. This would also mean that his sister, Molly, would be born in 1994 and that she would be about 13.

External links[]


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Media
Films: Toy Story (video/soundtrack/The Legacy Collection) • Toy Story 2 (video/soundtrack) • Toy Story 3 (video/soundtrack) • Toy Story 4 (video/soundtrack) • Toy Story 5Toy Story of Terror! (soundtrack) • Toy Story That Time ForgotLamp Life

Shows: Toy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian Vacation/Small Fry/Partysaurus Rex)Forky Asks a Question
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StoryBookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerBuzz Lightyear Astro Blasters OnlineToy Story Mania!Toy Story: Smash It!Toy Story Drop!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadLEGO The IncrediblesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Getaway BlastDisney Speedstorm
Books: The Art of Toy Story 3/4The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey

Disney Parks
Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Florida) • Toy Story HotelDisney's All-Star Movies ResortAndy’s Backyard GamesAlien Swirling SaucersBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinCarnival CorralCountry Bear Musical JamboreeThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPLAY!Pixar Pal-A-RoundRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney Songbook 2Disney's Showtime SpectacularFantasmic!Horseshoe RoundupMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Mickey's Magical Music WorldOnce Upon a MousePixar Playtime PalsPixar Pals Playtime PartyThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The MusicalTOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure
Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry PalaceRoundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Shops: Al's Toy BarnAndy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parades: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Party ExpressDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Flights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationThe Magic, the Memories and YouMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring Promenade
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeA Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyEtch A SketchBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgRock 'Em Sock 'Em RobotsChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCaptain SudsChuck E. DuckDrips the WhaleCombat CarlPocketeerPEZ CatLEGO BunnyOld TimerTransitronAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusRay-GonGoliathonDino-HoundsBattlesaursForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKaren BeverlyRib Tickles

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaret the Store OwnerCarolMiss WendyAxel the CarnieRosieRejeanBilly
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita CactusBizz Leapyear, Buzztron, and Blip Laserfist

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareKen's Dream HouseBonnie's HouseDaisy's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe Carnival
Objects
Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman MoversThe ClawThe Davis's Family VanFar East Airlines Jet
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakBattlesaurs ThemeThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself AwayLivin' ThingGravityThe FoolPlastic Spaceman

Miscellaneous: Midway ManiaHot PotatoMy Unexpected Friend

See Also
A113Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxAstro Blasters RobotsStar Command
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