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RC (Remote Control) Car, or simply RC for short, is a supporting character in the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film, Toy Story and a minor character in its 1999 sequel. He was Andy's remote control toy race car who was used during playtime and was later separated from his toys within the years to come.


Toy Story

In the beginning of Toy Story, RC is used by Andy for taking Woody for a spin. When Woody tells the other toys that it's safe to come out once Andy left his room, RC was the first after Woody to come to life as he peaks out from the closet. Later, when Buzz Lightyear comes along, a jealous Woody tried to hide Buzz from Andy to ensure Andy would bring him to Pizza Planet and not Buzz. Inspired by the Magic 8-Ball that he accidentally hid behind the desk, Woody does the same to Buzz by bumping him with RC. Seeing RC though, Buzz dodges him, bringing about a chain reaction that gets him knocked out of the window. RC, having witnessed to these events, later informs Mr. Potato Head that Woody did this, and most of the toys begin to ambush Woody (RC prevents him from backing up), though once Andy comes back, they are forced to retreat.

Later on, when Andy's family is moving, Woody and a reformed Buzz try to catch up to the moving truck while escaping Sid's dog Scud. Buzz initially makes it on, but he gets left behind after he helps Woody escape the dog. Looking for Andy's fastest toy in the boxes of toys in the moving truck, Woody quickly finds RC and drops him off the truck to retrieve Buzz. Woody drives RC to Buzz, who was hiding under a car from Scud, and drives him back. When the toys return, the onlooking toys, especially Mr. Potato Head, mistook Woody taking RC as him trying to dispose another toy, and Woody is met with a mob rallied by Mr. Potato Head and gets thrown off the truck, not believing he was saving Buzz after Woody tells the other toys that they need to save Buzz. Woody is quickly picked up by RC, and Woody and Buzz begin to catch up to the truck, putting RC on Turbo to get closer. The other toys catch sight of Woody riding on RC with Buzz and learn Woody was telling the truth as they become guilty and horrified for not listening to Woody. They proceed to help the trio back on the truck via Slinky to pull them aboard. But once Woody is in reach of Slinky, RC's batteries begin to deplete and slows down to a stop, causing Slinky to outstretch and rebound back into the truck. However, Buzz remembers Sid's toy rocket can get them to the truck; once Woody lights the rocket, Buzz holds onto Woody, who holds onto RC, keeping them down to Earth thanks to RC's aerodynamics, as they fly through traffic. Once they approach the truck, Woody manages to throw RC back inside and into Potato Head as he and Buzz take off into the air, finally catching up with Andy inside his family's minivan.

Toy Story 2

Although Buzz had dropped RC's remote on the road once his batteries were depleted, Andy seemed to have found it or bought a new one, as he was seen once again controlling RC with it. RC was not seen again during the course of the movie, except briefly during the ending when the toys gathered around Wheezy, who sang You've Got a Friend in Me.

Toy Story 3

In Toy Story 3, RC appears briefly in the home videos Mrs. Davis made using recordings of Andy playing with his toys. Later on, Woody comments that RC and toys like him might have been either given away, put in the attic, or sold in yard sales.

Toy Story 4

RC appears in a flashback in Toy Story 4. During a rainstorm, Andy had forgotten about RC and left him out in the rain, causing the toys to help rescue him. Woody quickly rounds up Jessie, Buzz, and Slinky and they head to Molly’s room, where they are helped up onto the shelf by Bo Peep and see him struggling in the rain though the window. The toys instantly come up with a plan to open the window and save RC before it’s too late. Jessie is launched up on the window by the Barbie’s and unlocks it. The toys open up the window, and Woody uses Slinky to get to RC. After attempting to save their friend, RC is eventually saved and brought up to the window and brought back to Andy’s room.

Disney Parks

An oversized RC serves as the ride vehicle for the RC Racer attraction featured at many incarnations of Toy Story Land, a surfboard-style coaster that places him on an oversized Hot Wheels ramp.

Photo-op versions of RC at more of a guest-friendly scale can also be found in some of these Toy Story Lands as well as at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort at Walt Disney World and formerly at the Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet restaurant at Disneyland Paris.

A life-sized RC can be seen in the fictional cars section in the former Studio Tram Tour: Behind the Magic attraction, which was placed at same date/year unknown in the aforementioned attraction.


  • In the first film, Buzz and Woody drop RC into the moving truck as they start flying with the Big One. In the first Toy Story video game, Buzz and Woody just leave RC on the street.
  • In Toy Story 2: The Video Game Level 1: Andy's House, RC challenges the player to a race with him. If the player wins the race, they will earn a Pizza Planet Token. The same thing happens in Level 2: Andy's Neighborhood.
  • In the first Toy Story, RC's eye pupils were blue. Later, in Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4, they were black.
  • "RC" stands for "remote control," "radio controlled," or "race car."
  • The radio control seen in Toy Story 2 may have been a replacement since the blue and green colors were slightly different than the one seen in Toy Story, which makes sense given how Woody left his original remote on the road before activating Sid's rocket at the end of the first film.
  • A toy replica of RC can be seen in two episodes from Malcolm in the Middle. It was first spotted in "Hal's Friend" near a lamp behind Reese when Hal is getting on the boys for finding a videotape in the dishwasher. It is seen again in "Bride of Ida" where it sits on a table while Malcolm argues with Reese.
  • In the Walt Disney World commercials, Buzz hitched a ride on RC when the marching band marched down the street while playing their instruments.
  • Like Lenny, RC only has eyes, although his bumper resembles a mouth.
  • In addition to making a cameo appearance in the LEGO The Incredibles level "House Parr-ty", RC is also featured in a minigame in the same level accessible by a character with electrical powers.
    • The goal of the minigame is to steer RC and avoid hitting moving boxes to reach the moving truck like the climax of Toy Story. RC will lose a life (there are 3) if he hits a box and winning the minigame will reward the player with a minikit.
  • In Kingdom Hearts III, RC does not make an appearance as a character, but appears as a decoration on the Command menu in the Toy Box world, and on the Toy Box World itself. It is currently unknown if he was actually one of the toys stolen by Young Xehanort or Organization XIII and the Heartless.


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Films: Toy Story (video) • Toy Story 2 (video) • Toy Story 3 (video) • Toy Story 4 (video) • The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotForky Asks a QuestionLamp LifePixar Popcorn (To Fitness and BeyondFluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny: LoveFluffy Stuff with Ducky & Bunny: Three Heads) • Lightyear

Television: Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandToy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus Rex)
Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4The Legacy Collection: Toy StoryToy Story of Terror!
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 RacerToy Story Mania!Toy Story Drop!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Getaway Blast
Books: The Art of Toy Story 3The Toy Story Films: An Animated JourneyThe Art of Toy Story 4

Disney Parks
Toy Story LandToy Story HotelAlien Swirling SaucersBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPixar 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 PalsThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
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 Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights 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 YouTogether 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 Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky 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 ToysCombat CarlPocketeerPEZ CatOld 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 Cactus

Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe CarnivalStar Command
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman Movers VanThe ClawThe Davis's Family VanFar East Airlines Jet
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakBattlesaurs Theme SongThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself AwayLivin' Thing
Deleted: The FoolPlastic SpacemanMy Unexpected Friend
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box