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He tortures toys, just for fun!
Rex about Sid[src]

Sidney "Sid" Phillips is the main antagonist of the 1995 DisneyPixar animated film, Toy Story. He was Andy's troubled next door neighbor. Unlike his neighbor, he did extremely horrid things to his toys instead of treating them with love and care, until he learned to his horror that the toys were really alive, which gave him such a fright that he vowed to change his ways.

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Sid Phillips, the notorious toy bully in Toy Story, experiences a pivotal moment when he learns that toys are sentient. This realization, triggered by Woody and Sid's mutant toys' actions, terrifies Sid, leading him to vow never to harm toys again, subsequently developing a phobia of them.
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Sid Phillips, the toy story bully, is notorious for his cruel treatment of toys, in stark contrast to Andy's loving care. He is known for destructive acts, such as detonating a Combat Carl toy and owning a toy-chewing dog, Scud. His actions incite fear among the toys. However, upon discovering that toys are sentient, Sid is terrified and pledges to stop mistreating toys.
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In Toy Story 3, Sid Phillips, previously known as the kid from Toy Story who was a bully to his toys, reappears as a grown-up garbage man. He arrives at Andy's house to collect the trash, which mistakenly includes Andy's toys. His cameo in Toy Story 3 illustrates his character development from a toy tormentor to a regular working adult.
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Sid Phillips, the antagonist in Toy Story, is seen as a bully due to his harsh treatment of toys. He is notorious for torturing toys for amusement, a stark contrast to his neighbor Andy's loving care for his toys. His sociopathic tendencies and reputation as a toy terrorizer establish him as the 'bully' in Toy Story. His bullying behavior changes when he discovers the toys are sentient, leading to a promise to reform.
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Sid Phillips, from Toy Story, is a troubled character with a penchant for torturing toys and bullying, especially his sister, Hannah. His amusement comes from performing terrifying experiments on toys. His behavior changes when he learns that toys are sentient, which frightens him into altering his actions.
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Background[]

Personality[]

Sid is a young, bratty, and somewhat disturbed 11-year-old skate punk with metal braces, whose idea of fun is terrorizing his little sister, Hannah, by taking her toys away and using them for scary experiments, like switching their heads or performing operations on them. He also destroys toys in many ways (exploding, burning, or in his "mad doctor" plays). Though despite this, he may have a lighter side, hinted in his dreams about ponies.

After his toys scared him, he vowed never to hurt a toy again. He eventually became a garbage man.

Sid is not a true villain, being that he did not realize that the toys are really alive when breaking them, but since this film is in the point of view of toys, he is considered an antagonist. However, his manner of maiming and destroying toys is quite disturbing, somewhat similar to a budding sociopath torturing or killing animals. On top of that, he also owned fireworks. It was only after Woody and the other toys scared Sid out of his wits that he vowed never to abuse toys again, clearly gaining a fear of them, which his sister Hannah exploited.

Appearances[]

Toy Story[]

In Toy Story, Sid is Andy's sociopathic 11-year-old next door neighbor (until Andy moves near the end of the film). Sid is introduced in the beginning of the film as a toy terrorizer when he explodes a Combat Carl with an M-80, with his toy-chewing dog, Scud, by his side, which prompts Bo Peep to say to the toys, "The sooner we move, the better!" Andy's toys were surprised to see him back at his old habits so soon, assuming he was kicked out of summer camp early this year. Later that evening, when Andy and his family go to Pizza Planet for dinner, Sid is also there. After playing Whack-an-Alien, the claw machine catches his attention. After grabbing an alien, Buzz Lightyear is put in view after Buzz catches the sight of the crane game believing it to be a spaceship as he still does not know that he is a toy. He then went after him, getting not only Buzz, but Woody hooked onto his foot as well.

After skateboarding back home, with his new toys in his backpack, Sid is immediately greeted by Scud, to whom he gives the alien. Then, upon seeing his sister Hannah with her Janie doll, he snatched the toy and ran up to his room, slamming the door in Hannah's face. He then pulls out his Pterodactyl toy as he plays doctor for his "double bypass brain transplant." After putting the Pterodactyl's head on Janie's body, he opens up the door and shows Hannah. Scared, she runs off to report to their mother. Sid angrily throws the mutant toy onto the ground and furiously runs after her, claiming that Hannah was lying. With Sid gone, Woody explores his room to search for a way out but found the door locked and is unable to escape. Trying to find another way out, he discovers that Sid had taken toys apart and assembled them back together in weird combinations, much to Woody's horror. Woody believes that he and Buzz are gonna die either by being destroyed by Sid or dismantled by his toys.

The next morning, Sid tortures Buzz by spinning him on a drill bit (seen in a deleted scene), and then takes Woody and throws him across the floor, pretending to interrogate him. He then opens up the window shade to let the sun in. He then took out a magnifying glass and focused the hot beam of light on Woody's forehead, until Sid's mom informed him his Pop-Tarts are ready.

After Woody discovers that the mutant toys are friendly when they reattach Buzz's arm back in place, Sid returns to his room later, with a rocket he had ordered in the mail, labeled "The Big One." He intends to blow apart one of his toys with the rocket for his own amusement. Initially, he was to blow up that "wimpy cowboy doll," but he does not find him (as Woody hides under a milk crate). However, when he steps on Buzz Lightyear's laser button, which activates the laser light-bulb, he tapes the rocket on Buzz, stating that he had always wanted "to blow a spaceman into orbit". Unfortunately for Sid, he is forced to delay the launch because of "adverse weather conditions at the launch site" when a thunderstorm hits, giving Woody and Buzz time to reconcile overnight as Woody tells Buzz the joy of being a toy, which allows Buzz to gain the spirit of being a toy.

While trying to escape, Sid wakes up and takes Buzz outside to blow him up. Woody and all of the mutant toys plan a way to exact revenge on Sid and help Buzz before Sid destroys him with the rocket. The toys all appear out of nowhere and approach Sid, making him increasingly scared. Woody then tells Sid to take care of his toys because they would know if he did not. After seeing Woody come to life in front of his face warning him to play nice, it is too much for Sid and he screams and cowardly retreats back into his house, frightened that the toys had come alive. Hannah then takes pleasure in scaring her brother even more with her dolls after she discovers how scared he was as Sid runs upstairs, believing that one of Hannah's dolls would come to life.

Sid's rocket is ultimately utilized by Woody during the move to Andy's new house to help RC, whose batteries had been depleted, back into the moving truck as Woody and Buzz both go skyrocketing, during which Buzz frees himself from the rocket by opening his wings to tear off the tapes that bounded him to the rocket (as for the rocket, it climbs up for a few feet higher before exploding into smithereens).

Toy Story 2[]

Although Sid did not appear in Toy Story 2, he is mentioned by Buzz during his rescue mission with Slinky Dog, Hamm, Rex and Mr. Potato Head to save Woody who has been stolen by Al McWhiggin.

Toy Story 3[]

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Sid as a garbage man.

After 10 years since Woody has been rescued from Al and Stinky Pete, Sid (now grown up) makes a cameo appearance in Toy Story 3 working on a garbage truck as he comes to pick up the trash from Andy's house (including Andy's toys who are also in a bag and mistakenly got put outside by Mrs. Davis, whom Woody hurries out to rescue without being seen). Sid is mostly heard scatting to music and is identified by having the same skull T-shirt that he wore as a kid, along with a yellow vest, goggles, a goatee, and a big set of headphones. He is seen again near the end of the film after the toys escape from the incinerator at the Tri-County Landfill and hitch a ride on his garbage truck to get home. During his brief re-encounter with him earlier, Woody apparently did not recognize him as being Sid as he was more concerned about saving the others.

Printed media[]

Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory[]

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Sid as he appears in the Monsters Inc. comic book.

Sid made guest appearances in issues 3 and 4 of the Monsters, Inc. comic book mini-series, Laugh Factory, as the main antagonist, though his name is never actually given (as the monsters do not bother learning it from him). At the beginning of the third issue, "Toy Worry", he ducks into Boo's bedroom to hide from Sulley and Mike when they're pursuing him. We learn from Sulley and Mike that Sid has been using the monsters' door-traveling technology to break into kids' rooms and steal their toys. After Sid escapes with Boo's Jessie doll, Boo follows him into Monsters, Inc. to help Mike and Sulley capture him. Upon being caught and brought to the CDA, Sid states that he has been stealing the toys in an attempt to "save" the kids from suffering the same traumatic incident he did, but the monsters do not believe him. They have Sid thrown back to his home through Hannah's door.

In the next issue's story, Sid breaks back into Monstropolis and helps Randall and Henry J. Waternoose escape from prison. They offer to give him the plans for their door-traveling technology (which Sid plans to get rich off of in his world) in exchange for him helping them get revenge on Sulley and Mike. They manage to capture the heroes along with Celia and Boo (the latter of whom stowed away with Sulley as he was coming back from his last visit with her), but the girls manage to escape back into the human world with Sid and the two villainous monsters pursuing them. Eventually, Celia and Boo manage to find another closet door back to Monstropolis, where they lead Sid, Randall, and Waternoose into captivity by the CDA. At the end, Sid is again sent back home, with the monsters hoping that he has had enough of them now.

Disney Parks[]

A live version of Sid first appeared in Toy Story: The Musical aboard the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Wonder, having his own villain song called "Make a Little Noise".

Sid would appear in the parks proper in 2021 as part of the Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween event at Disney California Adventure, hosting a "Sid Show Circus" at Pixar Pier's stage showcasing the Mutant Toys.

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Trivia[]

  • Sid is currently the only known human in the Toy Story franchise who knows toys are alive (although Molly Davis is a debatable example).
  • Written on Sid's backpack is "Julie Mcbarfle has cooties". Art director Ralph Eggleston claims that this refers to Julie MacDonald, an editorial and camera manager who kept asking him to put her name somewhere in Toy Story.
    • Also if one looks closely on the side of Sid's backpack during the part where Sid is giving Hannah's doll Janie an "operation", he/she can see a drawing of a three-eyed mutant ant on it. This drawing could be a possible reference to Pixar's next film, A Bug's Life, where the film features an ant protagonist.
  • During production, Sid was nicknamed "Little Jack Nicholson." In addition, Sid's house has the same rug pattern as the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, in which Nicholson starred.
  • In the book, Toy Story: The Art and Making of the Animated Film, it is said that the story team tried beefing up Sid into a full-tilt bullying nemesis for his neighbour Andy. They explored scenarios of jealously and rivalry between Sid and Andy, but that approach threw the plot line out of balance.
  • In a 2016 interview with some of the key animators of Toy Story, they stated that their primary influence for the character Sid was actually one of the animator's longtime childhood friends, Ryan Newbert.
    • It is said that Sid was also inspired by a former Pixar employee who has been known to disassemble toys and use the parts to build strange creations.
  • Sid also appeared in a Toy Story Treats short Woody's Nightmare. Sid was laughing evilly as he had swapped the heads of Woody and Buzz Lightyear (much like how he had replaced the Janie Doll's head with the Pterodactyl's).
  • Erik Von Detten reprised his role as Sid in Toy Story 3. However, his dialogue was just scatting.
    • Sid was also von Detten's last acting role before his retirement in 2010.
  • According to Hamm and Rex, Sid was supposed to be attending summer camp before they moved in the first movie but was supposedly kicked out for his bad attitude.
  • Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, confirmed that the garbage man in Toy Story 3 is, in fact, Sid.
  • Along with Al McWhiggin, Sid is the only main antagonist in the Toy Story film series to be a human being, as Stinky Pete, Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear and Gabby Gabby, the respective main antagonists of Toy Story's first three sequels, were all toys.
  • Debian's unstable trunk is named after him. Debian is a Linux distribution composed of free and open-source software, developed by the community-supported Debian Project, which was established by Ian Murdock on August 16, 1993.
  • Andrew Stanton considers Andy to actually be weirder than Sid since Andy takes absolute care of his toys.[1]

References[]

  1. "Disney Pixar Toy Story". pixar.com.

External links[]

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