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Old Feb 28 2016, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default A Proper Santa Claus - and Toy Story 3

I recently rewatched Toy Story 3 and was annoyed by it all over again. I hate that Andy has to completely clear out his room and anything he can't fit in the car must be trashed or hidden in the attic. (I guess he's sleeping on the couch at Christmas...) He has obviously already whittled down his toy collection to just a few favorites.

The movie ends with Andy giving ALL of his most beloved childhood toys to a kid down the street. It has been clearly established that this is a very careful child who takes good care of her toys while having LOTS of imaginative fun with them, so this is shown as being the best outcome - the toys get to be played with again! Andy can see them now and then maybe...

I still hated it. I still have a LOT of my old toys and stuffed animals, and I have a lot of other stuff I would get rid of first if I needed to make room.

I had a sudden inspiration, though. The movie wants us to believe that it would be incredibly selfish of Andy to store his toys in the attic to pull out for nostalgia someday, and maybe share - carefully! - with his kids. Since we are dealing with anthropomorphic toys with a history of PTSD as a result of long-term storage, a happy ending is one where they end up being played with, not necessarily staying with Andy, who has always been Their Person.

Then I remembered the ending to "A Proper Santa Claus" - and the fact that the teacher was wrong, and it is perfectly proper for kids to be selfish and want to keep things all to themself. THAT fits perfectly with why I am uncomfortable with the message of Toy Story 3.

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Default Re: A Proper Santa Claus - and Toy Story 3

I didn't watch any of them yet. But yes I have to re-read it.
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