Be with you!!! Happy Star Wars day here are some awesome times Toy Story made some Star Wars references:

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Toy Story:

  • When Buzz first touches down on Andy’s bed you hear Darth Vader’s breathing.
  • Sid makes a reference when he interrogates Woody he says “Oh! A Surviver! Where is the rebel base? Talk!” than “Where are your rebel friends now?”
  • When Buzz and Woody are hiding in the truck Buzz tells Woody ” Right now, poised at the edge of the galaxy, Emperor Zurg has been secretly building weapon with the destructive capacity to annihilate an entire planet! I alone have information that reveals the weapons weakness..”
  • During the Buzz Lightyear commercial when Buzz shoots the laser you hear the Tie Fighter cannon sound.

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Toy Story 2:

  • The opening scene contains a lot of sound effects from Star Wars, including Darth Vader’s breathing, X-Wing, TIE fighter and lightsaber sounds.
  • In the opening scene it shows the space shot with music very similar to the Star Wars title music after the titles. Then you can see Buzz flying by at the end just like after every Star Wars title a ship passes by.
  • When the camera comes out of a trap door in the wall, its a nod to Jabba the Hutt’s palace camera in the main entrance.
  • Zurg says “Come to me, my prey” while Darth Vader says “Come to me, my son” (The Emperor Strikes Back)
  • Buzz goes into a room that lights up when he walks in, just like the duel between Luke and Vader on Cloud City.
  • Zurg says “So we meet again Buzz Lightyear for the last time” like when Vader says “Ive been waiting for you Obi-Won. We meet again at last.”
  • Emperor Zurg is design is inspired by Darth Vader, especially the helmet.
  • Buzz 2 accuses Zurg of killing his father and Zurg responds “No Buzz I am your father’ while Buzz 2 responds “Noooooooooooo”

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Toy Story 3:

  • While Buzz is under Lotso’s control, Jessie protests as Lotso says “Silence, minions of Zurg! You’re in the custody of the Galactic Alliance” a tribute to Princess Leia when she says “You are part of the Rebel Alliance  and a traitor. Take her away!”
  • When Trixie and Rex finish playing their game you can hear the typical Star Wars sounds and two droids…C-3PO and R2-D2 when they flee from the Tontine IV.
  • When Big Baby Lotso into the dumpster its referencing Darth Vader throwing Emperor Palpatine into the reactor.

I think my favorite Star Ward reference has to be in Toy Story 2 when Zurg tells Buzz 2 he’s his father…i mean in Star Wars and Toy Story its just as amazing! Do you think in Toy Story 4 they will make another Star Wars reference? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

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