I recently saw Toy Story 4, and it was then when I realized that no one was kidding when they said it would make me cry. I especially loved how Pixar made Gabby Gabby look like the villain when in reality she was just broken and needed fixing after being rejected for the broken voice box she had since the beginning of her life as a toy; she didn’t ask to have it, but later on fate led her to Woody who was very caring to let her have his instead. The final scene where the lost girl in the carnival finds Gabby and eventually her parents again really nade a flood of tears come out of my face. Saying Toy Story 4 or any other Pixar movie is just “cute” is totally an understatement; I believe every movie they make is very impactful and actually changes lives.
Even though I felt like the ending was a bit predictable, there was a part of me that was happy that Buzz and Woody took their separate paths. I saw the movie with my best friend of 6 years, and I feel like we’re growing apart, which does hurt me. I take comfort in seeing my childhood characters do the same thing and see that they can live on to do their own things.
I love Disney so much! It has gotten me through some rough times. My dad technically abandoned me when I was 5 or 6 years old, and what got me through that was Toy Story. I owe that movie my life because I don’t know what I would have done. I am 14 years old now and Toy Story 4 has changed my life yet again, because I’m really depressed and wanted to just be alone at one point. I figured Toy Story 4 could get me through this and I was right I was no longer depressed
Ralph Breaks the Internet and Toy Story 4 cause me so much anxiety with their endings. I still live at home in part because of my Aspergers, and my parents and siblings are the only ones who understand me. Even though the films portray the characters’ separation as something hopeful, I’m absolutely petrified at the idea of living apart from my family and I don’t think I’d ever be able to get by without them.
Toy Story 4 has a scene that made the audience laugh, but struck a deeper chord in me. I cried watching Woody rescuing Forky to the song “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away!” for 2 reasons. 1, I have been Woody rescuing Forky (my Mother) from suicide multiple times. 2, It was a moment of recognizing that I had become Forky. I have diabetes. I was not taking care of myself beyond taking medicine. I realized I was throwing myself away. I started going to the gym and eating correctly. I bought the song on iTunes. I play it often. I always tear up when I hear it. Toy Story 4 saved my life.
I watched Toy Story 4 earlier today, and now I remembered my Woody doll. I was going to look for him when I got home after, but then I remembered I donated him, my Jessie, and my Buzz doll to a thrift store about 2 years ago. I feel horrible. I just gotta remember that they probably made somebody’s day. I’m going to try and get them all back though. (New Woody, Jessie, and Buzz dolls, will get same Woody model but even better than before Buzz and Jessie dolls!) I can’t wait to write my names on their boots
TRIGGER WARNING- SUICIDE: I was going to kill myself last year. The thought of my life ending seemed needed. But then I got a fixation on Toy Story, and was in a relationship that made me feel the slightest bit of hope. I told myself I wouldn’t kill myself until I saw Toy Story 4. Now the movie will be out soon. I still feel suicidal everyday, but surprisingly, not as intensely. Bo reminded me there is so much more than these feelings.