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According to Craig L Good, Pixar Camera Artist, human characters were too expensive to design back then. So since a dad was not necessary for the story, Andy didn't get one. I'm often highly entertained by the deep analyses and psychological guesswork about this. The real answer is that we couldn't afford a dad. Human characters were just hideously ...
I believe the point of a missing father figure was to highlight the importance of Woody as an authority figure in the movie. Woody's character served as a surrogate father to Andy, whether Andy realized it or not. Also, Woody was the "father" to all of the toys, providing them structure that they otherwise lacked.
Because all the toys shown in Toy Story are all old toys mostly. So they all know the reality. But Buzz Lightyear is a new toy who doesn't know about reality. If you have seen Toy Story 2 then you will definitely remember that when new Buzz appears he is not under the impression that he is a toy. Even Zurg who comes later and tries to kill Buzz because he ...
I believe it's a built-in sub-conscious instinct that, with enough force of will or self-sentience, can be over-ridden. The toys attacking Sid being a good example of gaining the force of will to ignore this instinct.
As seems to be the case in all of the movies, the toys don't seem to gain sentience unless they are not being looked at or being played with by a human child. You see this with the other Buzz Lightyear toys they all believe they are Buzz. You also see this shortly after Buzz in introduced when Andy is flying him around the room you see Woody turn his head ...
Andy is 12, or darn close, in Toy Story 2. As you point out, he's 8 in the first movie. And according to Wikipedia, the second one takes place four years later:
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I doubt it was technical limitations (designing another character), but I do suspect it was for storytelling reasons. The main focus of the story was on the toys themselves. Only a few humans (mostly Andy and Sid, and perhaps Hanna to a lesser degree) were truly crucial to the story and the rest were mostly superfluous background noise. Adding another human ...
Sid is quite pleasantly surprised when he sees Buzz among the spacemen: A Buzz Lightyear? No way! And later Woody: Alright! Double prizes! Sid is a kid, and when kids are offered a free toy, they don't usually question it or stop to think about some slight inconsistencies. They'll just be happy to get any toy. Sid has also been established as a ...
If a toy is new, they may not yet know that they are toys. Maybe that is the reason buzz didn't believe he was a toy. That was the character / personality of Buzz, that was also responsible for his reluctance to believe. Its just an interpretation though!
My theory is that Andy's parents were going through a divorce that's why you never see him or gets mentioned. The toys were Andy's way to deal with the divorce.
The toys in Toy's Story are portrayed as they would be in real life. In real life, toys don't move when a human is around. Who knows what they do when we don't look.. They might be doing their own thing (This might explain how I lost some of my toys when I was young)
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