Everyone's all time favorite animated film, Toy Story, celebrates its 20th anniversary on November 22, 2015! In celebration of the special day, here are 20 life lessons that we surely won't forget from the first ever computer generated full-length feature film:
20. Never forget to pack your "angry eyes."
Just in case! A friendly reminder from Mrs. Potato Head. You never know when you might have to use them.
19. Everything's better with imagination.
Playtime is more exciting when you use your imagination to get creative with your toys.
18. Choking hazards are important.
Good thing the toddlers didn't choke on Mr. Potato Head's small, detachable body parts! Clearly Andy's toys are not for ages five and below. Pay attention to choking hazards. It could save a life.
17. Sometimes all you need is tea.
Life can be rough most of the time. Sit down, relax, and have some tea. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Or lemon iced tea. Depends on what you prefer. What is important is that you take a break from all the stress.
Of course, there is such a thing as having too much tea. If such an incident occurs, all you need is a slap to bring you back down to Earth.
16. Be nice to your toys.
You've seen Andy's toys. Your toys are alive. They have feelings, too. Play nicely. Take care of your toys. Don't be like Sid. You wouldn't want to be haunted by your toys now, would you?
15. Don't judge a book by its cover.
Never assume anyone's personality from their looks. Just look at Stinky Pete the Prospector and Lotso; they look loving and completely harmless. We didn't suspect that these guys would be the villains, did we? Sure enough, though!
14. Have self confidence!
What is there to be ashamed of? No one knows you better than you do yourself. Believe in yourself, believe you can do anything. A little confidence never hurt anyone.
13. Reach for the sky!
By, "reach for the sky," Woody meant "put your hands in the air." But here, "reach for the sky" means, "reach your dreams." Aim high, dream high. Reach for the sky. Put your hands in the air and wave it like you just don't care—oh, wait.
12. It's okay to be different.
Andy's toys were all different, but he loved them each anyway. What makes us unique is what makes us stand out from the crowd. Everyone's different and that's a good thing.
11. You will never be replaced.
You're unique, you're special. No one can ever take your place—just like how Buzz Lightyear #2 couldn't replace Andy's Buzz in Toy Story 2.
10. It's always good to make new friends.
The more friends, the merrier! It's always fun to get to know new people.
9. Teamwork is the key to success.
A team can't function well if its members don't work together. Buzz and Andy's other toys wouldn't have made it inside Al's Toy Barn if they hadn't jumped together. It takes a team to succeed as one.
8. Always lend a helping hand.
It's good to help those in need. No matter who or what they are, when someone needs help, it's only right that you give it to them. Kindness is what makes the world go 'round.
7. True friends stick together, no matter what.
Troubles? No problem! True friends stick together through thick and thin. Andy's toys were definitely the original #SquadGoals.
6. Life isn't about fun and happiness all the time; it's okay to be sad.
Everyone goes through their own difficult times, it's part of life. It's only when we are sad that we can truly find out what makes us happy.
5. Growing up isn't that bad.
Sure there will be a lot of changes, but life's about surprises and adapting to new challenges. It's through growing up that we make our lives worth living. We learn new things and face new adventures as we age and mature. That's what makes our story awesome.
4. Childhood memories will always stay in your heart.
Childhood plays a big part in a person's life and development. You'll never go long without thinking of your favorite kid-sized memories.
3. Adults are only grown-up kids, anyway.
Adults are only kids grown-up, anyway. - Walt Disney
People grow up, but that doesn't mean they grow out of their childhood. As Walt Disney said, adults are just grown-up kids. We're all just kids in bigger clothes.
2. Letting go isn't easy, but it's worth it.
Think about it, if Andy brought Woody with him to college, he would've been made fun of by the other students. Even though Woody was his favorite toy, he still had to let him go. Besides, the toys are happy that they get to be played with again.
1. You've always got a friend.
As the song says, "you've got a friend in me." Just remember, friends are there for you. Friends don't necessarily mean they're human, either. Anyone can be your friend: Your pet, your favorite fictional characters, and, of course, your toys! What matters is that friends help you through tough times and bring out the joy in you.
In line with celebrating Toy Story's 20th anniversary, Disney Channel will be premiering all Toy Story films and specials on November 21st and 22nd from 9am on. In other news, your favorite Toy Story characters will be back in Toy Story 4 scheduled to premiere in June of 2017.