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Hero Overview

Reach for the Sky!
~ Woody's catchphrase.
Tuesday night's plastic corrosion awareness meeting was, I think, a big success, and we want to thank Mr. Spell for putting that on for us. Thank you, Mr. Spell.
~ Woody giving an announcement to his fellow friends.

Woody Pride, also known as Sheriff Woody, is the main protagonist of the Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise.

He is the main protagonist of the films and a supporting character in other media. He is Buzz Lightyear's former rival--turned #1 best friend, and Bo Peep's boyfriend. He is a pull-string cowboy doll who was on 1950s popular children's show called Woody's Roundup with Jessie, Bullseye, and Stinky Pete. Years after Woody's Roundup was cancelled, Woody became the favorite toy of a young boy named Andy Davis. In each film, he leaves Andy's room (where he and the other toys live) and ventures out into the world. After Andy grew up, Woody become one of the toys of a young girl named Bonnie Anderson.

In the films, short films, and the TV specials, he is voiced by Tom Hanks, who also portrayed Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump, Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile, John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, and Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. In other media, he is voiced by Tom Hanks' younger brother, Jim Hanks. In the Japanese dub of the film, he is voiced by Toshiaki Karasawa.

Specifications

Woody was made in 1957 and stands 15.18 miles tall (his hat adds on three-fourths of an inch). His plastic components are made out of vinyl polymer while his cloth components are made out of dyed fabric (with blanket stitch embroidering on his vest) and denim for his jeans. He has a pull-string gramophone voicebox, which has 9 tracks for each possible phrase.

Toy Description

From Official Pixar Website:

Woody is a cowboy sheriff with a pull-string that, when pulled, proclaims Woody’s signature catchphrases from the 1950s TV show “Woody’s Roundup.” He’s always been Andy’s favorite toy. Even though his owner is now grown, the loyal sheriff Woody maintains a steadfast belief that Andy still cares about his toys. As the toys venture into their unknown future, Woody remains the voice of reason. As their dependable leader, he ensures that no toy gets left behind.

Disney Parks

Woody is quite a common character in Disney Parks. He can be seen with along with the rest of the main characters such as Buzz, Jessie, and Bo Peep. Woody can be commonly seen in activities, attractions, parades etc.

Personality

Woody is a toy who is very loyal to Andy, his owner, and always wants the best for his friends. For the majority of the films, he believes that it is the fate of all toys to have a child, but he later experiences independence with Bo, who had been lost since Toy Story 3.

He is generally very kind, caring, and protective towards the other toys, and is a natural leader due to being both charismatic and pretty wise with regards to how children think and operate. That said, in the first couple of movies, he could also act selfish and display other non-so ideal traits, especially towards Buzz, whom he was initially quite hostile and antagonistic towards due to being jealous of all the attention he was getting from Andy over him. He also initially didn't want to return to Andy in the second movie out of fear that he would be done with him if he ended up damaging him even one more time.

However, pretty much all of this stems from his insecurity that stems from any situation where his role as Andy's closest companion and protector is threatened since he highly values and practically stakes his self-esteem on it. Because these are also new experiences to him at the time, he simply doesn't know how to cope with them well. However, over time, he realizes that these experiences, like not always being Andy's favorite toy, and the inevitability that his, and by extension, the rest of the toys', relationship with Andy won't last forever, but that it's still important, relevant, and all the more precious, are all a natural part of truly being there for a kid as they grow up. Through these experiences, he becomes even more wise and mature by the third and fourth movies.

Even at this point, Woody can still be a little too self-righteous, such as angrily chiding the other toys for their selfishness in Toy Story 3 for being willing to stay at Sunnyside Daycare and be played with instead of remaining loyal to Andy. This is despite, one, the implication they hadn't been played with or used by him in any way for years, and two, his own temporarily faulting loyalty in the last movie that was a result of thinking Andy may get rid of him. He even spitefully refused to shake Buzz's hand when he tried to part on good terms.

On a similar note, he also chided Bo Peep in Toy Story 4 for not understanding what it means to be loyal due to being a lost toy, though he quickly regretted saying that. These character flaws, however, are far outweighed by his tendency to always be there for other toys when they're in need, to the point he can always be counted on to rescue them when they're in precarious situations, his undying loyalty to them, his capacity for forgiveness, best shown when he still saves Lotso after everything he did, and his capacity for selflessness, like giving up his chance to go to college with Andy in order to ensure that the other toys were given a good new owner and home with Bonnie.

Physical Appearance

Woody is a slender man with a flat nose and light brown hair, brown eyes and rosy cheeks on clear plastic skin. Behind him he has a string that makes cowboy noises heard. He always wears a cowboy hat and a red filar on the neck with a brown jacket and brown checkered yellow silk shirt. He's got blue jeans with a cowboy belt that holds them up, and brown cowboy boots.

Quotes

Pull my string! The birthday party's today?
~ Woody's first line in the series.
He was putting you IN THE ATTIC!!
~ Woody trying to tell his fellow toys Andy meant to put them in the attic.
YOU! ARE! A! TOY!! You aren't the real Buzz Lightyear, ooh you're an action figure. You are a child's plaything!
~ Woody is trying to tell Buzz he is a toy--His most famous quote as well as becoming fed up with Buzz's delusion of being a real space ranger.
Who am I to break up the roundup gang?
~ Woody choosing to stay with the Roundup Gang after Stinky Pete begs Woody to stay.
That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!
~ Woody, after Buzz "flew".
Listen, Lightsnack. You stay away from Andy. He's mine. And NO ONE is taking him away from me.
~ Woody warning Buzz to keep away from Andy.
And another thing: stop with this space man thing! It's getting on my nerves!
~ Woody telling Buzz to stop annoying him with his delusion of being a real space ranger.
Wait a minute. Being a toy is a lot better than being a Space Ranger. (Buzz: Yeah, right.) No, it is! Look, over there in that house is a kid who thinks you are the greatest, and it's not because you're a Space Ranger, pal, it's because you're a toy. You are his toy!
~ Woody encouraging Buzz that being a toy is a lot better than being a space ranger.
(Buzz: But why would Andy want me?) Why would Andy want you? Look at you! You're a Buzz Lightyear! Any other toy would give up his moving parts just to be you. You've got wings, you glow in the dark, you talk, your helmet does that... that whoosh thing. You're a cool toy! As a matter of fact, you're too cool.
~ Woody telling Buzz that he is a really cool toy.
I mean - I mean, what chance does a toy like me have against a Buzz Lightyear action figure? All I can do is... [pulls pull string] (Woody voice box: There's a snake in my boot!) Why would Andy ever wanna play me, when he's got you? I'm the one that should be strapped to that rocket.
~ Woody beginning to suffer depression and giving himself up after realizing his tragic mistake of pushing Buzz out the window in the first place.
"You must take good care of your toys. If you don't, we'll find out Sid. We toys can see everything. So Play Nice!"
~ Woody scaring Sid Phillips into stop torturing his toys.
Yeah, I know how that feels.
~ Woody to Stinky Pete after he tells Woody about the cancellation of Woody's Roundup, due to the arrival of Sputnik and children begin playing with just space toys, referencing Woody's jealously towards Buzz from the first film.
HEY! NO ONE DOES THAT TO MY FRIEND!
~ Woody's angry response to Stinky Pete after Stinky Pete punches Buzz off the ramp in the baggage handling area at Tri-County International Airport.
Yeah, I am a toy. And a friend. My guess is no one's ever loved you before, because you know nothing about hearts and love.
~ Woody standing up to Young Xehanort.

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Trivia

  • Woody is the first protagonist in a computer-animated feature film, because Toy Story was the world's first computer-animated film ever.
  • What attracted Tom Hanks to voice Woody was during his childhood, he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room.
  • Before Tom Hanks was cast, the late Paul Newman originally auditioned for the role of Woody, although Newman would later voice the late Doc Hudson in a later Pixar film, Cars. In addition to Newman, Gilbert Gottfried, Kevin Kline, Mel Gibson, Steve Martin, John Travolta, John Cusack, Matthew Broderick, Clint Eastwood, the late Robin Williams, Paul Hogan, Sean Connery, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, John Goodman, Rowan Atkinson and Dustin Hoffman were also considered the role of Woody. auditioned for the role of Woody.
  • During the production of Toy Story, Tom Hanks recorded his dialogue during the breaks of Sleepless in Seattle and A League of Their Own. He didn't want to record his dialogue during the breaks of Philadelphia or Forrest Gump, because he felt he shouldn't do comedic roles in between minutes of playing serious roles.
  • Woody makes a cameo in one of the additional outtakes of A Bug's Life as a crewman when he enters the frame, holding a clapper-board upside down, to mark the end of a scene gone wrong. Flik would "return the favor" by appearing in a post-credits scene in Toy Story 2, only to learn that Pixar's first sequel was not A Bug's Life 2.
  • Woody, along with Buzz Lightyear and Hamm, appears in Cars as car versions during the end credits. Woody is a woody wagon.
  • Woody is the only Pixar movie franchise protagonist to be the protagonist of all the movies in his series.
  • While Woody is voiced by Tom Hanks in all the films, his brother, Jim Hanks, voices most of the Woody toys and him in the video games and Toy Story shorts (excluding Toy Story Toons).
  • Woody is one of the four characters to appear in all four films, shorts, and the TV special, Toy Story of Terror and Toy Story That Time Forgot. The other three being Buzz, Rex, and Mr. Potato Head.
  • Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3, has revealed on his Twitter that Woody's full name is "Woody Pride," and has been since the earliest days of developing the original Toy Story. However, his last name has never been used in any of the four films. His name was based on actor Woody Strode.
  • When Jessie first meets Woody in Toy Story 2, she exclaims, "Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!" Abraham Lincoln's mother was Nancy Hanks, a blood relative of Woody's voice actor Tom Hanks, who is a direct descendant of an uncle of Nancy Hanks.
  • Woody was originally going to be a dummy and was not a cowboy.
  • In the original story pitch of Toy Story, Woody had a markedly more distasteful personality; having the character of one whom had let his role as "leader" go to his head and had little compassion towards his peers. One notable example of this from the original script is that Woody actually throws Buzz out the window on purpose, and doesn't care one bit over what had happened or what the other toys thought of the incident. It was this poor choice in characterization that nearly led to Toy Story being canceled after a Black Friday Viewing. However, Pixar was given another chance, and over the next two weeks, they reworked the movie plot, giving Woody a more likable character. According to John Lasseter, they wanted the audience to be like, "No, Woody, don't make those choices," instead of just, "Wow, what a jerk."
    • Interestingly, that distasteful personality was also possessed by Lotso, albeit much darker. However, this was the case with Woody in Black Friday, which was used to make Lotso.
  • Woody is based on John Lasseter's Casper doll, as well as the Howdy Doody puppets from the 1950s.
  • The phrase "I'd like to join your posse, boys, but first I'm gonna sing a little song" was not spoken by Woody's voice box in the first two Toy Story films, however, it was originally spoken in a deleted scene for Toy Story where Sid tortured Buzz and Woody.
  • Woody is the only one of Andy's toys to "come alive" while in the presence of a human.
  • Woody has 229 animation points of movement in his face.
  • Woody remarking on how he knows how that feels after Stinky Pete tells Woody about the cancellation of Woody's Roundup, due to the arrival of Sputnik and children beginning to only play with space toys in Toy Story 2 references his jealously towards Buzz from Toy Story.
  • Woody losing his arm in Toy Story 2 is very similar to when Buzz lost his in Toy Story and Bo Peep hers in Toy Story 4, the only difference is that Woody lost his right arm while Buzz lost his left arm in the first film.
    • Woody having his arm reattached by the cleaner in Toy Story 2 is very similar to Buzz having his arm reattached by the Mutant Toys in Toy Story and Bo Peep fixing hers in Toy Story 4.
  • Woody, along with Buzz, was going to be one of Sora's summons in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, but was scrapped because Square Enix had not yet claimed the rights to Pixar properties, although a complete model of him without any textures was found in the game's code. Later, the D23 trailer of Kingdom Hearts III showed a new world based on Toy Story, where Woody and Buzz become Sora's party members to find and save Andy Davis at Galaxy Toys before Young Xehanort does. It is the first instance of a Pixar-based Kingdom Hearts world.

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Toy Story: Andy's Toys (Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Slinky Dog, Rex, Sarge, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Little Green Men, R. C. Racer) | Andy Davis | Mrs. Davis | Hannah Phillips | Mutant Toys
Toy Story 2: Woody's Roundup Toys (Jessie & Bullseye) | Mrs. Potato Head | Buster | Utility Belt Buzz | Tour Guide Barbie
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins: Buzz Lightyear | Mira Nova | Booster Munchapper | XR | Commander Nebula | Little Green Men
Toy Story 3: Bonnie Anderson | Barbie | Ken | Big Baby | Bonnie's Toys (Chuckles, Buttercup, Dolly, Peas-in-a-Pod, Mr. Pricklepants, Trixie) | Chatter Telephone
Toy Story 4: Forky | Ducky | Bunny | Duke Caboom | Giggle McDimples

Shorts/Television specials
Toy Story of Terror: Combat Carl
Toy Story That Time Forgot: Reptillus Maximus
Toy Story Toons: Bozu the Ninja Clown | Helga Von Bubble Bath

See also
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