The True Identity of Andy’s Mom in Toy Story

One of the cornerstones of my childhood is Toy Story. In fact, one of the first things I’ll ask of a newly-met person is if this is true for them too. If it isn’t, there’s trouble.

But Pixar is wily. Clever. They’ll construct their movies to be taken in on one level, understood on a second level and then, if you possess the cunning (and the time), they’ll hit you with even deeper connections and truths. Jon Negroni knows!



As a Pixar theorist, Negroni peels back the shiny exteriors of these animated blockbusters and finds some incredible truths and connections, both within films and between them.

Most recently, Negroni has unveiled a “truth” about who Andy’s mom actually is and how the entire Toy Story universe revolves around her – and it’s absolutely astounding.

Check out the full article here and clutch a pillow or something for comfort/to stifle screams and/or tears.