And since my last one was very much steeped in Wold Newtonry, I get to go the opposite direction with this one. This one might be even more controversial than my Sesame Street blog.
Here's the deal. The Toy Story trilogy is firmly in the Television Crossover Universe because it has a connection to Home Improvement which connects the the Drew Carey Show which connects to NYPD Blue which connects to Hill Street Blues which connects to St. Elsewhere which connects to Chicago Hope which connects X-Files which connects to Star Trek which connects to Sherlock Holmes, and well, once you get to Holmes, that's the center.
So let me explain. I believe the town in which Toy Story occurs, which is somewhere in the the Detroit area, has some kind of magic going on there, which animates toys and give insects intelligence. Perhaps it's some kind of tablet like in Night at the Museum.
Once Upon a Time--BABES IN TOYLAND--Ollu and Buzsla know the real Bo Peep, from whom the later toy is based off of.
Once Upon a Time--GREEDY HUMPTY DUMPTY--This story may take place in Wonderland. Humpty Dumpty is king and thinks that gold is in the son, so orders his subjects to go get it. Bo Peep is amongst them.
Once Upon a Time--MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE--More of the fairy tale characters including Bo Peep.
1360--FAIRY TALES--Bo Peep is part of the story of Sleeping Beauty.
1978--BIG APPLE BIRTHDAY--A woman learns that her life is a fairy tale after meeting several other legendary fairy tale characters.
1986--LUXO, JR--The story of an animated lamp and a ball. This must take place in the same town, which explains why they move. This is evidenced because the ball reappears in Toy Story 3. And in fact, the lamp later belongs to Andy.
December 1986--THE CHRISTMAS TOY--Kermit narrates this tale that is strangely familiar. Toys come to life, but if a human sees them, they will be permanently frozen. A new toy comes but thinks they are a space explorer on an alien planet and not a toy. So the child's favorite toy must try to convince the new toy that he is a toy, even though he's jealous and afraid of being replaced. Really. So this could potentally bring that CARTOON ALL-STARS TO THE RESCUE into the TVCU, except that there is no crossover in that special to really pull it in. However, TOY STORY (yes, with the same story years later) does fit into the TVCU due to it's crossover connection with HOME IMPROVEMENT. So in the TVCU, toys come to life...except even I can't swallow that. I do believe that in one town, there might be a magical spell that brings toys to life. And likely THE CHRISTMAS TOY and TOY STORY take place in the same town, years apart.
1988--TIN TOY--An abused toy finds other toys in hiding and run away. They must have run to Sunnyside Daycare, because they are seen in TOY STORY 3.
1989--KNICK KNACK--All the toys seen here will belong to Andy Davis.
1990 to 1999--HOME IMPROVEMENT--This is the story of Tim Taylor and his family, who live in a suburb of Detroit. He works as the host of a home improvement show called Tool Time, which is sponsored by Binford Tools, for which Tim used to work as as salesman. In one episode, Tim is seen playing with a Buzz Lightyear action figure.
1995--TOY STORY--Andy Davis gets a new toy for his birthday, a Buzz Lightyear action figure, which causes his other favorite toy, Woody, to get jealous. Meanwhile, Buzz thinks he's a real space ranger, stranded on an alien planet. Eventually Buzz come to terms with his being a toy and Woody learns to share the spotlight. One of the scenes takes place in Sid's room. Sid is Andy's neighbor, who likes to break toys for fun. In his room there is a Binford Tools tool box.
Early 1996--TOY STORY TREATS--Little adventures of the toys.
Spring 1996--A BUG'S LIFE--Some intelligent insects have an adventure. Along the way they pass through the yard of Andy Davis and encounter some of his toys.
Summer 1996--TOY STORY 2--Woody is sold at a garage sale to a collector, and learns that he is a a collectible and part of a set. Heimlich, the caterpillar from A BUG'S LIFE, appears in Andy's yard. It seems as if the story of BUG'S LIFE must have occurred within the backyard of Andy Davis, very near his bedroom window.
1997--GERI'S GAME--Geri previously appeared as the man who professionally cleans antique toys in TOY STORY 2.
2001--MONSTERS, INC.--Monsters from another dimension travel to ours to scare children, since the children's fear fuels the monsters' home world. One of the children, Boo, has a Jessie doll in her room. This is kind of odd, since Jessie is a rare doll that was sold based on a children's show of the 1950s. I guess Boo happened to have one passed down through the generations just as Andy Davis did with his Woody doll. Jessie was in TOY STORY 2 and TOY STORY 3.
2003--FINDING NEMO--When a young clown fish named Nemo, the only surviving child, goes missing, his father sets out to find him. A Buzz Lightyear action figure and a Planet Pizza delivery truck appear in the film. Both are from the TOY STORY trilogy. Note that the fish and other sea life aren't talking animals like in the Looniverse. They are just normal fish and other sea life to humans. That fact that they communicate with each other and seem intelligent is simply from their perspective, and also perhaps fish are just a little smarter then we know.
2004--INCREDIBLES--Sorry, more super-heroes. In this film, the company Eggman Removals appears, which also appears in Toy Story 2.
2005--TOY STORY 3--Andy is all grown up, and heading to college. The toys are meant to go to attic, but instead go to the curb for garbage pick-up. They escape and head to a daycare center, but learn that life there isn't so great either. A postcard in Andy's room is from Carl and Ellie Fredrickson, from UP. Boo, the little girl from MONSTERS, INC. (who owned a Jessie doll), is one of the kids attending the Sunnyside Day Care Center. The batteries used to power Buzz Lightyear are from Buy N Large, a chain of convenience store gas stations. A Buy N Large building (abandoned) is seen in WALL-E.
2006--HAWAIIAN VACATION--Ken and Barbie are left behind when their new owner leaves them to go to Hawaii. The other toys try to cheer them up by recreating the beach experience.
2006--UNNAMED SHORT--Another story with the TOY STORY characters.
October 2009--WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE--"Halloween"--A character dresses as Bo Peep.
Sometime in the far, far future--WALL-E--Humans have turned Earth into a dump, and have abandoned it for space. Seen on Earth is a Planet Pizza delivery truck.
BARBIE UNIVERSE--This is the reality where all the animated Barbie movies and television series and comics take place. This includes historical tales that feature past life versions or ancestors of Barbie.
BONGO UNIVERSE--A counterpart of Bo Peep appears on THE SIMPSONS.
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR UNIVERSE--This is the universe in which Buzz Lightyear really is a space ranger. If this is the universe where the toys are real, then perhaps POTATO HEAD KIDS also takes place here.
CINEVERSE--Bo Peep is forced to retire after the Wolf kills her sheep. She becomes a defense attorney and is forced to defend the Wolf when he is accused of raping Red Riding Hood.
EARTH-PRIME--Citizens of THE MAGIC LAND OF MOTHER GOOSE travel to Earth-Prime.
FAIRY TALE LAND--Casper the Friendly Ghost travels from the Looniverse to this reality and meets Bo Peep. This reality is where WEE SING: KING COLE'S PARTY must occur. Also THE MOTHER GOOSE VIDEO TREASURY, JACK MILTON: FAIRY TALE DETECTIVE, MICHAEL POPPINS IN THE CASE OF THE BEASTIE YEASTIES and MOTHER GOOSE ROCK'N'RHYME.
ROBOT CHICKEN UNIVERSE--Yeah, you know.
TOONIVERSE--In CARS, there is a cars based on Toy Story characters. Here also is the home reality of HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER 2
TOYLANDS--Each Toyland has a separate version of the events of MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS and BABES IN TOYLAND.
To all my readers (all 6 of you), I know you will criticize me for this one. But it's just fun. Accept it or don't. I feel it works.