Toy Story fans, this video is really worth checking out if you've ever been curious about not only what happened to Andy's dad, but also the origins of Woody. Super Carlin Brothers had a sit down with Mike Mozart, friend of late Pixar Head Writer Joe Ranft, & he relayed the story as it was told to him. I'll give you an in a nutshell version. Watch the video for full details. Anyway, the house from Toy Story was Andy's Dad's parents house. Also named Andy as a child he loved Woody's Roundup, which was presented by a cereal company. In order to sell cereal to get their Woody toy you had to send in box-tops. Andy senior's parents were not so well off so he came up short on box-tops, but sent in anyway with a letter explaining he was Woody's biggest fan. The show got cancelled before the Woody's went to manufacturer & the toy hit the trash. It was later picked up by a secretary, who got Andy senior's letter, & she sent it to him. That's why Woody didn't know of his show. It was cancelled & he never came into contact with the other toys. This is where it got intense. Andy senior had polio. All his toys had to go, but he crawled & saved Slinky Dog, Potato Head, & Andy. He then left to go to Seattle, leaving the toys. That's where he met Andy's mom, & had the kids. Post polio sets in. In bad shape they move back in with his parents. He gives the key to little Andy, tells him of a chest where his best friend will be, & passes away before Andy can come back with the chest. With Andy junior looking exactly like his dad when the toys awaken in the chest they just figure he's Andy Sr., as they have know track of time while asleep. So, there you go, a Toy Story prequel even more sad than Up. It's cool to know that this much thought goes into these stories though. That's shows a lot of love & passion goes into these Pixar films, with every consideration taken. Watch the video if that was interesting. It goes way deeper into everything. Let us know what you think of these revelations in the comments, like, & share.
(UPDATE) : Andrew Stanton, who helped write 1995's Toy Story has dubbed this fake news. Very interesting story though nonetheless. Who knows if this was really told in the long run. If so, it seems it was an afterthought.