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Movie Info:

  • Rating: G
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

From the Cover of Toy Story 3 (2010) by Walt Disney Pictures:

Toy Story 3 welcomes Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in… daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. A few new faces-some plastic, some plush-join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.


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Toy Story 3 – Discussion Guide

Discussion Guide:

  1. Why do all the toys become afraid when talking about whether Andy will keep them in the attic or throw them away? How do they all show they are afraid?
    Caregiver Note: This question will bring to awareness the emotions that motivate the behavior of panic. Children who have been through trauma and have been neglected often lack the social and emotional skills to connect feelings to behavior. This discussion will help a child use a less personal example to illustrate how the panic doesn’t just “happen” but starts from reactions in the brain we cannot see. Some examples of why the toys are afraid can be that other toys have been thrown/given away before, Andy’s tone indicates lack of care, past history of being abandoned (in Jessie’s case by previous child Emily), being put in trash bags instead of boxes, etc. The way we see toys express these emotions vary with panicking, jumping to conclusions…

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