We aren’t talking about plastic toys coming to life – THAT would be unbelievable. But what about space travel, aliens, and a lost explorer?
Claims that Alien Space Explorers Are Real
This week there have been multiple hearings in Washington, D.C. regarding the government hiding information on UFOs, including the bodies of extra-terrestrial beings.
David Grusch, who served for 14 years as an intelligence officer in the Air Force and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, appeared alongside two former pilots who all supported the notion that UFOs are real and the government has been studying them for years.
He also said he had interviewed officials who knew directly about a crashed aircraft where non-human beings were recovered.
But what does this have to do with Toy Story (1995), made by Pixar animation studios? Let’s keep going…
In July of 1947, debris from a fallen object was found in Roswell, New Mexico. Many conspiracy theories have sprung up around the incident. Over the past few decades, there have been stories claiming an alien spacecraft crashed and also denial by the government, which said it was a weather balloon at the time. In the 1990s, the United States Air Force published a report claiming that the crashed object was in fact, part of a secret nuclear test.
There have also been claims, fictionalized in many movies and tv shows, that deceased aliens were found in Roswell, as well. This idea is featured in scenes of popular movies such as Independence Day (1996) and even Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
Similarities to Toy Story (1995)
So back to the original Toy Story (1995). Yes, the animated movie is about action figures voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. But the plot of Buzz Lightyear in that film is not unlike the Roswell incident. A space traveler crash lands on a mysterious planet, and his ship is damaged.
A real-life Earthbound alien himself could have easily communicated the same lines as Buzz Lightyear: “My ship has crash landed here by mistake” and “a secret mission in uncharted space.”
Obviously, Andy’s Room is not Roswell, New Mexico. But John Lasseter grew up when there was a lot of speculation in the 50s and 60s, where ideas of space travel, and aliens, were highly influential. And if one is to believe that the testimony in Congress is real, perhaps the plot of Toy Story (1995), or even Lilo and Stitch (2002) – which was initially set in rural America – isn’t that far off.
So was Pixar’s animated film Toy Story (1995) inspired by actual events? Maybe. And perhaps the creators just don’t know it yet…