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Woody From 'Toy Story' Actually Has A Surname

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Woody From 'Toy Story' Actually Has A Surname

He's one of the most beloved and recognisable children's characters of all time, but Toy Story's Woody is still full of surprises some 22 years after he first appeared in that film.

Because for that long, Woody, the old-fashioned pullstring cowboy doll voiced by Tom Hanks, has just been known as Woody.

It turns out, though, that he's always had a surname, it was just never made public. And it was never mentioned in any of the three Toy Story movies so far.

Credit: Pixar
Credit: Pixar

It was, however, revealed by director Lee Unkrich back in 2009. According to The Sun, way back then - and it's almost 10 years ago now - the director revealed the cowboy's last name.

"Woody's actual full name is Woody Pride and has been since the earliest days of developing the original Toy Story," he said. So there we go. A mystery solved.

For a while, Toy Story was one of the highest grossing films of all time, and right near the top of the highest grossing animated films of all time, but its rank has slipped slightly in recent years thanks to the popularity of the likes of Frozen and Minions.



Still, Toy Story 3, which was released in 2010, currently sits at the number three spot on the latter list and, according to BoxOfficeMojo is the 21st highest grossing film of all time. Not too bad for a little wooden cowboy.

That, of course, could all be set to change with the release of Toy Story 4, which is expected to come out in June 2019.

So there's still quite a wait, but we think it might just have a chance of blowing everything else out of the water in terms of ticket sales.

It's still early days in terms of knowing anything about the actual movie, too, except that, according to IMDb, Woody and Buzz go on an adventure to find the one toy who was given away. Bo Peep. So that should be interesting.


There's also presumably a chance that Woody will announce his surname to the animated world in the film, too.

Featured Image Credit: Pixar

Topics: TV and Film, Toy Story

Mischa Pearlmen
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