Forcing Existentialism into Toy Story - An Analysis

Toy Story is a cinematic landmark. It was the first film entirely comprised of CG animation and Pixar studio’s debut. But another thing that sets Toy Story apart, and explains its lasting influence, is the that it’s so much more than a kids’ film. In this video essay, Nicholas Ceasar takes a unique approach to analyzing Toy Story—through the lens of existentialist philosophy.





Tom Hanks


John Lasseter

Toy Story Series