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Old 11-16-2018, 08:53 AM   #1
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I am in Denver taking care of my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter and she asked me if we could watch Toy Story! . She loves her Disney just like her Nana!
Toy Story is one my all time favorites! I hear that Toy Story 4 is going to be a tear jerker at the end! I am not sure I will be able to go watch it!

Are you looking forward to seeing Toy Story 4?
Who is your favorite Toy Story character?
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I cried watching Toy Story 3. I have 3 granddaughters, 3, 5 and 7, so I'm sure I'll see it and most likely cry again. I love Woody!
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I love Toy Story, and since I have liked each one even more than the previous, I am definitely looking forward to#4! (I cried my eyes out a couple times in 2 and 3, so heaven help me if 4 is said to be a tearjerker.)

My favorite TS character is Bullseye. (If we are going for ones that talk, then Woody.)
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Sad to say that I haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet. I hope to catch it before I see Toy Story 4. I think my favorite character might be Mr. Potato Head. My son used to call him "Tato" and had a poster of him on his wall.
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I love the Toy Story movies. I'm really looking forward to TS4. I wasn't prepared for the emotional ending to TS3, so I better bring a whole box of tissues. My favorite character is Rex.
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Oh my goodness, if they're saying it's going to be a tear jerker, I don't think I can bear to see it. I think I've cried at all the others.

I don't think I have one favourite character, I like them all!
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I took my son to see TS1 as his first movie when he was 3. We had to leave midway through as Sid was just too scary for him. It was many months before it was out on VHS and I could see how it ended.

I may see TS4 at the theater, and I may not.
I waited to see TS3 on DVD.

My favorite character is Woody. With Rex and Potato Head close in the running. And those little Alien guys.....
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I love the Toy Story movies, and I'm already looking forward to #4. My favorite is Woody.
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I don't know if we will see it or not. We went to a lot of Disney movies when the kids were young but not so much anymore.
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I probably won't see it until it comes out on dvd. My favorite character is Slinky dog.
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I cried at all 3....and my favorite character is Bullseye!
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I like the Toy Story movies - but probably won't go see #4 until it's on DVD. My days of packed movie theaters with kids are over until we have grandkids.
My favorite character - well, I think it's Barbie. I know, but I love that at the surface she's a ditz, but she's smart and funny. Her or Squeaky.
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I love the Toy Story movies, and most Disney movies make me cry at some point, so I know I will at TS4 too. I will see it either the 1st or 2nd weekend of its release. My favorite character is Woody
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