Bonnie Actor Didn’t Know Andy Was Giving Toys
Emily Hahn, who voiced Bonnie in Toy Story 3, says she didn’t know how the Pixar film would end until she saw it, despite her involvement.
Emily Hahn, Bonnie’s voice actress in Toy Story 3, reveals that she didn’t know Andy was giving away his toys at the end. After more than a decade, Pixar’s beloved toy story the series returned with Toy Story 3 in 2010. The original movie in the franchise, toy story, made cinematic history as the first fully CGI-animated feature film, and its colorful characters and heartwarming story laid the foundation for one of the most popular film franchises of all time. Both toy story and toy story 2 were critically acclaimed when they premiered, so expectations for Toy Story 3 were abnormally high.
Yet even with the bar set so high, Toy Story 3 did not disappoint. Not only did the Pixar film exceed expectations with its critical reception, but it also managed to shock audiences with its bittersweet ending. At the end of Toy Story 3, after Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toys fought so hard to get back to their child, Andy (John Morris), he decided to give his toys to Bonnie (Hahn), y including Woody. Although in Bonnie’s hands the toys would continue to be played, audiences were surprised that Andy was abandoning Woody, and they weren’t the only ones.
Hahn reveals in a recent TikTok that she didn’t know Andy would give Bonnie his toys until she watched it herself at the theater. She goes on to explain that while voicing Bonnie in Toy Story 3, she did not receive a full script. Instead, his lines were passed to him individually out of context. As a result, Hahn was completely surprised by the final scene, even though she helped direct it. Click the link below the image to watch Hahn’s full video:
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Toy Story 3 was particularly poignant for many of its viewers due to its release date. Children who had originally seen toy story and toy story 2 in theaters in 1995 and 1999 had grown into 2010. Andy giving Bonnie his toys was more than just a sad moment in a movie for the characters – Toy Story 3 put those viewers in Andy’s shoes. Surely, no one expected the second sequel to an animated kids’ movie about talking toys to have such a poignant message about embracing change. The message carried, winning Toy Story 3 several awards.
Many actors these days work with limited scripts, even when not directing animated feature films, to avoid any story leaks. Yet even after the surprise of toy story 3‘s the end has passed, the moment is able to create the same emotional impact. This year, Pixar will once again expand its toy story franchise with original Buzz Lightyear film Light year. Audiences will have to wait and see if the studio’s new film can recreate the same success they found with Toy Story 3.
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- Light year (2022)Release date: June 17, 2022
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