Pixar’s Pete Docter answers (sort of) a couple of historical doubts about Monsters SA and Toy Story.
Pixar creative director Pete Docter answers (sort of) several historical doubts about Toy Story and Monsters Inc.
There is no doubt that in the animation film a good part of the most outstanding films belong to Pixar. From its beginnings with Toy Story to its most recent release with Soul, Pixar has delighted us with a multitude of stories for both children and adults (although sometimes its plots are so momentous that it focuses more on the older audience).
Although his films are fiction and fantasy, there are certain moments in certain films that lack a certain sense within the plot that arises, generating many doubts for fans. One of the most famous resides, precisely, in the first installment of Toy story, whose plot revolved around the new doll Buzz lightyear given to little Andy and begins to overshadow Woody, the child’s favorite toy.
To make matters worse, Buzz is not even aware that he is a toy and thinks he is a real space warrior. This is the great controversy of the film, because we are shown how toys react every time a human approaches to pretend they are lifeless toys, something that Buzz also does. But how is it possible that Buzz becomes an inanimate toy if he himself is not aware that he is a toy?
This question was posed to Pete docter, Creative Director of Pixar, who admitted that the production team also raised this question. “We went through a lot of discussion about Toy Story, the first one, like, ‘If Buzz doesn’t know it’s a toy, why does he stiffen when a kid walks into the room?’ We had a lot of explanations and we talked about that too. And in the end, nobody cared, “Docter told the Huffington Post.
In the same way, another of the great unknowns raised in the movie Monsters SA, where there are many fans who wonder what is happening to Boo’s parents when the girl disappears from her room during the entire time she remains in the world of monsters accompanied by Mike and Sulley.
“This is one of these questions we asked ourselves. And we went through a lot of different machinations to write scenes. We didn’t actually tackle any, but we thought, ‘Okay, the audience doesn’t need to know this because Sulley doesn’t know. And we are. with Sulley. So who cares? “said the creative director of Pixar. “Whatever her parents think, we’ll just ignore it. And it turned out pretty good.”
So Pete Docter believes that sometimes it is better to leave certain questions unanswered for Pixar animation movies. “I think the short answer is that you have to try to guess where the audience is going to find importance or at least drive their interest there,” he said. Do you agree with him?