Toy Story is an inspiring movie – a technological marvel that manages to teach universal themes about friendship using something quite unexpected – toys. To capture the theme of the movie the filmmakers needed a voice that you instantly relate to, and the charming tenor of Randy Newman fit the bill. While the lyrics of the song don’t move much further than the basic theme of friendship, Newman’s charming sincerity sells it and makes it into the kind of song that can make you smile instantly. That’s some inspiration right there.
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