The Inner Child


Today, totally without planning and possibly due to an error by the TTC which saw a subway car stop at the platform, not open its doors and drive away, I got on a subway completely decorated inside and out to the theme of Toy Story.

Obviously this was a gigantic advertisement for the Disney Attraction. However, looking beyond the commercialism of the thing (which is no different than them bombarding me with ads for mattresses or internet service providers) I felt it reach that little boy inside me.  Toy Story is one of my favourite cartoons (though The Incredibles is probably best…or maybe the first Despicable Me….now I am digressing)

Toy Story is one of my favourite cartoons and though I saw it first as an adult, it filled me with the same sense of wonder as a child. It certainly paved the way for all the good cartoons and superhero movies we have now.

I have never been to Disney and I don’t think I will ever go. However, for a few moments, I could at least picture it.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to The Inner Child

  1. Erika says:

    Wow, how cool! Toy Story is one of my favorite movies of all time, so I would’ve been thrilled to get on that car.

  2. Something that’ll interest you. I went to high school with John Lasseter. Same class. Vivid memories of him … very quiet. Everlasting memory is of him alone seated on a retaining wall that comprised an outdoor passageway, leaning against a pillar, drawing in a sketch book. Even then, he exhibited incredible drawing talent … abilities far beyond his/our years. If memory serves, he was voted “Most Artistic” in the yearbook. There you have it. I knew the man when he was young and before he hit the national/international stage. Was not surprised AT ALL that he became who he became.

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