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26 Toy Story Inspirations

From Controversial Advertising Campaigns to Comedic Web Searches

— July 11, 2011 — Life-Stages
Even in 1995, when the first Toy Story was released by Pixar Studios, I already knew that a plethora of Toy Story inspirations would follow suit as the animated film about children's toys coming to life revolutionized cinema forever.

Don't believe me? Then check out some real-life Disney robots, themed cameras, fun lunchboxes, and much, much more here. My favorite of these Toy Story inspirations has got to be the Greenpeace advertisement, which warns against the destruction Mattel dolls are causing to rainforests.

Implications - Pop culture is an extremely powerful unification tool as it is able to transcend economic, national, and social boundaries. Consumers also feel a special validation when they recognize pop culture references. As such, corporations have the potential to generate lots of revenue through use of pop culture references as design elements for their products.
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Epic Vacuum Ads
Epic Vacuum Ads
The LG Kompressor Elite Cleaner Will Clean & Compress Things That are Lurking
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Animated Matrimonial Accessories
Animated Matrimonial Accessories
Michael Miszta Creates a Cartoon 'Toy Story' Engagement Box
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Movie Trailer Mashups
Movie Trailer Mashups
The Incredible Quantum of Solace
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Otherworldly Character Cameras
Otherworldly Character Cameras
Buzz Lightyear and Alien Digital Cameras Will Make Your Kid Happy
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Comedic Cartoon Searches
Comedic Cartoon Searches
'The Discovery Toy Story 3' Google Ad is Selling Curiosity
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Toy T-Rexes
Toy T-Rexes
The Toysaurus by Hiroshi Fuji Puts Rex from 'Toy Story' to Shame
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Princess Babydoll Frocks
Princess Babydoll Frocks
Britney Spears' 'Toy Story 3' Ensemble is Cutesy
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Movie Business Posters
Movie Business Posters
Mario Graciotti Illustrates Pixar's Best Fictional Establishments
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Untimely Toy Deaths
Untimely Toy Deaths
'Mr. Potato Dead' Shows the End of the Road for MPH
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Animated Movie Meals
Animated Movie Meals
Have Lunch with Buzz Lightyear Using the Toy Story Shirtbox
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Sleepy Toy Campaigns
Sleepy Toy Campaigns
The Horlicks Ads Makes You Sleepy Just Looking at Them
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Viral Video Spoofvertising
Viral Video Spoofvertising
Fake Ads Promote Toy Story 3 With Retro Toys That Never Existed
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Iconic Doll Cribs
Iconic Doll Cribs
‘Groovin' with Ken!' Toy Story 3 Promo Combines Childhood Toys
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Reigning Animated Trilogies
Reigning Animated Trilogies
'Toy Story 3' Debuts at $109 Million at the Box Office
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Toy LEGO Timepieces
Toy LEGO Timepieces
Wake up to theToy Story Minifigure Alarm Clock
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Vintage Toy Storytelling
Vintage Toy Storytelling
Danielle Buerli Creates Mixed-Media Artwork That Tells Tales
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Military Building Blocks
Military Building Blocks
Lego's 'Army Men on Patrol' is a Toy Story Tribute
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Fantastic Film Guessing
Fantastic Film Guessing
'35mm' is 35 Famous Movies Crunched into Two Minutes
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Interactive iPad Storybooks
Interactive iPad Storybooks
'Toy Story 3 Read-Along' iPad App is Packed With Fun & Games
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Indifferent Graffiti
Indifferent Graffiti
Comedian Inspires Street Art Movement
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Iconic Spaceman Origami
Iconic Spaceman Origami
The Buzz Lightyear Paper Craft Art is Sure to Bring Out Your Inner Child
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Confrontational Controversy Ads
Confrontational Controversy Ads
The Barbie's Rainforest Destruction Campaign Uses Ken
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Doll Fashion Editorials
Doll Fashion Editorials
Esquire UK Captures Barbie's Stylish Boyfriend in 'Ken: Fashion Icon'
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Adult 'Toy Story' Style
Adult 'Toy Story' Style
The Mighty Fine Disney ‘Toy Story 3' Tees Aren't for Kid
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Minimalist Movie Posters
Minimalist Movie Posters
Pedro Vidotto Turns Iconic Movies into Simplistic Artwork
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