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The Etch A Sketch (or simply known as Etch) is a magic screen art pad made by the Ohio Art company. He is one of Andy's toys in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, where he plays a supporting role in both films.

Etch is a red 1970's Etch–a–Sketch pad. He is one of Andy's many toys. Etch is able to draw quickly and, not surprisingly, very well. Such sketches include guns, portraits of Buzz, Woody and Al, hangman nooses, and even semi-complicated maps. This is his only way of communication as he is unable to talk. Etch's way of moving around is by waddling, like Mr. Spell and See 'n Say do. Etch usually lives in Andy's toy box, but on rare occasions he can also be seen living on top of Andy's bookshelf.

Appearances

Toy Story

"Hey, Etch. Draw!" (Etch draws a gun at a rapid pace, and makes a ding) "Oh! Got me again. Etch, you've been working on that draw. Fastest knobs in the west."
—Woody, as he plays with Etch

Etch was shown to be good friends with Woody in the beginning of Toy Story, frequently engaging in quick gun duels with him. Woody described Etch as having the "fastest knobs in the west." Etch appears at the staff meeting before Andy's birthday party in shock that his party was moved to that day, even though Andy's birthday was not until the following week. Woody explained to all the toys that Andy's mother wanted to have the party before they move to their new house.

When Hamm alerted the toys that the birthday guests had arrived, Etch, along with basically every other toy except Woody, ran to the window to see what kind of sized presents his friends were bringing, in fear that Andy might get bigger toys and that they would all be given away. Etch also watched in amazement when Buzz flew around the bedroom on Andy's model plane, not knowing that the plane was keeping Buzz in the air.

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Mr. Potato Head threatening Woody.

After Buzz was introduced, Etch took a liking to him like the rest of Andy's toys. When Woody saw him making a drawing of Buzz, he immediately shook Etch up to erase it and then threw him aside. Later, when Woody got in trouble for accidentally knocking Buzz out of a bedroom window, Mr. Potato Head had Etch draw a hangman noose and threatened to hang him. This proved possible that Etch was one of the many toys that went against Woody and saw him as guilty for knocking Buzz out of the window.

During the middle of the film, Etch did not appear very often, as it was shown that he was packed away in moving boxes along with RC, Sarge and the Green Army Men. However, when Woody attempted to save Buzz with RC, Etch attacked him, along with all the others, and proceeded to throw Woody out of the moving van, after thinking that Woody was trying to "murder" RC by kicking him out of the van.

At the end of the film, he is seen celebrating with the toys and listening to Sarge, on what presents Andy had got for Christmas.

Toy Story 2

"Etch, draw that man in a chicken suit."
—Buzz Lightyear, during a Crime Scene Investigation
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Etch helping the toys during the crime scene in Toy Story 2.

In Toy Story 2, Etch was first seen helping Woody find his hat, along with the rest of Andy's toys. When the Davis' have their yard sale, Etch, along with the rest toys panicked in fear that they would be sold.

When Woody was stolen, Etch helped Buzz, Hamm and the others by drawing Woody's kidnapper. At first, the toys struggled in figuring out who the thief was and had Etch draw several men who are possible suspects. However, after Buzz figured out the abbreviated letters on the man's license plate, Etch, told by Buzz, drew the man, revealing it to be Al McWhiggin of Al's Toy Barn, upon his own and everyone else's shock. When Rex and the other toys surfed through television channels to find the location of the store, Etch was seen watching with them, and then drew a very elaborate map on how to get there.

After the toys returned home from their mission, they stood on Andy's bed to await his arrival back home. They used Etch, who drew a message "Welcome home, Andy" to welcome Andy back home. Etch last appeared one more time at the end of the film when the toys listened to Wheezy sing "You've Got a Friend in Me", using Mike the Microphone as a karaoke machine.

Toy Story 3

"We've lost friends along the way... Wheezy... and Etch..."
—Woody

Etch appeared briefly at the opening of Toy Story 3 in the home videos. It was revealed by Woody that he was sold over the time span between the second and third film, along with Wheezy and Bo Peep.

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Trivia

  • It is unconfirmed if Etch is a 1960's or 1970's version of the toy.


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Media

Films and Television: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4 | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command | Buzz Lightyear: Mission Logs | Toy Story Treats | Toy Story Toons | Hawaiian Vacation | Small Fry | Partysaurus Rex | Toy Story of Terror! | Toy Story That Time Forgot | Video
Music: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video Game | Toy Story 2: The Video Game | Toy Story 3: The Video Game | Toy Story: Animated Storybook | Toy Story Racer | Toy Story Mania! | Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure | Disney INFINITY | Disney Crossy Road
Books Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Florida, Shanghai) | Toy Story Hotel | Alien Swirling Saucers | Art of Animation | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Disney Animation Building | Garden of the Twelve Friends | Games of the Boardwalk | It's a Small World | RC Racer | Slinky Dog Dash | Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | Toy Soldier Parachute Drop | Toy Story Midway Mania! | Woody's Roundup Village
Entertainment: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Showtime Spectacular | Horseshoe Roundup | The Golden Mickeys | Toy Story: The Musical | World of Color
Restaurants: Hey Howdy Hey! Takeaway | Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade
Shops: Andy's Engine | Andy's Toy Box | Buzz's Star Command | Little Green Men Store Command | Slinky Dog's Gift Trolley | Toy Story Playland Boutique
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade | Disney Magic on Parade | Disney on Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Flights of Fantasy Parade | Happiness is Here Parade | Mickey's Storybook Express | Paint The Night Parade | Pixar Play Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas | Disney Dreams! of Christmas | Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters

Toys: Woody | Buzz Lightyear | Bo Peep | Bo Peep's Sheep | Dolly, Duckie, and Teddy | Etch A Sketch | Sarge | Green Army Men | Barrel of Monkeys | Hamm | Lenny | Little Green Men | Magic 8-Ball | Mr. Potato Head | Mr. Shark | Mr. Spell | R.C. | Rex | Robot | Rocky Gibraltar | Roly Poly Clown | Mr. Mike | See 'n Say | Slinky Dog | Snake | Toddle Tots | Troikas | Troll | Babyface | Mutant Toys | Mrs. Potato Head | Wheezy | Bullseye | Jessie | Stinky Pete | Barbie | Utility Belt Buzz | Emperor Zurg | Chatter Telephone | Chunk | Big Baby | Monkey | Jack-in-the-Box | Lotso | Twitch | Ken | Bookworm | Sparks | Stretch | Mr. Pricklepants | Buttercup | Peas-in-a-Pod | Totoro | Trixie | Chuckles | Dolly | Fun Meal Buzz Lightyear | Fun Meal Emperor Zurg | Discarded Fun Meal Toys | Combat Carl | Angel Kitty | The Cleric | Reptillus Maximus
Humans: Andy Davis | Molly Davis | Mrs. Davis | Sid Phillips | Hannah Phillips | Al McWhiggin | Geri | Emily | Amy | Bonnie Anderson | Mrs. Anderson | Daisy | Ronald Tompkins | Mason
Animals: Scud | Buster | Mr. Jones

Locations

Andy's House | Sid's House | Dinoco | Pizza Planet | Al's Toy Barn | Al's Penthouse | Tri-County International Airport | Sunnyside Daycare | Butterfly Room | Caterpillar Room | Ken's Dream House | The Box | Vending Machine | Bonnie's House | Tri-County Sanitation | Tri-County Landfill | Incinerator | Poultry Palace | Sleep Well

Objects

A113 | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck | Eggman Movers van | The Claw

Songs

You've Got a Friend in Me | Strange Things | I Will Go Sailing No More | Woody's Roundup | When She Loved Me | We Belong Together | Dream Weaver | Le Freak

See Also

Black Friday reel | Toy Story 2 (original storyline) | Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)

Other

The Science Behind Pixar | Pixar in a Box

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