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Mr. Spell is an educational toy for children made by Texas Instruments. He appears in Toy Story and Toy Story 2 as a supporting character and one of Andy's many toys. He does not appear in Toy Story 3, perhaps being one of the toys given away over the years.

Background Information

Mr. Spell is a yellow, hand-held, computer keyboard-like toy based on the popular 1970s Speak and Spell toy by Texas Instruments. Mr. Spell is able to talk by spelling the words he is saying and revealing them on the screen. Much like See 'n Say and Etch A Sketch, Mr. Spell gets around by waddling. He also frequently holds or has held seminars on a variety of topics such as plastic corrosion awareness and what to do if you or part of you is swallowed.

He did not play a particularly large role in the first film but appeared in many background scenes.

Appearances

Toy Story

In Toy Story, when Woody assembles the toys for their first staff meeting in Andy's room, he thanks, Mr. Spell for holding a successful "plastic corrosion awareness meeting." During the same meeting, Mr. Potato Head removes his mouth to kiss Slinky's butt, to which Mr. Spell can be seen laughing at it.

At the end, Mr. Spell spells out the lyrics for "We Wish you a Merry Christmas," while Mr. Potato Head uses Mr. Mike as a karaoke machine.

Toy Story 2

In Toy Story 2, Woody tells Buzz Lightyear to make sure all the toys attend the seminar held by Mr. Spell on what the toys should do if they (partially or wholly) get swallowed. After Andy's dog Buster bursts into Andy's room and finds Woody, Mr. Spell displays 13.5, the amount of time in seconds elapsed for Buster to find Woody since entering the room, setting a new record for the dog.

Later, after Woody is stolen, Buzz uses Mr. Spell to decipher the hidden message encoded on the license plate on the vehicle of the man who stole Woody, and after Buzz tried multiple times (Getting hilarious results such as "Lousy Try Brain"), he deciphers Al's car's plate, translating it into "Al's Toy Barn" and proving that, Al McWhiggin, the chicken mascot of his toy store, is the culprit.

Mr. Spell appears one more time at the end when Wheezy is singing "You've Got a Friend in Me".

Toy Story 3

Mr. Spell did not appear in Toy Story 3, as he was one of the only toys not seen in the old home movies. He was most likely either donated, given away, sold in a yard sale, or thrown away sometime between the events of Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.

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Media
Films and Television: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story TreatsToy Story ToonsHawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus RexToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotVideo

Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StorybookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney Crossy RoadKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Florida) • Toy Story HotelBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularFantasmic!Horseshoe RoundupMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Pixar Playtime PalsThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry Palace (Disney California Adventure)
Shops: Al's Toy BarnAndy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parade: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadePixar Water Play Street Party!Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandHappily Ever AfterThe Magic, the Memories and YouTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBo Peep's SheepDolly, Duckie, and TeddyEtch A SketchSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMagic 8-BallMr. Potato HeadMr. SharkMr. SpellR.C.RexRobotRocky GibraltarRoly Poly ClownMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogSnakeToddle TotsTroikasTrollBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus Maximus

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyAmyBonnie AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMason
Animals: ScudBusterMr. Jones

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep Well
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet truckEggman Movers vanThe Claw
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe Freak
Deleted: The FoolPlastic Spaceman
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)
Other
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