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Wheezy (Toy Story)

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Background information
Feature films Toy Story 2
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
Toy Story 3
(cameo; in flashbacks) Figures out he gets sold in a yard sale.
Short films
Television programs Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (silent cameo; opening sequence only)
Video games Toy Story 3: The Video Game
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Joe Ranft (Toy Story 2, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure)
Robert Goulet (singing voice)
Phil LaMarr (Toy Story 3: The Video Game)
Magne Lindholm (Norwegian)
Performance model
Inspiration Penguin Waiters
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Wheezy the Penguin
Other names
Personality Friendly, kind, caring, shy

(previously): Innocent, asthmatic, broken
(later): Fixed (thanks to one of Mr. Shark's spare squeakers), talented singer.

Appearance Slightly obese squeak toy penguin, black plastic body, both yellow beak and feet, white belly, red bowtie, white eyes with black pupils, thin black eyebrows
Occupation Andy's squeak toy (formerly)
Alignment Good
Goal To get his squeaker fixed
Home Andy's house (formerly)
Allies Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm, Slinky Dog, Bullseye, Bo Peep, Little Green Men, Barbie, Mr. Mike, Andy, Andy's other toys
Enemies Al McWhiggin
Likes Andy
Dislikes Being broken, dust
Powers and abilities Squeaker
Fate Gets his squeaker fixed (second film)
Gets sold in a yard sale along with Rocky Gibraltar, Etch A Sketch, Bo Peep, Lenny, and other toys (third film)
Quote "What's the point in prolonging the inevitable? We're all just one stitch away from there."
"Mr. Buzz Lightyear, you just gotta save my pal Woody." (coughs)
"Oh, yeah. Mr. Shark looked in the toy box and found me an extra squeaker."
"Oh, I feel swell. In fact, I think I feel a song coming on."

Wheezy is a toy penguin that appeared in Disney/Pixar's 1999 film Toy Story 2.


Wheezy is an innocent rubber toy penguin with a red bowtie who squeaks when you squeeze him. He often sings in a deep, celebratory voice to all his friends, and is also a nervous wreck. Wheezy's best friends were Woody and Buzz Lightyear.


Toy Story 2

Andy got Wheezy sometime before the events of Toy Story 2. He was once one of Andy's favorite toys until his squeaker broke. Andy was very upset, and when his mother said she would fix it, she instead left Wheezy on the shelf, where he was forgotten as he coughed on dust. He tried to squeak for help, but nobody could hear him as his squeaker was still broken.

When Woody's arm was accidentally torn by Andy, he also ended up on the shelf and by chance, discovered Wheezy. He tried to help Wheezy but there was little he could do to repair him. The asthmatic penguin pointed out that there was a yard sale outside and that he was likely to be sold. He was among the many toys collected for the sale, so Woody rushed to rescue him. He and Andy's dog, Buster, ran to the sale and recovered Wheezy, who was grateful for his help. Unfortunately, Woody fell off Buster, who ran back inside the house. Woody was subsequently found and kidnapped by Al, and this is where the toys' mission to rescue him began. As Buzz prepared to embark on his mission, Wheezy pleaded with Buzz to save Woody.

Wheezy was later seen in a happier mood after Woody and his friends return home. Wheezy was finally repaired with help from Mr. Shark and sang "You've Got a Friend in Me" to all of his friends in a deep voice.

Toy Story 3

Wheezy only appeared briefly in the home videos that Andy's mom made of him when he was a kid. Later on, Woody commented that Wheezy and toys like him were either given away or sold in yard sales, which suggests that Woody was unable to help him this time like he did before and he has a new owner now. He was a silent cameo in the movie, most likely out of respect for Joe Ranft.

Other appearances

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

In the show's pilot, Wheezy makes a cameo appearance in the film's opening sequence where Joe Ranft reprises his role. Wheezy sees the Buzz Lightyear VHS after it arrives in Andy's room and tells Buzz, "You ought to sign that tape. It might be worth something someday!" Later, in the TV series, Wheezy makes a silent cameo at the intros of the animated series where he is trapped in a box house on fire. Suddenly, Buzz flies by and rescues him. Buzz then goes to watch his TV show with the others.

Toy Story 3: The Video Game

Wheezy appears in Toy Story 3: The Video Game, along with Bo Peep. Due to the deceased Joe Ranft, Wheezy is voiced by a new video game voice actor, Phil LaMarr.

Toy Description

From Official Website:

"Wheezy, the squeaking penguin, has seen better days. Ever since his squeaker broke, he's been marooned on top of a tall bookcase in Andy's room. But given another chance (and a new squeaker), the dapper penguin can still belt out a tune or two."


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  • Wheezy originated from the earliest story ideas for the first Toy Story, when it would have starred the main character Tinny from Tin Toy. At that time, it was planned to have been a feature version of Pixar's unmade TV special A Tin Toy Christmas (hence the reason that he's a penguin).[1]
  • Wheezy got his name from having asthma.
  • Before Toy Story 3 came out, Wheezy was rumored to have a speaking role with a new voice actor. Among the voice actors rumored were Charlie Adler, Mark Linn-Baker, Mike Myers, and the late Robin Williams.
  • Both of his voice actors, Joe Ranft and Robert Goulet, have died after the film, just two years apart.
  • In one of the videos on the Toy Story 3 website, his own version of "You've Got a Friend in Me" is shown, and he is also credited as "Squeak E. Clean."
  • Wheezy made a non-speaking cameo appearance in a Toy Story Mania commercial.
  • According to Disneystrology, his birthday would be on September 13th.
  • On some non-U.S. releases of the film, the letter blocks that spell Wheezy's name are replaced with stars.


  1. The Pixar TV special you never got to see, "A Tin Toy Christmas"

v - e - d

Films and Television: Toy Story Toy Story 2 Toy Story 3 Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Toy Story Treats Toy Story Toons Hawaiian Vacation Small Fry Partysaurus Rex Toy Story of Terror! Toy Story That Time Forgot
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 Racer Toy Story Mania! Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure Disney Infinity
Books: Classic Storybook Disney's Wonderful World of Reading Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Toy Story Playland Toy Story Midway Mania! Woody's Roundup Village RC Racer Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin Toy Soldier Parachute Drop The Golden Mickeys


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


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


A113 Pixar Ball Pizza Planet truck Eggman Movers van The Claw


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

See Also

Black Friday reel Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)

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