Sid Phillips is the main antagonist of the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated feature film Toy Story and a cameo character in Toy Story 3. He is the only known person who knows toys are alive. He has a more major role in the Advanced Education series, as the main antagonist. He is working with the Government to find the Toys and have them destroyed for revenge.
Sid is a slender young man with fair skin and green eyes. He also has brown hair. In the first Toy Story film, Sid is 11 years old and wears a black t-shirt with a skull on it, blue jeans with cuffs, and black converse sneakers. He also had braces.
In the third film and Advanced Education, Sid is now 22(later 32), and his attire has a few changes: he still wears his black skull shirt, but wears a gray long-sleeved shirt underneath it, and sports an orange construction vest with white stripes beneath the shirt. His blue jeans are tucked into a new pair of brown boots. He also wears a light brown pair of gloves. On his head, he wears a green backwards cap along with goggles with olive green lenses, and a yellow pair of headphones. He also has a small beard on his chin, which is shaved off in Advanced Education.
His disguise for when he poses as Daniel at David's birthday party consists of a black hoodie with a red vest, his black skull shirt underneath, his blue jeans, and gray sneakers that are similar to Daniel's.
Starting with "Mr. Shiro's Ultimate Challenge! Reunion from Beyond the Grave!", he wears the standard black and red Akatsuki cloak with his outfit.
In the Dog-Daze of Summer series, Sid discards his cap and headphones, revealing his large and messy hair, with a different pair of goggles(which have the same color scheme as his old ones) on his forehead. His clothing consists of a black short-sleeved hoodie with a silver zipper and a white skull in the middle. Underneath it, he wears his original black skull shirt. He keeps his blue jeans, but now wears green fingerless gloves with light brown borders, as well as orange and yellow sneakers.
In the Senior Year Series, Sid switches back to his outfit from Toy Story 3 and Advanced Education, with the only differences being that his green cap is facing frontwards and is black on the front with a skull on it, and his construction vest is replaced with a red camouflage jacket with a Skull patch on each bicep. The rest of his outfit remains unchanged. Also, his goatee grows back.
Sid is a young, bratty, and somewhat disturbed 11-year-old skate punk with metal braces, whose idea of fun is terrorizing his little sister, Hannah, by taking her toys away and using them for scary experiments, like switching their heads or performing operations on them. He also destroys toys in many ways (exploding, burning, or in his "mad doctor" plays). Though despite this, he may have a lighter side, hinted in his dreams about ponies.
After his toys turned on him, he vowed never to hurt a toy again. Aside from this, Sid remained mostly the same (especially his love of heavy metal) and eventually became a garbage man.
Sid is not a true villain, being that he didn't realize that the toys are really alive when breaking them, but since this movie is in the point of view of toys, he can be considered an antagonist.
In Toy Story, Sid is Andy's sociopathic 11-year-old neighbor (until Andy moved near the end of the film). Sid was introduced in the beginning of the film as a toy terrorizer when he exploded a Combat Carl with an M-80, with his toy-chewing dog, Scud, by his side, which prompts Bo Peep to say to the toys, "The sooner we move, the better!". Andy's toys were surprised to see him back at his old habits so soon, assuming he got kicked out of summer camp early this year. Later that day, when Andy and his family went to Pizza Planet for dinner, Sid was also there. After playing Whack-an-Alien, the Crane Game caught his attention. After grabbing a Alien, Buzz Lightyear was put in view after Buzz catches the sight of the crane game believing it to be a spaceship as he still doesn't know that he is a toy. He then went after him, getting not only Buzz, but Woody hooked onto his foot as well (Woody tried to save Buzz, but the aliens wouldn't let him).
After skating back home, with his new toys in his backpack, he was immediately greeted by Scud, whom he gave the alien to. Then, seeing his sister Hannah with her Janie Doll, he snatched the toy and ran up to his room, slamming the door in Hannah's face. He then pulled out his Pterodactyl toy as he played doctor for his "double bypass brain transplant." After putting Pterodactyl's head on Janie Doll's body, he opened up the door and showed Hannah. Scared, she ran off to report to their mother. Sid threw the mutant toy onto the ground and ran after her, claiming that Hannah was lying. With Sid gone, Woody explored his room to search for a way out but found the door locked and unable to escape. Trying to find another way out, he then discovered that Sid had taken toys apart and assembled them back together in weird combinations, much to Woody's horror and Woody believes that he and Buzz are gonna die.
The next morning, Sid tortured Buzz by spinning him on a drill bit (seen in a deleted scene), and then took Woody and threw him across the floor, pretending to interrogate him. Next, he opened up the window shade to let the sun in. He then took out a magnifying glass and focused the hot beam of light on Woody's forehead, until Sid's mom informed him his Pop-Tarts are ready.
After Woody discovers that the Mutant Toys are friendly when they reattached Buzz's severed arm back in place, Sid returned to his room later, with a rocket he had ordered in the mail, labeled "The Big One." He intended to blow apart one of his toys with the rocket for his own amusement. Initially, he was to blow up that "wimpy cowboy doll," but he couldn't find him (Woody hid under a milk crate). However, when he stepped on Buzz Lightyear's laser button, which activated the laser light-bulb, he chose to tape the rocket on Buzz, stating that he had always wanted "to blow a spaceman into orbit". Unfortunately for Sid, he was forced to delay the launch due to "adverse weather conditions at the launch site" when a rainstorm hit, giving Woody and Buzz time to reconcile overnight as Woody tells Buzz the joy of being a toy, which allows Buzz to gain the spirit of being a toy.
While trying to escape, Sid woke up and took Buzz outside to blow him up. Woody and all of the mutant toys planned a way to extract revenge on Sid and help Buzz before Sid destroyed him with the rocket. The toys all appeared out of nowhere and approached Sid, making him increasingly scared. Woody confronts and then told Sid to take care of his toys, because they would know if he did not, they'll find out. After seeing Woody come to life in front of his face, Sid screamed and retreated back into the house, frightened that the toys had come alive. Hannah then took pleasure in scaring her brother even more with her dolls after she discovered how scared he was as Sid runs upstairs, believing that one of Hannah's dolls is gonna come to life.
Sid's rocket was ultimately utilized by Woody during the move to Andy's new house to help RC, whose batteries had been depleted, back into the moving truck as Woody and Buzz both went skyrocketing, during which Buzz freed himself from the rocket by opening his wings to tear off the tapes that bounded him to the rocket (as for the rocket, it climbed up for a few feet higher before exploding into smithereens).
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
10 years after Woody has been rescued from Al and Stinky Pete, Sid (now grown up) made a cameo appearance in Toy Story 3 working on a garbage truck as he comes to pick up the trash from Andy's house (including Andy's toys who were also in a bag and mistakenly got put outside by Mrs. Davis, whom Woody hurries out to rescue without being seen). Sid is mostly heard scatting to music and is identified by having the same skull T-shirt that he wore as a kid, along with a yellow vest, goggles, a goatee, and a big set of headphones. He is seen again near the end of the film after the toys escape from the incinerator at the Tri-County Landfill and hitch a ride on his garbage truck to get home. During his brief re-encounter with him earlier, Woody apparently did not recognize him as being Sid as he was more concerned about saving the others.
While Bonnie Anderson and Mason Patzer, along with their toys, go with Andy Davis to his mother's house to help her move a carpet, when, unbeknownst to them, Sid Phillips is stalking them, recording footage of the toys coming to life, and showing it to the Government, who later show up at their house to try and take the toys away so they can experiment on the toys and eventually destroy them, and Bonnie and Mason, who found out on a prior occasion, are devastated by this. Their parents, not wanting them to be unhappy, decide to take the kids and move to Fredford Massachusetts to avoid the government. He continues to stalk the gang in an attempt to bring the toys to the government to be destroyed.
- Sid is mentioned by Buzz in Toy Story 2 during the journey to find Woody.
- According to the Toy Story: Animated Storybook, Hamm somehow knows that Sid's last name is Phillips. It is likely that Woody told him.
- Written on Sid's Back Pack is "Julie Mcbarfle has cooties". Art director Ralph Eggleston claims that is name after Julie MacDonald, an editorial and camera manager who kept asking him to put her name somewhere in Toy Story.
- During production, Sid was nicknamed "Little Jack Nicholson." In addition, Sid's house has the same rug pattern as the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, in which Nicholson starred.
- In Monsters, Inc., Claws Ward runs out the door of a kids room on the scare floor. He states that the kid almost touched him. As he runs out, the "Kill'n Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox of Doom" poster from Sid's room can be seen on the wall of the room.
- In a 2016 interview with some of the key animators of "Toy Story", they stated that their primary influence for the character Sid was actually one of the animator's longtime childhood friend, Ryan Newbert.
- It is said that Sid was also inspired by a former Pixar employee who has been known to disassemble toys and use the parts to build strange creations.
- Sid also appeared in a Toy Story Treats short Woody's Nightmares. In one of the two nightmares that Woody had, Sid was laughing evilly as he had swapped the heads of Woody and Buzz Lightyear (much like how he had replaced the Janie Doll's head with the Pterodactyl's).
- Erik Von Detten reprised his role as Sid in Toy Story 3. The fact that he is now older than he was when he did the first Toy Story movie had no effect on the character of Sid since he had also grown up. However, his dialogue was just scatting and didn't really have any lines.
- Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3, confirmed that the garbage man is in Toy Story 3 is, in fact, Sid.
- Sid and Al McWhiggin are the only main antagonists of the Toy Story trilogy to be human beings, as Stinky Peteand Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, the main antagonists of Toy Story's first two sequels, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, were toys.
- Sid is currently the only known human in the Toy Story franchise who knows toys are alive.
- It is unknown how he recovers from his toys-spring-to-life trauma. He possibly forgets about it or simply dismisses as his own hyperactive imagination - in other words, he overcame his fears as he got older.
- It is likely that he reforms for the better, as his appearance is somewhat neater and is more hygienic, as his teeth are clean and even, in contrast to the first movie. The way he happily bangs trash bins and his garbage truck, as well as scatting to his heavy metal music, shows that he seems to enjoy his job.