So, today began with us watching an old Jim Henson TV special, "The Christmas Toy," which, interestingly enough, has a very similar storyline to Toy Story with toys coming alive after the children leave the room and feeling great angst about being replaced. There is even one toy, a superhero named Meteora, who believes herself to be the real Meteora and not just a toy. (The dilemma is resolved differently than Buzz Lightyear's, though.) This prompted a talk about copying versus using something as inspiration, about building on previous stories and the meaning of originality.
I am so thankful for our Netflix. It has significantly enriched our learning environment, Woody's reading, and his computer skills.