The advent of computer-generated imagery (CGI) represented a change to narrative cinema as seismic as the introduction of synchronized sound. Toy Story is widely recognized as a landmark moment in Hollywood history for being the original example of a CGI movie. Sound is the cornerstone in the editor's edifice and rare archival examples illustrate the editors’ strategies and techniques. Over the course of years-long productions, massive quantities of minute media elements pour in and out of the editor's room. With endurance and patience, these editors balance the scope of this massive enterprise with the human quality of empathy. The visionary seed for the first computer-animated film was planted far from the heart of the film industry.