Operation: Playtime! - featuring the Green Army Men on Paradise Pier Boardwalk

Jessie is a fictional character from the Pixar films Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4, voiced by Joan Cusack. In Toy Story 2, she is a rare toy modeled after a character on the fictional television show Woody's Roundup, where the characters included Sheriff Woody, Jessie, Stinky Pete the Prospector and Bullseye, Woody's horse. Jessie the doll has a character very similar to the one portrayed on the television show. She is excitable, brave, and very athletic. The doll, however, carries a great deal of sadness, as she was abandoned by her original owner, which left her somewhat distrustful. Years of being in storage have made her somewhat withdrawn, and noticeably afraid of the dark, to the extent of hyperventilating whenever she is inside dark enclosed spaces, or even at just the thought of being abandoned. But she longs to again be a source of joy to a child, and this wish comes true at the end of Toy Story 2 when Andy accepts her (and Bullseye) into his toy collection. In the beginning of Toy Story 3, she still displays signs of fear of the dark, being in storage, and being abandoned when she and the toys mistakenly believe that they are being thrown away by Andy. However, throughout the rest of the film, she appears to be more loyal, confident and helpful to others, in the process developing a romantic relationship with Buzz Lightyear. Jessie also makes a cameo in Monsters, Inc. as one of Boo's toys that she gives to Sulley.In October 2000, Jessie received the Patsy Montana Entertainer Award from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. She is also portrayed by Devon Dawson live on stage as a guest with Riders in the Sky in their concert and plays the guitar. Jessie is the namesake of version 8 of the Debian operating system. The code names of Debian releases are names of characters from the Toy Story films. This naming tradition came because Bruce Perens was involved in the early development of Debian while working at Pixar.