Our inner child is jumping for joy right about now. 

Tom Hanks recently stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and knowing Ellen DeGeneres has also dabbled in the world of voice acting, he challenged the talk show host to what he called a "Pixar-off." Reminiscing about his own experience starring as Woody in Toy Story, he asked Ellen, who famously starred as a memory-impaired fish named Dory in Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, "Do you make [little kids] close their eyes and then speak to them like Dory?"

What ensued next was something not even the masterminds at Pixar could come up with. 

Hanks tells the audience to close their eyes and "imagine they're in Pixar land" before the duo broke out into an incredible improv scene that had Tom slipping right back into his cowboy boots and Ellen her fins. 

Tom Hanks, Ellen Degeneres Show

Michael Rozman / Warner Bros

The two banter nonsensically about Woody's missing hat and Dory's inability to remember who Hanks' character even is, and it's pure gold. 

Later in the conversation, Tom and Ellen lament over the less-than glamorous aspects of lending their voices to such beloved characters. The Oscar winner reveals he had to record "92 versions of the same line," adding, "Woody is clenched all the time. My diaphragm is always exhausted after those 4-hour, 5-hour recording sessions."

The comedienne can relate, telling Hanks she often finds the work "exhausting" because, as she puts it, "I'm always hyperventilating because Dory's always either left behind... I'm always out of breath."

So until Toy Story 4 hits theaters in 2018, bide your time by watching Tom and Ellen in the video above on repeat. You deserve it. 

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