In Toy Story, Snake and Robot are chosen for podium duty for Woody’s staff meeting since Robot is excellent with building blocks. During the "Strange Things" sequence, Snake lifts Tinker Toy weights with the rest of Andy's toys. He later gives Buzz Lightyear the tape he needs to repair his ship with the help of Robot and Rocky Gibraltar.
After the toys blame Woody for knocking Buzz out of the window, Snake is one of the toys that attacks him (he coils himself around Woody's legs), but are cut short once Andy returns.
Later, once Woody comes to the moving van and drives RC Car into traffic, all of Andy's toys are alarmed and think he's trying to kill RC like they thought what he did to Buzz. Not believing Woody when he claims he's trying to save Buzz, Snake and the rest of Andy's toys pick Woody up and throw him out of the moving van. Afterwards, the rest of the toys celebrate, and Snake hi-fives Mr. Potato Head on a job well done. Shortly afterwards, Lenny spots Buzz and Woody riding RC, signifying that Woody was telling the truth. This makes the toys involved in throwing Woody out of the van feel guilty. However, they're now quick to help. With some fast thinking, Slinky Dog instructs the toys to hold his tail while he tries to pull them up, but RC's batteries fail, and Woody must let go of Slinky, forcing him to spring back at the toys on the truck. Once Buzz and Woody find a way back to Andy by lighting the rocket Sid had put on Buzz's back, they drop RC back into the van (forcing the toys to move away, while Mr. Potato Head's parts are knocked off by the impact) before flying into the Davis' family van.
Toy Story 2
Snake is also seen amongst Andy’s toys in Toy Story 2 at the beginning during the yard sale roll call, Woody’s kidnapping re-enactment, and at the end watching Wheezy's rendition of You've Got a Friend in Me.
Toy Story 3
Snake is seen in Toy Story 3 during the old home videos that Andy’s mom took when a young Andy is playing with his toys. In the present time, Snake is not seen with Andy's remaining toys. Woody explains that toys like him, along with Robot were passed onto new owners over the years.
Toy Story: The Video Game
Snake is seen in the PC and Sega Genesis version of the Toy Story video game as an enemy in the level "Revenge of the Toys". He serves as one of Andy's hostile toys, believing Woody to have harmed Buzz. Snake slithers across a shelf, and if Woody approaches him, he will attack.
- Snake is seen during Disney's Toy Story Animated StoryBook, and his presence is often accompanied by the Snake Dance.
- "Ow!" is Snake's only spoken line, and is only heard in the first Toy Story film.
- Originally, Snake was to inquire what Buzz's chest button did, as evident during the storyboard reel. In the final film, this line is spoken by Rex.
- As a toy, Snake's gimmick would be completely useless. The sections which make up his body are supposed to hinge from side to side so that when the tail is held, the body and head will sway to and fro, making it look like the snake is alive. In the film, the body sections of Snake hinge up and down, meaning that his body would fall limp when Andy holds the tail.