Toy Story (1995)
Front Cover Actor
Tim Allen Buzz Lightyear [Voice]
Greg Berg [Voice]
Kendall Cunningham [Voice]
Bill Farmer [Voice]
Sarah Freeman Hannah [Voice]
Tom Hanks Woody [Voice]
Joe Ranft [Voice]
Don Rickles Mr. Potato Head [Voice]
Wallace Shawn Rex [Voice]
Jim Varney Slinky Dog [Voice]
Movie Details
Genre Children
Director John Lasseter
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 80 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Toy Story was the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer. If this seems to be a sterile, mechanical means of moviemaking, be assured that the film is as chock-full of heart and warmth as any Disney cartoon feature. The star of the proceedings is Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy belonging to a wide-eyed youngster named Andy. Whenever Andy's out of the room, Woody revels in his status as the boy's Number One toy. His supremacy is challenged by a high-tech, space-ranger action figure named Buzz Lightyear, who, unlike Woody and his pals, believes that he is real and not merely a plaything. The rivalry between Woody and Buzz hilariously intensifies during the first half of the film, but when the well-being of Andy's toys is threatened by a nasty next-door neighbor kid named Sid — whose idea of fun is feeding stuffed dolls to his snarling dog and reconstructing his own toys into hideous mutants — Woody and Buzz join forces to save the day. Superb though the computer animation may be, what really heightens Toy Story are the voiceover performances by such celebrities as Tom Hanks (as Woody), Tim Allen (as Buzz), and Don Rickles (as an appropriately acerbic Mr. Potato Head). Director John Lasseter earned a special achievement Academy Award, while Randy Newman landed an Oscar nomination for his evocative musical score. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 102
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 786936151053
Release Date 3/20/2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Animated