• Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2001

G |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy's favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he's a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris

Director: John Lasseter

Genres: Comedy , Children , Fantasy , Adventure , Animated

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Rivalry, Charming, Playful, Quest, Friendship, Mother, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Toy Story is a complete joy. show more

  • 100
    Stephen HunterBaltimore Sun

    It's that rarest of all films, the one that can unify, not divide, the generations, as both jaded teen-agers and their more innocent parents can connect with it. And of course for the kids, it's pure balm from heaven. show more

  • 100
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    With "instant classic" written all over it, Toy Story, the first full-length feature entirely composed of computer-generated animation, is a visually astounding, wildly inventive winner. show more

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Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Music (Original Music or Comedy Score)