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In the first full-length computer-animated movie, a little boy's toys are thrown into chaos when a new Space Ranger arrives to vie for supremacy with the boy's old favorite (a wooden cowboy). When the feuding toys become lost, they are forced to set aside their differences to get home. This extremely popular and successful film features the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Laurie Metcalf, and others. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Original Screenplay. Director John Lasseter also won a Special Achievement Academy Award for the film.
1996 - Academy Awards - Special Achievement Awards Winner
Joel Cohen - Screenwriter/"Toy Story"
Alec Sokolow - Screenwriter
Bonnie Arnold - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Joe Ranft - WRITER\"RESC. DOWN UNDER"
Jim Varney - American actor
Laurie Metcalf - American TV/Film Actress
Steven Jobs - PRODUCER
Steve Jobs - PRODUCER
Andrew Stanton - Actor/writer/director, WALL-E, TOY STORY
Joss Whedon - Screenwriter; creator of WB's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Wallace Shawn - Playwright/Screenwriter/Actor
Wally Shawn - Playwright/Screenwriter/Actor
R. Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Ronald Lee Ermey - American supporting actor, FULL METAL JACKET/TOY SOLDIERS
Tom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Thom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
John Lasseter - American director, TOY STORY
Peter Docter - ANIMATOR/WRITER\"TOY STOR
Pete Docter - ANIMATOR/WRITER\"TOY STOR
Tim Allen - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Timothy Allen Dick - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Penn Jillette - Magician/Comedian of Penn & Teller Duo
Penn - Magician/Comedian of Penn & Teller Duo
Edwin Catmull - PRODUCER
Ed Catmull - PRODUCER
Annie Potts - American TV/Film actress, DESIGNING WOMEN
Randy Newman - American composer/singer/songwriter
Ralph Guggenheim - PRODUCER\"TOY STORY"
John Ratzenberger - Actor, CHEERS
Don Rickles - American Comedian/Actor
The delightful TOY STORY provides the answer to the a kid's most important question: What happens when you leave toys alone in a room? Well, it seems that they come to life! Young Andy's playthings, including the sardonic Mr. Potatohead, a Slinky Dog with a southern drawl, an anxiety-ridden dinosaur, and some very gung-ho toy soldiers, are led by Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll whom Andy adores. But on his birthday, Andy receives a self-possessed, gadget-laden spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear, who quickly becomes Andy's favorite. Soon the overlooked Woody becomes very jealous. But when a turn of events leaves Buzz and Woody lost in the "outside world," they have to get along in order to find their way home. And they'd better do it quickly, because the lad and his family are moving tomorrow! However, their trek is interrupted by Sid, Andy's cruel, malicious neighbor--who loves to destroy toys...
The film won a 1995 Special Achievement Academy Award for being the first completely computer animated film. Director John Lasseter won the 1988 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for the computer-generated "Tin Toy". Produced by Pixar. Color by Technicolor. Released theatrically in the USA November 22, 1995. The film grossed $184.8 million domestically, making it the highest grossing movie of 1995. Additional voice cast: John Morris (Andy), Erik Von Detten (Sid) and Sarah Freeman (Hannah). Additional credits: William Reeves (supervising technical director); Ruth Lambert (casting consultant); Thomas Porter (visual effects supervisor); Mark T. Henne, Oren Jacob, Darwyn Peachey, Mitch Prater, Brian M. Rosen (visual effects); Don Davis (score orchestrator); Helena Lea (music editor). Animators: Michael Berenstein, Kim Blanchette, Colin Brady, Davey Crockett Feiten, Angie Glocka, Rex Grignon, Tom K. Gurney, Jimmy Hayward, Hal T. Hickel, Karen Kiser, Anthony B. Lamolinara, Guionne Leroy, Bud Luckey, Les Major, Glenn McQueen, Mark Oftedel, Jeff Pidgeon, Jeff Pratt, Steve Rabatich, Roger Rose, Steve Segal, Doug Sheppeck, Alan Sperling, Doug Sweetland, David Tart, Ken Willard. Although the film's "cast" includes such classic toys as Mr. Potatohead and Etch-a-Sketch, a Barbie doll is nowhere in sight. The folks at Pixar did approach toy manufacturer Mattel about using Barbie, but Mattel declined. Why? Because they didn't want the legendary doll to have a personality! The Deluxe Edition laserdisc includes the following special features: A "Making of" documentary Deleted scenes Audio commentary by cast and crew Theatrical trailers Storyboards The Collector's Video Set includes the following: Video Cassette of the movie A "Making of" Documentary and Deleted scenes 3-D Commemorative Lenticular Artwork Soundtrack on cassette and compact disc from Walt Disney Records. Video game and CD-ROM on Disney Interactive. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Renews our sense of wonder at what gizmos can do..." - Recommended - 12/01/1996 Premiere, pp.111-12
"...A landmark in computer generated imagery....[A] magic mix of action and humor..." - 12/14/1995 Rolling Stone, p.90
"...There is a sweet-natured inventiveness throughout that makes TOY STORY more than just a demo of the latest techniques..." - 03/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.51-2
"...Supercharged....Yummy eye candy spiked with 3-D-style tactile treats..." -- 4 out of 4 stars - 11/22/1995 USA Today, p.1D
"...The film sports a provocative and appealing story....This is one entertainment that soars to new heights..." - 11/20/1995 Variety
"Woody and Buzz and the genius of Pixar have ushered in a golden age of 3-D animation." - 12/01/2003 Premiere, p.14
"Pixar's triumphant debut changed the nature of not just animation but cinema as a whole." - 03/01/2008 Empire, p.116