Release Date: November 22, 1995
Director: John Lasseter
Stars (voices): Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Runtime: 81 min
Tagline: Hang on for the comedy that goes to infinity and beyond!
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.
Toy Story introduced us to the magnificent world of Pixar, and its awesome CGI-animation. It’s a very cool concept that these toys come to life when Andy isn’t in the room. It raises that philosophy of: Do your toys really stay still when you’re out of the room, or do they mend relationships? It’s something awesome to believe in for the kids of the 1990s. Both the concept and premise are very fresh, and very entertaining. The toys are awesome and the voices of Woody and Buzz Lightyear have become iconic.
Woody’s jealousy of Buzz cues the start of a great adventure. It also begins a great Pixar trilogy, that is soon to become a saga.