Toy Story (DVD+ Blu-ray w/Blu-ray packaging)

Directed By: John Lasseter

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The original

on 6/5/2012

The original Toy Story was groundbreaking when it came out, and is still a great movie today. Despite being a very early use of full CGI, the animation is smooth and realistic. There are some really funny scenes, particularly when Buzz Lightyear shows up to ruin Woody's parade!

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Great movie!

on 6/6/2012

This was the first fully CGi movie ever produced, and despite it's age the movie looks better than ever on blu ray! It even includes a DVD copy so that if you do not have blu ray yet, you don't have to feel you are getting an outdated version. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are great as Woody and Buzz Lightyear, the two favorite toys of a young boy named Andy.

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SVD1224: Features: -Genre: Family.-Screen Format: WS.-Special edition.-Rating: G. Includes: -Includes Blu-Ray and DVD.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 213580407
UPC 786936798340
UPC 14 00786936798340
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/23/2010
Rating Rating
Computer Animation
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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...
Memorable Quotes
Quote "To infinity...and beyond!" -- Buzz Lightyear's motto
Premiere "...Renews our sense of wonder at what gizmos can do..." - Recommended 12/01/1996 pp.111-12,"Woody and Buzz and the genius of Pixar have ushered in a golden age of 3-D animation." 12/01/2003 p.14
Rolling Stone "...A landmark in computer generated imagery....[A] magic mix of action and humor..." 12/14/1995 p.90
Sight and Sound "...There is a sweet-natured inventiveness throughout that makes TOY STORY more than just a demo of the latest techniques..." 03/01/1996 p.51-2
USA Today "...Supercharged....Yummy eye candy spiked with 3-D-style tactile treats..." -- 4 out of 4 stars 11/22/1995 p.1D
Variety "...The film sports a provocative and appealing story....This is one entertainment that soars to new heights..." 11/20/1995
Empire "Pixar's triumphant debut changed the nature of not just animation but cinema as a whole." 03/01/2008 p.116
John Lasseter
Cast & Crew
Joel Cohen - Screenwriter
Alec Sokolow - Screenwriter
Bonnie Arnold - Producer
Joe Ranft - Story
Jim Varney - Voice
Laurie Metcalf - Voice
Steven Jobs - Executive Producer
Andrew Stanton - Story
Joss Whedon - Screenwriter
Wallace Shawn - Voice
R. Lee Ermey - Voice
Tom Hanks - Voice
John Lasseter - Story
Peter Docter - Story
Tim Allen - Voice
Penn Jillette - Voice
Edwin Catmull - Executive Producer
Annie Potts - Voice
Randy Newman - Music
Ralph Guggenheim - Producer
John Ratzenberger - Voice
Don Rickles - Voice
John Lasseter - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
UPC 00786936798340
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 81 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1996) John Lasseter, Winner, Special Achievement Award,Joss Whedon et, al., Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen,Randy Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score,Randy Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song
Golden Globe (1996) Randy Newman, Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture,Toy Story, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
MTV Award (1996) Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Nominee, Best On-Screen Duo
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Toy Story creates a universe out of a couple of kid's bedrooms, a gas station, and a stretch of suburban highway. Its heroes are toys, which come to life when nobody is watching. Its conflict is between an old-fashioned cowboy who has always been a little boy's favorite toy, and the new space ranger who may replace him. The villain is the mean kid next door who takes toys apart and puts them back together again in macabre combinations. And the result is an visionary roller-coaster ride of a movie...For the kids in the audience, a movie like this will work because it tells a fun story, contains a lot of humor, and is exciting to watch. Older viewers may be even more absorbed, because Toy Story, the first feature made entirely by computer, achieves a three-dimensional reality and freedom of movement that is liberating and new. The more you know about how the movie was made, the more you respect it...One day there's a big shakeup in this little world. The toy owner, named Andy, has a birthday. Woody dispatches all of the troops in a Bucket of Soldiers to spy on developments downstairs, and they use a Playskool walkie-talkie to broadcast developments. The most alarming: The arrival on the scene of Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), a space ranger...The plot heats up when the human family decides to move, and Woody and Buzz find themselves marooned in a gas station with no idea how to get home. (It puts a whole new spin on the situation when a toy itself says, "I'm a lost toy!") And later there's a terrifying interlude in the bedroom of Sid, the dreadful boy next door, who takes his toys apart and reassembles them like creatures from a nightmare. (His long suffering sister is forced to hold a tea party for headless dolls.)...Seeing Toy Story, I felt some of the same exhilaration I felt during Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Both movies take apart the universe of cinematic visuals, and put it back together again, allowing us to see in a new way. Toy Story is not as inventive in its plotting or as clever in its wit as "Rabbit" or such Disney animated films as Beauty and the Beast; it's pretty much a buddy movie transplanted to new terrain. Its best pleasures are for the eyes. But what pleasures they are! Watching the film, I felt I was in at the dawn of a new era of movie animation, which draws on the best of cartoons and reality, creating a world somewhere in between, where space not only bends but snaps, crackles and pops.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Special Edition, DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Kevin McManus, Washington Post What the bright minds of Walt Disney have produced here is a must-see movie. Must-see, must-talk-about, must-plan-to-see-again.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle A gem of fast action, sophisticated wit and inspired comedy.

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