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Toy Story (1995)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  22 November 1995 (USA)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody (voice)
Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Mr. Potato Head (voice)
Slinky Dog (voice)
Rex (voice)
Hamm (voice)
Bo Peep (voice)
Andy (voice)
Sid (voice)
Mrs. Davis (voice)
Sergeant (voice)
Sarah Freeman ...
Hannah (voice)
TV Announcer (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Shark (voice)
Spencer Aste ...
Wounded Soldier (voice)


A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named "Woody". But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy's family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy's birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy's mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy's new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. Written by John Wiggins

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Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Toy Story in 3-D  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£18,210,323 (UK) (19 April 1996)


SGD 186,000 (Singapore) (1 March 1996)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the cars' license plate is "HTT1195," which references the company "Hi Tech Tunes," which produced the film. See more »


After buzz asks Woody if he wants to complain to star command, the height of Buzz's helmet relative to Woody changes as the camera faces Woody. When the camera cuts back to Buzz, he is once again at sitting height. See more »


[first lines]
Andy: [playing with and mimicking the voices of his toys; holding Mr. Potato Head] All right, everyone! This... is a stick-up. Don't anybody move! Now empty that safe!
[empties Hamm the piggy bank and coins fall out]
Andy: Ooh, hoo hoo! Money, money, money!
[has Potato Head "kiss" the money; as Bo Peep]
Andy: Stop it! Stop it, you mean old potato!
[as Potato Head]
Andy: Quiet, Bo Peep! Or your sheep get run over!
[as the sheep, on a toy car track]
Andy: Help! Baaa! Help us!
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Crazy Credits

This is the first Pixar film to feature the "Production Babies" section, which lists babies born to the crew members during production. This would become a trademark in the following years, in films like A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003). See more »


Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: All the Way (2001) See more »


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25 December 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of the animated movies coming from the Pixar Studios. They are always looking for the newest technological possibilities to use in their movies, creating movies that are more than just worth a watch, even when they were made a decade ago.

The movie is about toys that come to life when their owner is asleep or not in the same room. When the young boy's birthday is coming up, all the toys are nervous. They don't want to be ignored when the new one arrives. Woody the cowboy is their "leader" because he's the most popular one of them all. He's the only one that hasn't got to be afraid, but than a new favorite arrives ... Buzz Lightyear. He hates him and tries everything possible to get rid of him, but as the time passes by they learn to appreciate each other...

When you see Toy Story, you may think that the different human like characters (Woody the cowboy for instance) aren't always as perfect as we are used to see in todays animated movies. Perhaps that's true, but if you keep in mind that all this was done in 1995, when computers weren't yet as strong and the technology for creating such movies was almost unknown, than you can only have a lot of respect for what the creators did. I loved the story and liked the animations a lot. I give it an 8.5/10.

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