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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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1.85 : 1
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[June 2008] Ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Animation". See more »


When "Legs" and "Ducky" remove the porch light fixture to ring the doorbell for the "escape", they pull the fixture up through the hole in the ceiling. They are also able to lower it back through afterward. You would be unable to do that with a real fixture of that sort, as housing would be bigger than the hole so it could be attached to it. 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

In the DVD version, when the THX logo appears it gets burned out like a flashlight then a robot comes out of the logo, fixes it, and the THX sound resumes and the robot goes back inside it. See more »


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Hakuna Matata
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
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User Reviews

Best Disney film. Ever.
20 April 2001 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

Toy Story is not only the best Disney film because it has the best story and the best animation, but also because of the excellent actors chosen to provide the voices of the animals. The casting was perfect from top to bottom, and the movie provides an excellent adventure story about friendship and loyalty that keeps you engrossed until the nail-biting climax.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen provided excellent voices for Woody and Buzz Lightyear -their performances alone are one of the biggest things that made this such a spectacular movie. Besides that, though, you have the excellent story that is not only noteworthy because it has never really been told from this perspective before, but also because it was just told so well. All of the characters in the film are very well developed and all have appropriate and effective actors chosen to provide their voices.

And of course, who could forget the revolutionary animation! The computer animation used for this movie not only made it startlingly realistic but also opened up tons of possibilities, and thankfully the filmmakers chose to explore these possibilities. There are dozens of things that are hidden in the woodwork throughout the film, as well as in the songs – note, for example, the subtle playing of the Indiana Jones theme song in the scene where Woody knocks Buzz out the window with the desk lamp.

Toy Story is by far the best Disney film ever made, it's pretty much perfect. It's adventurous, it's exciting, it's entertaining, it's good for the whole family, it's got great characters, story, and plot, and above all, it's fun.

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