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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?


Buzz Lightyear's facial features are loosely based on those of the film's director, John Lasseter; most notably his eyebrows, cheekbones and the dimple in his chin. Lasseter demonstrated this by sketching a rough self-portrait of himself on the U.K. breakfast show The Big Breakfast (1992) and then adding the spacesuit helmet to transform himself into Buzz. See more »


When all the toys are amazed at Buzz Lightyear's laser, Woody comments that it is only a "light bulb that blinks". However, whenever Buzz uses his laser, the light is concentrated in a single red dot, indicating that it is in fact a laser (normal light diverges; think of a flashlight beam getting larger as you move farther away). 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 »


Spoofed in Quack Pack: Koi Story (1996) See more »


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

Proof that Pixar not only cares about the quality of their work,they care about our kids.
30 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though I am not a big fan of computer animation,I have to give the folks at Pixar credit.This brand of animation is nothing short of brilliant.The attention to detail,such as eye and body movement is quite remarkable.Computers allow them to make their characters as close to human like as possible,something we have never seen in traditional hand drawn animation,though the latter will always be the closest to my heart.Combine this excellence with a genuinely good story idea and a top notch voice cast and the result is good family entertainment.It's obvious that the people at Pixar are not only caring perfectionists when it comes to film making,but they care about our kids,something rarely seen today.Highly recommended for any home library.

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