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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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?


Tim Allen has said in many interviews that Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey to voice Buzz Lightyear and Paul Newman to voice Woody, but they couldn't due to the low budget they were given for the film. Those casting choices were meant to represent how new Hollywood was taking over old Hollywood - Newman representing old Hollywood, Carrey representing new Hollywood. See more »


The coiled "lasso" of Christmas lights that was outside Hannah's bedroom disappears when Woody and Buzz walk out from Hannah's bedroom. It reappears again as much smaller coil and right by the door in the next shot showing Hannah's doorway. 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 »


Featured in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.17 (1996) See more »


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Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
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User Reviews

Excellent Viewing, Every Time!
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very clever animated story that was a big hit, and justifiably so. It had a terrific sequel and if a third film came out, that would probably be a hit, too.

When this came out, computer technology just was beginning to strut its stuff. Man, this looked awesome. Now, it's routine because animation, which took a giant leap with this movie, has made a lot more giant strides.

The humor in here, however, is what made this so popular. There are tons of funny lines, issued by characters voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jim Varney, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger, among others. As good as Hanks is as "Woody" and Allen as "Buzz Armstrong," I think the supporting characters just about stole the show: Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, Rex the dinosaur, etc.

Multiple viewings don't diminish the entertainment, either. There are so many things to catch, audibly and visually, that you always seem to discover something new. The colors in here are beautiful, too. This is a guaranteed "winner" as is the sequel.

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