Toy Story

Toy Story

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Director: John Lasseter

Cast: John Lasseter, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

     
 

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Having already been released in various DVD editions, this particular package of Toy Story is a mostly bare-bone, no-frills affair. The film is presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks…  See more details below

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Having already been released in various DVD editions, this particular package of Toy Story is a mostly bare-bone, no-frills affair. The film is presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. Supplemental materials include Tin Toy, the charming short that won an Academy Award for Toy Story director John Lasseter. Anyone looking for a great deal of extra material is advised to seek out the box set of both Toy Story films, but anyone looking to own the film will be quite happy with this solid presentation.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Karen Backstein
Witty, inventive, and just a little bit offbeat, this high-tech salute to the charm of low-tech playthings will easily win over adults as well as kids. Not your average children's movie, Toy Story was written by Joss Whedon, creator of the critically acclaimed hit TV series Buffy, who shades his sophisticated sense of humor with dark undertones. That said, any child will relate to the simple plot, reminiscent of the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit, about a favorite toy who fears being replaced in his owner's affections by one that's brighter and newer. And the sadistic bully across the street will send a delightful shiver of recognition down practically everyone's spine. What distinguishes Toy Story is its amazing and groundbreaking computer animation, which creates a realistic world where old-fashioned toys and humans seamlessly interact, as well as a sharp script filled with sly references to everything from Picasso to Star Trek. This truly is a family movie, one great enough to endure the inevitable repeated screenings of understandably spellbound children.
All Movie Guide
Toy Story is the rare film that viewers will remember for years afterward simply for the wordless wonder it inspired in them. The first of its kind, Toy Story arrived as a fully mature organism, as flawlessly animated as it is brilliantly scripted and energetically voiced. It's the kind of singular experience that prompted many amazed viewers to return for a second screening in the theater. While the animation was not yet sophisticated enough to render truly realistic human characters, the digital medium perfectly captured the essential plasticity of the cornucopia of playthings that populate any young boy's bedroom. The notion that toys have a life separate from their owner's play world is a masterstroke, leading to one eye-popping scene after another. The most memorable is a reconnaissance mission by a platoon of small green army figures, who slide down a jump rope and stake out a spot in a potted fern to spy on Andy opening his birthday presents. This early scene gives a preview of the imagination to follow: the soldiers gallop along on the plots of land attached to their feet, and the "camera," as it were, captures them from all angles, like a seasoned auteur. When one of the figures gets injured, accidentally stepped on by Andy's mother, it becomes clear just how quickly director John Lasseter has given these tiny beings a soul that the viewer cares about intensely. To enumerate the screenplay's many clever triumphs would be impossible, but they brim with the limitless possibilities of this medium and these characters. It's also a very funny film, and Tom Hanks and Tim Allen set the standard for a wonderful vocal cast, throwing themselves into the roles with contagious gusto. Toy Story is as sure a guarantee of enjoyment for all ages as anything previously committed to film.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2001
UPC:
0786936151053
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:21:00

Special Features

Digital presentation created directly from the digital source; Academy Award-winning short: "Tin Toy"; French & Spanish tracks; Widescreen [1.77:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified, including THX optimode

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Woody
Tim Allen Buzz Lightyear
Don Rickles Mr. Potato Head
Jim Varney Slinky Dog
Wallace Shawn Rex
John Morris Andy
John Ratzenberger Hamm
Annie Potts Bo Peep
Erik Von Detten Sid
Laurie Metcalf Mrs. Davis
R. Lee Ermey Sergeant
Sarah Freeman Hannah
Penn Jillette TV Announcer
Jack Angel Voice Only
Greg Berg Voice Only
Kendall Cunningham Voice Only
Bill Farmer Voice Only
Sherry Lynn Voice Only
Scott McAfee Voice Only
Patrick Pinney Voice Only
Philip Proctor Voice Only
Jan Rabson Voice Only
Joe Ranft Voice Only

Technical Credits
John Lasseter Director,Screenwriter
Bonnie Arnold Producer
Edwin Catmull Executive Producer
Joel Cohen Screenwriter
Pete Docter Animator,Screenwriter
Ralph Eggleston Art Director
Ralph Guggenheim Producer
Steve Jobs Producer
Randy Newman Score Composer
Joe Ranft Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Gordon Editor
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Alec Sokolow Screenwriter
Andrew Stanton Screenwriter
Lee Unkrich Editor
Joss Whedon Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Sheriff Woody [1:29]
2. Opening Credits ("You've Got A Friend In Me") [2:04]
3. The Coast Is Clear [2:04]
4. The Staff Meeting [2:04]
5. Recon Plan Charlie [:09]
6. Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger [:09]
7. "Strange Things" [:09]
8. Woody vs. Buzz [2:14]
9. Sid [2:48]
10. Who Will Andy Pick? [4:32]
11. Buzz Hitches a Ride. [:24]
12. Lost at the Gas Station [3:13]
13. Pizza Planet [:09]
14. Sid's House [:09]
15. Back at Andy's [:09]
16. Playtime with Sid [2:30]
17. The Buzz Lightyear Commercial [:46]
18. "I Will Go Sailing No More" [1:20]
19. Hannah's Tea Party [2:07]
20. Sid's Window to Andy's Window [1:42]
21. The Big One [:18]
22. Andy Misses Woody [:25]
23. "Buzz, I Can't Do This Without You" [:25]
24. Woody Asks For Help. [:25]
25. "Wind the Frog" [1:01]
26. "Play Nice!" [1:36]
27. The Chase [:40]
28. Rocket Power [5:04]
29. Christmas in Andy's New House [:17]
30. End Credits [3:53]

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Toy Story 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
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A fantsastic movie for humans and toys of all ages. This movie shows a side of toys that you've never seen before. The toys are not much different from you and I. Filled with comedy and fun that will have you jumping out of your seat and bursting with laughter. Definetly worth the price.
Peacepod More than 1 year ago
What can I say about Toy Story? I purchased this because the old VCR player had conked out and my son so desperately wanted to watch it again. The old tape was wearing out and I had certainly enjoyed the movie in the theatres and the 20+ times we had viewed it at home. So off we went in search of Toy Story in DVD format. Needless to say it was out there due to the release of the new movie, but everyone had it in a two pack deal. Well we already have Toy Story 2 in DVD. So Barnes & Noble to the rescue! Just as I remembered, this movie is timeless. The characters are wonderful, the story line gripping (yes I said gripping) and there is nothing more enjoyable to a Mom than hearing her children laugh out loud with true, pure enjoyment. A DVD worth including in your family library!
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LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!! Basically the best Pixar movie ever made, next to Finding Nemo. It's the best movie ever!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this movie because ever since I was a little kid I have enjoyed watching it. It is a good kids movie baecuse it is fun for kids to watch, but it also has a few jokes for adults to enjoy. The movie also has good morals that it teaches kids like not to be afraid of change and it teaches forgiveness. This is an awesome movie for kids and adults and I would definately recommend it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie ever sence i was a little kid i have always found this movie interesting. This is a great children movie which is a lot of fun and you can never stop laughing. Woody is a little cowboy toy who runs the house and one day they get a visitor, its Buzz lightyear and he is a space ranger. throughout the movie buzz and woody become close friends. this is one of the greatest children movies i have ever seen and i would recommend this movie to all children that love toys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A really great film.
Incawarrior More than 1 year ago
I watched this as a kid growing up and still like this movie. Great cartoon and great characters.
Teacher-zoey More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe this animated story is 10 years old! It's just a wonderful example that good things stand the test of time. Woody and Buzz, an unlikely pair, are loyal toys to their little boy. Plenty of action and emotion in this DVD for all ages.
Carol-At-The-Movies More than 1 year ago
I knew it! Toys DO come to life when your not looking! The only other time I saw a toy come to life (on screen that is) was when I saw a Twilight Zone episode... remember Talking Tina anyone? Well maybe this movie wasn't that creepy...well it's not creepy at all...no, I take that back, Sid Phillips is pretty creepy. But before talking about Sid Phillips, let's rewind and give you a glimpse into this delightful, witty and absolutely fabulous computer-animated family film. Sheriff Woody, a cowboy pull-string doll, is Andy's favorite toy. Let's not forget to mention that Tom Hanks voices Woody...how awesome it that?! Other equally awesome toys include Mr. Potato Head (John Rickles), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Slinky Dog (Jim Varney), Hamm (John Ratzenberger), Bo Peep (Annie Potts), Sarge (R. Lee Ermey), and finally Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen)! When Buzz Lightyear, the new toy in town...errr..I mean "in the room" makes his debut, he sets Woody into a blazing jealousy fit. Not only does Andy start playing with Buzz more than Woody, but all the other toys start to admire Buzz... just a bit more than Woody. Woody decides to take the matter into his own plastic hands and tries to get rid of Buzz, actually he just wants Buzz to get stuck ..out of reach behind some furniture. But Woody's plan goes way out of control and now he's on a quest to bring Buzz back home to Andy. They better make it back soon because Andy's moving away in a couple of days! I don't want to spoil it, but Woody and Buzz end up in the hands of Sid Phillips, Andy's sociopathic next-door neighbor who tortures toys for fun! Oh no! How will they ever escape this torture chamber?! Watch and see...
bookin-it More than 1 year ago
Okay, so there's no point in writing this, but I'm going to anyway. I'm sure everyone in America has seen Toy Story by now. And if you happen to meet someone that hasn't, you might want to stear clear of them because they're probably some ex-convict who broke out of jail or something. I'm 26 and I just dusted Toy Story off and watched it last night. Even though I'm crazy about Pixar movies, I expected it to lull me to sleep since it was my bedtime. Well, truth be told, I couldn't sleep because I was laughing so hard. No one can deny that this movie is flat-out good. But funny is a tag that I never considered until last night. I was literally cracking up every 5 seconds. And there are some scenes where 4 different things, equally as funny, are going on at the same time. The humor is there, but most of it subtle. It's definately up there, comedy-wise with Anchorman and Dumb and Dumber. VERY funny movie, great characters, and spot-on perfect story. Can't wait for Part 3; I already read reviews expressing their amazement.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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