Toy Story (1995)

Basic Summary – Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.

Most people can remember this film and probably like it a lot. It was something to keep the kids occupied and had a few humorous jokes in there for adults as well.

Toy Story set the standard for many future CGI and animation projects. It was the first to create just a CGI world that didn’t include a bunch of action nor a complicated plot. It was just toys who would do almost anything to be with their human and be the favorite toy.

Looking back, age has actually treated the film pretty well. There are parts of it that haven’t age well (i.e. the human characters and dogs). But the toys and such look pretty darn amazing. It probably benefits from CGI making certain effects and characters look plastic in nature. The voice actors are all amazing and the story is spot on.

Honestly I’m shocked if you haven’t seen it. But it is worth a viewing at least once for the old and young at heart.


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