| Original Score: A
So ingenious in concept, design and execution that you could watch it on a postage stamp-sized screen and still be engulfed by its charm.
| Original Score: 5/5
The year's most inventive comedy.
A winning animated feature that has something for everyone on the age spectrum.
The film sports a provocative and appealing story that's every bit the equal of this technical achievement.
An entertaining computer-generated, hyperrealist animation feature (1995) that's also in effect a toy catalog.
As Lion King did before it, Toy Story revived the art of American children's animation, and ushered in a set of smart movies that entertained children and their parents. It's a landmark movie, and doesn't get old with frequent repetition.
The film will probably be more fully appreciated by adults, who'll love the snappy, knowing verbal gags, the vivid, deftly defined characters, and the overall conceptual sophistication.
Children will enjoy a new take on the irresistible idea of toys coming to life. Adults will marvel at a witty script and utterly brilliant anthropomorphism.
Although its computer-generated imagery is impressive, the major surprise of this bright foray into a new kind of animation is how much cleverness has been invested in story and dialogue.
How perfect that two of the most popular funny guys around, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, speak for the lead boy-toys.
| Original Score: 4/4
The result is a visionary roller-coaster ride of a movie.
| Original Score: 4/4
Disney's witty, wondrously imaginative, all-computer-generated cartoon is far and away the best of the new holiday movies in town.
Disney's first computer-made animated feature is a 3-D eye popper.
| Original Score: 3/4
The script, by Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft, is filled with clever gags that keep the two heroes at each other's throats and the plot on fast- forward.
The one big negative about Toy Story involves Disney's overcommercialization.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Technically, Toy Story is nearly flawless.
It's a nice change of pace to see the studio draw magic from this modern tale about ordinary 20th-century kid Andy and his eager-to-please playthings.
I can hardly imagine having more fun at the movies than I did at Toy Story, the miraculous new Disney feature that's the first full-length animated film to be produced entirely on computer.
The great voice acting, the visual puns, all added up to an animation game changer.