Toy Story (1995)



Critic Consensus: Entertaining as it is innovative, Toy Story reinvigorated animation while heralding the arrival of Pixar as a family-friendly force to be reckoned with.

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Woody, a traditional pull-string talking cowboy, has long enjoyed a place of honor as the favorite among six-year-old Andy's menagerie of toys. Quick to calm their anxieties about being replaced by newer arrivals, Woody finds his own confidence shaken, and his status as top toy in jeopardy, upon the arrival of Buzz Lightyear, simply the coolest space action figure ever made. Woody plots to get rid of Buzz, but things backfire and he finds himself lost in the outside world with Buzz as his only companion. Joining forces to find their way home, the two rivals set out on an adventure that lands them in the clutches of Sid, a sadistic neighborhood kid who is notorious for dismembering and reassembling "mutant" toys in his bedroom. As "guests" of Sid and his dog, Scud, the two fugitive toys forge a genuine friendship and learn that only through mutual trust and respect do they have any chance of survival.
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Tim Allen
as Buzz Lightyear
Don Rickles
as Mr. Potato Head
Tom Hanks
as Woody
Jim Varney
as Slinky Dog
Annie Potts
as Bo Peep
Laurie Metcalf
as Mrs. Davis
R. Lee Ermey
as Sergeant
Sarah Freeman
as Hannah
Penn Jillette
as TV Announcer
Joe Ranft
as Lenny the Binoculars
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Critic Reviews for Toy Story

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (21)

I think I speak for all adults and kids when I say I can't wait for playtime

October 5, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 4, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

The year's most inventive comedy.

Full Review… | August 30, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

A winning animated feature that has something for everyone on the age spectrum.

Full Review… | August 17, 2008
Top Critic

The film sports a provocative and appealing story that's every bit the equal of this technical achievement.

Full Review… | June 8, 2008
Top Critic

An entertaining computer-generated, hyperrealist animation feature (1995) that's also in effect a toy catalog.

Full Review… | March 10, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Toy Story


This classic landmark of huge advance and innovation in animation is an amazing roller coaster that perfectly blends a lot of highly entertaining adventure and delightful humor, while its main strength definitely lies on the endless charisma of its unforgettable characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


A classic.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Arguably the biggest film of my childhood. Even today, I return to the film and recite certain lines because they are are so iconic or humorous. The voice cast of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen fit the characters of Woody and Buzz so perfectly, this film should be seen as a major highlight in their careers. From Pizza Planet, to Sid's House and the race for the moving truck, this film features plenty of memorable scenes and locations. Randy Newman's song "You've Got A Friend In Me" is undeniably one of the best songs to be featured in a Pixar film, shame it didn't win the Oscar for 'Best Original Song' that it deserved. Overall, this is my most favored Pixar film of all time. PS: Steve Jobs personally funded Pixar to make this film possible. So those who grew up with this film, remember this is another reason on how Jobs changed the world.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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