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Woody, the cowboy, & Buzz, a space ranger, are rival toys until they must work together to escape the toy-torturing boy next door.
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Media Type: DVD
Title: TOY STORY
Street Release Date: 05/22/2007
Genre: COMEDY VIDEO
There is greatness in film that can be discussed, dissected, and talked about late into the night. Then there is genius that is right in front of our faces--we smile at the spell it puts us into and are refreshed, and nary a word needs to be spoken. This kind of entertainment is what they used to call "movie magic," and there is loads of it in this irresistible computer animation feature. Just a picture of these bright toys reawaken the kid in us. Filmmaker John Lasseter thinks of himself as a storyteller first and an animator second, much like another film innovator, Walt Disney.
The 10th anniversary edition of the landmark film repackages most of the extras found in the original Ultimate Toy Box set plus a few more. Two keen retrospectives are new, one with an assortment of talents including Roy Disney and Peter Jackson chiming in on the film's impact. The other is a roundtable with Lasseter and three of the creators simply talking about the experiences without--thankfully--any cutaways to noisy film clips. There's a load of other extras since the Ultimate Toy Box was one of the first and best DVD sets. Missing (besides the second film, which will be released separately) is the effects- and music-only tracks. Added is a whopping DTS soundtrack along with a remixed Dolby 5.1 track. The DVD has a higher transfer bit rate for a better picture, but only high-end enthusiasts will notice it. Since the film is a digital-to-digital transfer, both versions are eye-popping. A must-have set unless you have the Ultimate Toy Box.
Lasseter's story is universal and magical: what do toys do when they're not played with? Cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), Andy's favorite bedroom toy, tries to calm the other toys (some original, some classic) during a wrenching time of year--the birthday party, when newer toys may replace them. Sure enough, Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) is the new toy that takes over the throne. Buzz has a crucial flaw, though--he believes he's the real Buzz Lightyear, not a toy. Lasseter further scores with perfect voice casting, including Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Wallace Shawn as a meek dinosaur. The director-animator won a special Oscar for "the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film." In other words, the movie is great. --Doug Thomas
The Pixar Feature Films
- Toy Story, 1995
- A Bug's Life, 1998
- Toy Story 2, 1999
- Monsters, Inc., 2001
- Finding Nemo, 2003
- The Incredibles, 2004
- Great Movie!
This is a fantastic movie. Kids will love it, and even adults will enjoy watching. It's loaded with great characters, adventure, and a fun story line. If you enjoy animated movies, this one can't miss....more info
- Still my favorite animated movie
I loved this movie when it first came out, and I still watch it time to time. No animated movie will be better than this, in my opinion. ...more info
- Not satisfied with seller at all
The seller did not pay attention to email requests or has not answered emails to this day and it has been 1 month since I ordered. I requested the order to be shipped to my nephew so I wouldn't pay shipping twice which was the whole purpose of purchasing for the price I did. DIDN'T HAPPEN. Never heard back from seller. Will not purchase on Amazaon again because they give no back up either....more info
- Toy Story
A classic Pixar film that stands the test of time. I enjoyed it about as much as my son. ...more info
- It has aged wonderfully well because the story is the key
The danger with being on the cutting edge of technology is that something that looks really cool one year can look horribly dated by the end of the next year (I'm looking at you Tron!) The only way to avoid being relegated to the technological scrap bin is to make the story and characters the emphasis, so that you forget what you're watching. When Toy Story first came out, it was impossible not to talk about how it looked. That's not the reason people continue to watch it, though. They continue to watch it because it's funny, heartwarming, and genuinely entertaining.
As every child knows, Toys are living beings, and have their own lives when not being played with. Sherriff Woody is Andy's favourite Toy, and thus the leader of Andy's toy chest, which includes a neurotic T. Rex, a know-it-all piggy bank, and Mr. Potato Head. Into the mix is introduced the new cool toy: Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, and Woody is supplanted as Andy's favourite. One thing leads to another and soon Woody and Buzz are Lost Toys trying to find their way home.
The key to the film is the performances (both animated and voice). Pixar was smart enough not to try to make a full-length film until they were ready: their computer models can fully express emotions in the face, in body language, and most importantly in the eyes. Adding in the supurb voice talents of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen and these animations come to life. Allen and Hanks were minor actors when they supplied the voices of the two main characters, but they were supurbly cast (pre-Home Improvement and pre-Philadelphia, respectively). Supporting voices by John Ratzenberger (in full Cliff Claven mode) and Don Rickles make the voice acting in this film among the best of any animated film ever made.
At the heart of the film is a standard buddy story (starting from a point where the main characters hate, or at least cannot understand, each other). Plotwise, there's nothing new here. But the execution and the attention to small details give this story a fresh look, just as computer animation was giving a fresh look to animation in general. Many (including myself) are very disappointed in Disney for going completely to computer animation - Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, etc. are ultimately better looking than any of the Pixar films. But with Toy Story, the style of animation fits so well that I cannot imagine it any other way.
This 10th anniversary 2-DVD set is a nice value. There are some neat extras, not the least of which is a detailed directors/writers commentary. There are also some reflections on the film made 10 years later, as well as some deleted/altered scenes, which are always interesting to see. Most interesting is probably the storyboard presentations of two alternate beginnings - an Andy fantasy of a shootout with Woody, and a version of the beginning that eventually became Toy Story 2's opening sequence....more info
- Fun, Fun, Fun
Toy Story is an all time favorite for many children and adults everywhere. Anytime I mention this movie to anyone they love and remember it so well. I can watch it over and over again it just gives me a fun feeling, and gives me that child at heart feeling for the rest of the day. It's just so much fun to sit and watch with the kids....more info
- To infinity in CGI, and beyond!
Here is a film everyone will enjoy. The first animated film to be made in CGI, it tells a story about a cowboy doll named Woody (voice of
Tom Hanks) who feels endangered when a new space doll named Buzz
Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen) comes into his world. Produced
by Disney, but the real credit goes to Pixar (it's their first movie).
Extra fun: spotting the many toys from other companies! It's
very enjoyable. Followed by a sequel, and Lightyear's own TV show!...more info
- All Time Favorite!
I first saw this movie at the theatre while I was in college. I never DREAMED I would be watching it with my kids, and it would still be a favorite 12+ years later! This movie is destined to be on the all time classic list. The lessons learned in this movie are great for kids of all ages, while still being enjoyable for adults to watch. My kids can quote whole blocks of dialogue from the movie, love to re-enact scenes, and still ask for toys from this movie. We first had it on VHS, and had to replace it because we literally wore out the tape. Now you would think that we must watch a lot of TV in our house, but we don't!! We have a movie night once a week as a family, and this is one they would watch almost every time if I let them. It's a great movie for the whole family....more info
- Toy Story
Excellent movie! A classic! Watched over and over and VHS well worn over the years so decided to update to DVD...great not to have to constantly rewind now too! Whole family enjoys watching, not just for the little kids...adults love it too! This movie and Monsters, Inc. are the ONLY movies my 2 1/2 year old will sit through....more info
- Pixar's First and Best To Date!
TOY STORY is one of those classic movies that should be around for generations. Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear and Cowboy Woody are two of the most lovable and fully developed animated characters ever created. The movie is hilarious throughout though there are also many poignant moments (like Buzz's "I Will Go Sailing No More" song). Many talented actors contributed their voices most notably Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jim Varney, John Ratzenberger and Don Rickles and the movie includes three memorable songs - "You Got a Friend", "Sailing No More" and Strange Things. And like all good stories it has some important themes including the meaning and value of friendship. Nothing scary for the little ones except perhaps some brief scenes of mutated toys and Syd's threatened violence toward Woody. This is a clever movie with heart that everyone should see....more info
- Good movie, but I recommend buy just the movie
The extras of the movies are "whatever", but the "Toy Story" story is fantastic. I recomend buy just the movie in case you are not interested in to see how do PIXARS make the effects that change the world....more info
- This movie felt a little on the dark side.
I wasn't quite sure how to rate this movie. I have always been a fan of Disney movies and this one just did not feel good like other ones.
The story is about two toys getting lost, and found by a bad boy who mistreats toys (for example, he cuts off the heads of toy figures and puts the heads in lava lamps to float around). The two toys who got lost in the first place hate each other until the end of the movie, so they are bickering the whole time while trying to escape the dark atmosphere of the bad boy's room. Of course every story has an antagonist that generates an antagonistic feeling, I feel that TOO much of this movie was spent in the dark atmosphere. All the name-calling between Woody, Buzz, Potato Head, etc just bugged me. The end of the story turns out wonderful, of course, and some of the scenes are really fun and heartwarming -- but really I don't get a good feeling from this movie in general.
It's not something I particularly like my kids watching. I cringe every time my 3-year-old asks to see "The Buzz Movie." He LOVES Buzz, who is the main "good guy" in the movie, and I let him have a Buzz-decorated bedroom at his request. But I limit how much he can actually watch this movie and try to counter it with more generally positive movies like Cars, Finding Nemo, or shows on Noggin....more info
- The standard for animated movies
Oh for pete's sake. Are you really reading a review for this movie?! Best ever, just buy it. Your kids will thank you and love you forever....more info
- Classic Disney Movie
This movie can be grouped together and receive the same respect as older Disney films. This was the first Computer Animated film Disney and it's still my favorite one....more info
- my children love to watch, over and over...
we already have the dvd and since we fly out during spring break's and holiday's. we decided to buy one for my psp. the kid's love watching them and myself, too. very entertaining!...more info
- Toy Story
A boy named Andy had a cowboy doll named Woody . Andy loved and had a good time with Woody ,until Andy's birthday . Andy's mom decided they were going to move . Andy got many toys even a Buzz Lightyear action figure for his birthday and everything changed . Andy stopped playing with Woody, and all of the posters , wallpaper, and many other things changed too. Everything changed into Buzz Lightyear.
Woody got angry , so he pulled a trick on Buzz . Buzz had to dodge a globe and flying thumbtacks and he had to jump out of the window. All of Andy's other toys blamed Woody. They said he pushed Buzz out of the window.
Andy's mother took Andy, his little sister, and Woody to Pizza Planet. Woody found Buzz in the car. Buzz was very mad, too. They stopped at the gas station. Wood and Buzz tustled out of the car and began to fight. Andy's car drove away and left them there, luckily they hopped into the Pizza Planet truck. They were driven to Pizza Planet where they find Andy, but Buzz has a different idea. Buzz and Woody hop into a crane game. Six, the crazy neighbor wins an alien, Woody, and Buzz in the crane machine and takes them home.
Six gets a big firework in the mail and attaches the rocket to Buzz. Woody and Sid's broken toys help Buzz out. They miss Andy's car but they get into the moving truck. Sid's dog, Scud, takes Buzz away but Woody takes Andy's remote control car and finds Buzz.. They race for the moving truck but the race car runs out of battery, so Buzz lights the firework and Woody and Buzz go flying in the air and land right into Andy's car. Andy finds them and they all live in a new home together as friends.
I love this movie. This has been my favorite movie since I was little. I think it is a very good movie for all ages to enjoy. I love all the adventures of Woody and Buzz.
I recommend this movie for people of all ages and people who love thrilling adventures....more info
- Toy Story
I purchased this DVD for a Christmas present so my review is strictly surrounding the prompt delivery of the item. I will assume it's in perfect condition but won't know until Christmas.
- Alltime favorite
This movie is a classic and should be owned by everyone. Adults will enjoy this movie and will be your children's favorite. Be prepared to watch it for 3 weeks straight....more info
- A Classic
My son is almost 2. He loves Buz. We watch it quite often. These kinds of movies (anything PIXAR) are a great investment when you have small kids....more info
- Timesless Treasure
This video is so much fun and marks the tenth year of Toy Story being out. I think Toy Story will become a "timeless treasure" because it is great for adults as well as kids....more info
- Toy Story 10th Anniversary Edition
Looked for this movie all over the place! Found it here for a great price. Forgot how much I loved this movie!...more info
- Great movie
We love this movie. I got this for my son's 4th birthday, and it is now his favorite movie. Highly recommend!...more info
I thought I was buying a New DVD, it was used. It had a couple of scratches and was not compatible to play on my DVD player....more info
- TOY STORY
IT WAS FOR MY GRANDSON...AND HE LOVES IT!!!! THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...more info
- we love this film!
this has always been a family favorite and now its our to watch whenever we want!...more info
- Great Movie, Great UMD
I loved this movie when it debuted on the big screen. Funny, charming, inventive and simply brilliant story and animation work makes Toy Story watchable to infinity and beyond! The UMD format amazes me with the beautiful picture and sound quality. Nice job Pixar and Sony!...more info
- The Editorial review...
by Doug Thomas @ the top of the page is DEAD ON !!! Pixar is King and this classic will live on forever!!!
Absolutely love it !!!
- My Favorite Disney Movie!
Just a fantastic blend of all the qualities that make a movie an instant classic! This is easily my family's favorite disney/kids movie....more info
- great movie
We chose the free shipping so it took a little longer to get here but not enough to matter. The kids love the movie and we are very happy with the order....more info
- One of the best Disney's movies ever!
The 3D animation is awesome, in fact it was the first movie using this technology so it made history because of that. The story is very funny but also teaches a lot of good values to kids and adults, like loyalty work team and friendship. the bonus and dvd box is great too....more info
- Toy Story DVD
My granddaughter who I refuse nothing, loved the old vhs tape I had of this movie, and wanted a "new one", meaning DVD to a 3 year old, for her birthday. It had been removed from stores and I was begining to panic when I found it on Amazon! Amazon saved the day, it was delivered well in time for her birthday, and she and I were very happy....more info
- a classic movie
all i have to say is that its a classic and if you have never seen it do yourself a favor and buy the DVD...more info
- Great Movie!
This is one of the recent classics in animated film. Great for children of all ages and adults TOO....more info
- Gotta love a classic
This is a great movie and having it on DVD is great because the colors and graphics are much cleaner. I was expecting more bonus features given this is the 10th anniversary edition. It included a few more things than average, but nothing that I didn't already know, or hadn't already seen on a TV special or the original DVD released previously. I would say if you already own it, there's no reason to buy this edition. ...more info
who wouldn't love toy story? My children 4yo, 2yo, and 9mo loves this movie (even I love it). When I play this movie they sit and watch it like it's the first time they've seen it. My 4yo and 2yo loves to pretend play so they mimic the characters in this movie. Although there were certain words that were used in this movie that I do not approve of like: idiot, stupid, shut up. Overall it's a good movie ...more info
- The movie I loved before I even liked movies.
I remember 12 years ago when I first saw "Toy Story." As for "Pocahontas" being my first movie I saw in theaters and enjoyed it, I could enjoy "Toy Story" even more. "Toy Story" really got me into loving movies, and I even think that Buzz Lightyear is so cool, I like yelling out "To infinity and beyond" as a kid.
"Toy Story" is the first computer animated film of its own kind, and it's not just one great animated movie, it's an excellent movie to begin with. And after making "Toy Story" and people enjoying it, even animators, animators really want to make computer animated movies like that. Honestly, so would I.
"Toy Story" tells the story of the toys in Andy's room. Woody (Tom Hanks) has always been Andy's favorite toy. Until one day, Andy gets a really cool space ranger toy named Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) for his birthday. When Andy starts loving Buzz Lightyear even more than he loves Woody, the toys have a fight.
So one night, Andy decides to take Woody to Pizza Planet initally trying to take Buzz Lightyear. Eventually, the two come up and wind up getting lost. Unfortunately the next door neighbor, Sid, finds them and takes them home with them. Sid loves torturing toys for fun, and winds up torturing Woody and Buzz. So the two have to make a plan to escape the house.
The DVD comes with a variety of special features. Too bad that there's no animated short film "Tin Toy," which is the biggest problem of all. But hopefully, we'll see that animated short film in the Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1 DVD where all the Pixar short films appear. But you get a nice home theater sound on this DVD.
However, the DVD comes with a video of "The Legacy of Toy Story," where animators and filmmakers talk about how they reacted when they first saw "Toy Story." I remember seeing Chris Wedge (director of "Ice Age" and "Robots"), George Lucas (director of "Star Wars"), Brad Bird (writer/director of "The Incredibles") and Peter Jackson (director of "The Lord of the Rings.") You can also see Leonard Maltin, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as well talking about how much they loved the movie. You can also get "Filmmaker's Reflect" where the Pixar animators talk about what it's like making "Toy Story."
There's a game called "The Claw" where you can move the Claw around to pick up something and what can be sort of annoying is the aliens talking about respects to the claw, but I don't mind that. I also enjoyed seeing a sneak peek for "Cars" on the thing, and when I first bought this DVD when it was released, I was very happy with not only just the movie, but the special features as well, and enjoying seeing a sneek preview for "Cars," which I have now a passion for.
The animation is excellent. "Toy Story" brought in one of the first techniques of filmmaking, which is computer animation, and that's the film's strength for the movie. And that's also what Pixar's strength is in making the movie.
Overall, "Toy Story" is an excellent movie and an excellent DVD. If you love this movie, I recommend you buying this DVD....more info
- All time greatest kids story - also for adults
This has to be the greatest kids all-time story, especially for young Boys. Which small boy has never imagined that his toys are real and come alive? Technically this is the film that revolutionized animation. It also brought animation from the "cutie-cutie", good always beats evil of Disney, introducing a more up-to-date cynicism, slightly dark & gray material, such as the kid Sid and even our hero Woody - though the latter is the main subject matter in that he is attempting to redeem himself. The characters are rich, three dimensional(Most are - except for most humans which is quite ironic and charming) Future generations will love these characters and they will endure forever. Toy Story 2 unashamedly attempts to bring the girls into the action with the lively girl-cowboy character Jessie, and while it is also very successful it just never reaches the freshness found in the original TOY STORY. ...more info
- Great movie
Product arrived on time and in great shape as stated in description. Fun movie to watch for the whole family....more info
- 1st is the best
toy story is the best cg movie ever i love pixar i hope toy storey 3 is as good as the first 2...more info
- Just excellent!
What more can I say. My kids have watched the movie 3 or 4 times a day since they got it! I have watched it myself as well (not that much) and everytime I enjoy the story, the details, the manus... I just don't regret the purchase....more info
- best movie ever!
This is by far one of the best kid movies ever made. My family loves it!!!...more info
My little boy, Finn, who is 3, has taken to waking up in the middle of the night and the only thing that will get him down again is Toy Story, so I have seen this every night for the last 6 months, and I still love it, in fact as an adult, I went to the cinema to see it without kids! Of course, there are many plotting inaccuracies. How come the Toys have never been caught moving? Their early warning system seems a little hap-hazard to say the least. And when Scud the dog is pulling Woody off the back of the removal truck, the loading ramp would have to be about 5 feet off the ground making Scud the size of a Shetland pony! And when they light the rocket, it is unlikely that Woody would be able to steer RC because of the small size of the wheels compared to the thrust applied, and when Woody falls limp in the petrol station as the big tanker arrives, the wheel that nudges up against him is not the front wheel, but one of the rear wheels on the tractor unit, he would have been crushed by that stage. And why didn't the truck driver or the car drivers at the end see the toys and report it to the press? And surely RC would have been thrown away by Andy as Woody drops the remote control in the road when the battery runs out, and RC would be no-good without a remote. And how come some toys speak and some don't, and how does Lenny speak, he has no mouth? And how come Mr Potatohead never loses any of his parts that drop off all of the time? And anyone who has ever played the drop and grab games that Buzz and Woody are "won" by Sid in know that the air displaced by a cruising jetliners 36,000 feet overhead will displace anything you manage to pick up, so Woody would have been able to pull Buzz free easily. And when Sid's toys pop out the light housing in the porch to lower Duckie to ring the bell, the hole is too small to get the fitting back in again. And when Buzz falls out of the window, why doesn't he just stand in the drive and wave up saying he is ok? And what happens to the paratroopers that drop off the landing at the start, when the other troops abseil down the skipping rope, they have gone. And why should Woody have a Laser? He is a cowboy!
Some people ("Johnny One-Stars", I call them) will believe the above comments are serious.
As you can see, I have seen this film too many times, and seriously, I love it. Suitable for kids from 2 to 102. Mind you, my granny is 103 and I couldn't recommend it for her since I persuaded her that the Nirvana lyric, "can you feel my love buzz" was been sung by Woody and it ruined it for her. I fear she sees Woody and Buzz in a remake of Brokeback Mountain and that's just too much!