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Film REVIEW: Toy Story (1995) ★★★★★

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

Director: John Lasseter

Writers: Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow

Story by: John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Themes: Toys, Toys Come to Life, Rivalry

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

The first installment in the Toy Story franchise, it was the first entirely computer-animated feature film, as well as the first feature film from Pixar.

The film received critical acclaim, and holds a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was praised for the technical innovation of the 3D animation, wit and thematic sophistication of the screenplay, musical score, and vocal performances (particularly Hanks and Allen); it is considered by many to be one of the best animated films ever made.

The success of Toy Story launched a multimedia franchise and a series of three sequels, starting with Toy Story 2 (1999). The film also had a theatrical 3-D re-release in 2009 as a part of a double feature with the second film.


Georgie (Age 6) - ★★★★★

"I loooove toy story it's the best, I watched the first one tonight and I like it cause it teaches you good things and its funny, I loved when Andy moved house at the end and its snows and he got a puppy, I like when the light hit buzz out the window, my favourite is Woody and Buzz and Rex and Ham. I want to watch them all now it's the best. I give it 5 stars with more."

Mix Up Rating - ★★★★ -

Mix Up Theatre's Favourite Movies #105

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  1. Bruce Almighty (2003) - #6 - ★★★★★

  2. Home Alone (1990) #69 - ★★★★★

  3. Monsters, Inc. (2001) - #77 - ★★★★★

  4. WALL-E (2008) - #79 - ★★★★★

  5. Despicable Me (2010) - #113 - ★★★★

  6. Toy Story 2 (1999) - #115 - ★★★★

  7. Toy Story 4 (2019) - #132 - ★★★★

  8. Up (2009) - #155 - ★★★★

  9. Toy Story 3 (1999) - #182 - ★★★★

  10. Missing Link (2019) - #439 - ★★★★

There's plenty more Pixar delights with Monsters Inc, WALL-E, and Up and of course the Toy Story sequels - all brilliant. For more family friendly comic rivalry check out Despicable Me. Meanwhile for more family delights check out Home Alone, Missing Link and Bruce Almighty.

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