Toy Story

  • PG
  • John Lasseter (1995)
  • US
  • 77 min
Toy Story
Film Review
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5 out of 5

Though this magnificent film will go down in history as the first completely computer-generated animation feature, it is much more than just a technical tour de force. Making full use of a superb, Oscar-nominated screenplay and an accomplished voice cast led by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, director John Lasseter has delivered a great adventure story that will not only entertain children but can also be enjoyed as a jokey parable by adults. In a suburban bedroom, Woody (Hanks), an old-fashioned pullstring cowboy, lords it benevolently over Mr Potato Head (Don Rickles), Bo-Peep (Annie Potts) and Rex the Dinosaur (Wallace Shawn) and remains his owner's favourite toy until the arrival of birthday present Buzz Lightyear (Allen), a hi-tech space-ranger. Apart from the brilliant characterisations of Hanks, Allen and the rest of the cast, mention should also be made of Randy Newman's masterly score, which was Oscar-nominated along with his song You've Got a Friend and provides a perfect complement to the action.

Plot Summary

Animated comedy adventure about the secret world of toys, featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Woody the cowboy is young Andy's favourite toy. But when Andy receives Buzz Lightyear - a brash state-of-the-art space ranger - for his birthday, Woody's position is undermined and the two toys become bitter rivals.

Cast and crew


Tom Hanks
Buzz Lightyear
Tim Allen
Mr Potato Head
Don Rickles
Slinky Dog
Jim Varney
Wallace Shawn
John Ratzenberger
Bo Peep
Annie Potts


John Lasseter

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista International UK
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG

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