Toy Story (1995)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 21 mins

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This soulful and enlightening buddy animation movie follows the adventures of a little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named "Woody". But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy's family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy's birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy's mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy's new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. Will they succeed in reaching Andy before it's too late?
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Cast: Don Rickles, Tim Allen, Tom Hanks

Crew: John Lasseter (Director), Randy Newman (Music Director)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Drama

Release Dates: 22 Nov 1995 (India)

Tagline: The adventure takes off!

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Did you know? Hasbro denied Pixar the use of the name GI Joe when it was informed that a GI Joe doll was going to be blown up by Sid. Read More
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as Mr. Potato Head
as Buzz Lightyear
as Woody
as Commercial Chorus
as Bo Peep
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Aliens / Troll / Announcer on Intercom at Pizza Planet
as Minesweeper Soldier
as Shark / Rocky Gibraltar
as Aliens / Robot / Mr. Spell
as Slinky Dog
as Lenny the Binoculars
as Andy
as Mrs. Davis
as Sid's Mom
as Bowling Announcer / Pizza Planet Guard
as Sergeant
as Hannah
as Rex




Executive Producer


Music Director


Sound Designer
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Foley Editor
Sound Effects Editor


Art Director


Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Shot in 3D
The adventure takes off!
Hang on for the comedy that goes to infinity and beyond!
Watch out for little green men.
I'm a nervous Rex!
Don't yank my string!
Buzz off!
Guts of steel
Proud to be a vegetable
Factual Mistake
When "Legs" and "Ducky" remove the porch light fixture to ring the doorbell for the "escape", they pull the fixture up through the hole in the ceiling. They are also able to lower it back through afterward. You would be unable to do that with a real fixture of that sort, as housing would be bigger than the hole so it could be attached to it.

Factual Mistake
Several toys used in the movie are not to scale with the other toys. For instance, "Mike" is much larger than a Mr. Potato Head.

Factual Mistake
The book in the crate where Woody is trapped under is titled TM 31-210, Improvised Interrogation Handbook. The actual title of the TM is Improvsed Munitions Handbook.

Factual Mistake
During the birthday party, the toys use the wrong parts of the baby monitor to communicate. Sarge is using the receiver and Woody is using the transmitter; it should be the other way around.

Character Error
When Buzz and Woody are trying to get back into the moving van, Woody opens the boxes of Andy's toys in search of R.C. All the toys react to having the box opened by shielding their eyes and commenting on it. However there was no guarantee that it was a toy opening the box and therefore they could have just revealed their ability to talk/move to either a removal man or any member of Andy's family.

Character Error
When Sarge looks through his binoculars for the first time, they are upside down.

Character Error
When all the toys are amazed at Buzz Lightyear's laser, Woody comments that it is only a "light bulb that blinks". However, whenever Buzz uses his laser, the light is concentrated in a single red dot, indicating that it is in fact a laser (normal light diverges; think of a flashlight beam getting larger as you move farther away).

In some scenes, the mother's minivan is shown to have a sunroof; in others, there is no sunroof.

When the RC car runs out of batteries, Buzz drops the remote control. That remote disappears from the street when Woody lights the rocket.

While planning the rescue of Buzz from the rocket, the clock on Sid's wall jumps from 6:35 to 10:00 to 3:10.

The lever that lowers the ramp on the moving truck changes from black to red.

The ramp disappears when RC is tossed into the truck, and then it reappears when Buzz and Woody fly past.

In the beginning of the movie when Andy takes his baby sister out of the crib, he lowers the crib side to get her out. He does not put the side back up, but in the next shot the crib side is back up.

When Andy puts Woody and Buzz on the desk, there is no Magic 8 Ball - but a second later the Magic 8 Ball appears right next to Woody.

The burn mark on Woody's forehead disappears.

The bulbs in the string of Christmas lights disappear for a while.

The "Improvised Interrogation Handbook" that Woody hides under is visible next to him while he is trapped under the crate but disappears when Buzz begins to help. It's clearly gone in the close-up scene in which Woody begins to push the crate.

The bug smear on Buzz's visor appears and disappears between shots during his fight with Woody at the gas station.

After Buzz tackles Woody on Andy's bed (to protect him from the strange lifeforms), the laser on his forearm is activated without him pushing the button on his bicep - during the rest of the movie, he pushes the button on his bicep to activate the laser.

Errors in Geography
In the gas station, Woody and Buzz get on the Pizza truck which has amber rear side markers. However, US-Spec requires vehicles have red rear side markers; amber rear side markers are Euro-Spec.
Billy Crystal was originally offered the chance to voice Buzz Lightyear, but declined. After seeing the finished film, he said the decision was the biggest mistake of his career. Upon learning this, John Lasseter telephoned Billy's house to offer him the role of Mike Wazowski in Monsters, Inc. (2001). Billy's wife answered the telephone and said "John Lasseter wants to speak to you." Billy took the telephone from his wife and said "Yes".

Sid Phillips is said to be inspired by a former Pixar employee of the same last name who was known to disassemble toys and use the parts to build bizarre creations.

Whenever a character's eyes blink, they never blink together, but one at a time.

The animation team perfected the movement of the toy soldiers by gluing some sneakers to a sheet of wood and trying to walk around with them on.

This was the first animated film in Oscar history to be nominated for a Best Screenplay Academy Award - Adapted or Original.

The voice of the "Woody" (voiced by Tom Hanks in the movie) was actually provided by Tom's brother Jim Hanks for the line of subsequent "Woody" action toy figures.

Tim Allen has said in many interviews that Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey to voice Buzz Lightyear and Paul Newman to voice Woody, but they couldn't due to the low budget they were given for the film. Those casting choices were meant to represent how new Hollywood was taking over old Hollywood - Newman representing old Hollywood, Carrey representing new Hollywood.

The toolbox on top of the milk crate that Woody is trapped in is a Binford, the same type of tool that Tim Allen used on his television show Home Improvement (1991).

When the Pizza Planet delivery boy enters the Dinoco gas station, he asks for directions to West Cutting Boulevard. West Cutting Boulevard is the street where Pixar Animation Studios was located in Richmond, California, at the time (Pixar moved its entire operation to Emeryville, California, in 2000).

During the production of the movie, Steve Jobs made a private call to producer Ralph Guggenheim one night, trying to convince him to use Bob Dylan as the writer and performer of the soundtrack.

What attracted Tom Hanks to the role of Woody was the fact that, during his childhood, he would always wonder if his toys were alive and moved around when nobody was in his room. What attracted Tim Allen to the role of Buzz Lightyear was the fact that, before him, they offered the role to his biggest influence in his career, Chevy Chase, who turned it down.

Hasbro denied Pixar the use of the name GI Joe when it was informed that a GI Joe doll was going to be blown up by Sid.

In 2013 the original film was remade shot-for-shot with real toys and real people shot for shot. It took Jonason Pauley and his friends 2 years to complete the 82 minute film.

Tom Hanks recorded his dialog during the breaks of Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and A League of Their Own (1992). He didn't want to record his dialog during the breaks of Philadelphia (1993) or Forrest Gump (1994) because he felt he shouldn't do comedic roles in between minutes of playing serious roles.

Originally the main character was going to be Tinny, the title character in Tin Toy (1988). He would have gotten lost during a family trip and joined up with a sarcastic ventriloquist dummy in a search for a home. Eventually, Tinny was replaced with a toy astronaut named Lunar Larry, which then became Buzz Lightyear. The dummy, meanwhile, was given the identity of a cowboy, eventually becoming Woody.

Buzz Lightyear's colors are purple, green and white. This was because John Lasseter's favorite color is green, his wife's favorite color is purple and the character was based on the white suits astronauts used to wear in the Apollo missions.

HIDDEN MICKEY: The "giant watch" clock seen on the wall above the bed in Andy's Room, is based on a Mickey Mouse watch.

Joss Whedon reportedly created the character Rex the Dinosaur.

All of the cars in Toy Story have license plate stickers that are dated November 95 - the same date the movie was released.

John Lasseter always wanted Tom Hanks to play the character of Woody. Lasseter claimed Hanks had "the ability to take emotions and make them appealing. Even if the character is down-and-out and despicable." Early test footage, using Hanks' voice from Turner & Hooch (1989), convinced Hanks to sign on to the film.

When the soldiers are watching the pile of presents disappear during the birthday party, two silhouette pictures can be seen on the wall. These pictures are available at Walt Disney parks worldwide, and are cut freehand, with no prior sketchwork, using nothing but paper and scissors by the park's employees.

First fully computer-generated full-length feature film. Each frame took 4 to 13 hours (depending on the complexity of the shot) of time on a RenderFarm consisting of 87 2-CPU SparcStation 20's, 30 4-CPU Sparc-Station 20's and a SparcServer 1000.

The highest-grossing movie of 1995.

When Woody is sitting on the bed talking with Slinky, there is a drawing of him on the wall behind them. This is actually an early sketch of the Woody character.

This is the only Pixar film to have full opening credits.

Woody and Buzz Lightyear are inspired by director John Lasseter's own childhood toys. He based Woody on his own pull-string Casper doll, and once he grew out of Casper he moved on to a G.I. Joe, a flashy toy at the time of his childhood.

An early possible title for the film was "You Are A Toy".

WILHELM SCREAM: When Buzz Lightyear is knocked out of the window.

Mr. Potato Head's line "What are you looking at, ya hockey puck?" is one of actor/comedian Don Rickles' catchphrases.

The first animated film to receive a special achievement Academy Award. It was given to director John Lasseter for "the development and inspired application of techniques that have made possible the first feature-length computer-animated film."

The toy Shark, wearing Woody's hat, proclaims, "Look, I'm Woody! Howdy howdy howdy!" This references a cowboy-eating vulture in one of Gary Larson's "The Far Side" daily comic strips, from the early 1980s: "Hey everyone, look at me, I'm a cowboy! Howdy! Howdy! Howdy!"

When the film was re-released on DVD, it was found that almost 20% of the original animation files were corrupted, proving to the studio that digital storage was not as feasible as they thought it would be at the time the film was made.
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Followed by: Toy Story 3 (English)