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Toy Story Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Toy Story was the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer. If this seems to be a sterile, mechanical means of moviemaking, be assured that the film is as chock-full of heart and warmth as any Disney cartoon feature. The star of the proceedings is Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy belonging to a wide-eyed youngster named Andy. Whenever Andy's out of the room, Woody revels in his status as the boy's number one toy. His supremacy is challenged by a high-tech, space-ranger action figure named Buzz Lightyear, who, unlike Woody and his pals, believes that he is real and not merely a plaything. The rivalry between Woody and Buzz hilariously intensifies during the first half of the film, but when the well-being of Andy's toys is threatened by a nasty next-door neighbor kid named Sid -- whose idea of fun is feeding stuffed dolls to his snarling dog and reconstructing his own toys into hideous mutants -- Woody and Buzz join forces to save the day. Superb though the computer animation may be, what really heightens Toy Story are the voice-over performances by such celebrities as [[Performer~P93341~Tom Hanks~tomhanks]] (as Woody), [[Performer~P194994~Tim Allen~timallen]] (as Buzz), and [[Performer~P60156~Don Rickles~donrickles]] (as an appropriately acerbic Mr. Potato Head). Director [[Performer~P202358~John Lasseter~johnlasseter]] earned a special achievement Academy Award, while [[Performer~P104393~Randy Newman~randynewman]] landed an Oscar nomination for his evocative musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andrew Stanton Best Original Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pete Docter Best Original Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Randy Newman Best Original Score 1995 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Randy Newman Best Original Song 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Newman Best Song 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Newman Best Original Musical or Comedy Score 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joss Whedon Best Original Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joel Cohen Best Original Screenplay 1995 Nominee

Crew

John Lasseter
Director
Bonnie Arnold
Producer
Ralph Guggenheim
Producer
Steve Jobs
Producer
Pete Docter
Screenwriter
Alec Sokolow
Screenwriter
Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter
Joss Whedon
Screenwriter
John Lasseter
Screenwriter
Joel Cohen
Screenwriter
Joe Ranft
Screenwriter
Joe Ranft
Screen Story
Randy Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Gordon
Editor
Lee Unkrich
Editor
Ralph Eggleston
Art Director
Gary Rydstrom
Sound/Sound Designer
Pete Docter
Animator
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