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Yeah, I know it's Pixar but since they're in bed with Disney (which is kind of kinky in itself), it still counts in my book. Toy Story is actually a remarkably sinister film
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“1995 Probably the most important film on this list from the perspective a film historian, Toy Story was the film that really started it all.The film works on the simple premise
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“Classic Disney film that brings everyone back to their childhood. This is a great film to watch when you just want to chill.”
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“The first and most revolutionary of the films -- there were times when I simply couldn't believe what I was seeing.”
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“A classic movie. What else do you expect from a Disney animation??”
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About this movie


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.

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
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Movies, Animated Movies, Pixar, John Lasseter


Director: John Lasseter
Genre: Animation, Family
Runtime: 80 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
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