Toy Story (1995) – Encore Review


 toy story1“[Reading warning on rocket] “Extremely dangerous. Keep out of reach of children.” Cool! What am I gonna blow?” – Sid Phillips

Number of Times Seen – Too many times to count (Theater in ’95, video, DVD, 8 Aug 2013 and 28 Dec 2014)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – The story of how toys spend their free time when humans are not around.

My Take on it – I recall seeing this in the theater in ’95 and being amazed at the quality of the animation and the story.

The people of PIXAR were able to create an amazing world with a new and improved form of animation.

The characters they created have become so popular over the years that Woody, Buzz and their friends are still so easily recognizable.

This movie has found a warm place in my heart because many of the employees of PIXAR are of my generation and this movie always triggers memories of toys from my childhood.

My favorite memory trigger is the army soldiers. The minesweeper gets injured and bent out of shape which is what would always happen to my army guys. The minesweeper was always the first to get bent out if shape exactly as portrayed. 😉

I am so glad that Tim Allen and Tom Hanks were chosen to voice the two main characters. They were such great choices and it’s hard to imagine anyone else voicing Woody or Buzz.

Bottom Line – Such a novel idea for an animated movie. PIXAR proved with this movie that they could raise the bar on the quality of animation and keep doing so even now, two decades later. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were the perfect choices for the main characters and were able to create so many iconic characters that have become so familiar over the past 19 years. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)

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