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Toy Story (1995) Movie Review

Throughout its monumental history, Pixar has made many full-length and short films that have stamped its legacy as one of the best industries in animated movies.

But have you ever wondered what started it all?

This is Pixar's magnum opus. The first animated movie eventually gave opportunities to future animators about the new technologies that can be used in delivering entertainment to its audience.

Plot Summary

The first installment of what would become a franchise starts with our goody cowboy toy, Sheriff Woody, and his friends, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Slinky Dog, Hamm, and Bo Peep, as they prepare for a journey aboard their owner, Andy and his family as they begin preparations to relocate to a new house. Tensions arrived as Andy's mother revealed a surprise gift for her son, a one-of-a-kind Buzz Lightyear action figure who believes he is an actual space ranger. Equipped with new features, he soon becomes Andy's favorite toy. Woody gets jealous and derives a plot to overthrow Buzz.

A few days before, Andy's family plans to go to Pizza Planet, and he's allowed to bring one toy with him. Woody is reluctant that Buzz will be chosen, so he decides to knock him out but gets thrown out of the window instead. The other toys suspect Woody killed Buzz, but Andy arrived and took him. A furious Buzz decides to stow away, and the two toys fight and gets left behind by Andy. Woody and Buzz must return quickly to Andy's house; otherwise, they will be left behind.

Toy Story brought in the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, and many more.


There is no doubt Toy Story is one of the best-animated films of all time. It excels in using technologically-advanced software and how the story captivates many of its young viewers. I cannot imagine people going to the theaters in 1995 hoping to see and enjoy a typical Sunday movie, then leaving with a sense of fulfillment.

I honestly have a ton of respect for movies that inspires other filmmakers and amateur animators to elevate their game. A film that stamped itself with its legacy that signifies that it aged well.

Another fantastic thing is that this film created a franchise of four movies and one spin-off. It shows that people would return to theaters to experience being a child again.

A magnificent film that deserves a perfect five out of five stars.

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